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Gold box office day 6: Akshay Kumar’s biggest weekend opener, other records it has broken

Gold has broken the record for Akshay Kumar’s biggest weekend opener and may be on its way to become his most successful movie ever.

bollywood Updated: Aug 22, 2018 12:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Akshay Kumar’s Gold is doing great business at the box office.(YouTube)

Akshay Kumar’s latest movie may just prove to be his most successful ever. In its opening weekend, Gold has raked in Rs 71.30 crore and has broken the record for Akshay’s biggest weekend opener by a big stretch.

Gold made Rs 25 crore on its first day and after a dip on the second day, picked up pace again. Akshay’s most successful weekend opener so far was Singh Is Bliing with Rs 54.44 crore collection. Here’s list of his most successful weekend openers:

Gold: Rs 71.30 crore

Singh Is Bliing: Rs 54.44 crore

Housefull 3: Rs 53.31 crore

Brothers: Rs 52.08 crore

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: Rs 51.45 crore

Jolly LLB 2: Rs 50.46 crore

Rustom: Rs 50.42 crore

Rowdy Rathore: Rs 48.05 crore

Airlift: Rs 44.30 crore

Boss: Rs 42.50 crore

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However, even with a Rs 71 crore collection, the film could still not find a place among the year’s top three most successful weekend openers. Here’s where it ranks right now:

Sanju: Rs 120.06 crore

Padmaavat : Rs 114 crore

Race 3: Rs 106.47 crore

Baaghi 2: Rs 73.10 crore

Gold: Rs 71.30 crore

Satyameva Jayate: Rs 56.91 crore

Raid: Rs 41.01 crore

Pad Man: Rs 40.05 crore

Veere Di Wedding: Rs 36.52 crore

Dhadak: Rs 33.67 crore

Mouni Roy plays Akshay Kumar’s wife in Gold. (YouTube)

Top grossers or not, Akshay Kumar has still hit jackpot with Gold. On the very first day of its release, the film broke quite a few records. First, with Gold, Akshay has delivered his eighth hit in a row. His success spree before Gold includes Pad Man (Rs 78.22 crore), Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 117 crore), Rustom (Rs 127.49 crore) that also won him a National Award, Housefull 3 (Rs 109.14 crore), Airlift (Rs 128.1 crore) and Singh Is Bliing (Rs 89.95 crore).

Vineet Kumar Singh plays a hockey player in Gold. Seen here with Akshay Kumar in a scene from the film. (Instagram)

The film released in 3,050 screens In India and clashed with John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate. John’s movie released in 2,500 screens and has made Rs 56 crore as well. Gold and Satyameva Jayate together have beaten the highest opening day record in the Hindi film circuit, so far held by the Rs 40 crore net collections of one film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Together, Akshay and John’s films earned about Rs 45 crore.

Gold is about the Indian Hockey Team winning its first medal for India as an independent nation. (YouTube)

With significant first day occupancy of 52.5%, Gold has emerged as the third highest opener of 2018 so far after Baaghi 2 and Sanju. Gold director Reema Kagti gets a personal record too. She made Talaash and Honeymoon Travels previously.

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First Published: Aug 21, 2018 12:28 IST