Sooryavanshi Box Office: Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi is fifth biggest Diwali hit ever: Bollywood Box Office

Records are created by Sooryavanshi, and how! The film staked Rs. 26.29 crore on its first day and in the process, it also emerged as the fifth largest Diwali opening event ever. In fact it is much larger than Akshay Kumar’s Homemade 4 [Rs. 19.08 crores] which was the 2019 Diwali release and could easily have passed Gholmal again [Rs. 30.14 crores] if the revenue sharing problem had been solved earlier and allowed early bookings for Friday, which would have helped morning and afternoon collections.

The three big Diwali releases that appear right at the top are Aamir Khan’s Hindustan henchmen, Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year and Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. These are the films released between 2015-2018, while the release in 2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is at number 10.

Here’s what the top 10 Diwali look like:

Hindustan henchmen [2018] – Rs. 50.75 crore

Happy New Year [2014] – Rs. 42.60 crore

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo [2015] – Rs. 40.35 crore

Gholmal again [2017] – Rs. 30.14 crore

Sooryavanshi [2021] – Rs. 26.29 crore

Krrish 3 [2013] – Rs. 25.50 crore

Homemade 4 [2019] – Rs. 19.08 crore

Jab Tak Hai Jaan [2012] – Rs. 15.23 crore

RA. One [2011] – Rs. 15 crore

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil [2016] – Rs. 13.30 crore

This also brings into perspective how great the film directed by Rohit Shetty actually was because before its release, it was never about records but about survival. It could have easily opened around 15 crores and barely reached the Top-10. However, not many would be sorry (or even surprised) as there was huge uncertainty as to whether audiences would enter theaters. After all, it’s been 20 months Baaghi 3 [March 2020] that a great movie was coming out on a pan-Indian level and you couldn’t be sure of anything.

However, the miracle really happened, and now we need to see how great the journey is Sooryavanshi it will be from now on.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Other pages: Sooryavanshi Box Office Collection, Sooryavanshi Movie Review

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