- Newton earned Rs 1.44 crore on Monday
- The film collected Rs 3.41 crore over the weekend
- Newton released along with Bhoomi and Haseena Parkar
See trade analyst Taran Adarsh's tweet here:
#Newton has a ROCK-STEADY Mon... [Week 2] Fri 91 lakhs, Sat 1.66 cr, Sun 1.75 cr, Mon 1.44 cr. Total: 17.59 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 3, 2017
Newton narrates the story of a rookie government clerk, who is sent to a Naxal-controlled town in Chhattisgarh to conduct free and fair elections. The film also features Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Hardik Meriya in pivotal roles.
In his review for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen wrote that Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi provide 'terrific performances' in the film.
"Amit Masurkar's Newton is a dry and intriguing look at an India we don't usually see - and shows us how hard it is to take elections seriously," wrote Mr Sen.
"No film is obligated to offer profound insight, of course, and Masurkar has made a fine film merely reporting the unfamiliar while tickling us with the familiar - characters inside a makeshift polling station discussing zombie movie subplots, for instance," he added.
Rajkummar Rao's Newton clashed at the box office along with Sanjay Dutt's Bhoomi and Shraddha Kapoor's Haseena Parkar. The film is currently facing completion with Judwaa 2, starring Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez, which has managed to earn Rs 77.25 crore in just four days.