Yesterday, the box office saw the release of two much awaited films – Uri: The Surgical Strike and The Accidental Prime Minister, and Indians were confused as to which one they should watch first.
Given the fact that both films have political inclinations, Uri has emerged as the clear winner. It could be due to a number of reasons.
For instance, the clear cut agenda of the film along with the spine chilling portrayal of the surgical strikes may have drawn audiences to the theatres. In fact, for some, that seemed more attractive than the The Accidental Prime Minister, which shows the tenure of Manmohan Singh.
It had been expected that Uri will make approximately 2 to 5 crores on the first day of its release. But clearly, box office predictions were wrong.
Uri has made 8 crores on Day 1, which is mind blowing considering the fact that some are calling it a propaganda film. The film has done much better than The Accidental Prime Minister.
The Accidental Prime Minister has made only 3 to 3.50 crores on the first day, which was expected since the film received terrible reviews and word of mouth publicity.
DAY 1 COLLECTIONS OF URI: 8 CRORES APPROX.
DAY 1 COLLECTIONS OF THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER : 3.00 – 3.50 CRORES APPROX.
So, if you were confused as to which film to watch this weekend, now you know.