Gully Boy box office collection: Excellent weekend for Ranveer Singh, Alia starrer; set to break this record

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Feb 18, 2019, 02:46 PM IST

Gully Boy box office collection: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt starrer has earned over Rs 72 cr in first weekend, as the film on the street rappers is moving ahead with a positive word of mouth. The Zoya Akhtar film, whose success is stated to be restricted to metro cities, has managed to rule the domestic ticket windows on Sunday. The film has minted Rs 21.30 crore on day 4, taking its overall collection to Rs 72.45 crore. With a grand opening of Rs 19.40 crore on Thursday, Gully Boy's collections were down on Friday to Rs 13.10 crore, but earnings soared again on Saturday and Sunday to Rs 18.65 crore and Rs 21.30 crore respective. The film is getting mammoth response in metros, but the same is limited in mass centres.


"#GullyBoy has excellent *extended* weekend... Will cross ₹ 75 cr today [Mon]... Metros exceptional... Mumbai circuit terrific... Tier-2 cities pick up... Metros to trend strongly on weekdays... Thu 19.40 cr, Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 18.65 cr, Sun 21.30 cr. Total: ₹ 72.45 cr. India biz," movie critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted. Image source: Reuters


The film now set to become Zoya Akhtar's highest grosser of all-time. The record is currently being held by Dil Dhadakne Do. "Will cross *lifetime biz* of Zoya Akhtar’s #DilDhadakneDo [₹ 76.88 cr] on Day 5 and #ZindagiNaMilegiDobara [₹ 90.27 cr; Zoya’s highest grossing film] in Week 1 itself. India biz," Adarsh tweeted. Image source: Youtube


Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt film's story revolves around an aspiring rapper, Murad, who tides over all odds to make a name for himself. However, the role of female protagonist played by Alia depicts saga of Murad's girlfriend, a medical student, who too is wading through ups and downs in her life. Image source: Youtube


According to the report, the film is loosely based on story of Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy’s lives, as the movie focuses on street hip hop culture of the corporate capital of India. The film also stars Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz in pivotal role. Image source: Youtube


Earlier trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, “#GullyBoy is making the right noise #Overseas... USA+Canada: Crosses $ 1.5 mn [₹ 10.70 cr]. Few locations to be added. UAE+GCC: $ 894k [₹ 6.38 cr] UK: £ 181,307 [₹ 1.67 cr] Australia: A$ 320,435 [₹ 1.63 cr] NZ+Fiji: NZ$ 83,588 [₹ 40.94 lakhs] Note: Thu to Sat biz,” as the film is getting good response overseas. Image source: Youtube


The latest Ranveer Singh movie has also been appreciated by celebrities like Anil Kapoor who called him a tiger. The veteran actor has also termed the director, Zoya Akhtar, a mastermind. Image source: PTI


Hollywood actor Will Smith has also praised Ranveer Singh's rapping skills. Smith shared a video on Instagram saying "Yo Ranveer! Congrats man. I am loving what you doing. Gully Boy,” adding “I have seen old school hip hop, seen hip hop all over the world. I am loving it. Go get it.” Image source: Twitter