‘Rustom’ hits half century while ‘Mohenjo Daro’ still struggles at the box office

‘Rustom’ hits half century while ‘Mohenjo Daro’ still struggles at the box office

 

12th August 2016 saw the clash of two biggies – ‘Rustom’ and ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Never before have we seen Bollywood show support to a movie the way it did to ‘Rustom’. Both the films were highly anticipated but garnered mixed responses from the critics and audiences alike. Even at the box office the films aren’t doing as well as they were expected to. Below is the weekend box office collection of the two films:

 

Rustom

Day 1 (Friday, August 12) - Rs 14.11 crore
Day 2 (Saturday, August 13) - Rs 16.43 crore
Day 3 (Sunday, August 14) - Rs 19.88 crore
First weekend collection - Rs 50.42 crore

 

Mohenjo Daro


Day 1 (Friday, August 12) - Rs 8.87 crore
Day 2 (Saturday, August 13) - Rs 9.6 crore
Day 3 (Sunday, August 14) - Rs 12.07 crore
First weekend collection - Rs 30.54 crore

 

Clearly, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ has beaten Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’ at the box office. But neither of the films were able to cross the 100 crore mark. ‘Rustom’ is the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film in the opening weekend in 2016 and ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is the ninth. ‘Rustom’ and ‘Mohenjo Daro’ released in 2317 and 2500 screens across the domestic markets amidst huge hype, promotion and anticipation.

 

Here is the list of top 10 highest grossing Bollywood movies in opening weekend in 2016:

1. Sultan - Rs. 105.53 crore

2. Housefull 3 - Rs. 53.31 crore

3. Fan - Rs. 52.35 crore

4. Rustom - Rs. 50.25 crore

5. Airlift - Rs. 44.3 crore

6. Baaghi - Rs. 38.58 crore

7. Dishoom - Rs. 37.32 crore

8. Udta Punjab - Rs. 33.8 crore

9. Mohenjo Daro - Rs. 30.54 crore

10. Kapoor & Sons - Rs. 26.35 crore

‘Rustom’ is a suspense biopic of the famous Nanavati case that shook the nation in 1959 whereas ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is an epic historical drama. Both the films have not fared very well in terms of box office collection and reviews. Let us hope this week they, at least maintain their revenue graph and are able to cover the costs of their films. 

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