After posting a humongous total on day one, both Gold and Satyameva Jayate dropped by more than 55% on the second day as Thursday was a normal working day. Their combined opening total (45.75 crores) is the biggest first-day collection in the history of Bollywood cinema. If a big holiday is in midweek, the business is expected to slow down on the next day. So, both the films were expected to decline on Thursday, but such huge drop was unexpected. Now, they need good momentum from Friday onward to make the most of the extended weekend.
As day one collection of Gold was more than that of Satyameva Jayate, its percentage drop is also bigger than Satyameva Jayate. Gold is a multiplex film, so a normal working day means fewer footfalls. But Satyameva Jayate should have done better as it is a single screen mass film. The expected second-day figure of Gold is about 8.5-9.5 crores and that of Satyameva Jayate is about 8-9 crores. As word of mouth is extremely positive for both the films, they should enjoy an upward trend from Friday onward. In the worst scenario, both the films should score a half-century in the first extended weekend. But if they could convert critics ratings and moviegoers’ appreciations into business, they should finish their first weekend with 75-85 crores (Gold) and 65-75 crores (Satyameva Jayate).