Box Office 9th Day Report – WAR Marches Towards 250 Crore, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Touches 10 Crore, Joker Is Fabulous

Ketan Gupta

The Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer WAR refuses to stop, Chiranjeevi starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will wrap up by this week while Joker stayed strong at the box office on first Thursday.

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WAR

WAR, opened to a thunderous opening from 4000 screens across India and collected a massive Rs 53.35 crore on its first day surpassing the previous record held by the Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif starrer Thugs Of Hindostan, which holds the record for the highest opening day collection ever in Bollywood with Rs 52.25 crore (all version). The opening day collections of WAR turned out to be the highest opening day collection 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 on the second day but still minted a staggering amount of Rs 24.35 crore. There were additional 200 screens added to WAR. The hardcore action film remained stable on Friday and collected a very good Rs 22.45 crore while the earnings went up on Saturday and Sunday with a mind-blowing figure of Rs 27.60 crore and Rs 37.40 in all versions, bringing the 5 days extended weekend to an eye-popping Rs 166.25 crore. It stayed strong on first Monday with Rs 20.60 crore but went up on Tuesday with Rs 28.90 crore. The earnings remained stable on Wednesday with Rs 11.90 crore.

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WAR, starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor, collected somewhere between Rs 10-11 crore on second Thursday, bringing the 9 days total to Rs 239.25 crore in all versions. WAR is now the 3rd highest grossing film of 2019 and should be beating URI-The Surgical Strike (Rs 245.36 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 7.50 crore on its first weekend from 1200 screens in North India. The war drama crashed on Monday with Rs 75 lakhs but went up slightly on Tuesday with Rs 1 crore buy again it went down to Rs 50 lakhs on Wednesday.

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As per early analysis, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy went down on first Thursday with Rs 35 lakhs, bringing the 8 days collections to Rs 10.10 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. The collections grew further on Saturday with Rs 5.25 crore and Rs 5.50 crore on Sunday. The collection was good on first Monday with Rs 4.25 crore but went up on Tuesday with Rs 5 crore. Joker held very well on first Wednesday with Rs 3 crore. As per early estimates, the earnings were good on Thursday with Rs 2.5 crore, bringing the overall total to Rs 37-38 crore in 9 days.

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