Akshay Kumar’s Rustom is reaching new heights with each passing day at the box office. The movie, which is loosely based on the infamous case of KM Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra, struck the right chords with the audiences. Despite the box office clash with director Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde, Rustom managed to rake in the moolah at the box office. It minted Rs. 30.54 crore in just two days of its release.
Trade analysts have been predicting Rs 100-crore business for this Akshay Kumar starrer since the movie will be benefitted by Monday also being a holiday due to Independence Day. Rustom has also been garnering praises for its intriguing storyline and Akshay Kumar’s new avatar seems to have worked wonders for the film. While Rustom is riding high on the strong word of mouth from the viewers, the movie’s box office collections is expected to rise and will put up a strong total at the box office.
On Friday, the day of release, Rustom collected Rs. 14.11 crore at the ticket window. The movie found its place among the top five openers of 2016 and secured the fourth position in the list. On day two, Saturday, the movie witnessed a growth of 16.44% in its collections and earned Rs. 16.43 cr. at the box office. On day three, Sunday, Rustom is expected to rake in about Rs. 14-18 crore at the box office.
Rustom is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta. Akshay plays a naval commander in the film who is accused of killing his wife’s lover. It was released over 2,317 screens across cities in India and 550-plus overseas.