Marvel’s Black Panther takes the lead over Sidharth Malhotra’s Aiyaary on day 1 at the domestic box office

Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee‘s Aiyaary clashed with Marvel’s latest offering – Black Panther today (February 16) and looks like the Hollywood release has taken the initial lead. According to several trade reports, Black Panther has opened to a better morning occupancy than Aiyaary across India. Though both the films have started off slow, the Marvel film has taken the lead over Sidharth’s movie in terms of the number of footfalls on day 1.

Both, Black Panther and Aiyaary had a low pre release buzz and even though the latter got a larger screen space (Aiyaary has got 1750 screens, while Black Panther has got 1000 plus screens), it hasn’t been able to capitalise and bring in the audience. Being a working Friday, we knew that both the movies would start off slow, but Black Panther has got a better opening because of the fan following that Marvel commands in India. For those of you who don’t know, Black Panther is the first black standalone Marvel superhero movie and it follows the story of T’Challa, who returns to the technologically advanced African nation – Wakanda to take his rightful place as the King of the city, after his father’s death. But several factions oppose his reign and create a lot of issues. Will he be successful in retaining the law and order? That’s something to watch out for! With such a fantastic plot, obviously people will flock to the theatres to watch the movie, right?

Aiyaary, on the other hand, follows the story of a rogue Indian army officer (Sidharth Malhotra) and his mentor (Manoj Bajpayee), who is trying to capture him. Will he be successful? Well, watch the movie to witness the fantastic climax. Anyway, will Black Panther be able to maintain the momentum and beat Aiyaary? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about Black Panther and Aiyaary right here.

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