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Gold box office day 3: Akshay Kumar film on a high again, earns over Rs 10 cr on Friday

Gold box office day 3 collection again rose after a massive dip on Thursday. The business of Akshay Kumar film is expected to get stronger as weekend approaches.

bollywood Updated: Aug 18, 2018 09:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Akshay Kumar’s film Gold has collected Rs 43.25 till Friday.

Gold box office collection is again showing an upward trend after facing a trough on Thursday. The Akshay Kumar film opened to record-breaking collection of Rs 25.25 crore on Independence Day, only to face a drastic dip on Thursday which was a working day. However, Friday again saw an increase in its earning, according to a Box Office India report.

Gold is expected to earn about Rs 10 crore on Friday, which was a holiday in many parts of the country due to Parsi New Year and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death. The final numbers are expected in a few hours.

The Reema Kagti film is expected to increase its earnings over the approaching weekend. Till Thursday, Gold’s box office collection stood at Rs 33.25 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted earlier, “#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.”

In comparison, John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate, which also released on Wednesday, has earned Rs 28.44 crore in two days and is expected to earn around Rs 8 crore on Friday. “A *5-day extended opening weekend* is a rarity... If #Gold and #SatyamevaJayate manage to cement their status by recording solid numbers over the next few days, an impressive lifetime total will be on the cards... It’s a wait and watch situation right now,” Adarsh had summed it up.

Gold has largely got good reviews, which was reflected in its massive total on the opening day, also a personal record for Akshay Kumar. While trade is banking on the film to sprint into Rs 100 crore club, a lot depends on how much it earns over the next two days.

Gold is being seen as Akshay’s Kumar’s eighth hit in a row after Pad Man (Rs 78.22 crore), Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 117 crore), Rustom (Rs 127.49 crore), Housefull 3 (Rs 109.14 crore), Airlift (Rs 128.1 crore) and Singh Is Bliing (Rs 89.95 crore). Directed by Kagti an starring Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Kunal Kapoor, Gold is inspired by India winning its first gold medal as a free country at 1948 Olympics.

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First Published: Aug 18, 2018 09:05 IST