Akshay Kumar's patriotic film Gold has established a new record for Bollywood’s beloved superstar on Thursday. Reema Kagti-directorial Gold became Akshay’s highest opening film ever, beating Singh Is Bling which was his highest opening film till now. Also, the sports drama film stands shoulder to shoulder with Salman Khan’s Eid offering this year. Race 3 made Rs 27.5 crore on its day 1 while Gold is only 0.5 crore behind this number. The numbers for Gold could’ve been higher had it not been for John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate.
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Gold Box Office Collection Day 2
On its day 2, Gold managed to rake in Rs 8 crore at the box office, less than half of the day 1 numbers.
#Gold witnessed a decline on Thu... Biz should gain momentum from today onwards... Plexes hold the key... Wed 25.25 cr, Thu 8 cr. Total: ₹ 33.25 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 17, 2018
The buzz around Gold was so high that trade analyst expected the film to rake in around Rs 30 crore on its opening day. The expectations were high also due to the fact that the film was releasing on a public holiday, pulling more people to the theatres. Satyameva Jayate, which clashed with Gold, also divided the box office numbers for the film.
Gold Box Office Collection Day 1
On its opening day, Akshay Kumar's Gold broke the records for the superstar. It became his highest opening film defeating Singh Is Bling which made Rs 20 crores on its opening day.
Sharing the box office collection, trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote, "It's a GOLDen opening for #GoldMovie as the film collects 25.25 crs at the box office!.
It's a GOLDen opening for #GoldMovie as the film collects 25.25 crs at the box office!— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) August 16, 2018
#ExcelEntertainment's #Gold emerges #AkshayKumar's biggest opening
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On the other hand, John Abraham’s cop-drama Satyameva Jayate saw a massive dip in the box office numbers on Thursday. As it was a usual working day, the earnings were affected in a huge manner. From Rs 18 crore on day 1, the number plummeted down to Rs 7.92 crores on Thursday.
Tweeting about Satyameva Jayate box office collection day 2, Taran Adarsh wrote, “#SatyamevaJayate saw a big dip on Day 2... Expected to show an upward trend today [Day 3]... Single screens/mass belt remains strong... Wed 20.52 cr, Thu 7.92 cr. Total: ₹ 28.44 cr. India biz.”
#SatyamevaJayate saw a big dip on Day 2... Expected to show an upward trend today [Day 3]... Single screens/mass belt remains strong... Wed 20.52 cr, Thu 7.92 cr. Total: ₹ 28.44 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 17, 2018
Gold is Akshay Kumar’s sports drama that narrates the tale of Tapan Das, a drunk Indian hockey manager, who dreams to bag an Olympic gold for independent India after the end of British era. Together with his team, he succeeds in brining home India’s first Olympic gold in the year 1948. It stars Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Kunal Kapoor in important roles apart from Akshay Kumar.
Talking about Gold, India TV’s film critic wrote, “This historical sports drama by Reema Kagti with fictional characters is based on 1948 Olympics when India won its first gold medal as an Independent nation. This patriotic saga is connected by several dots of the history like World War, India’s freedom struggle and partition. The first half of Gold is where characters come into the light and this goes on smoothly. Kagti talks about Tapan going deep into alcoholism and partition that ripped India. Not all the scenes and instances are intriguing. Gold is beautiful in bits and parts, especially the last 30 minutes, as it keeps you glued to the screen.”