Akshay Kumar's "Rustom," which opened to superb response, enjoyed a good run on Monday's Independence Day holiday and is inching closer to the Rs.100 crore mark at domestic box office. On the other hand, Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro," which received lukewarm response on its opening day, collected decent amount on its fourth day and is set to cross Rs.50 crore mark at the Indian box office market.
"Rustom" raked in Rs. 14.11 crore on Friday and Rs 16.43 crore and Rs.19.88 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively. On the other hand, "Mohenjo Daro," which clashed with "Rustom" at the box office, collected around Rs.8.87 crore on its opening day. It witnessed good growth on Saturday (Rs. 9.60 crore) and Sunday (Rs.12.07 crore).
"Rustom" collected Rs.17.81 crore at the Indian box office on Monday, taking its total four day domestic total to about Rs. 68.23 crore nett. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#Rustom packs a SOLID PUNCH in its extended 4-day weekend... Emerges 2ND HIGHEST *opening weekend* grosser of 2016... #Rustom is winning hearts, winning the BO as well... Fri 14.11 cr, Sat 16.43 cr, Sun 19.88 cr, Mon 17.81 cr. Total: â‚¹ 68.23 cr. India biz."
On the other hand, "Mohenjo Daro" failed to witness a good growth on Monday and raked in Rs.10.36 crore at domestic box office. It now stands at about Rs. 40.90 crore nett at the Indian box office market. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#MohenjoDaro Fri 8.87 cr, Sat 9.60 cr, Sun 12.07 cr, Mon 10.36 cr. Total: â‚¹ 40.90 cr. India biz."
The Akshay and Ileana D'Cruz starrer, released in over 2317 screens across the domestic market amidst huge hype, promotion and expectations, is expected to continue having a good run. Despite having released in 2500 screens, the Ashutosh Gowariker directorial is struggling to pull the audience to theatres.
Both the films are now looking to cashing in on during Rakshabandhan on Thursday. The films are expected to have a good run in the second week as well since the only film releasing on Friday, Aug.19 is "Happy Bhaag Jaayegi," which is a low budget film starring Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill and Diana Penty.