Though a few trade sources had run down Vipul Shah’s A. R. Murugadoss directed Akshay Kumar venture, HOLIDAY – A SOLDIER IS NEVER OFF DUTY, based on the not so great first day, but as mostly the film progressed as expected and predicted, during the weekend!
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Coming to the details, the very positive word-of-mouth worked wonders for HOLIDAY, and after a 12 crore opening day, the film showed substantial growth on Saturday and especially Sunday, netting a good 40 crore (to be validated) during the opening weekend from India. Given the quite steady Monday, HOLIDAY is expected to progress to a clean hit status.
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In the overseas too the Akshay-Sonakshi starrer did not see a great opening day (barring Gulf-G.C.C. where it grossed AED3,074,320), but improved as the days progressed, grossing $1.8m with ?108,000 from UK and $380,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (6-8 June).