Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" is unstoppable at the box office. After shattering the records of Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan's films, the Akshay Kumar-starrer has now broken the records of Salman Khan's movies.
"Airlift" has become the 22nd-highest grosser of all time with Rs 120.70 crore income. The film has refused to slow down at the box office, and despite new releases, "Airlift" is raking in moolah from the Indian market. In its third weekend, the film collected Rs 7.41 crore, which took its overall 17-day box office collection to Rs 120.70 crore.
"#Airlift [Week 3] Fri 2.03 cr, Sat 3.04 cr, Sun 3.34 cr. Total: ₹ 120.70 cr. India biz, (sic)" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Raja Menon's directorial film "Airlift" is now the 22nd-highest grosser of all time, beating the records of Salman Khan's "Jai Ho" and "Ready," the Hindi version of "Baahubali – The Beginning" and Ranveer Singh's "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela."
Salman Khan's "Jai Ho" earned Rs 116 crore in its lifetime run, "Ready" earned Rs 119.78 crore, the Hindi version of "Baahubali – The Beginning" earned Rs 118.7 crore and Ranveer Singh's "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" earned Rs 116.33 crore.
Apart from breaking box-office records, "Airlift" has racked up a profit of 202 percent in India. According to Koimoi.com, "Airlift" was made on a budget of Rs 40 crore, and after its third weekend, the profit stands at approximately Rs 81 crore.
"Airlift" features Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead, while Feryna Wazheir, Purab Kohli, Lena, Kumud Mishra and Prakash Belawadi are the supporting cast. "Airlift", which garnered positive reviews, is about the biggest evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait Gulf War in the early 1990s.