War’ Dethrones ‘Kabir Singh’ To Enter Highest Grossing Bollywood Movie Club (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's got their career highest grosser film in Yas Raj film War. The espionage action-thriller in spite of getting rave reviews has made more money than any other Bollywood movie in 2019 so far even when it faced stiff competition from Hollywood movie Joker that has been loved and appreciated by critics and cinephiles.
Released on a holiday, Gandhu Jayanti on October 2, the film in its (extended) opening weekend entered the Rs 100-crore club in three days. In just seven days, War hit the Rs 200 crore jackpot at the box office becoming one of the fastest film to enter that club.
On Day 14, the Siddarth Anand directorial surpassed this year's blockbuster film Kabir Singh in terms of earning.
Other successful films in this list are Baahubali2 [Hindi], Dangal, Sanju, PK, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Padmaavat, Sultan and Dhoom 3, says Taran Adarsh.
Interestingly, the top 10 highest grossing films --Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan, Dhoom 3 and War -- were made under the Yash Raj banner. Salman Khan (Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan) and Aamir Khan (Dangal, PK, Dhoom 3) has the most number of film in the list and now Hrithik and Tiger unitedly in on the fray.
Film experts say War's release date -- Gandhi Jayanti and later Navratri and Dussehra festivals -- played a huge role in its stellar earnings. The film also got the benefit of an extended weekend (from Wednesday to Sunday).
War was released along Telugu film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy that too is making a steady run at the south Indian film industry. In its third week now, War has no fierce competitor and hence the film is expected to do more business until Akshay Kumar starrer Housefull 4 along with Saand Ki Ankh and Made In China, hit the screen on October 26. War has minted total Rs 413 crore (including overseas collection) so far. It's the most successful film of Hrithik, Tiger and Vaani Kapoor's careers.