The business of Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha's "Holiday – A Soldier is Never Off Duty" was strong on its third Saturday (21 June) at the Indian box office.
The film minted ₹1.87 crore on Saturday despite facing competition from Sajid Khan's "Humshakals."
"Holiday" total collections, from 6 June till 21 June, amount to ₹102.62 crore. The film has surpassed the lifetime figures of "2 States," which had collected ₹102.13 crore. The action entertainer has emerged as the second highest grosser of 2014 after Salman Khan's "Jai Ho" (₹116 crore).
"#Holiday [Week 3] Fri 1.02 cr, Sat 1.87 cr. Grand total: ₹ 102.62 cr nett. India biz. HIT," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The action flick might emerge as the biggest grosser of the year by beating "Jai Ho" lifetime figures. But, it will depend upon the film's performance in the third week. "Holiday" is expected to perform decent business in the third week as "Humshakals" has received negative reviews from critics. The release of the much-awaited action thriller - "Ek Villain" - might dent the film's business prospects as its screen count will decline further.
The success of "Holiday" has once again put Akshay in the elite club of actors whose films have crossed the ₹100 crore mark. The actor has three films in the ₹100 crore club - "Holiday", "Housefull 2" and "Rowdy Rathore." Of all three films, "Rowdy Rathore" is the actor's highest grossing film with ₹133.25 crore collections. It might be difficult for "Holiday to beat "Rowdy Rathore" lifetime figures, but it will soon surpass "Housefull 2" figures, which amount to ₹106.00 crore.
Directed by Murugadoss, "Holiday" is the remake of Tamil film "Thuppakki" which also performed well and earned more than ₹100 crore at the box office. The director has once again achieved success with his second Hindi directorial venture after "Ghajini", starring Aamir Khan and Asin. It might be recalled that "Ghajini" was the first bollywood film to start the ₹100 crore club, which now has 29 films including biggies like "Ek Tha Tiger", "Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani", "Dabangg 2", "Dabangg", "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Agneepath" among others. To check the complete list of films in the 100 crore club, click HERE.