Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Wazir" has reportedly become the first hit of 2016. The thriller drama directed by Bejoy Nambiar has minted Rs 54 crore from the worldwide box office.
"Wazir", the first movie of 2016, had a slow start at the domestic box office, but the film managed to do well in its first week and second weekend. With a worldwide box office collection of approximately Rs 54 crore, it has become the first hit film of 2016.
"Wazir" was made on a budget of approximately Rs 35 crore. The film minted more than its production cost from the worldwide box office in just 10-days. The Farhan-Amitabh starrer earned Rs 36.34 crore from its domestic run, while the overseas box office contributed Rs 17.66 crore, making it a hit movie.
"#Wazir [Week 2] Fri 1.69 cr, Sat 2.14 cr, Sun 2.45 cr. Total: ₹ 36.34 cr. India biz... Overseas total: ₹ 17.66 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Wazir" will continue to fetch decent amounts from the box office in its second week, as it is the only release, but the collection will take a toll after the release of "Airlift".
After creating records in India, Ranveer Singh's film "Bajirao Mastani" is all set to enter in the Rs 100 crore club at the overseas box office. It's a rare feat for a Bollywood movie to earn over Rs 100 crore at the overseas box office and "Bajirao Mastani" has made it to the list.
"And #BajiraoMastani is all set to cross ₹ 100 cr in international markets... Total till Sun [17 Jan]: $ 14.5 million [₹ 98.12 cr]. SUPERB!" box office analyst Adarsh tweeted.
The historic period drama, also starring Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, minted $14.5 million (Rs 98.12 crore) from the international market. The film will soon take its overseas total to Rs 100 crore and along with that, it will shatter the overseas box office collection record of Salman Khan's "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", which stands at $14.6 million.