MS Dhoni The Untold Story starring Sushant Singh Rajput is now the fourth highest grosser of 2016. The film has collected Rs 112.70 crores so far. Since Mirzya is not performing well, MS Dhoni is expected to stay strong in its second week also. It will be interesting to see if Sushant Singh Rajput bags the best actor award this year for his performance.
The film is behind only Salman Khan-starrer Sultan (Rs 300.45 crores) and Akshay Kumar’s Airlift (Rs 128.1 crores) and Rustom (Rs 127.49 crores), according to Bollywood Hungama. MS Dhoni managed to collect Rs 60 crore in its first weekend gaining initial momentum. It also broke the record of highest openers at the box office this year.
The film has undoubtedly become a milestone in the careers of both Sushant Singh Rajput and director Neeraj Pandey. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared, “#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory [Week 2] Fri 4.07 cr, Sat 5.20 cr, Sun 5.90 cr, Mon 3.40 cr. Total: ₹ 112.70 cr. India biz. Note: Hindi+Tamil+Telugu.”
The success of the film hasn’t come as a surprise to many. First of all, it was based on one of the most popular cricketers – Dhoni. People were curious to know the man behind brand Dhoni. To the credit of filmmakers, they have been able to find out an actor who could portray Dhoni on screen with complete honesty.
Other actors also contributed to the film. Their presence was crucial in building an emotional connect between film and audience.
There is still some time before new releases take over MS Dhoni movie at theatres. Film will definitely benefit from the dismal performance of Mirzya that didn’t quite work at the box office.