As expected Salman Khan’s new release ‘Race 3‘ had the biggest opening for a Bollywood movie and the second biggest opening of 2018 on Friday. Despite getting one of the worst reviews of the year, the film managed to bring Salman’s fans to the theaters.
As per the box office reports, the film amassed 29.17 crores on its first day at the box office. Salman Khan and Eid have a long history of blockbuster releases. Race 3 turned out to be his sixth Eid release to have made under Rs. 30 crores on opening day. Ek Tha Tiger and Sultan, both Eid releases, made over the 30 crore mark upon releasing during the festivities.
Salman and Eid – Opening Day business…
2010: #Dabangg ₹ 14.50 cr
2011: #Bodyguard ₹ 21.60 cr
2012: #EkThaTiger ₹ 32.93 cr
2014: #Kick ₹ 26.40 cr
2015: #BajrangiBhaijaan ₹ 27.25 cr
2016: #Sultan ₹ 36.54 cr
2017: #Tubelight ₹ 21.15 cr
2018: #Race3 ₹ 29.17 cr
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the collection of the film. “#Race3 records a GIGANTIC START, despite pre-Eid making a dent in its business… Emerges the BIGGEST OPENER of 2018 [so far]… Fri ₹ 29.17 cr. India biz… With #Eid festivities commencing today [Sat], #Race3 is expected to post MASSIVE NUMBERS.”, he said.
The film is heading towards one of the best opening weekends because of Eid, but the lifetime collection will depend on weekdays collection. As the word of mouth publicity is poor, weekdays collection might not be too exciting.
The business of the film is as follows:
Friday (Day 1): ₹ 29.17 cr
Total: ₹ 29.17 cr