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Box office: John Abraham's Parmanu earns Rs4 crore on first Monday


Parmanu, which is based on India’s nuclear bomb tests of 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan, has made Rs24.25 crore nett so far.

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A film with actor-producer John Abraham in the lead is not expected to set the box office on fire. However, his latest film, Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran, is an odd one out. The film earned Rs24.25 crore nett in the first four days at the domestic box office, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com.

Parmanu, which is based on India’s nuclear bomb tests of 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan, bagged a decent Rs4 crore nett on its first Monday (28 May).

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Reportedly, the film is made at a budget of Rs40-45 crore (prints and advertisement included) and released in more than 1,800 screens in India. As per trade sources, the film has recovered close to Rs18-20 crore through the sale of satellite, music, digital and overseas rights. Zee Studios owns these rights, while the India distribution rights are held by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment.

Parmanu has already crossed what John's last release, Force 2 (2016), earned in total. Even though Force 2 was released in more screens, 2250, it made  only Rs31.92 crore nett.

This said, the path ahead will not be very smooth for Parmanu either, come Friday (1 June), two notable films will hit the screens — Shashanka Ghosh's Veere Di Wedding and Vikramaditya Motawane’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.