First Sunday Records – India Box office

Gone are the days when films used to run for 25 – 50 – 75 weeks or more. In the modern era, it’s all about the first weekend. The multiplex boom all over the country has resulted in 2500+ screen releases, with multiplexes squeezing in 15 – 18 shows a day. A major chunk of the investment is recovered in the first week itself, and even the biggest of blockbusters are out of most theaters in less than a month.

However, the most crucial day, especially for non-holiday releases, is it’s first Sunday. A decent growth in business on Sunday, usually means the film has been accepted.

Below is a list of films that hold the record for the highest collections on it’s first Sunday.

#MovieWeekend CollectionsMain lead
1.Ek Tha Tiger20.5 croresSalman Khan, Katrina Kaif
1.Rowdy Rathore18.5 croresAkshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
2.Dabangg18.02 croresSalman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
3.Bodyguard18 croresSalman Khan, Kareena Kapoor
4.Don 217.24 croresShahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra
5.Ready16.76 croresSalman Khan, Asin
6.Agneepath16.34 croresHrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra
7.Housefull 215.85 croresAkshay Kumar, Asin
8.Bol Bachchan15.00 croresAjay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin
9.Ra One13.84 croresShahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor
10.3 Idiots13.50 croresAamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor
11.Cocktail13 croresSaif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty
11.Rockstar12.86 croresRanbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri
12.Rajneeti 12.52 croresAjay Devgan, Katrina Kaif
13.The Dirty Picture12.38 croresVidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi
14.Singham12.03 croresAjay Devgan, Kajal Agarwal
15.Housefull11.85 croresAkshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone
16.Golmaal 311.5 croresAjay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor
17.Tees Maar Khan11.35 croresAkshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
18.My Name Is Khan11.28 croresShahrukh Khan, Kajol
19.Ghajini11 croresAamir Khan, Asin
20.Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara10.5 croresHrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif

Note: Some films had extended 4 or 5 day weekends, due to which the first Sunday was not the third day after release. In some cases, it wasn’t the first holiday of the weekend either.



  • on its first sunday ( & also 5th day after release ) collects huge amount despite all negative reviews……b’coz SRK’s fan following r huge… SRK don’t worry for boxoffice collection… his all movies don’t get label of FLOP…..mark my word…

  • payal same like bodyguard sunday is the 5 day and the collections u can see above ok
    sallu bhai rocksssss…………

  • @sk ra one collected that amount even when negativity was 90% against it while wom of bg was moderate in multiplex n highly positive in single centres……also not to forget above collections of don 2 n ra one are hindi only and all india sunday collections was
    Don 2-19 crs(1.5 cr 4m regional ver.)
    Ra one-15.5 crs

  • ask salman khan to do atleast 1 good film,
    he always depends on remakes and item numbers,salman is not a actor he is more like a model who showcases body and focuses on song more than script. Now for ek that tiger he must be saying aditya chopra to include hit songs nahi toh mera imaage ka falooda banega… log jante nahi ki mera film item songs se chalta hai..

  • The reason why salman’s movies grossing more these days coz SRK’s movies are for the
    intelligent audience, so that excludes half of India.

    Salman Khan cant act. He’s just enjoying fluke successes same like akshay kumar enjoyed 3 yrs back…

    and one more thing—salman ko bolo oversees me SRK se zyada kamake dikhaye..

  • indicine pls block these lallu khan vs halku khan comments. come on ppl accept the fact that srk is over now and even though sallu’s movie’s are mindless & bad to some extent , still they make huge money. and this discussion is NOT abt lallu or haklu, so kindly dont provoke others!!

  • and it’s not fair to say that sallu’s fans are only tapori & rickshaw-walas. if that would have been the case none of his movies would have been blockbusters.

    his movies have been doing phenomenally well in both mass circuits & circuits full of multiplexes.
    even i dont like sallu’s movies but it is a fact that his last 3 movies have been BB. so i respect him as a star atleast if not as an actor.
    anyways i hope his Ek Tha Tiger will once again make me like him.

  • Everybody has forget that movie sells not based on heroes,but by its content.When these heroes comes under movie with some meaning,absolutely the movie will run.Otherwise nobody shit cares about SRK or Aamir or Hrithik or Salman.Even Ranbir kapoor is able to select quite interesting scripts,then what’s use of these SRK & Salman as being a superstar who are not able to pick up the script!!!!!!

  • media creatd tid frenzy of 100cr.before no one card about ta collections only ta content of ta movie matters.but now who cares about ta content its all about ta collections&100cr. club!

  • @sunny just shut your mouth salman movie is not working in multiplexes the gross of bodyguard in multiplexes is 68 crores and don2 is 94 crores just you are a lallu fan do not means you will say anything and pretending that you are not his fan but still buttering around the full columns making cheese of him praising him endlessly for single theatre movies do not make any sense

  • megha 68cr kaya tumhe kam lag raha he,aur waisev BG earn in multiplex 70cr & in single screens 80 cr where don2 collects 84 cr & 25 cr respectively,so megha u just shut up.sallu rokz

  • @adil: u r tlking abt songs den i mst remind u dat SRK used AKON’s song still his movie struggld for hit status :P

  • Had
    BG,Ra.One released on normal Friday.
    Sunday would have been no doubt 25Cr+
    Don2 deserves special mention..being features in top 3

  • Srk and salman fans are fighting for second becuase they know that akshay in first place,no more talk look the table.

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