Aditya Dhar’s directorial Uri: The Surgical Strike has completed its two weeks at the box office. The film starring Vicky Kaushal has made a good collection so far and already become a blockbuster. Still, it is continuing its glorious run. Yesterday (2nd Wednesday/13th day), Uri minted a little over Rs 6 crores making its total collection – Rs 128.59 crore.
Besides Vicky, the flick stars Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, and Kirti Kulhari in important roles. The movie is based on the real incident when Indian Army carried out the surgical strike on seven terrorist launchpads across the LoC in 2016. It was done as an answer to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri earlier that month.
Within 10 days, it earned the esteemed group of Rs 100 crore. With this feat, the film has become the first blockbuster of the year. This has also become the highest grossing movie for Yami Gautam and Vicky as well. The team, cast and crew – all are happy with its performance at not just domestic but overseas markets too.
Released on January 11, 2019, it was produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Productions. Owing to its content and performances, it didn’t let any other release (till now) stand in its way to the road to success. It has demolished other releases so far like The Accidental Prime Minister and Why Cheat India. It will be interesting to see if it can withstand this Friday’s big release Manikarnika starring Kangana Ranaut and Thackeray starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The highest grosser of 2018, Sanju collected Rs 6.26 cr to register itself as the highest second Wednesday grosser. Uri has started to compete with Sanju in terms of daily collections. Maybe, it can beat it starting from Thursday itself. The two weeks collection will be close to Rs 134 crore. So, it has basically already beaten the lifetime collections of Badhaai Ho, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, and Judwaa 2. It would cross the earnings of Thugs of Hindostan in coming 15 days.
As per the expectations, Uri should be able to collect Rs 175 cr in its entire run. However, the figure of 200 cr doesn’t look too far to be touched. If it fares well this week too, it can do so.