August 31, 2015 4:05:56 pm
Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s espionage drama “Phantom”, based on events post-26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has minted Rs.33.18 crore in its opening weekend.
The Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer released on Friday and minted Rs 8.46 crore on its opening day. The film witnessed a good growth on Saturday and Sunday by collecting Rs 12.78 crore and Rs.11.94 crore, respectively, thus taking its cumulative total to Rs 33.18 crore, read a statement from the production house.
#Phantom maintains STRONG momentum on Sun. Fri 8.46 cr, Sat 12.78 cr, Sun 11.94 cr. Total: ₹ 33.18 cr [2600 screens]. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 31, 2015
With no big release along with it, “Phantom” is expected to have a good week ahead due to the buzz around the movie.
“Phantom”, which revolves around global terrorism, is an adaptation of the novel “Mumbai Avengers”. The film was banned in Pakistan following a petition by Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the mastermind behind the Mumbai mayhem.
The Mumbai terror attack saw terrorists from Pakistan sneak into Mumbai in November 2008 and launch a killing spree, leaving at least 166 people dead.
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