Akshay Kumar starrer "Airlift" is creating records at the domestic box office. The film, which is the first Rs 100 crore grosser of 2016, has shattered the records of Shah Rukh Khan's film.
"Airlift", starring Akshay and Nimrat Kaur, has accumulated Rs 107.90 crore in 12-days from the domestic box office. The 12-day box office collection of "Airlift" is higher than the lifetime earnings of Shah Rukh's "Don 2". Shah Rukh's film earned Rs 106.71 crore during its theatrical run in India. The film was the 32nd highest grosser of all time, but "Airlift" has taken the spot pushing "Don 2" at 33rd spot.
"#Airlift [Week 2] Fri 4.50 cr, Sat 6.50 cr, Sun 8.26 cr, Mon 2.53 cr, Tue 2.61 cr. Total: â‚¹ 107.90 cr. India biz. SUPER!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the 12-day box office collection of Akshay's film.
The film, directed by Raja Menon, is now set to beat the records of Rs 112.8 crore created by Akshay's "Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" in 2014, but it remains to be seen when it will shatter the records.
Meanwhile, talking about the box office success of the film, Akshay told Economic Times that it is phenomenal for a film without much of commercial elements to cross Rs 100 crore mark. But he also said that the success of the film cannot be measured by its box office income.
"I see it as a victory of the Indian people and the kind of cinema that they have started appreciating. With the BO success of 'Airlift', they have increased the value of these kinds of films. Earlier, such films would never garner such a response commercially," Akshay told ET.
"The kind of films that I do can't be measured with the Rs 100-crore mark. These films are not typical comedies or action films which have item numbers and six songs. Honestly, I am not worried about working in films that must click at the box-office," he added.