Airlift Opening Day Box Office Collection
Ever since the release of Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale in December last year, Bollywood has been waiting for a big film to hit the screens. Wazir was a niche affair and hence did the kind of business that one expected from it. As for the larger mass, there has just been no entertainment in the offing for over a month now. Really, for a hardcore movie fan, it has been a wait too long for a good entertainer to release and bring back that dose of weekly fun in theaters. Coming to the audience response on the first day of release internationally, then film showed up impressive performance everywhere whether in India or outside countries.
All the fans of Akshay Kumar came to the theatres for watching their super star doing outstanding stunts and action sequences never seen before by him especially. There was good crowd and rush outside India in multiplexes and in many places the shows were houseful today. Few viewers said that Akshay is the real Khiladi of our Bollywood film industry which is a big compliment in itself and shows how much audience have loved the flick outside Indian territories also. Opening day has emerged a big opener in worldwide screens and it appeared as if there is lack of shows and seats and some viewers had to wait for another day for watching the film.
The film launched on high number of screens today and being Republic Day occasion very near, all the viewers went to watch it along with their near and dear ones in overseas countries resulting in first day overseas income of 4.5 Crores*. Anyhow, Airlift did decent business at the Domestic Box Office on Day 1 (1st Friday). As per early estimates, the movie collected approx 12.35 crores nett. The movie, directed by Raja Krishna Menon, garnered good reviews from the critics and the word of mouth publicity too is positive. Airlift has done well in major cities and to be more specific, the multiplex business of this film is good, considering it was normal working day.
However, the rural circuits are bit low and possibly would only pick up once the mouth publicity spreads! Though Delhi-UP circuits fared good, the mass centre performed poor through out the day. Nevertheless, Airlift has good extended weekend and has all the chances to pick up thoroughly and come up with good collections. Audience excitement was on the top today and the occupancy in the theatres was not that much high; that was expected. But Akshay Kumar one more time has proved that old is gold and that no matter how much the Khan’s factor be hit among the audience in India and outside, he is still in the race.