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War box office collections: Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff Hindi film becomes first to cross ₹300 crore mark in 2019

AJ Vinayak October 21 | Updated on October 21, 2019 Published on October 21, 2019

War is currently the highest grossing film of the year in India

War, an action thriller from the Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner, has emerged as the first movie to cross ₹300 crore mark in 2019.

In a tweet on Monday, Taran Adarsh, film trade analyst, put the total India business of War at ₹301.75 crore. Of this, the collections from the Hindi version included ₹287.90 crore. Tamil and Telugu together contributed ₹13.85 crore.

At least one or two movies have been crossing the ₹300-crore mark since 2014. In another tweet, he gave the names of movies that reached the ₹300-crore mark. They included Aamir Khan-starrer PK in 2014 and Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan in 2015. Both these Khans touched ₹300-crore club with Dangal and Sultan in 2016.

The net box office collection of Baahubali 2, starring Prabhas, had crossed ₹500 crore in 2017. Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai was the other movie to cross the ₹300 crore mark that year.

In 2018, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmaavat and Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanju reached the ₹300-crore club.

Hoping for YRF to greenlight War 2 soon, he mentioned in another tweet that the super success of War reiterates the fact that ‘well made’ biggies — targeted at a pan-India audience — will always be embraced warmly by the paying public.

He also expressed hope that it would become a franchise like the Mission Impossible series, with Hrithik staying constant.

Directed by Siddarth Anand, the other actors in War include Vani Kapoor and Ashutosh Rana. Aditya Chopra of YRF is the producer of the film. The movie was shot in Italy, Georgia, Portugal, Abu Dhabi and Sweden, apart from India.

For both Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, War is their second release in 2019.

According to Bollywood Hungama, a film trade website, Hrithik’s movie Super 30, which was released on July 12, made a net box office collection of ₹146.94 crore.

Tiger Shroff’s movie Student of the Year 2, which was released on May 10, made a net box office collection of ₹69.11 crore.

Kabir Singh, a remake of the Telugu movie Arjun Reddy, which was released on June 21, recorded a net box office collection of ₹278 crore.

Published on October 21, 2019
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