Uri: The Surgical Strike Vs The Accidental Prime Minister Box-Office Collection: Vicky Kaushal’s Film is A HIT
Vicky Kaushal is on a winning spree. After a spectacular 2018, he has started 2019 on a positive note
Two films released on Friday (Thursday in the UAE) and both dealt with subjects of patriotism. Vicky Kaushal’s war film Uri: The Surgical Strike was the story about the surgical strikes led by the Indian army against terrorist while Anupam Kher’s The Accidental Prime Minister was based on the book of the same name and depicted former PM Manmohan Singh’s years in office. The latter was more controversial though the subject of Uri was equally tenuous.
The box office has given its verdict. Vicky Kaushal has triumphed over Anupam Kher. According to Boxoffice India, Uri which had an opening of around 8.25 crore nett, showed good growth on Saturday of around 40 per cent with collections going to around INR 12 crore. With the way, it is going and with positive word-of-mouth, the film will emerge a hit. So the two-day collections are around INR 20 crore which is a great number.
The Accidental Prime Minister had limited growth on Saturday with a jump of 15% approx. This was sort of expected as the first day collections were pretty high for this type of film which meant it was the controversy which aided the film. The film collected 4 crore nett on Saturday to take its total to 7.50 crore nett which is still good collections for two days though the trend is not that good.
Comparatively, The Accidental Prime Minister got around INR 3.50 crore on an opening day despite the bad reviews. The controversy helped the film though it remains to be seen how it will fare in week one with stiff competition from Uri: The Surgical Strike.