- Newton witnessed a growth of 162.5% on Saturday
- Newton's total is at Rs 3.48 crore
- It made Rs 2.52 crore on Saturday
#Newton shows REMARKABLE 162.5% GROWTH on Sat... Fri 96 lakhs, Sat 2.52 cr. Total: Rs 3.48 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 24, 2017
That day when you wake up to the news that a deserving film makes a deserving box office .. Newton Shines .. super happy..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 24, 2017
On the day of its release, Rajkummar also announced that Newton has been zeroed in as India's official entry for the Oscars next year. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted the movie, which is a social satire, was selected by a jury of 14 members out of a collection of 26 movies.
In his review for NDTV, Raja Sen describes the protagonist as "close to being irritatingly earnest," and goes to say about the movie that: "This is also symptomatic of Newton itself, a film that, while striving to be admirably dry, proves at times to be achingly dull. The film's go-nowhere pace seems to be a conscious decision but its highest, most telling moments come through scintillating lines of dialogue (take a bow, Mayank Tewari) and actorly flourishes from a great ensemble."
On Friday, Newton released along with Sanjay Dutt's comeback movie Bhoomi and Shraddha Kapoor's Haseena Parkar.