Box Office: Uri crosses the 50 crore mark; Simmba continues to trend well


Vicky Kaushal’s new film Uri: The Surgical Strike has not only received positive reviews from critics but is also faring exceptionally well at the box office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures as the film has earned Rs 55.81 crore within five days of its release. Directed by Aditya Dhar, Uri is a military drama based on the 2016 surgical strike carried out by the Indian Armed forces across the border.

[caption id="attachment_196247" align="aligncenter" width="497"] Vicky Kaushal in a still from Uri[/caption]

On the first day of its release, Uri earned Rs 8.20 crore while its earnings witnessed decent growth over the weekend so much so that the film fared well at the beginning of the week too. Uri, thus, is “winning praise, getting applause/ovation and amassing massive numbers” the box office in the entire country, Taran added in his tweet.

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Ranveer Singh’s Simmba, on the other hand, has established several records as the Rohit Shetty film has emerged as the director’s highest grosser, as per Taran, and also crossed the lifetime collections of Chennai Express. The film has collected Rs 230 crore so far.

Simmba, a remake of Telugu film Temper, casts Ranveer as a cop while Sara Ali Khan stars opposite him. It is Sara’s second film after Kedarnath, which marked her debut in Bollywood. Simmba has been produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Rohit Shetty Picturez.

[caption id="attachment_196654" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Ranveer in a still from Simmba[/caption]

Film-buffs, however, are up for an interesting week as Emraan Hashmi’s Why Cheat India is all set to release on Friday while Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Thackeray will hit screens next Friday. It is interesting to note whether Simmba will be able to continue its fantastic run at the box office with the release of multiple films in the meantime.