"Aashiqui 2", the tale of romance between two musicians, has become a blockbuster film after completing its fourth weekend run at the Indian box office.
The film, made on a budget of ₹12 crore, raked in ₹70.25 crore in India after the fourth weekend.. The romantic film starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor was not released overseas, but still made it big at the box office.
"#Aashiqui2 has attained Blockbuster status. 1st Week: ₹36 cr, 2nd Week: ₹17 cr, 3rd Week: ₹13 cr, 4th Wknd: ₹4.25 cr. Total: ₹70.25 crore," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh said.
"Aashiqui 2" has pushed down Akshay Kumar's heist drama "Special 26" at the domestic box office chart and has become the second highest grosser film of 2013 after Saif Ali Khan's "Race 2".
The film performed as well as "Special 26" which minted around ₹70 crore in its four week run in India.
"Race 2" was the first film of the year that entered the ₹100 crore club after earning ₹102 crore. The action and romantic film has maintained the top position at the box office, giving tough competition to "Aashiqui 2" to attain the same feat.
The Mohit Suri-directed film has almost completed its theatrical run at theatres across the country, and for it to achieve ₹32 crore this week is impossible. The film was not affected with the release of new films like "Shootout at Wadala" and "Go Goa Gone".
The week-wise breakup of the film is:
First week: ₹36 crore
Second week: ₹17 crore
Third week: ₹13 crore
Fourth weekend: ₹4.25 crore