Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala has been going strong at the box office and is very close to the Rs 100 crore mark. The film has collected Rs 97 crore in 13 days at the domestic box office. It will very soon make its entry in the coveted Rs 100 crore club.
The film has been registering decent numbers in its second week. It collected Rs 1.96 crore on Wednesday while it collected Rs 2.25 crore on Monday and Rs 2.05 crore on Tuesday.
The film opened to decent numbers on second Friday and collected Rs Rs 3.76 crore. But it saw a remarkable jump in the business on next two days. The film collected Rs 6.73 crore and Rs 8.01 crore on second Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The film also registered good numbers throughout the first week ending it with a total collection of Rs 72.24 crore at the domestic box office.
The film is setting new records for Ayushmann. It has already become the biggest opening film of Ayushmann’s career beating Dream Girl by a slight margin. It has also left behind Dream Girl in bringing highest numbers on first Monday.
Film trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh took to his social media account to share the business figures of Bala. He wrote, “#Bala [Week 2] Fri 3.76 cr, Sat 6.73 cr, Sun 8.01 cr, Mon 2.25 cr, Tue 2.05 cr, Wed 1.96 cr. Total: ₹ 97 cr. #India biz.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 21, 2019
Bala that was released on 8 November has also become Ayushmann Khurrana’s second biggest opening weekend film with a collection of Rs 43.95 crore. It is a little behind Dream Girl which collected Rs 44.57 crore on its first weekend.
Talking about the overwhelming response received by the film, Ayushmann said, “With Bala, we are sending out some really strong and powerful social messages in the most entertaining manner possible and I’m delighted that the film has instantly connected with audiences on day one.”
He called the script of Bala one of “my most precious scripts to date”, adding: “I’m really happy with the love and adulation that our film is getting”.
Bala is a satirical comedy that deals with the subject of premature balding and the societal pressure that comes with it. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. Javed Jaffrey, Seema Pahwa and Saurabh Shukla appear in supporting roles.
The film is directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan.