Tiger Shroff's debut film "Heropanti" has crossed the ₹50 crore mark in India after completing two weeks run. Apart from crossing the half century mark, the film has also beaten Varun Dhawan's "Main Tera Hero" and Sunny Leone's "Ragini MMS 2" lifetime collection record.
"Heropanti" is a masala entertainer and features Jr. Shroff and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. The film was released in 2000 screens in India.
The film directed by Sabbir Khan got average reviews from critics, but still managed to fare well at the box office in first as well as second week.
Despite the Indian Premiere League semi-final and final matches, the collections were rock-steady at the domestic box offices. "Heropanti" also became the sixth film of the year to touch the ₹50 crore mark, after "Jai Ho", "2 States", "Gunday", "Queen" and "Main Tera Hero".
"#Heropanti [Wk 2] Fri 2.07 cr, Sat 2.59 cr, Sun 3.63 cr, Mon 1.87 cr, Tue 1.69 cr, Wed 1.53 cr, Thu 1.46 cr. Total: ₹ 50.75 cr. SMASH HIT," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: "#Heropanti crosses ₹ 50 cr in India. Despite IPL. Big achievement for a film starring newcomers. SMASH HIT. Day-wise details in next tweet."
Other Bollywood films, "Hawaa Hawaai" and "Citylights" have also fared well from collection centers. Both the films were not promoted, but managed to fare well only due to word of mouth. "Hawaa Hawaai" was released on 9 May and within a month the film raked in ₹ 10.42 crore, whereas, "Citylights" starring Rajkummar Rao has raked in 6 crore in its first week.
"#Citylights Fri 70 lacs, Sat 1.32 cr, Sun 1.55 cr, Mon 64 lacs, Tue 63 lacs, Wed 56 lacs, Thu 60 lacs," Adarsh tweeted the first week breakup of the film.
Hollywood film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" also had a decent two weeks total, accumulating ₹39.26 crore from Indian markets.
The second week breakup of the film is: Friday ₹ 1.60 crore, Saturday ₹ 2.70 crore, Sunday ₹ 2.90 crore, Monday ₹ 1.50 crore, Tuesday ₹ 1.35 crore, Wednesday ₹ 1.30 crore, Thursday ₹1.31 crore.
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer "Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty" has started well on first Friday. The film is expected to show growth during the evening and the night shows. The reviews of the film are mostly in its favour and also the word of mouth is very strong. On the other hand, National Award-winning film "Filmistaan" had a slow start.