Gold box office collection Day 1: Akshay Kumar film tickets sold out

first_imgThis year’s Independence Day, Akshay Kumar is back with another film high on patriotic pride. Ever since Baby hit the screens on Republic Day 2015, Akshay Kumar has not let the patriot in him take a backseat. It is common knowledge that the Republic Day and Independence Day weekends are earmarked for the release of his films.Directed by Reema Kagti, Gold revolves around independent India’s first Olympic gold win – a feat achieved by the Indian men’s hockey team in 1948 at the 14th London Olympiad.Gold, which releases today in 2500 screens across the country, has opened to a phenomenal response from the audience. The advance booking trends suggest that the film will earn somewhere between Rs 18-20 crore on its first day.The sports drama has already raced ahead of the other Independence Day release this year, John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate, which portrays the fight against corruption and social injustice.Akshay Kumar has a solid track record when it comes to Independence Day. His last Independence Day release, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, which promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, earned Rs 13.10 crore on its first day.In 2016, Akshay Kumar’s fans were treated to Rustom on Independence Day. Like Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Rustom released a few days before the holiday. The film kickstarted its run at the box office with Rs 14.11 crore and demolished its competition, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro.Apart from the Akshay Kumar and patriotism factor, fans are also super-excited to watch the Bollywood debut of popular television actress Mouni Roy. Having ruled over the small screen for years, Mouni has a sizeable fan following, which has translated into footfall at the theatres.advertisementALSO READ | Gold vs Satyameva Jayate: Which film will win box office battle?ALSO WATCH | Akshay Kumar is the real ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywoodlast_img

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