Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh-starrer Phillauri did decent business on second day of its release compared to its first day. The film collected Rs 4.02 crore on Friday, it did a business of Rs 5.20 crore on Saturday which is more than the second day collection of her first production 'NH10'. The film, therefore, made a total collection of Rs 9.22 cr.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest collection of the film. Taran also shared the collection of the film in UAE.
#Phillauri is STRONG in North, the key contributor... Biz saw growth on Sat... Sun crucial... Fri 4.02 cr, Sat 5.20 cr. Total: â‚¹ 9.22 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 26, 2017
#Phillauri opens well in UAE-GCC. Collects $ 260,000 [â‚¹ 1.70 cr] on Thu + Fri [witnessed 40% growth].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 25, 2017
Trade pundits are expecting the film to show growth over the weekend.
North India has contributed 52 percent of the total Phillauri collections. Punjab collections are as high as, for how big A-list Bollywood stars collect in this state, which is outstanding, a statement released by Fox Studios India said.
Meanwhile, Phillauri director Anshai Lal says that having a big star in the film helps to reach a bigger audience. In a recent interview, he says “As Anushka is part of the film, I am in a way confident about the fate of the film. When you have an A-list actor things become easier in terms of reach. It’s a blessing to be working with these talented actors. When you are sure about the script, actors respect it and then things just flow. They have the experience to elevate the material to another level. It is easier to communicate when you have a fresh casting as it doesn’t have the baggage of an actor doing certain kind of roles, you don’t have to break stereotypes.”
"It is a fun, family entertainer and a perfect weekend watch for audiences across all age-groups," Producers Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios and Karnesh Sharma of Clean Slate Films said in a statement.
'Phillauri' was made on a budget of Rs 21 crore and has recovered Rs 12 crore from satellite and music rights. According to estimates, from its theatrical run, Phillauri only needs Rs 9 crore to break even.