Starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, War has taken a humungous opening at the Indian box office. The film earned Rs 53.35 crore on its release day, October 2.
With these numbers, War has become the biggest opener of Bollywood closely followed by Thugs of Hindostan that earned Rs 52.25 crore. Since War has released on a Wednesday, the film will surely benefit from the upcoming weekend and continue to earn the big bucks.
Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, “#War is super-strong on Day 2 [working day], after the national holiday on Day 1 [#GandhiJayanti]… Collecting ₹ 20 cr+ on a working day – which happens to be Day 2 in this case – is a rarity… An achievement, since most biggies don’t score ₹ 20 cr on Day 1.”
He added, “#War #Hindi: Wed 51.60 cr, Thu 23.10 cr. Total: ₹ 74.70 cr. #Tamil + #Telugu: Wed 1.75 cr, Thu 1.25 cr. Total: ₹ 3 cr.Total: ₹ 77.70 cr #India biz.⭐️ #War should gather momentum on Day 4 [Sat] and 5 [Sun], thus packing a superb total in its *extended* weekend.”
The film has released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in 4000 screens. War is facing tough competition in the form of Chiranjeevi starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and the much-awaited Hollywood film Joker but if these opening numbers are anything to go by, it is obvious that the Hrithik-Tiger starrer has had a strong headstart.
Alongside Roshan and Shroff, War also stars Ashutosh Rana, Vaani Kapoor, Anupriya Goenka among others. The film has been directed by Siddharth Anand.
Follow all the latest updates about Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War.
Hrithik Roshan opened up about being in his elements
At the film's success meet in Mumbai on Friday, Hrithik spoke on how War has encouraged him to bring out his best. He said, “Probably the time has come for me to give my best when I am making decisions in my life. I am feeling very encouraged, very motivated. So, I think I will choose even better films. However, how much time it takes and all is not in my hands, but I promise my best work is yet to come.”
'Superbly crafted film'
Sanjay Khan shared on Twitter, "Really one sees such a fresh breeze of Indian cinema as #WAR is. I congratulate @iHrithik for his best performance in a superbly crafted film. @iTIGERSHROFF Tiger roars. Congratulations to the makers on the blockbuster opening. #warmovie #yrf."
'Hrithik and Tiger have equal screen time'
Ashish Chanchlani shared vi Twitter, "The biggest surprise from #War is the fact that @iHrithik does not overshadows @iTIGERSHROFF. Both have equal screen time and an equal importance. I absolutely loved tiger’s acting. Specially in the climatic moments."
'Hollywood action sensibilities'
Kaushik LM shared, "#War 3.5/5 . The team has successfully balanced Hollywood action sensibilities & the Indian commercial format which is dominated by its lead heroes Dream 2019 for @iHrithik with #Super30 & now #War. And, one more milestone for . @iTIGERSHROFF Their career best BO grosser is here!
'Hrithik has never looked so dashing on screen'
Sumit Kadel tweeted, "Hrithik has never looked so dashing on screen,in #WAR audience would get to see different layers of his acting skills. U cant make out what he is thinking & what he gonna do next, his eyes & expressions do the talking.Iconic performance in true sense. #WAR will be big FRANCHISE."
'Dazzling action pieces'
Taran Adarsh earlier shared his review for WAR and wrote, "#OneWordReview...#War: BLOCKBUSTER. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Escapist cinema at its best... Aces: Hrithik and Tiger’s power-packed act and chemistry + dazzling action pieces + stunning visual appeal + ample thrills, twists, suspense... Dear BO, get ready for the typhoon. #WarReview."
'Tiger delivered his best'
@mishra_rahul93 tweeted, "#War which I never want to End. Intro Scene of @iHrithik is Awesome, Mindblowing, Dhamaka full on Mass. @iTIGERSHROFF Delivered his best. Every Location is Dream vacation now. Songs are Good. BGM is New & Extraordinary. Blockbuster #War."
'What a movie'
"Just Watched #War :) If bollywood can make this type of movie then why they waste their money on shitty romantic drama ☺☺ What a movie guys a must watch," shared @abhiishek_says.
