Box Office was good as Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj, Major and Kamal Hassan’s Vikram grew again on Sunday in their respective areas.
One of the most expensive film in recent times, Samrat Prithviraj opened on a slow note at the box office yesterday with 20 % occupancy in the morning shows. However, the collections picked up towards the evening and night shows, especially in the mass dominated areas of UP, MP and Rajasthan. The reviews of Samrat Prithiviraj has been mixed till now but if the multiplex janta shows up, the collections will definitely escalate on Saturday.
The Akshay Kumar starrer has touched Rs 10.70 crore followed by a slight growth on Saturday. As per early trade estimates, the biopic drama grew by 20% on Sunday and collected somewhere Rs 16-17 crore, bringing the first weekend total to around 40 crore, beating Bachchan Paandey which collected Rs 36.17 crore, making it the 6th highest opening weekend of 2022. The budget of historical drama is estimated to be Rs 300 crore and has been released in close to 5000 screens across the globe.
The second big release of the week is Major which chronicles the life and story of the brave soldier Sandeep Unnikrshnan showed an excellent growth in Hindi version on the third day. The biopic drama grew well with Rs 1.90-2 crore in Hindi language, bringing the three days to Rs 4.5-5 crore. In the other languages, it minted Rs 5-6 crore, bringing the overall total to Rs 22 crore. The budget to be estimated at Rs 30 crore.
The action thriller, Vikram, turned out to the best opening film for Kamal Hassan as it collected Rs 29.05 crore just in Tamil Nadu. Equipped with solid reviews, Vikram held well on the second with Rs 19.05 crore. There was hardly any drop on the third day with Rs 21.50 crore, bringing the three days total to around Rs 92 crore in all languages. In the worldwide collection, the action drama has grossed Rs 150 crore worldwide.
The budget of Vikram is Rs 150 crore and also stars two supremely talented Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil.