Hollywood movies continue to dominate Bollywood movies and are taking Indian box office by storm. After The Jungle Book, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Kung Fu Panda 3, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, the latest Hollywood movie that stands out in the Indian market is Marvel’s ninth instalment in the X-Men series. (X-Men – Apocalypse movie review: Three stars)
X-Men: Apocalypse, which released on Friday, has overpowered Bollywood’s big release Sarbjit, directed by Mary Kom fame Omung Kumar starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda, and has performed better on the opening day. The movie, which opened to 50 percent occupancy across India, has minted Rs. 4.51 cr. on the first day of its release at the box office. (Sarbjit box office collections: Aishwarya Rai, Randeep Hooda starrer mints Rs. 3.69 crores on opening day)
On day two, the film saw a growth of 25.28%, in the business and earned Rs. 5.65 cr., making the total collection of the film Rs. 10.16 cr.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared X-Men: Apocalypse’s latest collections on Twitter.
#XMenApocalypse witnesses 25.28% growth on Sat… Biz expected to scale up on Sun… Fri 4.51 cr, Sat 5.65 cr. Total: ₹ 10.16 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 22, 2016
Though, the occupancy of both the films is expected to grow over the weekend, it remains to be seen how the two big releases will perform in the days to come. (Sarbjit movie review: The only thing worth watching is Randeep Hooda)
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse features an ensemble cast of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till.