Independence Day releases ‘Gold’, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ storm the box office
Trade analysts say prospects for 'Gold' and 'Satyameva Jayate' are positive given the long extended weekend ahead, with Independence Day to be followed by the Parsi New Year on Friday
New Delhi: It seems like the national holiday has paid off for both Bollywood releases this year with Akshay Kumar’s Gold and John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate together bringing in more than ₹ 40 crore in net box office collections, besides the highest opening day figures for the two lead actors individually. While Kumar’s sports biopic has collected about ₹ 26 crore at the domestic box office with 3,050 screens, Abraham’s action drama has managed ₹ 16-17 crore with 2,500 screens, according to 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 ₹ 40 crore net collections of one film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.