Rowdy Rathore has emerged a super-hit, what with Rs. 100 crore already in its kitty and still going strong. With this, the film has turned out to be a second consecutive major success for Akshay Kumar who had a largely uneventful last couple of years but has emerged the strongest with the passage of time. The film has found such patronage amongst audience that it continued its winning streak in the second week as well, hence adding on moolah with every passing day.
There were some detractors who felt (and perhaps hoped and prayed) that after a fantastic start garnered by Rowdy Rathore in its opening weekend, there would be a slip in collections during the weekdays. However none of that happened as this Prabhu Devaa directed masala affair has stayed consistent right through the week with no hiccups whatsoever. In fact, the collections have been such super strong that comparisons are being made with the best in the business (Bodyguard, Dabangg) which are the second and third highest grossers in the history of Indian cinema.
Both aforementioned films had managed collections in the tune of Rs. 140 crore each, and all eyes are on whether Rowdy Rathore would manage to surpass these. Well, to think of that would be highly impractical since Rowdy Rathore is mainly earning from single screens and while there is a bountiful coming from these theatres, the revenue being generated isn’t the kind that would make the film surpass the Top-3 in the business (with 3 Idiots at the top). The more practical target is Agneepathwhich had earned over Rs. 120 crore and to cross that seems possible now, what with the film continuing to find an audience.
All eyes are now on whether Akshay Kumar would have three of his films earning Rs. 100 crore in a single year, something that no other Indian actor has ever achieved. He has two shots to make that possible, first with Joker and then Khiladi 786. Would it be a hat trick year for Akshay? Well, all one can do is wait for the first look of the two films to be revealed and then take a call.