The Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol starrer Tanhaji grew well on second Sunday while Deepika Padukone as Chhapaak showed some decent result at the box office after the 2nd weekend.
Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior
Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior opened to a very good response and minted a solid figure of Rs 61.75 crore ( Friday – Rs 15.10 crore, Saturday-Rs 20.57 crore and Sunday – Rs 26.08 crore) in first weekend. Tanhaji held well on first Monday (touched Rs 13.75 crore) as it received the favorable reviews from the audience as per BookMyShow which helped the collections get picked up on the Tuesday with Rs 15.28 crore. The historical drama grew well on Wednesday due to festival celebration across India, collecting Rs 16.72 crore. Tanhaji held very well after a big holiday, collecting in double digit figure of Rs 11.23 crore on Thursday and completed the first week with Rs 118.91 crore.
Since there are no major Bollywood releases this week, Tanhaji remained the first choice of the movie goers, collecting Rs 10.06 crore on second Friday. The Om Raut directed film grew to a strong Rs 16.36 crore on second Saturday. As per early estimates, the earnings on Sunday shot up to Rs 20.26 crore, summing the total to a massive Rs 165-166 crore, crossing the 150 crore milestone and beating the lifetime collections of Total Dhamaal (Rs 155 crore) to become the 2nd highest grossing film of Ajay Devgn. The budget of Tanhaji is Rs 125 crore (Production Cost: 110 Crore and Prints & Advertising Cost: 15 Crore) from 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 remained low in its first week. The earnings dropped heavily after a big holiday, consolidating the first week total on a disappointing note with just Rs 28.38 crore.
In the absence of any major releases, Chhapaak could not perform and dropped heavily on second Friday with Rs 1.10 crore. However, there was some growth on second Saturday with Rs 1.41 crore. As per early trade estimates, the social drama grew further with Rs 1.62 crore, bringing the total 10 days collections to Rs 32-32.50 crore.
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 and looks like the social drama will not be able to cross it.