Ayushmann Khurrana’s new 100-crore grosser Bala is still rocking at the box office despite the new Hindi release Pagalpanti and already existing Marjaavaan. Within 17 days of release, it has surpassed the lifetime total of Ajay Devgn’s De De Pyaar De (103.64 crores) and emerged as the 14th highest grosser of the year so far in Hindi cinema.
Directed by Amar Kaushik, who had also helmed last year’s blockbuster Stree, the Hindi comedy-drama has got succeed to entertain many in theatres and gathered a solid word of mouth. From critics as well, it has received mostly positive reviews for its entertaining storyline filled with humour.
Bala was opened at an excellent note and registered the biggest opening of Ayushmann Khurrana’s career. In the first week, with a solid pace, it had raked the business of 72.24 crores that included 43.95 crores in the weekend and 28.29 crores in weekdays.
Then in the second as well, Maddock Films’ presentation had managed to remain strong and did the business of 26.56 crores with 18.50 crores in the weekend and 8.06 crores in weekdays. After 2 weeks, the total collection of the film was recorded at 98.80 crores nett.
Now Bala is running in the third week and had started the weekend at a good note by collecting 1.35 crores on Friday. With a huge jump, it had minted 2.50 crores on Saturday. While on Sunday, the film bagged 3.22 crores and raised its 17 days total collection to 105.87 crores nett at the domestic box office.