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Article 15 box office collection day 1: Ayushmann Khurrana film gets a decent opening with Rs 5.02 cr, Kabir Singh stays strong with Rs 146.63 cr

Ayushmann Khurrana’s new film Article 15 has made Rs 5.02 crore in domestic market.

bollywood Updated: Jun 29, 2019 15:16 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 has been directed by Mulk director Anubhav Sinha.
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 has been directed by Mulk director Anubhav Sinha.

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s new film Article 15 has opened on a decent note. Trade analyst Tarana Adarsh tweeted the film’s day 1 figure which stood at Rs 5.02 crore in domestic business.

Tweeting about it, Taran wrote: “#Article15 has a decent Day 1... Gathered speed towards evening shows, after a dull start in the morning... Should witness an upward trend/substantial growth on Day 2... Metros are driving the biz and high-end multiplexes will contribute largely... Fri ₹ 5.02 cr. India biz.”


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He predicted that the film is likely to see substantial growth on its second day with high-end multiplexes driving its growth. Taran also gave a comparison of how Ayushmann’s films have fared historically on day 1. He wrote: “Ayushmann Khurrana versus Ayushmann Khurrana... *Day 1* biz... 2018: #BadhaaiHo ₹ 7.35 cr [Thu; #Dussehra] 2019: #Article15 ₹ 5.02 cr 2017: #ShubhMangalSaavdhan ₹ 2.71 cr 2018: #AndhaDhun ₹ 2.70 cr 2017: #BareillyKiBarfi ₹ 2.42 cr India biz.”


Last week’s release Kabir Singh continued with its superb run at the box office. Taran tweeted to mention that the film had made Rs 146.63 crore in the domestic market. He wrote: “#KabirSingh continues to weave magic at BO, despite new films cutting into the market share... Biz on [second] Fri is in double digits, which is exceptional... Will cross ₹ 150 cr today [second Sat]... [Week 2] Fri 12.21 cr. Total: ₹ 146.63 cr. India biz.”


Kabir Singh also had the best second Friday of 2019, with an earning of Rs 12.21 crore, beating the likes of Uri, Total Dhamaal, Kesari, Bharat, Badla and Gully Boy. On Friday, Taran had tweeted earlier to say that given its current trend, the film will comfortably cross Rs 200 crore in week 2.


Earlier, talking about Article 15’s box office prospects, trade analyst Girish Johar had told Hindustan Times, “The buzz is quite good about the film. The trailer was hard-hitting and everyone just stood up for what had come across their way. Anubhav Sinha, after what he did in Mulk, is riding a good curve. We all know Ayushmann’s track record -- how he has been selective about films which talk about issues. It is not a mass-entertainer but a thought provoking film for mature audience. Looking at the early reviews that are coming in, it seems to be another good film.”

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First Published: Jun 29, 2019 09:38 IST

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