Article 15 box office collection day 2: Ayushmann Khurrana film holds steady, makes Rs 7.25 crore, Kabir Singh stays rock solid | Bollywood - Hindustan Times
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Article 15 box office collection day 2: Ayushmann Khurrana film holds steady, makes Rs 7.25 crore, Kabir Singh stays rock solid

ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Jun 30, 2019 03:44 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 showed major growth on Saturday picking up Rs 7.25 crores. It’s opening collections stood at Rs 5.02 crore. Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh, meanwhile, stays strong at the box office.

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 showed a jump on Saturday and is trending in urban areas, says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Tweeting the Saturday figures, he said that the film had made Rs 7.25 crores on day 2, taking its total to Rs 12.27 crores.

Ayushmann Khurrana stars as the main lead in Article 15.(Instagram)
Ayushmann Khurrana stars as the main lead in Article 15.(Instagram)

He wrote: “#Article15 jumps on Day 2... Trending very well at urban centres specifically... Should maintain the strong momentum on Day 3, although #INDvENG [#CWC19] cricket match might act as a speed breaker... Fri 5.02 cr, Sat 7.25 cr. Total: 12.27 cr. India biz.” He further added that despite cricket matches, the film should maintain a strong momentum on day 3.

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On Saturday, he had tweeted the film’s opening collection of Rs 5.02 crore. Kabir Singh, meanwhile, continued to dominate ticket windows even on its second Saturday. As per Taran, the film has crossed Rs 150 crore and should become the thrid highest grosser of 2019, leaving the likes of Kesari and Total Dhamaal behind. He wrote: “#KabirSingh crosses 150 cr... Will cross 175 cr today [Day 10]... Now third highest grosser of 2019, surpassing *lifetime biz* of #Kesari and #TotalDhamaal... Trending better than #Padmaavat in Week 2... [Week 2] Fri 12.21 cr, Sat 17.10 cr. Total: 163.73 cr. India biz.”

 

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Article 15, based on the infamous Badaun rape case of 2014, is an investigation drama with Ayushmann playing a cop. Kabir Singh, a Hindi remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, is the story of brilliant resident doctor with anger management issues, who goes on self destructive mode after his girlfriend married another person.

Article 15, which is being received very well in urban centres, ran into trouble in Kanpur on Friday when some groups entered cinema halls in the city and the shows in some theatres had to be stopped. The film has been hailed for its hard-hitting content and taking on the caste issue in India.

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