After Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer Luka Chuppi, Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu’s film Badla has been declared a hit. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, the crime thriller released on March 8 and impressed the critics big time. Though Badla initially got off to a slow start, the film picked up pace after positive word of mouth came into play. And since then Big B and Taapsee’s second outing has been minting big money at the domestic box office. After breaking the opening day record of Pink and 102 Not Out, Badla also surpassed the week 1 collection of both the films. Badla Box Office Collection Day 8: Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's Crime Thriller Grosses Rs 49.26 Crore.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the micro-blogging site Twitter a while back and revealed the updated figures. He wrote, “#Badla is a HIT... Witnesses solid growth on [second] Sat... Will cross ₹ 50 cr today [Sun]... Superb trending... Will score even after #Kesari release... Has potential to cross ₹ 75 cr... [Week 2] Fri 4.05 cr, Sat 6.60 cr. Total: ₹ 48.65 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 57.40 cr."
While it seems Ghosh’s latest offering will continue to get cash registers ringing in India, the film has also performed well abroad. At the overseas box office, Badla raked in a little over Rs 16 crore in its first week which is mighty impressive. In fact, going by the current scenario, it won’t be long before Bachchan starrer crosses the Rs 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office. Badla Box Office Collection Day 7: Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu Starrer Surpasses Week 1 Collection of Pink, Grosses Rs 44.84 Crore.
Along with Badla, Hollywood superhero flick Captain Marvel also released on March 8 and got off to a flying start at the Indian box office. The Brie Larson starrer has already entered the Rs 50 crore club and will definitely end its theatrical run with solid figures in India.