Akshay Kumar’s Rustom is going from strength to strength at the box office. Now that its first week is over, the courtroom drama which also stars Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta, has trounced all Akshay’s records of 2016. This Friday, it will face the new releases — Happy Bhag Jayegi and UnIndian.
The film has earned Rs 90.9 crore at the box office in the first week. The film managed to earn an impressive Rs 8.62 crore on Thursday, which was a holiday due to Raksha Bandhan.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday, “
#Rustom Fri 14.11 cr, Sat 16.43 cr, Sun 19.88 cr, Mon 17.81 cr, Tue 7.67 cr, Wed 6.38 cr, Thu 8.62 cr. Total: ₹ 90.90 cr. India biz.” The earnings make Rustom the biggest first week earner of Akshay Kumar. The film is likely to enter Rs 100 crore club this weekend.
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Meanwhile, Happy Bhag Jayegi is opening to good early reviews. Starring Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal and Jimmy Sheirgill, this Indo-Pak love story centres around a runaway bride. Brett Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee are in the middle of another romance, UnIndian.
Both the films are smaller in scale as compared to Akshay Kumar film, which has already got a positive word of mouth. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom released on 2300 screens and was made at a budget of Rs 50 crore. It is doing well in the international market also, especially the Middle East. Taran had tweeted earlier, “#Rustom is EXCELLENT Overseas… Collects $ 3.03 million [₹ 20.27 cr] in its first 4 days.”
Akshay Kumar had also tweeted a video thanking his fans and colleagues who had made Rustom such a big success.