After a massive opening on Wednesday due to a national holiday of Independence Day, the newly released Hindi sports drama Gold has witnessed a big drop in footfalls on its second day. Being a normal working mid-week day, Thursday resulted in around 67.92% lower occupancy as compared to the opening day across the country.
Six months after the release of PadMan, superstar Akshay Kumar is back with the new highly-anticipated film Gold which was released on 15 August 2018 amid the huge excitement of fans. As expected it has got succeed to impress viewers and received overall positive reviews from the critics and gained solid word of mouth.
On the first day, Reema Kagti’s directorial opened on an excellent note with 50-55% of occupancy in the morning despite another awaited release Satyameva Jayate. Post noon shows, it picked up and registered the third highest opening of the year so far in Hindi cinema with 25.25 crores. With this, the film has also become the biggest opener of Akshay Kumar’s career and 19th best of all time.
On the next day i.e. Thursday, unfortunately, Gold recorded a big drop in footfalls, but still managed to remain good and collected the amount of 8.10 crores. With this, the total collection of the film after 2 days has become 33.35 crores nett at the domestic box office from 3050 screens nationwide.
Excel Entertainment’s production has a 5-days extended weekend to set a strong base, let see will it make it stronger or not. Although, due to the unfortunate demise of our former prime minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji, most of the Indian states have declared a holiday of schools, colleges & government offices on Friday as a mark of respect.
PS- Just as a fact that can affect the box office numbers, we have mentioned Atal Ji’s demise news above. We sincerely apologize if anybody gets hurt because of this inclusion in the article which is related to the entertainment niche.