Good Newwz has done the unthinkable. It has edged past even Dabangg 3 after being in theatres for seven days. While the Salman Khan starrer had accumulated Rs. 126.55 crores in its first week run, Akshay Kumar‘s Good Newwz is a little ahead with Rs. 127.90 crores coming in. In fact Dabangg 3 [Rs. 24.50 crores] had opened far bigger than Good Newwz [Rs. 17.56 crores]. However, while former was met with mixed reviews and word of mouth, latter had all around positivity going for it which changed the game for it.
This is how the first seven days numbers look like for the top openers of 2019:
War – Rs. 238.35 crores
Bharat – Rs. 180.05 crores
Kabir Singh – Rs. 134.42 crores
Housefull 4 – Rs. 129.35 crores
Mission Mangal – Rs. 128.16 crores
Good Newwz – Rs. 127.90 crores
Dabangg 3 – Rs. 121.58 crores
Saaho – Rs. 116.03 crores
Kesari – Rs. 108.86 crores
Gully Boy – Rs. 100.30 crores
Total Dhamaal – Rs. 94.55 crores
While Gandhi Jayanti release War leads right at the top, Eid release Bharat too is huge. Diwali release Housefull 4 too is amongst the Top-5 though Kabir Singh and Good Newwz are the only films which arrived on regular Fridays and didn’t have a national holiday right through the week. Good Newwz did have an advantage though of a largely festival mood in the country due to post Christmas and New Year celebrations.
What is further remarkable though is the fact that each of the four Akshay Kumar starrers finds a place amongst the Top-10 charts. Right from Housefull 4 and Good Newws to Mission Mangal and Kesari, he has managed a first week in excess of Rs. 100 crores, which is fantastic to say the least. While Housefull 4 and Mission Mangal managed to go past the Rs. 200 crores mark, it seems quite possible that Good Newwz manages this feat as well. One waits to see if that indeed turns out to be the case.