The film enters its eight week today and also completes a 50 day run. This is a rare achievement in the times when maximum run of even some of the biggest of films is not more than four to five weeks. The Akshay Kumar starrer, after taking an opening of 12.35 crore, has maintained steady run for seven weeks now, and in the process collected around 129 crore already. After Bajirao Mastani, which released on December 18, Airlift is the only all-India success in last two and a half months.
"This pretty much tells the tale," comments an observer, "Dilwale released alongside Bajirao Mastani and opened better but could not sustain. On the other hand, Airlift has been going from strength to strength. As a matter of fact, the only other film to do super-hit business this year has been Neerja."
Now it has to be seen if Neerja, which has entered in its fourth week and has already collected close to 70 crore, will replicate the feat as well.