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Batla House Box Office Collection Day 5: John Abraham’s film Crosses Rs 50 Cr

The film is faring particularly well in the Northern circuit, especially in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

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John Abraham starrer Batla House has smashed the Rs 50-crore milestone in just five days of its release.

Batla House was released on Independence Day along with Akshay Kumar’s biopic Mission Mangal. Even though Batla House had a slow start as compared to Mission Mangal on its opening day, it runs steady at the box office and crosses Rs 50 crore on its fifth day. The film is faring particularly well in the Northern circuit, especially in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Directed by Nikkhil Advani, the action drama flick Batla House revolves around the real-life incidents of the Batla House Shootout on September 19, 2008 between the Delhi Police and alleged terrorists of the Indian Mujahideen in New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar. John Abraham plays Sanjay Kumar, a police officer modelled on DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who was honoured with a President's Gallantry Award for his role in the encounter.

Batla House also remained largely unaffected by piracy, with the business not taking a major hit after being leaked online on TamilRockers.

However, this is not the first time when John Abraham and Akshay Kumar’s movies released on the same day. Last year on Independence Day, a similar situation occurred when Akshay’s Gold clashed with John’s Satyamev Jayate at the box office. 

It was being said that all was not well between John and Akshay but at the trailer launch of Batla House, John laughed off rumours of a rift and stated “Akshay and me are really good friends.” Adding that there was enough room for two big films to release on the Independence Day weekend and the audience would only benefit from having more good films to choose from.

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