collected Rs 8 crore on Day 2 while Satyamev Jayte has amassed Rs 7.9 crore.
Gold stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and
Vineet Singh in pivotal roles while Satyamev Jayate stars John Abraham, Manoj
Bajpayee and newbie Aisha Sharma. Both released on Wednesday, August 15 and
opened up to good box- office collections. However both the films have
witnessed a drop in their second day.
While Gold has dropped by 68.2%, Satyamev Jayate has gone down by 53%. Both the films had an Independence Day release and delivered a serious message on patriotism which led to them being appreciated by the masses. While Akshay plays a fiery manager of the Indian hockey team in Gold who won at the 1948 Olympics as an independent nation, John plays an angry vigilante with a mission to eradicate corruption.
The superstar has garnered praises for his realistic performance in the film Gold. SpotboyE.com Editor, Vickey Lalwani, rated the film 3 stars and wrote, “Gold is another film this year from our Bollywood stable which is clean from its first frame till the last. Soorma, Dhadak and Fanney Khan, you have company. Innocence is indeed coming back. Gold, which dwells on the mentor who readied India to win her first gold medal at the 1948 Olympics, races off to a brisk start, slows down in the middle, and then starts galloping after the interval.
#Gold witnessed a decline on Thu... Biz should gain momentum from today onwards... Plexes hold the key... Wed 25.25 cr, Thu 8 cr. Total: ₹ 33.25 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 17, 2018
#SatyamevaJayate saw a big dip on Day 2... Expected to show an upward trend today [Day 3]... Single screens/mass belt remains strong... Wed 20.52 cr, Thu 7.92 cr. Total: ₹ 28.44 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 17, 2018
He further added
about the film, ‘Gold swells you with pride as you see how Indian players went
hammer and tongs on England in the finals simply because the British had ruled
over us for 200 years. The long and short of this hockey story is that Gold is
good cinema, which could have been better.”
While talking about Satyamev Jayate (rated 3 stars), he wrote, “Satyamev Jayate springs a few surprises and manages to hold you till the end. Alongside you can also play a game of decoding the names of areas in Mumbai that start with S, A, T and Y till the interval before the narrative becomes a one-on-one direct clash between the law-breaker (John Abraham) and the honest cop (Manoj Bajpayee). Thank God for that, but see the irony- the film's editor gets up at this very point and makes an exit! The second half should have been crisper.” Let’s wait and watch to see how do both films fare on Day 2. Today is a holiday for 13 states in the country except Maharashtra as a tribute to the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee which may change the fate of the box office collections of the two films for the better.
The war between Akshay and John is far from over. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will reveal the course. It will be interesting to know which film will triumph and which will face defeat at this exciting clash at the box office.
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