Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer "Baaghi" had a good third week at the box office. The action romantic entertainer has shattered the lifetime box office collection record of Sonam Kapoor's "Neerja" to become the third highest grosser.
With its three-week box office collection, "Baaghi" broke the record of "Neerja," which earned Rs. 75.61 crore in its lifetime run. "Baaghi" three-week collection record is Rs. 75.73 crore and it continues to rake in money at the collection centres.
"#Baaghi crosses ₹ 75 cr mark... Collected ₹ 3.23 cr in Week 3, taking the 3-week total to ₹ 75.73 cr. India biz... SMASH HIT... #Baaghi [Week 3] Fri 54 lacs, Sat 63 lacs, Sun 78 lacs, Mon 36 lacs, Tue 33 lacs, Wed 31 lacs, Thu 28 lacs. Total: ₹ 75.73 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Baaghi" is now the third highest grosser of 2016, after Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" and Akshay Kumar's "Airlift." The film, directed by Sabbir Khan, has also emerged as a hit at the box office.
On the other hand, Emraan Hashmi's "Azhar" finished its first week run on a low note. The film had received a mixed response and failed to even generate good buzz at the box office after its release. "Azhar," which is based on the life of Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, minted Rs. 29.70 crore from its first-week domestic run.
"#Azhar performed way below expectations... Immense praise from moviegoers + critical acclaim did not translate into BO numbers... Azhar did not witness major growth over the weekend while the biz on weekdays remained on the lower side... Jump in biz was missing... #Azhar Fri 6.30 cr, Sat 7 cr, Sun 7.50 cr, Mon 2.95 cr, Tue 2.45 cr, Wed 2 cr, Thu 1.50 cr. Total: ₹ 29.70 cr. India biz," trade analyst Adarsh tweeted.
Tony D'Souza's directorial features Emraan in the titular role, Prachi Desai as his wife Naureen, while Nargis Fakhri plays the role of his second wife Sangeeta Bijlani. The film also features Lara Dutta in an important role.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]