X-Men: Apocalypse, the ninth in the venerable superhero series has grossed Rs 10.16 crore in two days of release at the Indian box office, beating the highly-anticipated Bollywood release, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Sarbjit.
#XMenApocalypse witnesses 25.28% growth on Sat... Biz expected to scale up on Sun... Fri 4.51 cr, Sat 5.65 cr. Total: ₹ 10.16 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 22, 2016
Sarbjit, a loose retelling of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh’s imprisonment in Pakistan after he was arrested under suspicion of espionage, trailed X-Men: Apocalypse with a gross collection of Rs 8.25 crore over two days.
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#Sarbjit witnesses an upward trend on Sat... Biz grows by 23.58%... Fri 3.69 cr, Sat 4.56 cr. Total: ₹ 8.25 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 22, 2016
Both films, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, are expected to see a bump in collections on Sunday, which could mean a weekend victory for Bryan Singer’s film.
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2016 has been a great year for Hollywood movies in India with The Jungle Book breaking records to go on to collect more than Rs 181 crore.
#TheJungleBook [Week 6] Fri 59 lacs, Sat 90 lacs, Sun 1.11 cr, Mon 49 lacs, Tue 42 lacs, Wed 53 lacs, Thu 45 lacs. Total: ₹ 181.46 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 20, 2016
Captain America: Civil War also performed really well, grossing Rs 78 crore in the two weeks since its release.
#CaptainAmericaCivilWar collected ₹ 13.91 cr in Week 2, taking the 2-week total to ₹ 56.63 cr nett. Gross: ₹ 78.65 cr. India biz. V GOOD...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 20, 2016
Kung Fu Panda 3 also did solid business in India, going on to become the highest-earning animated film ever in the country.
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