First Day: Rustom Box Office Collection
As expected the Rustom has started on a strong note and is being loved by everyone. Entire B-town as well as critics have reviewed the movie with super positive words and showed big thumb up to it. Audience find it very gripping and entertaining, as a result it is flying high on buzz now. Everyone is just appreciating the performance of lead star Akshay, who has acted brilliantly in the movie as the character of Rustom Pavri. Once again he has proved his versatility and delivered award worthy performance. Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s Rustom opened on Friday amid mixed reviews but a strong hold at the box office.
Considered one of the big releases of the year, Rustom stars Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Arjan Bajwa in important roles. Rustom opened at 50 percent occupancy, which is a good number for a Friday. This is Akshay’s third big release of the year. The actor’s Airlift and Housefull 3 have already earned over Rs 100 crore at the box office. In certain centres, Rustom ran to packed houses. It received a wonderful response in Mumbai, Delhi and other northern circuits. The film didn’t get a lot of traction in south India.
Given the occupancy, Rustom is likely to earn around Rs 14.11 crore in box office collection. The film opened on 2300 screens. The Tinu Suresh Desai-directed crime-mystery film has garnered a positive response from the audience in the first show and the word of mouth is expected to take its business upwards in the afternoon and evening shows. Rustom has been made approximately at a cost of Rs 50 crore. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom is inspired by the 50s Nanavati murder case.
Akshay plays a navy officer who finds his wife, played by Ileana D’Cruz, is committing infidelity. The movie changed the Indian judicial system. The film went head-to-head with Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro, a romance set in the Indus Valley civilisation. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Mohenjo Daro is the debut of Pooja Hegde. Both the films get this extended bIndependence Day weekend to prove their worth. While Rustom has sprinted ahead, period dramas historically take time to catch the audience’s fancy.