This Friday saw the clash of the Desi Boys Akshay Kumar and John Abraham as their films Mission Mangal and Batla House made their way to the silver screens. There was a tough competition for two as there was also the festival time since everyone was celebrating Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. There were many claiming that it would be difficult for John this time, however, the film has started off well in the first and has made a decent collection on the first day of its release.
As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Batla House has collected Rs 14.59 crores on its first day. He tweeted, "#BatlaHouse fares well on Day 1, although the numbers are affected due to the clash... Gathered momentum post noon onwards... #IndependenceDay holiday gave its biz additional push... Will need to score from Fri-Sun... Thu ₹ 14.59 cr. India biz."
Despite not being able to deliver the film content at some centers due to the suggested changes as per the honorable court, Batla House based on the controversial 2008 encounter opens to a fabulous start. With the total budget of 47 crores including the COP & PnA, Batla House has already recovered 40 crores from the satellite, digital and music rights. The film has released in 2750 screens across the country with 9750 shows as well as strongly marked its hold in 325 centers overseas.
#BatlaHouse fares well on Day 1, although the numbers are affected due to the clash... Gathered momentum post noon onwards... #IndependenceDay holiday gave its biz additional push... Will need to score from Fri-Sun... Thu ₹ 14.59 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2019
As per BoxOffice India, the film gained momentum during the evening and the major factor that helped it was the advance bookings of Mission Mangal at prime multiplexes that left the audience with the only choice of watching the other film.
Talking about both the collections of the film trade analyst Girish Johar told the Indian Express, "Independence Day is a big holiday and whatever films are released during this time gets a huge jump in the collections. Hence, with word of mouth being the key factor for the Nikkhil Advani directorial, he is expecting Rs 13-15 crore collection for Batla House on the day of its release and the total collection for Independence Day weekend might be around Rs 35-40 crore."
The film has been directed by Nikhil Advani and the plot revolved around the 2008 encounter with alleged terrorists that happened in Batla House in Jamia Nagar, Delhi. John is seen playing the role of ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who was a crucial figure in the Delhi Police's special cell. Have a look at the trailer here:
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