War Becomes Second-Highest Grosser of 2019, Highest in N. America
The Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer War has earned Rs 257 crores in total at the box office and become 2019’s second highest grosser. It has also crossed the life time business of Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri.
Taran Adarsh made the announcement on 13 October. He wrote, “#War crosses *lifetime biz* of #Uri, becomes second highest grosser of 2019.”
He also tweeted that War has also become the highest grosser in North America (USA and Canada). It has collected a record $ 3.2 million, crossing Hrithik’s all other films.
On day 10, War had earned Rs 245.95 crore in total at the box office, making it Hrithik’s highest earning film ever. Hrithik’s biggest hit previously was his superhero sequel Krrish 3 with a lifetime collection of Rs 244.95 crore. War has beaten that record in its second week already.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news of Twitter, writing, “#War continues its dominance... Will continue to rule BO till #Diwali [#HF4]... Expect solid numbers over the weekend... Marching victoriously towards ₹ 300 cr... #War [#Hindi; Week 2] Fri 7.10 cr. Total: ₹ 235.60 cr. Including #Tamil + #Telugu: ₹ 245.95 cr. #India biz.”
Taran also predicts that War will continue to do big numbers up till at least Diwali a.k.a. 26 October when Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 will release. Before then, the actioner will easily cross the Rs 300 crore mark.
Earlier, War had become the third highest grossing Hindi film of 2019, having surpassed the lifetime business of both Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and Salman Khan’s Bharat. It earned over Rs 50 crores on its opening day alone and hit Rs 100 crores by day 3.
Apart from Hrithik and Tiger, War also stars Vaani Kapoor, Anupriya Goenka and Ashutosh Rana. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Yash Raj Films. War released in theatres on 2 October.
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