Gold and Satyameva Jayate have completed its first weekend at the box office with decent collections. After Gold, the action drama has also crossed the Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic market on Sunday.
Akshay Kumar's Gold and John Abraham's Satyameva Jayate had an excellent start at the Indian box office on its opening day. Being a national holiday on August 15, the two films had collectively earned over Rs 45 crore, with Gold earning around Rs 5 crore more than the other film.
However, the collection dropped drastically from the second day onwards. Gold had collected Rs 8 crore on Thursday, and Satyameva Jayate had earned Rs 7.92 crore on the same day.
There was a minimal rise in the business on Friday as Akshay's film had collected Rs 10.50 crore and John's action movie had raked in Rs 9.18 crore on the third day.
Gold witnessed better business on Saturday as it collected Rs 12.50 crore, crossing the half-century mark. But, Satyameva Jayate's earning remained steady with a collection of Rs 9.03 crore on the fourth day. It was short of reaching Rs 50 crore by just Rs 4 crore, which it managed on its fifth day.
According to early estimates, Gold collected Rs 13.50 crore (approximately) on Sunday, while Satyameva Jayate earned Rs 10.26 crores. While John Abraham's film remained consistent from Day 3 to Day 5, Akshay Kumar starrer gradually picked up from Day 3 to Day 5 after both movies witnessed dip on day 2.
Gold and Satyameva Jayate have collected Rs 125 crore net together at the Indian box office in the five-day-extended first weekend.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "And the biz multiplies on Sun... Both, #Gold and #SatyamevaJayate have recorded strong figures over the *5-day extended weekend*... Combined biz is approx ₹ 125 cr nett [+/-]... Ironically, approx one-third biz [of ₹ 125 cr] was accumulated on #IndependenceDay alone."
Although Gold is ahead of Satyameva Jayate, it is to be considered that the former has been released on around 3,400 screens in India, and the latter got just 2,500 screens. Despite the difference in screen count, John's film is giving a tough fight to Akshay's sports drama.