Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala is going strong at the box office. The film 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 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 total collection of the film of ten days is Rs 90.74 crore. The film is very likely to cross the Rs 100 crore mark at the end of second week.
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 dominates multiplexes… Witnesses turnaround on [second] Sat and Sun… Should hit ₹ 💯 cr in Weekend 3… [Week 2] Fri 3.76 cr, Sat 6.73 cr, Sun 8.01 cr. Total: ₹ 90.74 cr. #India biz… Will be Ayushmann’s third, Yami’s third and Bhumi’s second 💯 cr grosser.”
#Bala dominates multiplexes… Witnesses turnaround on [second] Sat and Sun… Should hit ₹ 💯 cr in Weekend 3… [Week 2] Fri 3.76 cr, Sat 6.73 cr, Sun 8.01 cr. Total: ₹ 90.74 cr. #India biz… Will be Ayushmann’s third, Yami’s third and Bhumi’s second 💯 cr grosser.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 18, 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.”
“I only hope that the film entertains the whole of India because only this way we will be able to communicate everything that Bala is trying to say and spark a thought shift,” added the actor.
He calls 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.