The kind of trending on the weekend and a superb hold on Monday meant that ‘Airlift’ was set for a good score on the Republic Day holiday. This is exactly what happened as Tuesday brought in further INR 178 million. With this, the film has now netted INR 725 million already and that too in a matter of just five days.
This also means that the film has already scored better than the entire first week collections of Akshay Kumar’s Holiday (INR 674.6 million), ‘Housefull 2’ (INR 642 million), ‘Baby’ (INR 638.2 million) and ‘Gabbar Is Back’ (INR 600 million), some of his biggest grossers till date. Point to be noted is that two of these films (‘Holiday’, ‘Housefull 2’) went on to be INR 1 Billion grossers and with ‘Airlift’ enjoying a much greater momentum already, this milestone is going to be a cakewalk now.
It is also a given that the Raja Menon directed film would stand as Akshay Kumar’s Biggest Week One ever as it is set to surpass first collections of ‘Rowdy Rathore’ (INR 790 million), ‘Singh Is Blinng’ (INR 776 million), ‘Brothers’ (INR 726 million).
Everything now boils down to how rest of the weekdays (today and tomorrow) perform as that would decide the long run of ‘Airlift’. Though INR 50 million on each of these days is a given, anything over INR 70 million each would mean that ‘Airlift’ would be unstoppable in week to come as well.
‘Airlift’ has now made a huge dent at the box office and it is time to consolidate and strike gold in days to come.
Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources