War box office collection Day 9: Hrithik-Tiger film earns Rs 238.35 crore

War box office collection Day 9: The YRF actioner, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff continues its winning spree at the theaters. But with the release of Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky Is Pink this weekend, will it suffer a slump?

War box office collection Day 9: The Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff film is set to face competition from the Sky Is Pink this weekend.

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War continues to win hearts and the box office too. The YRF film, that has been directed by Siddharth Anand released on October 2, has emerged as the biggest opener of Hindi cinema till date. The movie went on to collect Rs 100 crore in just 3 days and cross Rs 200 crore in its first week of release.

War, by the end of its Day 8, stands at Rs 228.55 crore. Now, with the release of Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky Is Pink arriving this weekend, it remains to be seen if War will face a downfall.

War is an actioner that is loaded with some high octane stunts undertaken by its two leading men – Hrithik and Tiger. While Tiger plays a spy named Khalid, Hrithik plays Kabir, his mentor. The film traces their fight as the two try to outdo each other.

Hrithik on Thursday shared a special video on his Instagram account, where we saw his journey towards becoming Kabir. The actor, whose previous release, Super 30 required him to don a lean look, revealed that he was completely out of shape before beginning to shoot War.

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War crossed Rs 200 crore in its first week of release

War has also become one of the Hindi films to cross Rs 200 crore in its first week of release. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Hindi films that hit ₹ 200 cr in *Week 1* / *Extended Week 1*...
2016: #Sultan ₹ 229.16 cr [9 days]
2017: #Baahubali2 [#Hindi] ₹ 247 cr [7 days]
2017: #TigerZindaHai ₹ 206.04 [7 days]
2018: #Sanju ₹ 202.51 [7 days]
2019: #War ₹ 238.35 cr [9 days]
#India biz."

'War tops the list of highest ever week 1 collection'

Taran Adarsh revealed that War has become the numero uno in the list of top 5 week 1 releases of 2019. He tweeted, "1. #War ₹ 238.35 cr [9 days]
2. #Bharat ₹ 180.05 cr [9 days]
3. #KabirSingh ₹ 134.42 cr [7 days]
4. #MissionMangal ₹ 128.16 cr [8 days]
5. #Saaho [#Hindi] ₹ 116.03 cr [7 days]
#India biz."

'War is biggest opener for Hrithik, Tiger and YRF'

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh added in another tweet, "#War has a fantabulous *extended* Week 1... Fifth #Hindi film to hit ₹ 200 cr mark in *Week 1* / *Extended Week 1*... Biggest opener for #HrithikRoshan, #TigerShroff and #YRF [crosses #Sultan]... Week 2 pivotal, will give an idea of its *lifetime biz*."

War collects Rs 238.35 crore

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the Day 9 figures of War. He tweeted, "#War [#Hindi] Wed 51.60 cr, Thu 23.10 cr, Fri 21.30 cr, Sat 27.60 cr, Sun 36.10 cr, Mon 20.60 cr, Tue 27.75 cr, Wed 11.20 cr, Thu 9.25 cr. Total: ₹ 228.50 cr. Including #Tamil + #Telugu: ₹ 238.35 cr. #India biz."

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala shared War box office numbers from Chennai

Watch Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff talk about working on War

'Fab direction'

"Saw #War few days back. Such a good movie. Its worth watching  @iHrithik sir on the screen playing Kabir. @iTIGERSHROFF also did a good job justifykng his character as Khalid as well as Saurabh both as the antagonist and the protagonist. Siddharth Anand's direction is fab!" wrote
Devangshu Chowdhury on Twitter. 

War vs The Sky Is Pink

According to film trade analyst Girish Johar, both War and The Sky Pink will have their distinct audience. He told indianexpress.com, "“Both, War and The Sky Is Pink, are different films. The Sky Is Pink is a human drama based on relationships. The target audience of the film is a little upmarket and niche. War is a mass entertainer. I don’t think both will be affecting either since both have a different set of audience.”

Also read | The Sky Is Pink box office prediction: Priyanka Chopra film to get a decent opening

Hrithik Roshan's transformation to Kabir

Hrtihik Roshan shared this video revealing how he got into the shoes of his War character, Kabir.

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Hrithik Roshan, in an interaction with indianexpress.com, opened up about being in his elements and 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.”

Tiger Shroff, on his part told us how working with Hrithik was a learning experience, "After seeing Hrithik sir, I feel like I still have miles to go. To feel happy for myself and pat my own back, I think it is still going to take a while for me to get there. War, however, has gotten me at least one step ahead. I give credit to my director as he took me out of my comfort zone, and threw me into a new space altogether. I feel very thankful that this film happened to me. It was an educational journey. If you ask me if I am better than what I was yesterday, then yes I am. It is all because of War."