Akshay Kumar and Independence Day go hand in hand, it is a known fact that his films that release on Independence Day always bring in good numbers. And, he has proved yet again that he is the undisputed king of Independence Day weekend, his latest film ‘Gold’ clashed with his B-town buddy John Abraham’s film ‘Satyamev Jayte’ but the audience showered more love on Akshay and the result of which is very evident in the BO numbers. Gold’s box office collection on day one was estimated to be over Rs 18 crore, which gave it a head start over John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate, according to Box Office India.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said both the films did well at the box office. “The BIG HOLIDAY [#IndependenceDay] results in BIG NUMBERS at the BO... Both, #Gold and #SatyamevaJayate have TERRIFIC Day 1... Both, Akshay and John record their HIGHEST *Day 1* biz... The *combined* total is approx Rs 45 cr [+/-], which is HUMONGOUS... Yesss, BO is on (fire),” he wrote in a tweet.
“Save this tweet... Solo releases on holidays/festivals will be a rarity... Get ready to witness multiple films clashing on important date...ye toh shuruat hai picture abhi baaki hai,” he wrote in another tweet.
Gold’s collection was amplified as it was a national holiday and the film’s theme is very much patriotic and this attracted a sea of the audience. Directed by Reema Kagti and starring Mouni Roy and Amit Sadh in an ensemble cast, Gold has got largely positive reviews.
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