Rustom is Akshay’s fastest Rs 100-crore earner this year

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A scene from Rustom.

After becoming Akshay Kumar’s fastest Rs 100 crore earner at the box office, Rustom has now become the third highest hit of this year.

Akshay has three hits among top 5 earners of the year — Rustom, Airlift and Housefull 3.

Rustom has emerged one of the highest grossing films of 2016. The film has collected Rs 108.02 crore in 10 days at the box office.

With the box office collection, Akshay has broken his own record and surpassed Housefull 3, which earned Rs 107.7 crore. This makes Rustom the third highest earner behind Sultan and Airlift.

A trade analyst tweeted, #Rustom [Week 2] Fri 4.41 cr, Sat 5.77 cr, Sun 6.94 cr. Weekend 2: ₹ 17.12 cr. Total: ₹ 108.02 cr. India biz. SMASH HIT!”

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The way it is going, Rustom may soon overtake Airlift (Rs 127.8 crore) to become the second highest earner of 2016. The film made Rs 6.94 crore on Sunday, which is much higher than what Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro and this week’s release, Happy Bhag Jayegi, earned. While the Hrithik Roshan film is nearing the end of its Bollywood cycle with total earning of Rs 1.55 crore on Sunday,

Happy Bhag Jayegi managed to stay afloat after earning over Rs 10 crore in the first weekend.

The film also starring Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta is also doing well internationally. “#Rustom fares VERY WELL Overseas… Week 1: $ 3.77 million [₹ 25.31 cr],” the analyst tweeted.

Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, the film also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Arjan Bajwa in major roles. – CINEWS

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