Rustom maintains its lead on Mohenjo Daro

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Rustom maintains its lead on Mohenjo Daro

Yesterday, we told you how Rustom was racing ahead of Mohenjo Daro barely hours after both the films hit the screens (Akshay-1, Hrithik-0; Rustom races ahead of Mohenjo Daro, Aug 12).

Well, the Akshay Kumar-starrer, also featuring Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta, is still the winner. At the end of Day 1, Tinu Suresh Desai’s crime mystery has netted Rs 14.1 crore. Meanwhile, Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde has managed to collect only Rs 8.8 crore.

Like we told you, Rustom was ahead in this race right from the beginning.

Leading distributor Hemant Shah said yesterday, “People are not liking Mohenjo Daro, they say it's too slow. I don't see it collecting more than Rs 6-7 crore by the end of the day. On the other hand, Rustom has garnered a very good response at the ticket windows.”  

A source (name withheld on request) added: “Despite being shortchanged on the single screen front and receiving mixed reviews, Rustom is making the the right noises. This implies that it will sustain, and it's a great victory."

Let's not forget here that Rustom was deprived of single screens in many parts of the country, courtesy Disney UTV who refused to bend despite Rustom distributor moving mountains to convince them to share equal space with him.

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