Sonam Kapoor's "Neerja" has crossed Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic box office with its 10-day net income, while Hollywood film "The Revenant" had a decent opening weekend in India.
The Sonam-starrer "Neerja" recorded an extraordinary second weekend in India. The film minted Rs 14.8 crore in its second weekend, which took its 10-day net total to Rs 50.12 crore. "Neerja," directed by Ram Madhvani, had a strong second weekend. The business of the film remain steady at the box office, despite several new releases.
"#Neerja continues its EXTRAORDINARY march. Is UNSTOPPABLE. [Week 2] Fri 3.15 cr, Sat 5 cr, Sun 6.65 cr. Total: ₹ 50.12 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: "Having crossed ₹ 50 cr, #Neerja should, as per current trending, reach/cross ₹ 60 cr by Thu. India biz... #ContentIsKing."
After achieving the Rs 50 crore mark in India, the film is now inching towards Rs 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office. The 10-day worldwide box office collection of the Sonam-starrer is Rs 82.21 crore, which includes gross domestic figure and three-day overseas income.
Meanwhile, the film has made a profit of 138 percent at the box office. Made on a budget of just Rs 20 crore, the film recovered its production within the first week of its theatrical run, Koimoi.com reports. The satellite, music rights and overseas collection will add to its income.
Hollywood film "The Revenant," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has earned Rs 3.50 crore in its opening weekend in India. The film earned Rs 1 crore Friday, Rs 1.15 crore Saturday and Rs 1.35 crore Sunday.
"#TheRevenant Fri 1 cr, Sat 1.15 cr, Sun 1.35 cr. Total: ₹ 3.50 cr. India biz... Higher than several Hindi films that released in same week," trade analyst Adarsh added.
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the film is based on true events and tells the story of a man's adventure of survival and revenge. The Hollywood film, for which DiCaprio bagged the Oscar for Best Actor award, has performed better than Bollywood releases including "Aligarh" and "Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive."
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]