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Akshay-Sonakshi Starrer ‘Holiday’ Box Office Crosses Rs.12 crore on First Day

Sonakshi‘Holiday’, a remake from Tamil film, has grossed Rs.12 crore on its first day, mainly owing to Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the main cast.

A film by Tamil director A.R. Murugadoss, known for his hit film ‘Gajini’ with Aamir Khan in Bollywood, “Holiday – A Soldier is Never Off Duty” came as surprise box office grosser with its screening in abut 4000 screens worldwide, 400 in overses market.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said: “#Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty storms UAE-GCC. It’s the HIGHEST *Thursday opening* ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer.”

He followed it up with actual figures on Saturday as below:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Holiday&amp;src=hash”>#Holiday</a> – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Fri ₹ 12.18 cr nett. India biz.</p>&mdash; taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) <a href=”https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/statuses/475213246077485057″>June 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Holiday&amp;src=hash”>#Holiday</a> continues its glorious march in UAE-GCC – Fri $ 332,000 [₹ 1.96 cr]. Highest ever single day gross for Akshay starrer in UAE-GCC.</p>&mdash; taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) <a href=”https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/statuses/475214160934875136″>June 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
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A remake of tamil film “Thuppakki”, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi sinha starrer remained fourth in this year’s top opening day box office earners. Salman Khan’s “Jai Ho” is the topper with Rs.17 crore box office collections on its first day, followed by “Gunday” at Rs.16.12 crore and “2 States” at Rs.12.42 crore.

‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’ is about an army Captain Virat Bakshi (Akshay Kumar), who returns home to Mumbai for holidays and his family asks him to see a girl Sahiba (Sonakshi Sinha) but he rejects her initially only to realise later that she is a boxer and has a determined personality that impresses him ultimately.

Meanwhile, he gets involved in a fight with anti-social elements in Mumbai that lands him against a big network of terrorism. The rest of the story is about how he fights them. Govinda appears in a cameo, while Sumeet Raghavan and Farhad play the other major foles.

In a review, Bollywood Hungama says: ““On the whole, HOLIDAY – A SOLDIER IS NEVER OFF DUTY is a slick action-thriller that keeps you engrossed, enthralled and captivated all through, thanks to its fascinating premise and a watertight, razor-sharp screenplay. Go for it!”

Economic Times review by Omar Qureshi said: “Akshay’s action (Greg Powell of Skyfall fame) is outstanding. Living up to his reputation as an action master, he’s totally believable as a ruthlessly dedicated soldier. He’s looking good and the reason to watch this actionthriller. Sonakshi does a romantic track with a difference — a sporty babe.”

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