Box Office 3rd Day Report – WAR Crosses 100 Crore, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Is Struggling, Joker Does Well

Ketan Gupta

On the 3rd day at the box office, the Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer WAR remained, Chiranjeevi’s pre-independence drama Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy dropped while Joker kept the momentum strong at the box office.

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WAR

WAR, took a thunderous opening from 4000 screens across India and opened to an occupancy of 70% in the morning shows across India. By the end of the day, WAR had collected Rs 51.60 crore surpassing the record held by the Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan, which holds the record for the highest opening day collection in Bollywood with Rs 50.75 crore (Hindi version). With Tamil and Telugu version (Rs 1.75 crore), WAR has done a spellbinding business of Rs 53.35 crore and again beating Thugs Of Hindostan which collected Rs 52.25 crore (in all versions). The opening day collections of WAR is also the highest opening of 2019 beating the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat, which collected Rs 41.80 crore on its first day. Due to the normal working day, WAR dropped but still minted a staggering amount of Rs 24.35 crore.

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Friday being a big day for films releases, WAR dropped slightly by 10-15% as compared to the second day which is usual. As per early trade estimates, the action drama starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor should collect somewhere between Rs 22-23 crore and bring the 3 days total to Rs 100-101 crore. The budget of WAR is Rs 200 Crore (Production Cost: 180 Crore, Prints & Advertising Cost: 20 Crore). The action film is directed by Siddarth Anand and is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy dominated the Southern region but Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan starrer failed to click in the Hindi version. Met with average reviews, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy collected a poor Rs 2.60 crore on its first day from 1200 screens in North India, followed by a drop on second day with Rs 2.10 crore.

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As per early analysis, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy dropped further with Rs 1.75 crore, bringing the three days collections to Rs 6.45 crore.

Joker

Welcomed with phenomenal reviews at the Venice film festival, Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker, a spin-off character of the super hero film, Batman, impressed the audience at the city multiplexes. As per trade estimates, Joker collected a very good Rs 5.75 crore on its first day and should pick up as the days progresses. This is a very good number considering Joker not being an action-oriented super hero film but a dark psychological thriller.

Due to the normal working day, Joker dropped on the second day, minting Rs 3.75 crore but picked up again on third day with Rs 4.25 crore, bringing the overall total to Rs 13.75 crore in three days.

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