Akshay Kumar's Gold Is About Hockey

Mouni Roy at the Gold screening

Mouni Roy at the Gold screening

Independence Day 2018 turned out to be an entertaining one for cinema-goers as two films, namely Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold and John Abraham-starrer Satyamev Jayate hit the screens.

Also starring Manoj Bajpayee and Amruta Khanvilkar in pivotal roles, "Satyamev Jayate" is a thriller drama.

Meanwhile, Gold traces the "golden era" of Indian hockey through the journey of Akshay Kumar's Tapan Das, a young assistant manager in 1936, who dreamt of playing for an independent nation. It reportedly enjoyed an occupancy of around 40-45 per cent on the maiden day, which is above expectations.

Gold and Satyameva Jayate posters.

Marking its release on 3,050 screens across India, Gold had the advantage of over 500 screens over Satyameva Jayate, the trade portal informed. But Gold has beaten his highest opening day collections so far, that of Singh Is Bliing (Rs 16.98 crore). Plexes are good, but single screens are ROCKING.

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Day 1 (Wed) - 20.52 Cr.

Notably, John's "Satyameva Jayata", which also hit the screens on the Independence Day, did a remarkable business at the Box Office and minted Rs 20 crore on the first day of its release. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "The BIG HOLIDAY [#IndependenceDay] results in BIG NUMBERS at the BO".

Trade analysts say prospects for both films are positive given the long extended weekend ahead, with Independence Day to be followed by the Parsi New Year on Friday. Both, Akshay and John record their HIGHEST *Day 1* biz.


With such impressive numbers coming in despite the clash, it is now being believed that both the movies will thrive at the box office for being of completely different genres, and catering to different set of audience.

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