Box office: Boss makes Rs 45.5 crore, Shahid Rs 2.05 crore in India

Akshay Kumar’s masala entertainer has picked up over the week

Boss and Shahid have been received well at the box office – the former raked in over Rs 45 crore in the first five days while the latter, a medium budget biopic, has recovered money by earning Rs 2.05 crore in three days.

Director Anthony D’Souza’s Boss, which stars Akshay Kumar, has been made on a budget of Rs 72 crore and hit 3,700-3,800 screens approximately on October 16. A potpourri of action, comedy, romance and drama, Boss, co-produced by Ashwin Varde Productions, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Cape of Good Hope, has reportedly collected Rs 45.5 crore in five days at the domestic box office.

Boss performed very well as it is mass oriented and the hit songs are also a plus point of the film,” said RK Mehrotra, General Manager, Delite Cinemas.

Director Hansal Mehta’s Shahid, about slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, stars Rajkumar Yadav in the lead. Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Bohra Brothers, the film was made on a budget of approximately Rs.80 lakh and was released on nearly 400 screens.

Shahid collected approximately Rs.2.05 crore net in its opening weekend,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Shahid tells the story of Shahid Azmi, who was the defending lawyer of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack co-accused Faheem Ansari. He was shot dead in his office in 2010.