Akshay Kumar's latest release "Rustom" has been having an excellent run at the box office. After registering a good first day collection of Rs. 14.11 crore in the domestic market, "Rustom" witnessed overwhelming response over the weekend and has broken a number of box office records.
Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, "Rustom" has enjoyed a good word of mouth and that has hiked up its pace at the box office even more. The movie has not only been making good money in the domestic market but also overseas. Check some of the box office records that Akshay's "Rustom" has broken by the end of its first weekend.
Opening day collection: "Rustom" earned Rs. 14.11 crore on its first day at domestic market, thereby becoming the fifth highest opening day grosser of Akshay Kumar. His top four highest first day grossing movies are "Singh Is Bliing" (Rs. 20.67 crore), "Housefull 3" (Rs. 15.21 crore), "Brothers" (Rs. 15.20 crore) and "Rowdy Rathore" (Rs. 15.10 crore).
Opening weekend collection: Having made a collection of Rs. 50.42 crore over the first weekend at Indian box office, "Rustom" becomes Akshay's fourth highest opening weekend grossing movie to date. Top three first weekend grossers of the actor are "Singh Is Bliing" (Rs. 54.44 crore), "Housefull 3" (Rs. 53.31 crore) and "Brothers" (Rs. 52.08 crore).
"Rustom" happens to be Akshay's third film this year, after "Airlift" and "Housefull 3." While both the movies were box office hit, "Rustom" has broken some of the records that were set by Akshay's other two films in 2016.
"Rustom" surpassed opening weekend collection record of "Airlift" in the domestic market. "Airlift" had earned Rs. 44.30 crore on its first weekend and "Rustom" did business of Rs. 50.42 crore over the same time.
Akshay's latest release has made certain box office records in the overseas market as well. "Rustom" made a box office collection of Rs. 5.06 crore in the USA and Canada market on its first weekend, breaking the records of "Housefull 3" that had earned Rs. 4.53 crore in the region during opening weekend.
Also, "Rustom" had collected Rs. 8.30 crore from the overseas market on its first day and early estimates suggest that its first weekend business from the overseas market will be Rs. 26 crore (approx), which is much higher than "Airlift" that had earned Rs. 18.89 crore.
Check Akshay's highest first day and opening weekend grossing movies:
|Movie||Opening Day (crore)||Opening Weekend (crore)|
|Singh Is Bliing||20.67||54.55|
|Gabbar Is Back||13.05||39.41|
|Holiday-A Soldier Is Never Off Duty||12.18||41.32|