Akira Heroine-Centric Film 20 cr Opening Weekend Box Office Collection
When the trailer for Akira was first released, it offered the tantalising idea that Bollywood was ready to give us a bonafide new action star — Sonakshi Sinha.
Watching her punch her way through the trailer with panache, and with the knowledge that the next film she would star in, Force 2, would also have her take on some nifty stunt sequences, there was a tremendous amount of excitement over Sonakshi’s action avatar.
Akira is a remake of the Tamil film Mouna Guru (2011). The thought of a woman action hero sounds like fun, and every now and again Sinha gets to show off her karate chops and martial arts, but the handful of action sequences are less than inventive. She is far more effective in the emotional scenes.
The 20-cr figure can be broken up thus:
On its opening day,
Friday, 2 September, the film took in Rs 5.15 cr in collections, Rs 5.30 cr on Saturday and Rs 6.20 cr on Sunday. Trade expert Taran Adarsh pegged the collections by end of Sunday (for India alone) at Rs 16.65 crore.
Akira‘s overseas business is reported to be a little over Rs 5 crore, bringing its total opening weekend tally to an estimated Rs 21-22 crore.
The film’s figures over its opening weekend have been compared to the previous week’s release, the Tiger Shroff superhero flick A Flying Jatt. While Akira has done better business overseas, in terms of the domestic collections,Flying Jatt was a few crores ahead.
Its production and promotion costs have been pegged at a total of Rs 30 crore, and it has already made up 2/3rds that.
Will it manage to break even before this Friday, 9 September, when the Katrina Kaif-Siddharth Malhotra starrer Baar Baar Dekho hits the screens?
We’ll be tracking the numbers, right here.
Stay tuned for more updates on reviews,releases and many more on entertainment. www.kachodi.com