Neerja box office collections: Sonam Kapoor starrer collects Rs. 50.12 cr

Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor continues its victory march and has crossed the Rs. 50 crore mark in just ten days of its release.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Neerja, Neerja Collections, Neerja Box Office Collections, Sonam Kapoor, Neerja Sonam Kapoor, Neerja 50 crore Neeraj starring Sonam Kapoor, which has been hailed as her finest performance so far, has collected Rs 43.47 cr. in nine days of its release.

Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor continues its victory march and has crossed the Rs. 50 crore mark in just ten days of its release. The film is dominating the box office despite new film releases and has collected Rs 50.12 cr. at the box office. The film opened to great reviews from critics and fans alike.

On day 1, Neerja earned a mere Rs 4.70 crore but it saw a jump on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday it collected Rs 7.60 cr while Sunday’s numbers were the highest of the weekend. The film even cleared the crucial ‘Monday test’ and collected Rs 3.70 cr. On Tuesday also, the film’s business remained strong. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday business of the film was Rs. 3.14 cr, Rs. 3.06 cr, Rs. 3.15 cr. respectively. The film was massive jump on Saturday and Sunday (February 27) raking Rs. 5 cr. and Rs. 6.65 cr. at the box office making the total collection of the film Rs. 50.12 cr.

Also read: Before Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja, a Moga village that took pride in Neerja Bhanot 

Neerja, which released over 671 screens in India, has shown good occupancy in theatres across the country backed up by strong content and good word of mouth.

Read Neerja movie review: Sonam Kapoor makes us believe she is, was, Neerja

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the numbers.

The film’s business witnessed growth towards evening/night shows and the numbers multiplied rapidly especially at the metros.

Neerja also delivered a fantastic opening weekend of $ 1.56 million in the international markets (Rs 10.7 cr.)

Also read: Neerja’s box office run is a happy surprise: Producer Atul Kasbekar

Neerja marks to be the highest opening weekend for a female centric – 15 rated film in the international markets. (The censor rating of 15 restricts the family audiences in North America, UK, Middle East and Australia)

The box office numbers from key markets are given below.

The collections of the film in USA is $ 635, 202, in Middle East $ 575, 406, in UK $ 153,386, in Australia $ 84,299 and in the rest of the world it is $ 113, 394.

In USA and Middel East the film is the highest opening weekend of a female centric – 15 rated film, while in UK it is the second highest opening weekend of 2016.

Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios said, “We are humbled with the audience response to Neerja ! Viewers across the country have connected to this emotional and heart-touching story of a 23 year old girl who did something extraordinary. The film is resonating across demographics in India as also with Indians across the world.”

Indian Express film critic, Shubhra Gupta wrote: The question was always going to be, can Kapoor, who has always played itty-bitty ditsy roles before (with patchy​ results in a string of others), carry off that demanding role? Short answer : yes.

Also read: Neerja: The sky was her limit

Sonam Kapoor fumbles in a couple of initial phases, where we find a blankness rather than terror on her face. But those are only momentary. Then she locks onto the correct tone, and we get the whole complement of feelings flit across her face – from shaking with fear to finding a place of strength. Kapoor makes us believe she is, was, Neerja. (In pics: Neerja, Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Re, Airlift: Releases Of 2016 Till Now, Who Won The Box Office race

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  1. A
    Feb 22, 2016 at 10:36 am
    Real-life heroes are way better than the ones we see, create or admire on big screen. They might not look perfectly decked-up all the time, make a g entry and an even greater exit from the frame in the most overrated slow-motion shots. They might not be so exceptionally skilled to kill every bad man in their way; on the other hand, they might get killed at the end. And trust me if they do so, it’s never pre-designed to sympathetically benefit their own image amongst their fans. Real-life heroes also necessarily don’t have to be always a ‘Hero’ to inspire; they can also come in as a bold, fearless, strong-headed and proud 23-year old girl from the next door! Ram Madhvani’s inspirational biopic NEERJA successfully brings us closer to one such hero, most of us wouldn’t have known of if the efforts were not made. Neerja Bhanot [pla on screen by Sonam Kapoor] is our regular girl next door who doesn’t miss her vanity box while leaving for work. She is a head purser in a leading international airways company. She has a promising career in modeling also but she prefers this ‘Mazdooron wala kaam’ as her mother [Shabana Azmi] ironically complains about the wee hours at work. She is just two days away to celebrate her 23rd birthday and her plane gets hijacked by a terrorist group seeking their ociates’ freedom in return of 379 pengers on board. NEERJA confirms for the grave situation, tensed air and frightening faces of fear as we proceed further in the film. NEERJA also observes the bravura instinct of ‘never lose hope till it ends’ in Neerja Bhanot- an ardent fan of yesteryear Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna and his por dialogue in Hrishkesh Mukherji’s ANAND, “Babu Moshay, Zindagi badi honi chayiye, lambi nahin!”. In Neerja Bhanot, there is a lot more than just a submissive, fearless and sensibly human flight staff. She is an awful and abusive arranged-marriage survivor too. Ram Madhvani skillfully manages to showcase both of her traumatic positions in past and present where she has to make choices that could make or break her ideny as an individual. She could have chosen to die in peace by going ahead with the ‘adjustment clause’ in the marriage most mothers preach to their daughters or else could live long with the guilt of not standing with the right. She picks to die for humanity and live long for the human race as a great example of unshaken courage, undying hope and incomparable heroism! NEERJA doesn’t hit every cord right especially in the first half where Madhvani tries to convince us investing in the characters emotionally. The excessive mentions of the Rajesh Khanna references are also not well-received at all the time. In fact, this is the part where you know with your experiences in the past that what exactly comes after. The good thing is Madhvani smells it sooner than you think and doesn’t wait too long to go jump in the pool of terror where an extraordinary tale of great courage awaits to unfold. With an abrupt interval point, Ram also dares us to think again about bringing the much-needed and long-awaited ‘No interval’ initiative in the current Bollywood scenario. NEERJA is a surprising set of some grounded performances. Sonam Kapoor handles to make us believe in her skills well. If she is not bothering you as Sonam while watching it, you should know how blessed you and the film are. Shabana Azmi is the strongest when it comes to target your tear glands. Yogendra Tiku as her father and the actor playing Khalil- one of the hysterical terrorists deserve a special mention! At the end, NEERJA makes you feel indebted, obliged and appreciative towards such brave souls. In the desperate times of ‘pseudo-nationalism’ taking over the spirit of individual’s freedom, choice and humanity at large, it has the guts to show a mirror to the society. A 23-year old teaches us to live and die as it should be; and now, it’s time to respect her sacrifice! [3.5/5]
    1. A
      Arjun chavan
      Feb 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm
      Great Movie after Bajirao Mastani ,and Airlift...worth spending money...
      1. C
        Feb 22, 2016 at 10:38 am
        Superb Movie #Sonam kapoor Don Geart Job Must Watch Movie
        1. A
          Feb 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm
          That is mind blowing movie and sonam kapoor superb performance. .☺☺☺
          1. A
            Feb 23, 2016 at 8:50 am
            very good movie #sonam kapoor
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