‘Gold’ and ‘Satyameva Jayate’ together set the box office on fire!
India celebrated its 71st Independence day on August 15, 2018. Being a national Holiday, Akshay Kumar‘s ‘Gold‘ and John Abraham‘s ‘Satyameva Jayata’ have gone on to do a great business at the box office. It looks like releasing the film on a national holiday has paid off for the makers.
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy starrer ‘Gold’ had a very strong opening day of around Rs 25.25 crore nett as the viewers rushed to watch the sports drama based on India’s first Olympic Gold Medal. It is the 3rd highest opening day film of the year. Apart from this, the film has also gone on to become Akshay Kumar’s highest opener of all time. The movie surpassed the business of his films like ‘Housefull 3′, ‘Rustom’ and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.
On the other hand, Milap Zaveri’s anti-corruption action entertainer ‘Satyameva Jayate’ starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee too has done very well on its day one. The film collected around Rs 20.52 crore nett which is a huge number for the film. Though it lags behind Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ but still it has become the highest opening day film of John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee.
As per trade website Box Office India. The two films have together beaten the highest opening day record in the Hindi film circuit, so far held by the Rs 40 crore nett collections of one film, ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’.
Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ and John Abraham‘s ‘Satyameva Jayate’ opened to an impressive total of Rs. 45 crore (approximately) on Independence Day.
Let’s see how the films will fare over the coming week, will the positive word of mouth be a big help.