'Antim' opens to a decent response at the box office

'Antim' box office collection day 1: Salman Khan-starrer opens to a decent response

'Antim', touted to be a gangster drama, features Salman Khan in the role of a cop

The official poster of 'Antim'. Credit: Twitter/@Tutejajoginder

Salman Khan's latest movie Antim, which hit the screens on November 26, collected Rs 4.5 crore at the box office on day 1 despite facing competition from Satyameva Jayate 2. The John Abraham-starrer, which premiered on November 25, wasn't able to pose a major threat to the gangster drama on its second day as it witnessed limited growth due to the mixed word of mouth. The perception is that Antim's day 1 figure is satisfactory given the fact that it wasn't promoted as aggressively as Dabangg or even Radhe. Moreover, it is not a conventional Salman movie as it features 'Bhai' in an extended cameo. 

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Antim is the fourth major Hindi movie to release in theatres after the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sooryanvanshi collected around Rs 26.3 when it hit the screens on Diwali, helping the industry regain its mojo. Its collections stand at around Rs 185 crore at the end of three weeks, a clear indication that it has emerged as a winner. Bunty Aur Babli 2, however, failed to set the box office on fire as it collected less than Rs 3 crore on the opening day. Satyameva Jayate fared a bit better than the Saif Ali Khan-starrer, collecting Rs 3,60 crore. 

Antim, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, is a gangster drama that revolves around the clash between Salman's Rajveer Singh, a fearless Sikh cop, and a gangster. It features Aayush Sharma, who made his Bollywood debut with the underwhelming Loveyatri, as the 'hero' and makes his first on-screen collaboration with the Race 3 star. The cast includes Mahima Makwana, Sachin Khedekar, Waluscha De Sousa, Varun Dhawan and Manjrekar. Its music has been composed by Hitesh Modak and Ravi Basur. 

Antim has received decent reviews with most critics praising the mass elements and the sensitive storyline. The word of mouth is better than expected, which should help it do well over the weekend.

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