Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, had a good second day with over 24.50 crore in box office collection. Due to the Bhai Dooj holiday, however, the film was unable to gather traction and earned less money than it did on Friday.
The Rohit Shetty film grossed Rs. 26.29 crore in its first week of release. At the box office, it competed with the Hollywood film Eternals.
A Boxofficeindia.com report stated: “Sooryavanshi has held up very well on day two as it looks to record collections in the 24.50 crore nett range. This collection has come off a huge holiday and the drop will be only 5-10%.”
The film, which was released in theatres on Friday after being postponed several times owing to the coronavirus outbreak, was received with a thundering response from the audience who queued outside theatres across the country. Despite reduced occupancy in many parts of the country, Reliance Entertainment, which funded the picture, says it is doing well at the box office.
“The response has been outstanding but due to state limitation the business was affected (a bit) in places Maharashtra, MP, Bihar and Haryana because of 50 percent occupancy otherwise the number would have been ₹34 crore in domestic market,” Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibasish Sarkar told PTI about the film’s opening.
“Besides, close to 1000 odd screens have shut down in COVID-19 times and so these are the things that have impacted. But in spite of that, it has been an outstanding number. It has overshadowed our expectations,” he added.
“We are hoping the film will earn over ₹75-85 crore in the domestic market over a period of three days,” he added.