Sonakshi Sinha's "Akira" has made decent box office collection over its first weekend, both in domestic as well as overseas markets. The film's three-day worldwide collection has crossed Rs. 20 crore, while its overseas earning over the first weekend is more than "A Flying Jatt."
Directed by AR Murugadoss, "Akira" witnessed decent business on its opening day despite a Bharat Bandh. Although the action film's second day domestic collection did not witness much rise, "Akira" enjoyed 16.98 per cent growth in its business on Sunday, having earned Rs. 6.20 crore.
While the three-day Indian box office collection of "Akira" stands at Rs. 16.65 crore nett, the Sonakshi starrer has earned Rs. 5.76 crore at the overseas market over the first weekend. Thus, the worldwide collection of "Akira" has reached Rs. 22.41 crore by the end of its third day.
Informing the international figures, trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that the movie performed well in UAE-GCC and Pakistan. "#Akira does decent biz Overseas... Opening weekend: $ 867,000 [5.76 cr].. Best in UAE-GCC [$425,000] and Pakistan [$118,000]," he tweeted.
Opening weekend overseas collection of "Akira" is even more than Tiger Shroff's "A Flying Jatt." While Sonakshi's film earned Rs. 5.76 crore at the international circuit, "A Flying Jatt" had made an overseas collection of Rs. 4 crore (approx) by the end of first weekend.
However, domestic earning of Tiger's film over the weekend was more than "Akira." "Akira" collected Rs. 16.65 crore nett at Indian box office on first weekend and "A Flying Jatt" had earned Rs. 22.35 crore nett (from Friday to Sunday).
"Akira" is likely to witness a hike in its collection on Monday as it is a holiday for Ganesh Chaturthi. The film had received mixed reviews from critics, but has been blessed with positive word of mouth.