Mumbai, Feb 18: Zoya Akhtar directed movie Gully Boy released on February 14, Thursday and it has already registered several milestones. The Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer opened to an impressive Rs 19.40 crore on its first day. By the end of the first weekend, Gully Boy earned Rs 72.45 crore. With the impressive opening weekend collection, Gully Boy has registered the highest opening weekend box office collection of 2019. The Zoya Akhtar directorial has beaten Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Attack and Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi to nab the top spot. Uri recorded an opening weekend box office collection of Rs 35.73 crore in three days. However, Manikarnika beat the war drama with a collection of Rs 42.55 crore in its first weekend.
Gully Boy benefitted the most with the extended weekend. Given that the movie is for the youngsters, releasing it on Valentine’s Day played a beneficial factor for the team. The movie also benefitted over the weekend.