Holiday A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is cruising ahead real fast. With lackluster movies releasing last week, this Akshay–Sonakshi starrer is only growing in strength. We hear the film as of now has managed to scoop up nearly Rs 802.5 million (Rs. 80.25 crore) nett in till date at the Box Office.
According to Harsh Jain of Sanman Group, “Holiday is going exactly how we expected it to work. It earned Rs 605 million (Rs 65 crore) nett in the first week while the second weekend was something near Rs 172. 5 million (Rs 17.25 crore) nett.”
The superb chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha coupled with a different and unusual narrative seems to have found a lot of takers.
A.R. Murugadoss had also directed the Tamil original which was a huge hit too. So a few people were aware of what the film has to offer. Also, it banked heavily on the sentiment of sending one’s son to fight at the border as an Army man. This has also worked highly in its favour. Plus, this is unlike other Akshay Kumar’s pointless movies which made his fans happier. Word of mouth for this movie was also pretty strong and so were the critics’s reviews.
But coming Friday, (June 20, 2014) will be little difficult for Holiday with the release of Humshakals which has a good buzz around it.