Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift opened to a good response at the ticket counters in both domestic and international markets. Riding on the positive critics review, the film witnessed incessant growth in footfalls as the day progressed. The morning shows had 30-40% occupancy whereas the evening shows touched 65-75% occupancy in the big cities.
As per the box office reports, the movie amassed 12.35 crores on its first Friday. Considering the facts that movie was not a solo release and it was a non-holiday release, the collection is really impressive. The movie has very strong word of mouth publicity which will definitely convert into collection on Saturday and Sunday. The first weekend collection should be approx 45 crores.