Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon
'Heropanti' lead actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon at Babulnath templeVarinder Chawla

Tiger Shroff-Kriti Sanon's "Heropanti" is fast nearing the ₹50-crore mark at the Indian box office.

The film, which hit the screens on 23 May, has earned over ₹40 crore in just nine days at the box office. "#Heropanti [Week 2] Fri 2.07 cr, Sat 2.59 cr. Total: ₹ 40.57 cr nett. Heading towards ₹50 cr mark. India biz. SMASH HIT," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The romantic action entertainer took a good opening in its debut weekend and minted ₹21.33 crore. It managed to hold well during weekdays and ended the first week on a fantastic note.

"Heropanti raked in ₹35.91 crore at the end of the first week. By earning over ₹4 crore on its second weekend (Friday and Saturday), "Heropanti" has crossed the ₹40-crore mark. The film is all set to join the ₹50-crore club soon.

Despite the release of two new films ("City Lights" and "Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi"), "Heropanti" dominated the box office in its second weekend. The action film is expected to earn decent collections on Sunday and complete its 10-day run by minting around ₹44 crore.

The film is likely to continue its good run until third Friday (6 June) when Akshay Kumar's "Holiday - A soldier is never off duty" is all set to hit the screens. The Murugadoss directorial is a remake of the director's 2012-Tamil release "Thuppakki", which turned out to be a blockbuster.

Akshay's last film "Boss" hit the screens in October 2013 and after seven months the actor's new film is all set to release. "Holiday", in which Akshay plays the role of an army man, is carrying positive pre-release buzz in bollywood circles. It will be interesting to see if the action entertainer will recreate the magic of "Thuppakki."

"Holiday" is expected to have a big release worldwide and is likely to take a good opening in its first weekend. The release of the film might affect the business of "Heropanti," which is so far doing well at the box office. The Tiger Shroff starrer might also lose a huge chunk of screens to "Holiday" as Akshay is one of the biggest stars in bollywood.