Actor Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” has beaten Akshay Kumar’s “Rustom” and “Airlift” in domestic box office collection, and become the second highest grosser of 2016 so far.
Helmed by Neeraj Pandey, the biopic on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, which hit theatres on September 30, has earned Rs 129.50 crore in the domestic market.
In comparison, “Rustom” and “Airlift”, two of the biggest hits of the year, had netted Rs 127.42 crore and Rs 129 crore, respectively, in India.
Worldwide, the sports film, which traces the journey of one of the most successful captains of Team India, has done a business of over Rs 215 crore.
With this, the biopic has become the second-highest grosser of 2016, behind only Salman Khan’s “Sultan”.
“We are thrilled that ‘MS Dhoni...’ has become the second-highest grossing movie of 2016. The combination of Brand Dhoni, Sushant’s excellence in portraying the living legend and Neeraj Pandey’s direction, have led to this success.
“This is overwhelming love for Dhoni and the film, we are grateful to the fans and audiences for this,” Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios told PTI.
Besides Sushant, the film also featured Disha Patani, Kiara Advani and Anupam Kher.