Box Office: Sooryavanshi to join the 100 crore club; 15. for Akshay Kumar, 8. for Rohit Shetty

Sooryavanshi has achieved a very good total in its four-day game at the box office, as the film has already reached 90 billion. Rs. at the ticket office. The Rohit Shetty director, with Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in front with Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in extended performances, is ready to break past the 100 crore mark on Tuesday and thus become the first century for Bollywood since the release of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (January 2020).

The police thriller becomes the 15th Akshay Kumar film to exceed the 100 crore mark in the domestic market, equated with Salman Khan, who also has 15 films in the coveted club. The latter, however, holds the record with 15 consecutive 100 crore films, i.e. every film by him since Dabangg (2010) has earned more than 100 crore at the domestic box office, which is among the most unique achievements of the modern era. The first 100 crore film for Akshay Kumar was Housefull 2 ​​(2012) followed by Rowdy Rathore, Holiday, Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom, Jolly LLB 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Gold, 2 Point 0, Kesari, Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, and Good Newwz. The Khiladi have been among the most consistent actors ever since the release of Airlift in 2016, with back-to-back 100 crore films with the exception of Padman and Bell Bottom. It is this consistent turnaround of delivering back-to-back hits that has earned him the brand as the “Hit Machine” in the industry.


For Rohit Shetty, this would be the 8,100 crore gross, which is the highest for any director in Indian cinema. His 100 crore hits include Golmaal 3, Bol Bachchan, Chennai Express, Singham Returns, Dilwale, Golmaal Again and Simmba. His 2011 entertainer, Singham, also came close to the 100 crore mark, with some sources claiming that it almost touched the coveted figure, and some claiming that it marginally fell short. He is easily among the greatest directors of hindi cinema at this time, with consistency like no other. Rohit, along with Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, are the only three directors who have the ability to get the audience excited about their association with the projects.

Katrina has also set a record with Sooryavanshi as the film has proven to be eight 100 crore gross for her, joining people like Ek Tha Tiger, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dhoom 3, Bang Bang, Tiger Zinda Hai, Thugs of Hindustan and Bharat. Speaking of Sooryavanshi, the film is expected to reach 117-crore during its first week, crossing closer to the hit tag with each passing day. The police officer will achieve the hit mark at collections in the order of 170 crore Rs, and given the trend so far, it is poised to emerge as the first hit since the release of Tanhaji. Keep an eye on Pinkvilla for more box office updates.

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