Gold and Satyameva Jayate has scored big on the opening day. It was a national holiday of Independence Day which has boosted the collection big time. But it is Satyameva Jayate which has surprised the trade.
Akshay Kumar starrer Gold collected 25.25 crores on day 1 which is an excellent start. The numbers are lower if we compare it to other Independence Day releases, Ekk Tha Tiger and Singham Returns. However, both these films were masala entertainers while Gold is more like a content-oriented film. Thus the numbers for Gold are very strong considering the genre.
John Abraham's Satymeva Jayate has come second in the clash as it collected 20.52 crores. The opening is huge considering the star power of the film. The holiday factor has given a huge push to the film as it has turned out to be the highest opener for John Abraham. Genrally his films open to 5-6 crores opening day and this would have been the case with SWJ too if it was a non-holiday release.
Overall both films have done pretty well. Satyameva Jayate has taken the benefit of a mass film. While Gold has also fared well in both multiplexes and single screens. Now there will be a singing drop today as the holiday factor is over.