Though cross-border tension between India and Pakistan has resulted in an indefinite halt over the exchange of entertainment content, Sajal Aly’s Bollywood film Mom has taken forward the message of peace as it recently debuted in China and overshadowed all other Bollywood movies running in theaters there.
Indian film critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share some statistics on how well Mom is faring at the box office in China. The film has made more money than Ayushmann Khurrana’s smash hit Andhadhun which was released last month.
#Mom debuts at No 4 position at #China BO [opens better than last month’s #AndhaDhun]… Although the start is good, the biz needs to witness an upturn on Sat and Sun for a healthy weekend total… Fri $ 1.64 million [₹ 11.47 cr]. Note: Includes screenings held earlier.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 11, 2019
Taran later also shared that Mom has had a successful weekend in China and it is trending better than Rani Mukerjee starrer Hichki.
#Mom is trending better than #Hichki in #China, but will #Mom have a consistent run like #Hichki is to be seen… Biz witnessed an upward trend on Day 2… Needs to maintain the pace on Day 3… Fri $ 1.68 mn, Sat $ 2.18 mn. Total: $ 3.86 million [₹ 27.01 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 12, 2019
#Mom has a healthy weekend in #China… Although the trending is better than #Hichki [opening weekend: $ 4.21 million], it’s important that #Mom maintains the pace on weekdays… Fri $ 1.68 mn, Sat $ 2.22 mn, Sun $ 2.06 mn. Total: $ 5.96 million [₹ 41.81 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 13, 2019
Mom was released in India almost two years ago and features our own Sajal Aly alongside Sridevi, Adnan Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The story revolves around the struggle of a mother (Sridevi) who takes law in her hand to punish her stepdaughter’s rapists. Sajal also received rave reviews by critics and public alike in both the countries for portraying the character of Sridevi’s estranged stepdaughter.
Mom has already been released in several countries before such as Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, UAE, UK, USA and Singapore.