MS DHONI: The Untold Story is now making a sound in the 2016 box office collection after three weeks of being on shown in theaters. The efforts and sacrifices of the people behind the film paid off when it became second of the most top-earned movies of the year.
It followed the No. 1 top grossing film, Salman Khan’s Sultan, which was released last July. Sultan earned Rs 302.5 crore* (US$ 45.28 million) compared to M.S. DHONI: The Untold Story that earned Rs 129.15 crore (US$ 19.3 million). Rustom, with a lifetime collection, earned Rs 128 crore (US$ 19.16 million), which made it as the fourth top-earned films of 2016. Meanwhile, Housefull 3 is the fifth top-earned film for raking Rs 109 crore (US$ 16.31 million).
The lead actor of the new box office hit is Sushant Singh Rajput. Rajput, along with two of his co-stars, was praised by a known veteran actor Rishi Kapoor for doing a good job. Roles were also played by Kiara Advani and Anupam Kher, among others. The box office collection success tells the story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and was produced by Arun Pandey, Fox International Productions and Fox Star studios.
MS DHONI: The Untold Story tells the viewer’s how Dhoni takes the way on becoming a captain of an Indian Cricket Team from being just a ticket collector. Because of his performance as a good cricketer, it made an impact and even invited a lot of people to watch the film.
Behind this success, the position of M.S. DHONI: The Untold Story in the box office collection may be threatened by several upcoming films, from Ajay Devgan’s Shivaay to Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, both expected to be released on Oct. 28. However, the Neeraj Pandey film was a known record-breaker, and the film is expected to earn up to about Rs 2.5 crore (US$ 374,250) before the release of the aforementioned blockbusters.
Note: “Crore” is a term that means “ten million;” i.e. “Rs 1 crore” is equivalent to ten million Indian rupees.
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