HouseFull 4 Movie Review

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Farhad Samji’s Housefull 4, this Diwali’s most anticipated film, released on October 25 after Fox Star Studio launched the film’s trailer on September 27. While critics have largely panned the film for its dated humor, the Akshay Kumar-Kriti Sanon starrer has recorded the highest single-day box office collection for a comedy film in India.

Housefull 4 starring (L-R) Actor Ritesh Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde, Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon,Kriti ... [+] Kharbanda, Bobby Deol has recorded the highest single-day box office collection for comedy film (Photo by Prodip Guha/Getty Images)

While the film opened to a satisfactory box office collection, its earnings considerably spiked after Diwali, which was on October 27. On October 28, the film’s fourth day at the box office, its box office collections doubled, earning more than Rs 34.56 crore (1 crore= USD 140,817.70) in a day. According to www.boxofficeindia.con, Housefull 4  earned Rs 19.08 crore on its opening day, Rs 18.81 crore on Day 2, and Rs 15.33 crore on Day 3, taking the total to Rs 50.75 crore. Housefull 4’s total box office collection so far has been Rs 87.78 crore.

The Housefull franchise’s first film released in 2010 and was directed by Sajid Khan, who was recently accused of sexual misconduct by several women. Khan also directed the second and third installments of the franchise that released in 2012 and 2016 respectively. Housefull 4’s reigns were taken over by Samji after Khan stepped down following the allegations. Piggybacking off a successful comedy franchise, Housefull 4 was released across 3500 theatres in the country while other Diwali releases like Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer Saand ki Aankh and Rajkumar Rao-starre Made in China released only in 1000 and 1500 screens.

Overwhelmed by Housefull 4’s success, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to thank the audience. “ After the film’s fifth day at the box office, its earnings, including overseas earnings, stand at Rs 125 crores.

Film distributors like Akshaye Rathi have confirmed that Housefull 4 has been performing extremely well in smaller towns like Raipur and Bhilai, in addition to the big cities. A leading film distributor in the state of Bihar, Vishek Chauhan, also took to Twitter to confirm his big earnings from the film. “Whole world is busy fighting on #Housefull4 collections…we exhibitors are busy counting the money..pls carry on!” Chauhan tweeted yesterday.

Akshay Kumar’s previous releases this year, Kesari, Mission Mangal, 2.0 and Gold have all earned more than Rs 100 crore at the box office. 

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