Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar’s directorial venture Raazi featuring actors Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal has turned out to be fifth highest opening week grosser of the year after Padmaavat and Baaghi 2. The total collection of the movie now stands at Rs 56.59 cr. Raazi has left behind the first-week collection of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and also surpassed the lifetime earnings of Varun Dhawan’s October and Rani Mukerji starrer Hichki. The numbers were shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on social media.
Taran took to microblogging site Twitter and wrote, “What’s noteworthy is the fact that #Raazi put up SUPERB numbers on weekdays, following an EXCELLENT opening weekend... The biz remained consistently above ₹ 5.25 cr from Mon to Thu, which indicates the word of mouth has translated into BO numbers.”
TOP 5 - 2018— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 18, 2018
Week 1 biz...
1. #Padmavaat ₹ 166.50 cr [9 days; select previews on Wed, released on Thu]... Hindi + Tamil + Telugu.
2. #Baaghi2 ₹ 112.85 cr
3. #Raid ₹ 63.05 cr
4. #PadMan ₹ 62.87 cr
5. #Raazi ₹ 56.59 cr
[Hollywood films not included]
It is yet to be seen if Raazi manages to make its place in Rs 100 cr club.
#Raazi emerges a WINNER... Does REMARKABLE biz in Week 1... Emerges 5th HIGHEST *Week 1* of 2018... Fri 7.53 cr, Sat 11.30 cr, Sun 14.11 cr, Mon 6.30 cr, Tue 6.10 cr, Wed 5.90 cr, Thu 5.35 cr. Total: ₹ 56.59 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 18, 2018
The movie is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat. Alia played the role of a spy who was married off a Pakistani officer to transfer confidential information. She was heaped with praises for her performances.
On a related note, Alia will next be seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy alongside Ranveer Singh. She is also occupied with the work of Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Brahmastra.