Due to the Makarsankrati, Lohri and Pongal holiday across India, Ajay Devgn’s Taanhaji was able to hit century within 6 days margin while Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak grew slightly at the box office on the day 6.
Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior
Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior had a fabulous first weekend collecting a solid figure of Rs 61.75 crore ( Friday – Rs 15.10 crore, Saturday-Rs 20.57 crore and Sunday – Rs 26.08 crore)
While the first Monday of Tanhaji (touched Rs 13.75 crore) was simply mind-blowing, the favorable reviews of the historical drama from the audience as per BookMyShow helped the collections picked up on the Tuesday with Rs 15.28 crore. As per early estimates, the historical drama grew well on Wednesday due to featival celebration across India, collecting Rs 17 crore. After 6 days, Tanhaji should collect some where between Rs 108-109 crore, beating Singham (Rs 100.30 crore), Shivaay (Rs 100.35 crore), Raid (Rs 100.194), Bol Bacchan (Rs 102.94 crore), De De Pyaar De (Rs 103.40 crore), Son Of Sardar (Rs 105.30 crore) and Golmaal 3 (Rs 106.04) to become the 4th highest grossing film of Ajay Devgn. The budget of Tanhaji is Rs 125 crore (Production Cost: 110 Crore and Prints & Advertising Cost: 15 Crore) and has been released in 3880 screens across India
Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior tells the story of Tanhaji Malusare who was a military leader in the Maratha Empire and has fought alongside Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj in various battles throughout the years. Tanhaji Malusare is popular for his role in the Battle of Sinhagad and is played by Ajay Devgn.
Chhapaak is earning at the low level even though there was a holiday on Wednesday.
Chhapaak received decent reviews as per BookMyShow.com which has led to an opening of just Rs 4.77 crore. There was slight growth on Saturday and Sunday with Rs 6.90 crore and Rs 7.35 crore, bringing the first weekend collections to Rs 19.02 crore.
However, the social-drama dropped heavily on Monday and collected somewhere between Rs 2.35 crore. There was a slight growth on Tuesday with Rs 2.55 crore. As per early estimates, Chhapaak was decent on Wednesday even though there was a holiday in few parts of India, collecting Rs 2.65 crore. As of now, the total 5 days collections is Rs 27-27.50 crore which is below expectations considering the controversy, star power of Deepika Padukone who is collaborating with Meghna Gulzar (Filhaal, Talwar and Raazi) for the first time.
The budget of Chhapaak is Rs 45 crore ( Production Cost: 35 Crore , Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore) and has been released in 1700 screens across India.