India's Most Wanted box office collection: Arjun Kapoor's spy thriller earns Rs 8.66 cr on opening weekend
India's Most Wanted is said to be based on the arrest of terrorist Yasin Bhatkal, who was a key conspirator in three terror acts carried out in different cities in India.
India's Most Wanted witnessed a marginal growth in its box office collections on its third day (Sunday), ever since Arjun Kapoor's spy thriller hit theatres on 24 May. The film raked in Rs 3.53 crore on its third day, bringing up its total to Rs 8.66 crore.
Film critics acknowledged the growth but stated that it was still performing below expectations.
The film is said to be based on the arrest of terrorist Yasin Bhatkal, who was a key conspirator in three terror acts carried out in different cities in India.
#IndiasMostWanted witnessed growth over the weekend, but not substantial enough... The 3-day total, thus, remains below the mark... Fri 2.10 cr, Sat 3.03 cr, Sun 3.53 cr. Total: ₹ 8.66 cr. India biz. #IMW
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 27, 2019
Arjun’s character in the film is named Prabhat Kapoor, based on the Intelligence Bureau officer who led the mission to catch Bhatkal.
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All they had was 4 days to pull off a surgical strike without guns. Witness their incredible journey in #IndiasMostWanted. In cinemas tomorrow. Book Now: Link in Bio @rajkumargupta08 @foxstarhindi @raapchik_films @saregama_official #IMW A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on
According to Mumbai Mirror, the Intelligence Bureau had dubbed Bhatkal the "Ghost Who Bombs".
The film’s trailer describes the terrorist as "India’s Osama" and describes the plot as "an untold story of the manhunt for India’s Osama", calling his arrest "India’s proudest moment".
Kartik Aaryan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was a blockbuster at the box-office and Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra is also going strong as it's all set to enter its third week.
Interestingly, two South Indian superstars Dulquer Salmaan in Chup and R Madhavan in Dhokha Round D Corner vie for attention in the Hindi belt in two suspense thrillers.