"The big Independence Day holiday results in big numbers at the box office", tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
On the other hand, Satyameva Jayate, which released in around 2,500 screens in India, had made a collection of Rs 20.52 crore at the domestic market on day 1. Takes a FAB START at plexes across major centres. According to Boxofficeindia it is the highest opening day ever for an Akshay Kumar film as it beat the Rs 16.98 crore worth collection of Singh Is Bling, which was released on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) in 2015.
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Helmed by Reema Kagti and bankrolled by Excel Entertainment, Gold revolves around Indian hockey team's first Olympic win and 12 years of hard work and determination that led up to the victory. The patriotic sports drama clashed with John Abraham-starrer Satyamev Jayate at the box office. The film which released on Independence Day has managed to collect Rs 33.25 crore in the first two days of its release. Gold also features television actor Mouni Roy.
The overall total of the film stands at 46.65 crore and that is a good enough. Satyameva Jayate, meanwhile, ranks sixth in the list with 42.5%. Expectations are that the film will cross 100 crores mark in its opening weekend and there will be no surprise if the film also becomes Akshay Kumar's highest grossing film beating Rowdy Rathore. The film has been directed by Milap Zaveri and co-produced by Bhushan Kumar Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani respectively.