Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor starrer Satyagraha has concluded the first week with excellent collection at the Indian Box Office in the first week. The Prakash Jha-directed political thriller, which has topped the domestic business chart, has surpassed Rs 50 crore mark in seven days. It has also beaten the record of Jha's previous hit Raajneeti, which had collected Rs 54.75 crore in seven days.
Satyagraha, which released in 2,500 screens on August 30, had a superb opening in the domestic market. Its business went upwards on Saturday and Sunday. The movie fared well on weekdays too. When compared to its first day collection, the film showed 55% drop on Monday and it continued to decline on the following days.
The most-talked-about political thriller has collected Rs 55.43 crores nett (Rs 39.12 cr in weekend and Rs 16.31 cr on weekdays) at the Indian Box Office in the first week. Considering its genre, trade experts feel that it is a very good business. Its breakup is Rs 11.21 cr on Fri, Rs 13.08 cr on Sat, Rs 14.83 cr on Sun, Rs 5.07 cr on Mon, Rs 4.11 cr on Tue, Rs 3.62 cr on Wed and Rs 3.51 cr on Thu.
However, two new much-hyped movies like Shuddh Desi Romance and Zanjeer have hit the screens today. Both belong to different genres - one is youth centric, while other is action thriller. It should be seen whether they will slow down the collection of Satyagraha in its second week.