The two films have together beaten the highest opening day record in the Hindi film circuit, so far held by the Rs 40 crore net collections of one film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate clashed with Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy starrer Gold at the box office and both the movies had a great opening on Independence Day. Both the films that released on Independence Day managed to do well on the box office, after a lull of nearly a fortnight.
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. Total: "Rs 28.44 crore", Taran Adarsh tweeted.
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On the other hand, Satyameva Jayate, which released in around 2,500 screens in India, had made a collection of Rs 20.52 crore at the domestic market on day 1. Expected to show an upward trend today (Day 3). While Gold got the third biggest opening, Satyameva Jayate got fifth. The latest trade figures of the film will be out shortly.
"According to him, both films have the opportunity to make it big at the box office due to their release timings". "The release being on a midweek holiday followed by a partial holiday in some areas for Parsi holiday then the weekend and again a public holiday on August 22nd has worked well for the releases", Mohan added.