Rowdy Rathore, the Prabhu Deva- directed film, which was made at a budget of Rs.45 crore, has earned Rs.48.3 crore over its opening weekend in the domestic market. The action-caper starred Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha and the rustic touch undoubtedly has worked for the film as it has crossed the Rs.100 crore mark at the collection centres in India. The action thriller has topped the box office chart beating Dibakar Banerjee's recently released film Shanghai.
Shanghai opened to critical acclaim and mixed response at the box office. Shanghai boasts of a host of talented actors - from Bengali superstar Prosenjit to Bollywood actors Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin. The film showed decent growth at the multiplexes with a collection of Rs.12.10 crore in its first weekend. But, Rowdy Rathore, which had a collection of Rs.79.52 crore in its first week, continued its rocking business at the box office in the second week too.