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Box office: Uri holds well on fifth Monday; Manikarnika, Amavas, Alita fall


Uri has so far made Rs214.25 crore nett in its India business.

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Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) enjoyed another fine day when it collected Rs1.75 crore nett on its fifth Monday, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com. The film, starring Vicky Kaushal, has so far made Rs214.25 crore nett in its India business.

It has taken four days for the action thriller to beat the fifth-week record of the dubbed Hindi version of Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017). In four days, Uri has so far made Rs13.90 crore nett, surpassing the Rs13 crore nett achieved by Baahubali. Uri had crossed the Rs200-crore mark last Friday.

Uri is directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by RSVP. Made at an estimated budget of Rs28 crore, the film was released on about 2,200 screen across India. The film's producers have received Rs14 crore in combined digital and satellite rights as well as Rs2 crore for the music rights, all sold to Zee.

Meanwhile Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi looks unlikely to touch the Rs100-crore mark. The Kangana Ranaut-starrer period film on Rani Lakshmibai collected Rs85 lakh nett on its third Monday.  

Produced by Zee Studios, Kairos Kontent and Nishant Pitti, Manikarnika has so far made Rs85.21 crore nett in the domestic box office. The film’s budget is said to be in excess of Rs100 crore, while the producers are said to have signed an Rs40 crore deal for the combined satellite, digital and music rights [all sold to Zee]. Amazon Prime Video holds exclusive digital rights.

Nargis Fakhri and Sachiin Joshi’s Amavas dropped alarmingly on its first Monday, collecting a meagre Rs30 lakh nett. The film has collected a poor Rs2.30 crore nett in four days. The film’s budget is said to be around Rs18 crore and it was released on 1,300 screens in India.

Hollywood release Alita: Battle Angel, that was released on 1,200 screens in India, collected Rs1 crore on its first Monday. The film has made Rs8.50 crore nett in four days.

Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy hits the theatres this Friday, and films like Manikarnika are likely to struggle. Duds like Amavas and Alita could well just fade out. It will be interesting to see how Uri fares once Gully Boy is released on 14 February.