Airlift unlikely to be Akshay Kumar’s biggest grosser

Akshay Kumar’s Airlift is unlikely to be his biggest grosser (currently Rowdy Rathore at 134 crore), the reason for which is the limited appeal of the film at smaller cities and towns.

The film has collected 107 crore in 12 days and should end Week 2 at around the 110 – 111 crore mark. The drop from Week 1 to Week 2 will be around 65% and if Week 3 and Week 4 have similar drops, Airlift would collect around 14-15 crore after Week 2 – which would take the lifetime business of the film to Rs 120 – 125 crore range.

Airlift is likely to be Akshay’s 2nd highest grosser, beating his other 100 crore grossers Housefull 2 and Holiday: A Solider Is Never Off Duty.

The big question will now be if Airlift can beat the 4-year-old January record set by Hrithik Roshan’s Agneepath.

Day 1 (Friday)12.35
Day 2 (Saturday)14.60
Day 3 (Sunday)17.35
Day 4 (Monday)10.40
Day 5 (Tuesday)17.80
Day 6 (Wednesday)6.0
Day 7 (Thursday)5.0
First Week83.5 crore
Day 8 (2nd Friday)4.5
Day 9 (2nd Saturday)6.5
Day 10 (2nd Sunday)8.26
Day 11 (2nd Monday)2.53
Day 12 (2nd Tuesday)2.61
Day 13 (2nd Wednesday)2.40
Day 14 (2nd Thursday)1.99
Second Week28.79 crore
Day 15 (3rd Friday)2.03
Day 16 (3rd Saturday)3.04
Day 17 (3rd Sunday)3.34
Day 18 (3rd Monday)1.04
Day 19 (3rd Tuesday)0.91
Day 20 (3rd Wednesday)0.81
Day 21 (3rd Thursday)0.80
Third Week11.97
Remaining Weeks3.66 crore
Total Collections127.92 crore


  • 125cr for a niche film like Airlift is beyond expectations. When i walked out of the theatre after finishing airlift i thought 100cr will b a touch and go but it ended up crossing 100cr mark in just 10days..!!! Superb

    It will hv a very positive effect on Housefull3 which has appeal towards every section of the audience. If content meets expectations then HF3 can emerge among top5 grossers of the year

  • Extra-ordinary W.O.M, Superb response, Strong content still struggling to cross Agneepath. Is Akshay really a superstar? I have dbout.

  • My top 15 grossers of this year
    1 Dangal
    2 Raees
    3 Mohenjodaro
    4 Housefull3
    5 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
    6 Fan
    7 Airlift
    8 Sultan
    9 Shivaay
    10 Dhoni
    11 Half Girlfriend
    12 Jagga Jasoos
    13 Dishoom
    14 Rock on2
    15 Rustom

  • Even with super promotions+ deshbhakti ke naare+ 1 national holiday+ super WOM+ 2800 screens+ khan controversies, Flop Akki fails to beat his 4 year old RR, and stupid 10-15 fans compare Akki to Khans fan following and box office.
    Dub maro!
    On same screens BM did 190 cr clashing against Dilwale.
    Ranveer> Akki

  • Housefull 3 with bad wom will do max 85 crore and forget about Rustom bcoz it is clashing with megastar Hro’s Mohenjodaro.
    Mohenjodaro 220cr+
    Rustom 70cr
    Mark my words!

  • @Arjun dumbistaan y did u thought it might not touch 100crs ??? U was Very angry when I said It’s WOM IS mixed because it’s slow pace movie without commercial elements . By looking at ur cmnt it looks like even u didn’t liked it much. Double Face BuDdha.

  • Who would have thought it would make to 100 Cr plus business.
    Really is A Great Success..
    It will beat Agneepath for sure.
    Akki Rocked…..
    AIRLIFT Rocked….

  • With a favourable release period it could have sustained a little better like 140 to 150 cr Wom is really very good.

  • TWMR did 150 crore with 8 cr opening. Megastar Akki cannot do 125 cr with 13 crore opening. Shame on his 10-15 fans stardom.

  • Republic day collection gave movie a chance but drop next day sealed fate of the movie.
    Still its an excellent movie and i am happy that will gross 125 approx.

  • As xpctd..(mine) airlift falld aftr a gud first week..

    Goofs were xpectng airlift to join 150cr club,beating

  • If a salman movie mega budget prdp is 125 crore nd collect 200 crore.nd anther side airlift 40 crore nd collect 125 crore ..then no any blame the star power since if prdp clash with bm or airlift in edx period then all knwn prdp is bigger opening but monday they are going to backfoot like jai ho …bt i always say srk akki are self made star on the industry now not the murderer like salman in hit nd run case so ..plese nd disrespect any star ..if u r disrespect then ur fool

  • My expectation was to cross RR but that will not possible without Single screen good response so it stopped Airlift to collect less than RR. 120cr+ will be fare result.

    House full 3 certainly become his highest grosser as thing stand today unless the content turned out ridiculous as we have seen how audience rejecting big films also when content is bad and if House full 3 have clash than it will be tough.

    Whatever Airlift deserves the success and attention.

  • @sunny chechi
    U fool. I gave it 3.75 stars the day it released but its niche appeal and baby s26 semi hit performance made me think that 100cr will b touch and go.

    U r seriously becoming dumber with every passing comment

  • Airlift… proves…onething content is the king only wen the casting is appropriate

    for eg: airlift can easily collect 170+ if it was starring salman
    pk wil nt collect more than 230 if was starring shahcook

  • Its still very good for a niche film with no lucrative holidays . Khans may would have made this movie a bigger hit but the fact is they didnt because they are afraid to come out of their comfort zone .

  • @megha get ur brains checked u dumbo airlift is super-hit go check boxofficeindia, indicine, and all other boxofficesites its been given super-hit

Leave a Comment