Siddharth Anand’s most recent film, “Fighter,” has made a significant impact at the box office as it completes its fifth day in theaters. With Hrithik Roshan portraying Squadron Leader Shamsher Pathania and Deepika Padukone as Squadron Leader Minal Rathore, the movie has gained considerable attention and success, earning an impressive ₹8 crore across all languages on its fifth day.
As per a Sacnilk report, the cumulative box office collection for “Fighter” has now reached a commendable ₹126.50 crore. The action-packed film, featuring a talented ensemble cast including Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, and Akshay Oberoi as Air Force officers, unfolds a gripping narrative inspired by India’s airstrike following the Pulwama terrorist attack.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared insights into the film’s performance during its extended weekend. “Fighter has accumulated an impressive total in its extended weekend… The trend on Sat and Sun – post Republic Day holiday – has certainly instilled hope and confidence,” he remarked. The first weekend box office figures were noteworthy, with Thursday recording ₹24.60 crore, Friday at ₹41.20 crore, Saturday at ₹27.60 crore, and Sunday at ₹30.20 crore, bringing the total to ₹123.60 crore.
Adarsh highlighted the diverse reception of “Fighter,” stating, “The business of Fighter is clearly divided… While urban centers range from excellent to very good, the mass pockets/single screens haven’t tapped into its real potential.” This observation underscores the film’s potential for growth across different audience segments.
As “Fighter” entered its fifth day, Adarsh emphasized the critical phase for the film, stating, “The real examination for #Fighter begins TODAY, the make-or-break Mon.” The sustained success of the film across metros, non-metros, and mass belt regions will be pivotal in determining its long-term standing in the competitive Bollywood landscape.
In a behind-the-scenes video released by the makers, director Siddharth Anand provided a glimpse into the extensive effort invested in bringing “Fighter” to life. He shared, “The mission was to make a film on the Air Force that they can be proud of and is authentic. Fighter is something that has taken years, an insane amount of preparation, and has involved hundreds of people.” Anand highlighted the authenticity achieved through the use of real planes, choppers, bases, and hangars, showcasing the commitment to crafting a film that resonates with pride and accuracy.
As “Fighter” continues its successful run at the box office, it stands as a testament to the synergy of outstanding performances, a compelling storyline, and a dedicated filmmaking team. Audiences can anticipate the numbers to climb higher as the film progresses through its post-extended weekend trajectory, solidifying its place among the noteworthy releases of recent times.