Rowdy Rathore, which features Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the leads, has had a wonderful week at the Box Office. The action thriller film has smashed collection record of Akki's previous film Housefull 2, but it has failed to beat the first week record of Hrithik Roshan's Agneepath.
Agneepath, which was released on Thursday on January 26, had raked in Rs 21.76 crores on the first day. The movie had collected a total of Rs 62.11 crores over its extended four-day weekend. But its business fell down drastically on the weekdays with the film adding another Rs 23.77 crores to its first week's total collection Rs 85.88 crores.
Whereas, Rowdy Rathore, which had its worldwide release on June 1, scored Rs 15.1 crores on the first day. The film did well on Saturday and its collection reached Rs 48.3 crores in the first weekend. But unlike Agneepath, this film continued to do well on the weekdays too. It grossed Rs 79.52 crores nett in week one. The breakup of its collection is 15.1 cr on Fri, 14.7 cr on Sat, 18.5 cr on Sun, 9.5 cr on Mon, 8.12 cr on Tue, 7.1 cr on Wed, 6.5 cr Thu.
However, Akshay Kumar's previous film Housefull 2, which was released on April 5, 2012, had collected Rs 63.63 crores in extended eight-day week. It has joined the league of 100 crore movies. In a way his latest movie Rowdy Rathore has beaten the record of Agneepath, when compared to the seven days total of Hrithik starrer.