‘Ek Villain’ turns box office hero, earns Rs.50.70 crore

Mumbai Promotions of film Ek Villain (4)Mumbai: The three-day box office collections indicate that movie buffs are loving “Ek Villain”. The Balaji Motion Pictures’ latest offering has set the cash registers ringing ever since it hit the screens June 27.

“Ek Villain” has so far collected Rs. 50.70 crore (Friday Rs. 16.72 crore, Saturday Rs. 16.54 cr., Sunday Rs. 17.44 cr.). Released on 2539 screens nationwide, the romantic thriller has emerged as one of the biggest openers of the year in terms of screen average, said a statement.

Tanuj Garg, CEO Balaji Motion Pictures, said: “Not only is this opening the biggest for the studio, but for the industry too in light of the screen count. We scored big despite no advantage of a bank holiday weekend.”

He predicts that with “compelling content, strong word of mouth and exemplary marketing”, the Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor starrer is poised to “sustain and enjoy a glorious run” at the box office.

The film’s success means a lot to director Mohit Suri as this is his first film outside his home banner Vishesh Films and he is “delighted” that it has opened to “such a path-breaking response”.

“The stupendous figures are testimony to the power of conviction, content and passion,” he added.

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