[tps_footer]Akshay Kumar’s Rustom’ and Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’ are now witnessing a deep battle at the box office. The Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom had raced ahead of the historic film with the opening of 35% to 40%. The opening of the Hrithik starrer film was around 25%. Hrithik Roshan’s film has fared amazingly well in the single screens while the multiplex crowds are opting for ‘Rustom’.
As earlier we reported, Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde starrer Mohenjo Daro managed to collect around Rs. 8.75 crore nett (87 million) on its first day, which is, of course, poor. On the other hand, Akshay Kumar’s Rustom had a good first day of around 14 crore nett (140 million) on its first day.
The opening day of Rustom is the fourth best of 2016 after Sultan, Fan and Housefull 3. The principal markets of Mumbai, Delhi, UP and East Punjab have recorded a good collection for the Akshay Kumar film. Nevertheless, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is a crowd puller in the south and is also making bigger collections in the areas of Nizam, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
Rustom is racing ahead than Mohenjo Daro. It remains to see if both the films have a solid growth on the weekend. It is expected that four-day long weekend might take Rustom towards 60 crore nett.
The subject of the film ‘Rustom’ is more metropolitan as it is based on the Nanavati case whereas ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is historic in nature based on the Indus Valley Civilization. The varied plots also have carved different target audiences.[/tps_footer]