Batla House starring John Abraham in lead took to a good start at the Box Office despite the clash with Mission Mangal. Interesting promos and the big holiday did the trick for the film on an opening day and from there, the film has been helped by strong content and positive word of mouth.
The Nikkhil Advani directed film earned 47.99 crores in the extended 4 day weekend thus beating the weekend business of Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi which earned 42.55 crores earlier this year during its release on Republic Day period.
Batla House has scored 8th highest weekend of this year and is led by films like Super 30 (50.76 crores) & Total Dhamaal (62.40 crores).
(Please rotate your mobile screen for best viewing)
|War||166.25 (5 Day Weekend)|
|Bharat||150.10 Cr (5 Day Weekend)|
|Mission Mangal||97.56 Cr (4 Day Weekend)|
|Dabangg 3||80.00 Cr|
|Kesari||77.56 Cr (4 Day Weekend)|
|Gully Boy||72.45 Cr (4 Day Weekend)|
|Kabir Singh||70.83 Cr|
|Kalank||66.03 Cr (5 Day Weekend)|
|Good Newwz||64.99 Cr|
The film has followed a very good trend so far and is likely to hold strong in weekdays. Thankfully, there’s no new major competition for the film next week and that will also help it score well at the Box Office.
Earlier talking about the film, John Abraham said that the script of the film explores a much bigger human story, which goes beyond just the controversial police encounter that took place in real life.
“To me, ‘Batla House‘ is not just a film about the most controversial encounter in recent times, an incident that got twisted and turned to suit different political agendas. It is a much bigger human story of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who went through excruciating personal turmoil in the line of duty.” John said.
He added, “Often in such cases, we just focus on the professional side of a person’s life, forgetting the effect it has on their mental wellbeing. The post-trauma stress that Sanjeev Yadav went through, and his struggle to come to terms with it and rise above it, make for an inspiring journey, and I have tried to encapsulate it in the character I play.”