Holiday- A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
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Action entertainer "Holiday – A Soldier is Never Off Duty" has completed its third weekend on a good note.

Despite the release of "Humshakals," the business of "Holiday" was strong during the last weekend and the film minted around ₹5 crore. "#Holiday [Week 3 - revised] Fri 1.04 cr, Sat 1.92 cr, Sun 3.05 cr. Grand total: ₹ 105.74 cr nett. India biz. HIT," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The film has surpassed the lifetime figures of "2 States" and has emerged as the second biggest grosser of 2014 after "Jai Ho," which still tops the list with ₹116 crore collections.

The Akshay Kumar starrer has already been declared a hit by trade experts. "Holiday" has brought Kumar's career on track once again after facing two back-to-back failures.

Kumar's "Boss" and "Once Upon A Time in Mumbai," which hit the screens in 2013, failed to set the cash registers ringing. His other films like "Oh My God" and "Special 26" were critically-acclaimed, but they did not achieve big success. His last film that made to the ₹100-crore club was "Housefull 2" in 2012. The actor currently has three films in the elite club including "Rowdy Rathore", a remake of Telugu film "Vikramarkudu."

"Holiday" heroine Sonakshi Sinha has five films that have crossed the ₹100 crore mark including "Dabangg", "Dabangg 2", "Son Of Sardaar", "Rowdy Rathore" and the recent hit "Holiday." Director Murugadoss has two films in the elite club including Aamir Khan's "3 Idiots" that started the trend in 2008.

"X Men: Days of Future Past"

The Hollywood biggie, starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry is a big hit in India.

The film, which hit the screens on 23 May, has performed great business at the Indian box office. It has raked in ₹44.72 crore at the end of the fifth weekend.

"#XMen DOFP total after 5th Weekend: ₹44.72 cr nett. English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu. India biz. HIT," Adarsh tweeted.

"How To Train Your Dragon-2"

"How To Train Your Dragon-2" has earned ₹10.16 crore nett in 10 days at the India box office. The animated film performed well in the first weekend and earned ₹5.25 crore. Its collections dropped during weekdays, but the film picked up and witnessed some growth in the second weekend.

"How To Train Your Dragon-2 [Week 2] Fri ₹50 lacs, Sat ₹80 lacs, Sun ₹1 cr. Grand total: ₹10.16 cr nett. India biz," Adarsh tweeted.

Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Dean DeBlois, the action fantasy film has voices given by actors Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and T.J. Miller among others.

The film, which hit the screens on 13 June, received good reviews.


"Citylights" has fetched ₹8.24 crore at the end of the fourth weekend.

National award winners Hansal Mehta (director) and Rajkummar Rao (actor) teamed up for the second time post the critically-acclaimed "Shahid."

"Citylights" is an adaptation of the British film "Metro Manila" and Rao's girlfriend Patralekha plays the female lead.

The film, made on a budget of less than ₹6 crore including production and marketing, has been produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Besides the box office collections, "Citylights" has earned some good amount from audio and satellite rights.

Tiger Shroff's "Heropanti" (₹52.92 crore), Kabir Sadanand's "Fugly" (₹11.57 crore), Nitin Kakkar's "Filmistaan" (₹5.86 crore) and Himesh Reshamiyya's "The Xpose" (₹22.77 crore) are among other films that are still running in theatres.