Akshay Kumar’s Rustom is living beyond expectations. It has earned Rs. 30.54 crore in just two days of its release despite early fears of a box office clash with director Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde,
The movie, which is loosely based on the infamous case of KM Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra, struck the right chords with the audiences.
Trade analysts have been predicting Rs 100-crore business for this Akshay Kumar starrer since the movie will be benefitted by Monday also being a holiday due to Independence Day.
Rustom has also been garnering praises for its intriguing storyline and Akshay Kumar’s character seems to have worked wonders for the film.
On the opening day Rustom collected Rs. 14.11 crore. The movie is the fourth position in the list of top owners on the first day. On Saturday the film earned Rs. 16.43 cr. On day three, Sunday, Rustom was expected to rake in about Rs. 14-18 crore. Rustom has a strong hold on the international market also.
Among the top five openers of the year, two belong to Akshay himself. While his Housefull 3 earned Rs 15.21 crore on day 1, Airlift’s tally was 12.35 crore. Both went on to do over Rs 100-crore business.
Rustom is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta. Akshay plays a naval commander in the film who is accused of killing his wife’s lover.
It was released over 2,317 screens across cities in India and 550-plus overseas. – CINEWS