Rustom had the third highest second weekend of the year after Sultan and Airlift as it grossed 17 crore nett apprx. This takes the total business of the film to 106 crore nett apprx. The daily breakdown of the second weekend is as follows.
Friday – 4,25,00,000
Saturday – 5,75,00,000
Sunday – 7,00,00,000
TOTAL – 17,00,00,000
The business of Sultan was 34 crore nett and Airlift was 18.50 crore nett (tax free in UP). The business of Sultan in second weekend is almost the same as Rustom plus Airlift in the second weekend despite the extended nine day first week with multiple holidays. The holidays in the first week have also taken their toll slightly on Rustom as well because the growth could have been a little better over the weekend. Still in ten days it has beaten the lifetime figures of Airlift in places like Gujrat and CP Berar while in Mysore and West Bengal it has gone past the lifetime numbers of Housefull 3.
The distributor share of the film 54.50 crore in ten days while the share of Airlift was 59.75 crore. That is the figure it has to beat to become the second biggest hit of 2016. It should cross sometime in the third weekend, it will cross the GROSS business of Airlift while the NETT business may be a tighter call due to that tax exemption in Delhi / UP for Airlift which pushed up the Airlift NETT collections by 2-3 crore.