Updated: October 14, 2016 4:38:27 pm
MS Dhoni The Untold Story starring Sushant Singh Rajput is likely to become the third highest grosser of this year, leaving behind Rustom starring Akshay Kumar. MS Dhoni movie has so far collected Rs 121.48 crore, which is around Rs 6 crores less than Rustom’s lifetime collection. Rustom has collected Rs 127.49 crore, giving Akshay Kumar another hit this year besides Housefull 3.
With no big release till Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay land during Diwali, MS Dhoni could easily take over Rustom as the third biggest hit of this year. The movie is doing fairly well even on weekdays. MS Dhoni collected Rs 2.30 crore and Rs 2.27 crore on Wednesday and Thursday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory added ₹ 27.35 cr in Week 2, taking the 2-week total to ₹ 121.48 cr. India biz. Note: Hindi+Tamil+Telugu versions. HIT.”
Interestingly, top three hits of this year include Airlift and Rustom — both of them having Akshay Kumar in the lead role. It is interesting to note that Salman Khan may have given the biggest hit of this year, Sultan, but it is Akshay who has emerged as the top star power.
Akshay Kumar’s three releases — Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3 — have earned a whopping Rs 364.73 crore. Salman comes second with Rs 300.45 crores. Sushant has managed to book the fifth spot on star power list.
MS Dhoni The Untold Story is directed by Neeraj Pandey. The film is based on the life of MS Dhoni. The film also stars Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla in important roles. Sushant has garnered rave reviews for his performance in the film.
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