The premier new release of the week, Aanand L Rai's Abhay Deol and Diana Penty starrer, HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI, saw a dull start of just around 10-15 percent on an average. To add to the woes the week old releases, RUSTOM and even MOHENJO DARO, will be the biggest impediments in the way of HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI (despite low costs) putting up a good or even decent show.
||RUSTOM, HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI and MOHENJO DARO
Though the clash between Akshay Kumar's RUSTOM and Hrithik Roshan's MOHENJO DARO was expected to be keenly contested, but it has turned out to be a one sided affair in the favour of the former!
Coming to specifics, Neeraj Pandey's Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz starrer, RUSTOM, netted 90 crore (to be validated) during the opening week from India and is the third hit in a row for the Khiladi in 2016. Not only has RUSTOM netted the biggest week ever for Akshay Kumar, it has moved strongly into the second weekend, and is expected to cross the 100 crore mark today (Saturday) or for sure tomorrow (Sunday).
Meanwhile, Hrithik's MOHENJO DARO fought all the negative feedback and still managed to score 50-51 crore during the opening week from India, which not many of the current stars could have achieved under the circumstances, and is a testimony to the superstar's box-office clout, against all odds! Having said that the huge involved costs in MOHENJO DARO will be the biggest hindrance in the film getting to even a recovery status.