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]
'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]
'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
"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.”