Rustom had a good first day of around 14 crore nett with the multiplexes recording strong collections all over. The collections were not so good in single screens but multiplexes of mass circuits be it Rajasthan, CI or Bihar put up good collectons. The opening day is the fourth best of 2016 after Sultan, Fan and Housefull 3 though occupancy is better than the latter and although it has collected around 1 crore nett less than Housefull 3 but is laso being screened on around 1200 less screens. Rustom also clashed with Mohenjo Daro but that has turned out to be a anti climax as the audience has just not come for Mohenjo Daro at least initially anyway.
Rustom has done very well in Mumbai, Delhi /UP and East Punjab with Mysore numbers very strong for an Akshay Kumar starrer. In fact the Mysore opening is the best ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer and its a huge plus for an Akshay Kumar starrer to come out on top against a Hrithik Roshan starrer as the former is traditionally weak in Mysore. The film looks set for a good run especially if some solid growth comes today which will set it up for a big four day weekend going towards 60 crore nett or maybe even more. The opening of day is the third or fourth highest for an Akshay Kumar starrer depending on where the final first day collections land.