Salman Khan-Aayush Sharma's much awaited movie Antim: The Final Truth finally made it to the theatres after a long wait last week. The Mahesh Manjrekar directorial received mixed reviews from the critics and started its journey at the box office on a slow note. However on the second and the third day of its release, it saw an upward trend in its collections owing to positive word of mouth.
Antim has amassed Rs 18.61 crore over three days of its running, with 5.03 crores, 6.03 crores and 7.55 crores on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The growth on Day 2 and Day 3 indicate it has a found appreciation, with Maharashtra being the lead despite 50% occupancy. Worldwise, the film has raked in Rs 24.11 crore.
Speaking about the success of the film, a Zee Studios representative said, "Antim - The Final Truth continues to grow by the day. The box office growth is being witnessed across all regions worldwide, with some circuits reporting 100% growth over the opening day. In some areas, the number of screens has grown since Friday, the day of release. With a strong word of mouth backed by a focused post-release marketing campaign, 'Antim' is going to surprise one and all."
Antim stars Salman Khan as a cop who is pitted against Aayush Sharma's gangster character.
In an interview with Outlook, Aayush had talked about filming action sequences with the superstar and shared, "I have always looked up to him as an actor; we used to ape him or try to be him and performing an action sequence with him was a great deal. It was more about the respect that I have for him. My respect for him made me nervous while holding his neck, punching him or kicking him. It came really in the way of our sequences. His seniority created a lot of nervousness. There were certain instances when I got so into the sequence that I may have hurt him and then I used to keep apologizing and always tried to make sure if he was okay."
Antim, a remake of the Marathi film Mulshi Pattern, marks the Bollywood debut of TV actress Mahima Makwana. She essays the role of Aayush's love innterest in the movie.