The game is on for Airlift. After a heartening opening weekend of 44.3 crore, the film was ultra steady of Monday as well. This was pretty much on the cards as well since the word of mouth is terrific and the appreciation is across board. With today being a holiday, last evening and night shows showed good occupancy as well. As a result, the film collected 10.4 crore on Monday, which is superb as only a select few films manage a double digit score on a working day.
With this, the film has now scored 54.7 crore, which is huge by all means. Also, considering the fact that today would be huge as well, the film is set to cross at the least 70 crore inside 5 days, which would immediately confirm that the film is set to be HIT at the least.
The film is now also set to score the biggest Week One ever for an Akshay Kumar film, hence surpassing 79 crore of Rowdy Rathore. Here is the list of his biggies that have scored high in their first week:
Airlift – 54.7 crore (4 days)
Rowdy Rathore – 79 crore
Singh Is Bliing – 77.6 crore
Brothers – 72.6 crore
Housefull 2 – 64.2 crore
Holiday – 67.46 crore
Baby – 63.82 crore
Gabbar Is Back – 60 crore
As for director Raja Menon, he deserves all the credit for picking up a tough subject and lending it a classy appeal, which is working with the masses as well. He has clearly entered the big league here.
Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources