Finally, two biggest Bollywood movies of the year were released yesterday and as predicted by us, Akshay Kumar’s Rustom got off to a better opening than Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro. As per the reports coming, Rustom registers an occupancy of 45% on the opening day, while Mohenjo Daro got off to a poor opening with 30% occupancy. Let’s have a detailed look at the first day occupancy and Box Office collection report of Rustom and Mohenjo Daro.
Rustom Opening Day Occupancy
Released on 2317 screens across the country, Rustom got off to a positive start in the morning shows. Akshay Kumar starrer registered an overall occupancy of around 40% in the morning shows with East-Punjab, Delhi, Mumbai being the best performing circuits. In terms of occupancy, Rustom got off to a third best opening of 2016 after Sultan and Fan. The positive buzz before release has really helped Rustom in setting a strong foundation. (Read: Rustom critics and audience review)
In the noon shows, the occupancy remains same as the morning shows. Delhi, Mumbai and Punjab were the best-performing circuits. In evening and nights shows, the occupancy was as high as 70% in circuits like Delhi and Mumbai. Rustom remained the first choice for multiplex audience.
Rustom Opening Day Collection
Rustom first day Box Office collection is 14.11 crores. The movie has emerged as the fourth highest opening day grosser of 2016 after Sultan, Fan and Housefull 3. Akshay Kumar now has three movies in top 5 opening day grossers of 2016.
Moehenjo Daro Opening Day Occupancy
Mohenjo Daro got off to a poor opening with occupancy in the morning shows was as low as 25%. This is Hrithik Roshan’s lowest opening since Guzaarish which was released in 2010. In north Indian circuits, the opening was even less than small budget movies like Baaghi, Ki and Ka, Kapoor and Sons. Down South, the movie opened to good numbers with occupancy in the range of 45% to 50%. There is a big reason to worry for Hrithik Roshan and Ashutosh Gowariker as the movie failed to witness any growth in the noon shows. Rustom is way ahead of Mohenjo Daro in all circuits except South. The overall occupancy on the first day around 30%. (Read: Mohenjo Daro critics reviews)
Mohenjo Daro Opening Day Box Office Collection
Mohenjo Daro had a poor opening day at Box Office. Mohenjo Daro first day collection is 8.87 crores. The first-day collection of Mohenjo Daro is the 9th highest of 2016. It even failed to beat the opening day collection of movies like Dishoom, Udta Punjab and Baaghi. Mohenjo Daro is Hrithik’s poorest opening since Guzarish which was released in 2010.
Note: The official numbers were updated at 4:30 pm.