Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" is doing phenomenal business at the domestic box office. On Republic Day, "Airlift" recorded the highest collection since its release.
The fifth day box office collection of "Airlift" is higher than its Sunday income. "Airlift" earned Rs 17.80 crore on Republic Day holiday, taking its five-day box office collection to Rs 72.50 crore. The film is now set to beat the first week record of "Rowdy Rathore" to become Akshay's highest seven-day earner.
"70 cr. Should easily surpass Akshay's highest *Week 1* biz - #RowdyRathore ₹ 79.52 cr... contd," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding, "#Airlift Fri 12.35 cr, Sat 14.60 cr, Sun 17.35 cr, Mon 10.40 cr, Tue 17.80 cr. Total: ₹ 72.50 cr. India biz. Speeding towards ₹ 100 cr. FAB!"
"Airlift", which is about the biggest evacuation of Indians, has also entered the Rs 100 crore club with its gross income in India as well as the worldwide box office. In fact, at the worldwide box office the film is now targeting Rs 150 crore mark. The film has grossed Rs 103.57 crore from the domestic box office, while the worldwide earnings stands at Rs 122.43 crore.
After its gross earning, the film is now ready to make it to the century club with its net income. "Airlift" five-day net income is Rs 72.50 crore and looking at its good hold at the screens, the film should earn Rs 100 crore (net) by its eighth day.
Meanwhile, the lead actors of the film Akshay and Nimrat Kaur are elated with the response "Airlift" has received. Speaking to Press Trust of India, Akshay said that the success of "Airlift" encourages him to make movies based on real-life stories.
"The results speaks for the film. I am very happy with the response and it encourages me to make and be a part of such cinema. These kind of films did not had much prospects when it comes to numbers at the box office. Looking at the numbers, I feel I should try more of these kinds of films... Bring real life of people on reel life," Akshay told PTI.