Bodyguard has absolutely smashed every box office record on its way to a humungous 21 crores on Day 1 (Wednesday). The collections are absolutely out-of-the-world, atleast 20% more than the next best day in the history of the film industry.
To gauge just how big the first day numbers are, below is a comparison. Please note that the other films had a full release, while Bodyguard didn’t release at all single screens and some multiplexes screened the movie from 1PM on Wednesday. Also, Wednesday was a holiday release for Bodyguard, the other blockbusters released on Friday which is usually a working day.
Day 1 Collections in Mumbai
- Tees Maar Khan – 4.5 crores
- Dabangg – 5.15 crores
- Three Idiots – 5.3 crores
- Bodyguard – 7.2 crores (Record)
Day 1 Collections in UP / Delhi
- Three Idiots – 2.4 crores
- Tees Maar Khan – 2.7 crores
- Dabangg – 3.2 crores
- Bodyguard – 4.2 crores (Record)
Day 1 Collections in Assam / Orissa
- Three Idiots – 12 lakhs
- Tees Maar Khan – 14 lakhs
- Dabangg – 18 lakhs
- Bodyguard – 40 lakhs (Record)
Like Assam / Orissa, in Bihar and West Bengal the collections are almost double than the second best (Dabangg). Its the same at most centers, Bodyguard has not just broken records, it has absolutely smashed them by a huge margin!
Sky will be the limit for the next few Salman Khan films.