An official remake of a Tamil film Mouna Guru, Akira starring Sonakshi Sinha in the main protagonist role hit theatres on Friday, September 2. Co-written, directed, and produced by AR Murugadoss of Ghajini fame, Akira portrays Sonakshi in her first woman-centric role which is a definite departure from the usual array of roles she has played in her earlier movies.Konkona Sen Sharma and Anurag Kashyap also played important characters in the film. and thesoundtrack of the movie, composed by Vishal-Shekharwas released earlier this year in August.
“Akira (Sonakshi Sinha), no relation to Kurosawa, makes the journey from a colourful Rajasthan ‘chota shehar’ to ‘mahanagari’ Mumbai, and runs slam-bang into a convoluted plot involving a murder and missing cash and a bunch of corrupt cops, headed by the vicious ACP Rane (Anurag Kashyap, enjoying himself hugely and being extremely effective, even if very far from a Marathi-speaking native: I wouldn’t like to meet Rane in a dark alley).”
-Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta on her review of ‘Akira’.
The total production cost of the movie is 22 crores. With 8 crores spent on advertising and promotion, the total budget of the movie is 30 crores.
The movie which has a run-time of 2 hrs and 16 minutes has been released 2000 screens in India and 200 screens in overseas. Let’s have a look at the total box-office collection for Akira on the 4th day since its release.
Akira (2016) 4th Day Box-Office Collection in India:
Akira opened with a huge hype at the box office and succeeded in having positive comments of the audience. As per the maker’s expectations movie opened with an occupancy rate of 78% and collected a total collection of 5.15 Cr. 2nd day of the film was even better than the first one as the occupancy rate of the film increased a bit and captured a total collection of 5.30 Cr . Last day of the first weekend was on the peak because of the Sunday movie captured a huge collection of 5.73 Cr.
Monday being the first weekday of Akira(2016) at the box office saw the movie’s occupancy rates in theatres go down at a rate of25%. The 4th day Box office collection of Akira(2016) hassettled down to a very basic amount of Rs. 2.08 Crores according to responses among the audience, sources revealing the hype of the movie and also considering the fact that it is a working weekday.
The expectation of Akira’s box office collection till the end of the weekend is slated to be around Rs. 25 crores.
Akira (2016) 4th Day Box Office Collection Overseas:
Sonakshi Sinha has enjoyed a decent run in terms of films at the overseas box-office with her previous films like Son of Sardaar, the Dabaang movies and Rowdy Rathore which grabbed a lot of eyes outside the country due to additional star power. Akira (2016) has had a decent run in the overseas in the first few days after it’s theatrical release with a total collection of Rs. 2.18 Crores. By the end of the 4th day, the overseas collection has settled down to Rs. 2.70 Crores worldwide.
We would advise you to go to your nearest theatre and watch this gritty movie which stars Sonakshi in a completely new avatar which suits her quite well.
Here is the trailer with a sneak peak of what to look forward to.