Sridevi's Drama "Mom" Pockets ₹ 11.47 Crores On Opening Day In China

Mohnish Singh |May 12, 2019

"Mom" was the 300th film of iconic actress Sridevi and also her final in the lead role before she breathed her last on 24th February 2018.

After putting up an impressive show on the home turf and across some international territories, the Sridevi starrer Mom (2017) released in China on 10th May. Taking trade pundits by surprise, the revenge drama racked up ₹ 11.47 crores across 38,500 screens on its opening day.

The film was released in China by Zee Studios International. With 38,500 screen counts, Mom has emerged as one of the most widely released films in the neighbouring country. Its wide release helped it debut at the fourth position at the Chinese box-office.

By raking in ₹ 11.47 crores on the very first day of its release, the movie has smashed the opening day record of filmmaker Sriram Raghavan’s black comedy crime thriller Andhadhun (2018), which released in China a couple of weeks ago. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Tabu in lead roles, Andhadhun had opened its account with ₹ 7.33 crores at the Chinese box-office.

Mom is helmed by filmmaker Ravi Udayawar. It features veteran actress Sridevi is the role of a mother, who goes all out to avenge the brutal gang rape of her step-daughter, Arya Sabarwal. Besides Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna also played prominent roles in the critically and commercially successful film. Mom also starred Pakistani actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali in pivotal parts.

The revenge drama is the last film of acting great Sridevi, who is regarded as the first female superstar of Indian cinema. She died on 24th February 2018, due to accidental drowning in her bathtub in an upscale Dubai hotel. At the 65th National Film Awards in 2018, Sridevi was posthumously awarded the Best Actress Award for her terrific performance in the movie, marking the first posthumous win in the category.

Based on what we see from the first-day trend, Mom is set for an excellent run in China. If it continues to maintain the early trend in the coming days as well, the movie can easily break several box-office records held by other Bollywood releases in China. It seems poised for a massive score in the neighbouring country.


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