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Rustom box office collection day 9: Akshay Kumar’s film makes Rs 101.8 cr

Akshay Kumar-starrer Rustom has made it to the Rs 100-crore club within nine days at the box office, beating the record of his Airlift which managed the feat in 10 days.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 22, 2016 3:43:25 pm
Rustom, Rustom box office, rustom akshay kumar, akshay kumar, rustom box office collection, Rustom day 2 box office collections, Rustom movie box office collections, entertainment news, bollywood Rustom starring Akshay Kumar film has made it to the Rs 100-crore club in record nine days, making it the third biggest hit of this year.beating Rustom’s record.

Rustom box office collection is showing no signs of slowing down despite entering the second week of its release. The Akshay Kumar film has made it to the Rs 100-crore club and will add many more crores to its box office collection before this weekend is done. This is Akshay’s fastest film to make Rs 100 crore; earlier the record was held by Airlift (10 days).

The courtroom drama that stars Akshay Kumar as a Navy officer earned about Rs 6 crore on Saturday, according to trade estimates. This brings the total earning of the film to Rs 101.31 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted earlier, “#Rustom continued to dominate the marketplace, despite a plethora of fresh releases… [Week 2] Fri 4.41 cr. Total: ₹ 95.31 cr. India biz.”

This is Akshay Kumar’s third film in 2016 to earn over Rs 100 crore at the BO. Airlift and Housefull 3 were his other big hits this year while Rustom is his sixth film ever to make Rs 100 crore. Akshay’s biggest hit till date is Rowdy Rathore with Rs 134 crore in box office collection.

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],” Taran tweeted.

This brings the total worldwide earning of Rustom to Rs 125.6 crore. Made at a budget of Rs 50 crore, Rustom fended off competition from Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro last week and Abhay Deol’s Happy Bhag Jayegi this Friday. While Hrithik’s period drama has earned over Rs 50 crore in the first week, Happy Bhag Jayegi opened at BO with Rs 2.32 crore on the first day.

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