Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri starrer Azhar, which released on Friday, has received a decent opening at the box office. The film has witnessed decent growth over the weekend, though tit was limited on Saturday.
As per the official figures, Azhar Sunday box office collection will be7.50 crore. The morning shows were solid and the film showed good growth as the day progressed. But later on Azhar collection was affected in the evening as tomorrow is a working day. The sports drama, directed by Tony D'Souza, had a good release in India, and was targeted at audiences in urban centres and also at single screens. Though, the growth on Sunday was limited to 15 percent.
Azhar box office collection in 3 days will be close to 21 crore. Azhar 1st weekend collection is the seventh highest of 2016 though behind films like Ghayal Once Again and Ki and Ka. The concern will be that trend is not that strong over the weekend especially at multiplexes where the film is finding it tough to score. So hold on weekdays has become all important. The film has fared reasonably well in small centres as Emraan commands a good following there but it had a drop after Friday.
While Azhar has managed to impress the audience, it remains to be seen how good the movie performs at the box office in the days to come. The film should have a strong hold on Monday and then repeat the same in coming days to take advantage of next free weeks. Azhar is based on the life of Indian Cricket Team Captain Muhammad Azuhurddin where Emraan essays the role of Azhar. Prachi Desai as his wife Naureen, while Nargis Fakhri plays the role of his second wife Sangeeta. The film also features Lara Dutta in an important role.
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