'It’s a treat to watch'
"Superb performances, kickass action & obviously great dancing. It’s a treat to watch. @iHrithik sir were you having protein samosas all the while during super 30 🤔 @iTIGERSHROFF @Vaaniofficial #warmovie #war @yrf," shared actor Nandish Singh.
'Action sequences were crafted to its best'
"Words are no enough to describe the hard work, effort & passion @iHrithik sir & @iTIGERSHROFF had towards #WAR ! Much inspiring! Action sequences were crafted to its best!! Love u both sir! Congrats & Best wishes @yrf @Vaaniofficial," actor Kathir shared via Twitter.
'Watching WAR again only for Hrithik'
Aditi Raval took to Twitter to share, "Now watching #War again .. now I m gonna focus only on @iHrithik 😍 watching it again Only for him 🥰😍🥰😍 I want him to play such kinda character at least once in year.... “tumhe koi haqq nahi hai ki tum itne hot dikho”🥰😘#WarReview #HrithikRoshan 🤩."
'Was truly astounded by Hrithik's layered portrayal'
"@iHrithik Was truly astounded by your layered portrayal of the rugged kabir. Struck me how intense the preparation must have been. Can u share the thought behind this character, how you gave him his shades, his style, his dance. I am intrigued to know your thought process for him," @Liaa976 shared via Twitter.
'Tiger is sooo good, Hrithik's entry had the hall clapping'
Farah Khan took to Twitter to share, "Saw #war..Loved the action, the drama, the thrill of seeing 2 heroes dance, fight n walk in slo mo.. Sid anand has pulled off an incredibly difficult film with aplomb.. @iTIGERSHROFF is sooo good n maybe the only 1 of his generation who can stand opposite @iHrithik." She added, "Need a whole tweet on @iHrithik..his entry had the hall clapping n breathless at the same time!!looking his best n giving his best in every shot! Just incredible 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I know how much hard work he puts in every shot yet makes it look effortless n natural. #war."
'Want a sequel just to see Hrithik'
Nikhil Taneja took to Twitter to share, "Been a while since we saw the @iHrithik show in an unapologetically badass, hot way. I want a sequel just to see him for another 2 hours being a bronze hero (or a villain idk #nospoilers!). Glad to see @yrf coming up with the kind of Bollywood entertainer that only few get right."
'High end action movie'
Sudheer Babu shared on Twitter, "Very rare to find hard hitting emotions in a high end action movie. #War is one such action thriller where along with getting thrilled for the stunts, twists & visuals, you also feel for the characters. @iHrithik is God level & @iTIGERSHROFF is his match 🔥🔥 DON'T MISS IT👍 @yrf."
'Hrithik just owned the box office'
Vir Das tweeted, "If buzz is to be believed @iHrithik just owned the box office. Well done man! Looking forward to seeing #War."
'War has set the box office on fire'
Siddharth Kannan posted on Twitter, "#War has set d box office on fire! 🔥 Collects 53.35cr on day 1 & emerges as the highest opener of all time! My bradda's @iHrithik @iTIGERSHROFF. Congrats on such a thunderous start! #SidK @Vaaniofficial #SiddharthAnand @yrf #HrithikvsTiger #TeamHrithik #TeamTiger @War_TheFilm."
Hrithik congratulates Tiger on War's success
Hrithik Roshan said in a statement, "It is an incredible response to our hard work and I’m truly grateful to the audiences for loving our film. When we decided to make War, we were clear that we were attempting to do something that has never been done in Indian cinema and we went all out to make it happen. So, it’s hugely validating to see the fantastic response of the people enjoying our action entertainer in the theatres. As an actor, you live and thrive for such moments and I’m truly blessed that our film is getting such overwhelming love. I congratulate my partner in crime Tiger, my director Sid, YRF for its belief and the incredible effort to make this film spectacular, Vaani and everyone associated with this film at this incredible moment. The entire team worked really really hard on War and it’s amazing to see this kind of euphoria around our movie."
'Don't miss it'
Actor Sudheer Babu wrote on Twitter, "Very rare to find hard hitting emotions in a high end action movie. #War is one such action thriller where along with getting thrilled for the stunts, twists & visuals, you also feel for the characters. @iHrithik is God level & @iTIGERSHROFF is his match 🔥🔥 DON'T MISS IT👍 @yrf."