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Neerja Box Office: Extraordinary opening weekend for Sonam Kapoor film

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:44 IST

Sonam Kapoor's Neerja continued to record big jumps in the opening weekend as the film raked in around Rs 9.71 crore on Sunday - taking the three day total to a massive Rs 22.01 crore.

After opening at Rs 4.70 crore, the collections jumped by around 70 per cent on the second day - and further jumped by 10 per cent on the third day. The film has garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews and the same is sure to translate into Box Office collections.

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The Ram Madhvani directorial performed best at Delhi, Bangalore and Chandigarh, followed by Mumbai. The single screens at the metros also came into picture on Sunday, which resulted in a reasonable jump.

Day-wise Box Office collection for Neerja:

  • Day 1 (19 February): Rs 4.70 crore
  • Day 2 (20 February): Rs 7.60 crore
  • Day 3 (21 February): Rs 9.71 crore
  • Total: Rs 22.01 crore

The film released on 700 screens and recorded an average occupancy of over 70 per cent through the weekend. The film is sure to recover its budget of Rs 21 crore from the theatrical revenue alone - and is well on its way to becoming Bollywood's second super hit of the year after Akshay Kumar's Airlift.

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With Neerja, Sonam Kapoor now has two back-to-back super hits in her kitty. Her last release, the Salman Khan-helmed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, was also a super hit at the Bollywood Box Office.

First published: 22 February 2016, 10:58 IST
 
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.

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