Vicky Kaushal’s Uri is among 10 highest Hindi grossers ever with ₹244 cr. Here’s how it ranks against Aamir, Salman films
Actor Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike, which opened the box office this year, is now the 10th highest grossing Hindi film in history. The film released on January 11 and had a successful run in theatres for over 10 weeks across India with collections nearing ₹250 crore at the domestic box office.
The film is now among the highest Hindi grossers, a list dominated by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan -- both have three three films each -- while Prabhas’ Baahubali 2 is on the top slot with over ₹500 crore in box office collection.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on Twitter. He tweeted, “#Uri emerges 10th highest grossing *Hindi* film ever... 1. #Baahubali2 [#Hindi], 2. #Dangal, 3. #Sanju, 4. #PK, 5. #TigerZindaHai, 6. #BajrangiBhaijaan, 7. #Padmaavat, 8. #Sultan, 9. #Dhoom3, 10. #UriTheSurgicalStrike. Note: Nett BOC. India biz.”
Despite a reduced screen count, Uri continued to hold fort amid several new releases such as Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and now Kesari.
Sharing the weekly box office collections of the film, Taran tweeted, “#Uri biz at a glance...Week 1: ₹ 71.26 cr Week 2: ₹ 62.77 cr Week 3: ₹ 37.02 cr Week 4: ₹ 29.34 cr Week 5: ₹ 18.74 cr Week 6: ₹ 11.56 cr Week 7: ₹ 6.67 cr Week 8: ₹ 3.83 cr Week 9: ₹ 1.63 cr Week 10: ₹ 95 lakhs Week 11: ₹ 29 lakhs Total: ₹ 244.06 cr India biz.”
Uri had created history as its second weekend box office collection was higher than the first weekend. The film had collected ₹35.92 crore in its first weekend and ₹37.75 crore in its second weekend.
According to BollywoodHungama.com, the lifetime collections of the top 10 Hindi grossers are:
Baahubali: The Conclusion: ₹510 crore. Dangal: ₹387 crore, Sanju: ₹342 crore, PK: ₹340 crore, Tiger Zinda Hai: ₹339 crore, Bajrangi Bhaijaan: ₹320 crore, Padmaavat: ₹302 crore, Sultan: ₹300 crore, Dhoom 3: ₹284 crore and Uri: The Surgical Strike: ₹244 crore.
Uri is the first film starring Vicky as a solo lead that has entered ₹100 crore club. The actor, who has already won quite a few awards for his performance in his 2018 blockbuster Sanju, recently shared his happiness on Instagram by sharing a picture of him flying in the air. He captioned it, “How’s the Pose? ...High Sir!”
He also won the Jeep Badge of Honour at HT India’s Most Stylish 2019 awards.
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