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Box Office: 'Neerja' flies with Rs 21 crore in opening weekend

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MUMBAI: Neerja started slow on its opening Friday but the film’s appreciation helped it catch momentum on the very first day during the later shows. Akin to Airlift, despite being a dry film, it managed to invoke patriotic and humane sentiments among viewers.

The film grew as the day progressed and grew by about 80 per cent on day two. And more than double its Friday figures on Sunday. That is a sort of miracle for a heroine oriented film, especially since the heroine in this case, Sonam Kapoor, enjoys limited draw. So, though almost 30 years old incident, people have identified with the story as they did with Airlift. The film has ended its first weekend with a total of Rs 21.2 crore.

Loveshuda is poor, registering a little over Rs 2 crore for the weekend.

The other two films, Instant Ishq and Ishq Forever, are very poor.

Sanam Re has managed to rake in Rs 24.6 crore in its first week, which does not seem enough for the distributor to recover, who needs much more to recoup.

Fitoor collects Rs 17.15 crore for its first week, which is way short of recovery.

Ghayal Once Again is beyond salvaging point. The film adds a meagre Rs 1.85 crore in its second week to take its two week total to Rs 34.95 crore.

Sanam Teri Kasam collects Rs 45 lakh in its second week to take its two week tally to Rs 7.7 crore.

Saala Khadoos collects Rs 30 lakh in its third week taking its three week total to Rs 10.4 crore.

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