The much talked about and keenly anticipated action entertainer War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff hit screens last week on October 2. Being one of the most keenly anticipated releases of the year, the film opened on a thunderous note rake in Rs. 53.35 cr on Day 1. With positive reviews and good audience appreciation the business of War saw good growth over its five day extended weekend.
In this box office analysis we take a look at the opening weekend collections of War while comparing the same to previous releases of 2019. Collecting a staggering Rs. 166.25 cr, the Hrithik Roshan – Tiger Shroff starrer War has managed beat the Salman Khan starrer Bharat that had collected Rs. 150.10 cr to become the highest opening weekend grosser of 2019. Besides Bharat, the business of War has recorded far better collections than other 2019 releases as well, like Mission Mangal that collected Rs. 97.56 cr, Saaho that collected Rs. 79.08 cr, Kesari that collected Rs. 78.07 cr, Kabir Singh that collected Rs. 70.83 cr, Kalank that collected Rs, 62.75 cr, Total Dhamaal that collected Rs. 62.40 cr, Super 30 that collected Rs. 50.76 cr, and Dream Girl that had collected Rs. 44.57 cr.
Currently, War still runs in theatres, with certain locations increasing the number of shows. Given this trend and the fact that the film enjoys an unopposed run at the box office over the next week trade expectation are that the business of War will cross the Rs. 200 cr mark in the next few days.
Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Grossers of 2019
Movie Name – Box Office Collections
War - Rs. 166.25 cr
Bharat - Rs. 150.10 cr
Mission Mangal - Rs. 97.56 cr
Saaho - Rs. 79.08 cr
Kesari - Rs. 78.07 cr
Kabir Singh - Rs. 70.83 cr
Kalank - Rs, 62.75 cr
Total Dhamaal - Rs. 62.40 cr
Super 30 - Rs. 50.76 cr
Dream Girl - Rs. 44.57 cr