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Battle for box office: Rustom has an edge over Mohenjo Daro already

According to trade pundits, the Akshay Kumar starrer courtroom-drama is getting better reviews from the audience than the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed period-drama.

bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2016 11:10 IST
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According to trade pundits, the Akshay Kumar starrer courtroom-drama is getting better reviews from the audience than the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed period-drama.
According to trade pundits, the Akshay Kumar starrer courtroom-drama is getting better reviews from the audience than the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed period-drama.(Twitter)

Akshay Kumar’s latest release Rustom seems to have had a better start at the box office as compared to the Hrithik Roshan starrer Mohenjo Daro.

According to trade pundits, the Akshay Kumar starrer courtroom-drama is getting better reviews from the audience than the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed period-drama.

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“Rustom is leading... It is performing better than Mohenjo Daro. It got decent reviews and people are liking this film more. Mohenjo Daro did not seem to be appealing to the audience, while there was curiosity and hype around Rustom,” film distributor Rajesh Thadani told PTI.

Read: Mohenjo Daro review - Ashutosh offers a grandeur that fails to entertain

Hrithik Roshan in a still from Mohenjo Daro. (Twitter)

According to Thandani the opening day figures of Rustom can touch the Rs 12-13 crore mark and for Mohenjo Daro it will be around Rs 7-8 crore.

“There is a holiday period ahead and it seems both the films will benefit from it. I think over the weekend Rustom should do Rs 40 crore and Mohenjo Daro will do Rs 20-25 crore,” he added.

Read: Rustom review - Jury declares Akshay’s film a winner

Distributor Akshay Rathi says the average occupancy of the Akshay Kumar-starrer for day one stands somewhere around 45-50 %, which is better than the Hrithik-Pooja Hegde’s movie: 35%.

Watch Rustom trailer:

“Number of screens for Mohenjo Daro are higher than that of Rustom but the average occupancy is lower. It’s like there are 100 people who want to watch both the films, but Mohenjo Daro is playing at 150 screens while Rustom is at 100. That way the occupancy is better for Rustom.”

Rustom is based on the infamous K M Nanavati case, while Mohenjo Daro, helmed by Gowariker, is set in the Indus Valley Civilisation.

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