Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike is performing exceptionally well at the box office. Debutant Aditya Dhar’s movie has managed to gross over Rs 20 crore in its first two days of release. Uri: The Surgical Strike managed to earn Rs 8.20 crore on its first day and Rs 12.43 crore on the second. Uri is a military-drama film based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army at terror launch pads across the LoC on September 29 2016.
Aditya Dhar’s Uri: The Surgical Strike has surpassed the earnings of Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister at the domestic box office. Both movies were released on January 11, 2019, and revolve around the real events on politics and patriotism in the country.
Taran Adarsh’s Tweet:
#TheAccidentalPrimeMinister picked up from evening shows onwards… Records decent numbers on Day 1… Fri ₹ 4.50 cr. India biz. #TAPM
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 12, 2019
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, while mentioning the movie’s box office collections, tweeted that Uri: The Surgical Strike has witnessed a remarkable growth on Saturday and due to the glowing word of mouth, the movie is busy making money at the box office.
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Taran Adarsh’s Tweet:
#UriTheSurgicalStrike witnesses remarkable growth on Day 2 [Sat]… Glowing word of mouth is converting into BO numbers… Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 51.59%… Day 3 [today] should be bigger… Fri 8.20 cr, Sat 12.43 cr. Total: ₹ 20.63 cr. India biz. #Uri
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 13, 2019
The action film, based on the 2016 Surgical Strikes conducted by the Indian Army against terror launchpads in Pakistan, has become Vicky’s biggest opener as a lead star. While that, in itself, is a big achievement, what makes it even bigger is the fact that Vicky has now beaten his seniors Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana in the box-office race.
Yes, vis-à-vis opening-day collection, Vicky is ahead of Rajkummar and Ayushmann, who delivered their best first-day numbers with Stree and Badhaai Ho last year, respectively. While Stree had earned Rs 6.82 crore on its opening day, Badhaai Ho had started off with an earning of Rs 7.29 crore.
Uri: The Surgical Strike, that also stars Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Rajit Kapur and Kirti Kulhari in important roles, received a mixed response from movie critics. The word of mouth for the film, however, was largely positive, something which has immensely helped its box-office performance. Uri: The Surgical Strike is competing against The Accidental Prime Minister at the ticket windows. It is also facing significant competition from the Ranveer Singh-starrer Simmba that hit the screens on December 28 last year. The film is produced by RSVP Movies.
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Source: Financial Express