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Uri box office day 2: Vicky Kaushal film is a hit with Rs 20.63 cr earning, Accidental Prime Minister is steady

Uri box office collection stands at Rs 20.63 crore after two days of release. The Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam film is expected to emerge a hit even as Simmba sees a resurgence and The Accidental Prime Minister is steady.

bollywood Updated: Jan 14, 2019 10:37 IST
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The Accidental Prime Minister vs Uri box office collection: Vicky Kaushal film has a distinct advantage over the Anupam Kher movie.
The Accidental Prime Minister vs Uri box office collection: Vicky Kaushal film has a distinct advantage over the Anupam Kher movie.

It is turning out to be a good weekend at the box office for this week’s two Hindi releases —Uri and The Accidental Prime Minister -- even as Ranveer Singh’s Simmba saw a resurgence. Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike may have received mixed reviews but the audience seems to be high on ‘josh’.

”#UriTheSurgicalStrike witnesses remarkable growth on Day 2 [Sat]... Glowing word of mouth is converting into BO numbers... Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 51.59%... Day 3 [today] should be bigger... Fri 8.20 cr, Sat 12.43 cr. Total: ₹ 20.63 cr. India biz. #Uri,” wrote trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Watch | Public review of Uri: The Surgical Strike

Vicky described the feeling as surreal after Uri was accepted by the audience. “Till the film is released, you don’t have an idea if it is going to work. But since yesterday, the kind of reaction we have received is really overwhelming. It’s a surreal feeling that audience has accepted our film with open arms,” he told media.


Vicky also praised his co-actors and director Aditya Dhar for being part of the film. “In today’s age, it is very difficult for a debutant director to get backing from producers for the story and then get a huge release for his film. Ultimately, when audience appreciates the film then, it’s really special thing for the entire team,” said Vicky.

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The film Uri clashed with at the box office, The Accidental Prime Minister, also saw growth on Saturday. While trade analyst Taran Adarsh reported that the film that stars Anupam Kher as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had earned Rs 4.5 crore on Friday even as Box Office India reported a 15% jump for the film on Saturday. Its estimated earnings after two days of release stand at an estimated Rs 9 crore. The final numbers are awaited.

The Accidental Prime Minister is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, Manmohan Singh’s media advisor between 2004 and 2008. It revolves around Singh’s life, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh’s cop drama Simmba posted yet another solid collection. “#Simmba sees a positive turnaround on third Sat... Should cross ₹ 225 cr today [third Sun; Day 17]... [Week 3] Fri 2.60 cr, Sat 4.51 cr. Total: ₹ 219.54 cr. India biz,” Adarsh reported.

First Published: Jan 13, 2019 12:41 IST

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