Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif's espionage drama "Phantom" is doing decent business from its box office run in India. Kabir Khan's directorial film "Phantom" has minted Rs 44.52 crore in its six-day box office run.
Even though "Phantom" started on a slow note on Friday, it had a good opening weekend at the box office. On weekdays too, the film did well, bringing in net Rs 44.52 crore.
"#Phantom Fri 8.46 cr, Sat 12.78 cr, Sun 11.94 cr, Mon 4.40 cr, Tue 3.63 cr, Wed 3.31 cr. Total: ₹ 44.52 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The six-day box office collection of "Phantom" has broken the lifetime earnings record of Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal's "Roy" and now the Saif starrer is looking to break Varun Dhawan's "Badlapur" record.
Meanwhile, after two years Saif's movie has got positive response from audiences as well as critics. Saif's "Race 2", which was released in 2013, had crossed Rs 100 crore mark in India, but after that his movies failed to create the buzz.
Talking about the success of "Phantom", Saif said that the entire team is happy with the box office collection.
"With the kind of film that it is... it is good. We are happy with what response we are getting," the 45-year-old actor told Press Trust of India.
"'Agent Vinod' opens at Rs 10 crore, 'Race' opens at Rs 14 crore, 'Happy Ending' opened at Rs 4 crore, 'Humshakals' opened at Rs 12 crore, 'Bullet Raja' opens at Rs 6 crore. There is a whole range."
"That is the one thing one should do logically but it depends on what is offered. 'Phantom' is a heavy film. And it would not open the way 'Race' did. It will have opening like 'Baby'. Today there is awareness about films," Saif added.