Gold box office collection Day 2: Akshay Kumar’s film witnesses major dip

first_imgAkshay Kumar’s Independence Day release this year, Gold, is setting the box office on fire. The film directed by Reema Kagti raked in a whopping Rs 25.25 crore on its opening day to become the third highest opener this year, after Sanju and Race 3. It has also overtaken Singh Is Bliing (which earned Rs 20.67 crore on its first day) to become Akshay Kumar’s highest opening film ever.Gold witnessed a significant dip in its collection on its second day, given that it was a working day. The film earned Rs 8 crore on Thursday.The sports drama revolves around independent India’s first Olympic gold win – a feat achieved by the Indian men’s hockey team in 1948 at the 14th London Olympiad. Akshay essays the role of the manager of the team, Tapan Das.It was a magnum collision at the box office this year, as Gold locked horns with the other Independence Day release, John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate, which also opened to a phenomenal response at the box office. While Gold raced ahead of Satyameva Jayate in multiplexes, the latter was popular in single screen theatres.Gold, which marks the debut of television actress Mouni Roy, also starred Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh and Nikita Dutta in pivotal rolesMOVIE REVIEW: GOLDALSO READ: Gold true story – How independent India won its first Olympic goldALSO WATCH: Akshay Kumar is the real ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywoodlast_img

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