Despite running in its third week, Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" is holding well at the domestic box office. The film has earned more than Rs 114 crore from its 15-day box office run in India.
"Airlift" has shattered the lifetime box office collection records of Shah Rukh Khan's "RA.One", Aamir Khan's "Ghajini" and Akshay's "Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty". The film is now Akshay's second highest grosser and the biggest hit in the given genre.
"#Airlift [Week 3] Fri 2.03 cr. Total: ₹ 114.32 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding, "#Airlift [Week 2] Fri 4.50 cr, Sat 6.50 cr, Sun 8.26 cr, Mon 2.53 cr, Tue 2.61 cr, Wed 2.40 cr, Thu 1.99 cr. Total: ₹ 112.29 cr. India biz."
Akshay's film is scaling new heights at the domestic box office. The film, directed by Raja Menon, is now the 27th highest grosser of all time. Despite the release of new films, the film continues to open with good occupancy every day. The film will soon beat the records of Salman Khan's "Jai Ho" to become the highest earner released during the Republic Day holiday.
Apart from becoming the highest earner released in January, "Airlift" is also aiming to beat the records of Akshay's highest grosser "Rowdy Rathore". Released in 2012, "Rowdy Rathore" is a masala entertainer that earned Rs 133.25 crore. But to break the record of "Rowdy Rathore", "Airlift" needs to churn out good money in its third week.
Meanwhile, at the worldwide box office the film is reaching towards Rs 200 crore mark with its gross income. The film has grossed Rs 198.53 crore and should touch Rs 200 crore by its 16th day.
Directed by Menon, the film features Akshay and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles. "Airlift", which garnered positive reviews, is about the biggest evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait Gulf war in the 1990s.