It released with John Abraham's "Satyameva Jayate" and the movie is one of the biggest releases of the month which is set to have a free run considering it has little to no competition from "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi", "Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se" and "Stree" which will hit the theatres in the coming weeks.
Marking its release on 3,050 screens across India, Gold had the advantage of over 500 screens over Satyameva Jayate, the trade portal informed.
"True to their titles both Gold and Satyameva Jayate have emerge victorious at the box-office".
"According to him, both films have the opportunity to make it big at the box office due to their release timings". "Yes, the box office is on fire". It witnessed a 42.5% occupancy in its morning shows on the first day.
To be sure, the Independence Day festive weekend has been Kumar's mainstay so far. If the total box office collections of Gold and Satyamev Jayate are combined, the earnings go up to a massive figure of Rs 44 crore nett, making August 15 the highest opening day ever.
Gold is Kumar's eighth hit in a row after social drama Pad Man (Rs 78.22 crore), Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Subhash Kapoor's courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 117 crore), crime thriller Rustom (Rs 127.49 crore) that also won him a National Award, multi-starrer comedy Housefull 3 (Rs 109.14 crore), historical drama Airlift (Rs 128.1 crore) and action comedy Singh Is Bliing (Rs 89.95 crore). It earned Rs 4.82 crore on its first day. The makers took unique ways to promote the film to keep the excitement amongst the fans growing. "This is a clash that has resulted in cash for all involved", said film trade analyst Atul Mohan.