Mumbai: Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has emerged as a winner at the box office as even in the third week its earnings remained strong.
Currently, Tanhaji is competing with newly released Street Dancer 3D and Kangana Ranaut’s Panga at the box office. Although Street Dancer 3D has earned Rs 43 crore in its first weekend, Panga seems to have crashed at the box office despite favourable reviews. So far, Panga has minted roughly Rs 12 crore.
On the Republic Day holiday, the period drama minted around Rs 12.5 crore, taking its third-weekend collection to around Rs 26 crore.
The film earned Rs 5.38 crore on Friday and Rs 9.52 crore on Saturday. With unexpectedly great performance, Tanhaji has moved to number 4th spot after PK, Dangal and Baahubali 2 in terms of third-weekend earnings.
The highest-grosser of Ajay Devgn’s career, the film, which is also his 100th, has collected Rs 224 crore in the domestic market.
The period drama minted Rs 15.10 crore on its released day and its collections surged to Rs 61.93 crore in first weekend.
Tanhaji is about the life of Tanaji Malusare, who was a military leader in Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s army. He played an instrumental role in taking back the strategic hill fortress of Kondhana from the Mughal empire.
Apart from Ajay, the film also features Kajol and Saif Ali Khan in prominent roles.