Can Shivaay be Ajay Devgn’s highest box office opener?

With less than a day to go for the theatrical release of Ajay Devgn’s ambitious directorial venture ‘Shivaay’, all eyes will be on the opening day box office collections of the film.

The target will be to break the record of Ajay’shighest ‘non-holiday’ opening, held by Bol Bachchan(2012). It’s a record that has held on strongly, inspite of Ajay having quite a few releases like Satyagraha, Action Jackson and Himmatwala.

His last release, Drishyam, did not open well at the box office and collected just 5.3 crore on its opening day.

While ‘Shivaay’ releases during the dull ‘pre-Diwali’ period, it remains to be seen if the film can surpass the opening day of Bol Bachchan and become Ajay’s highest non-holiday opener to date.

‘Singham Returns’, which released on Independence Day, remains his career’s biggest box office opening. It’s ahead of all his other films by a huge margin of 165%.

Check out the Top 10 list below:

  • 1. Singham Returns (2014) 32.09 crore
  • 2. Bol Bachchan (2012) 12.1 crore
  • 3. Satyagraha (2013) 11.21 crore
  • 4. Action Jackson (2014) 11.1 crore
  • 5. Himmatwala (2013) 11 crore
  • 6. Son Of Sardaar (2012) 10.72 crore
  • 7. Raajneeti (2010) 10.5 crore
  • 8. Singham (2011) 8.92 crore
  • 9. Golmaal 3 (2010) 8.5 crore
  • 10. Rascals (2011) 7.25 crore


  • First show of #ADHM is houseful all over UAE n #Shivaay has got 10% opening. Means @karanjohar has bowled out @ajaydevgn by first show only.

  • it’s high budget movie even with good reviews its all set to wrap up below 150 cr
    i wanted shivaay to be hit but after all dirty politics that ajay played now i want it be superflop

  • When one self-proclaimed critic called KRK is leaking the story of Shivaay, this industry people seems happy. Although I’m not Indian, I feel sad for Shivaay. We all know who is behind all this but people will still keep supporting that jerk KRK. Someones 2 years of dedication, passion and hardwork is being mocked. Its not only about money, its the ego of KJo to destroy AD. Today I’m happy for not being Indian, sorry Indiots. Shame on Indiots, that’s the reason other countries laugh at India. Such a Shame!!!!
    I think some fanbases are enjoying and being pathetic on this issue.

  • So even Varun dhawan is way ahead of him?
    ABCD 2-15 cr
    Dilwale-21 crore(Not solo, though)

    Fan-17 crore(Reducing the partial holiday factor from the film, Ram Nawami is way less fruitful,plus lack appealing genre, 1 song only that too not matching the taste of neutral audience)
    Akki-15 crore(HF3, RR on non holiday not considering Summer holidays)

    Salman: Jai ho-17 crore(Masala yet crap, free release with no holly-bolly films, republic day was Sunday)

    Aamir-Talaash-13 crore(Dark non appealing genre, less appeal)

  • It definitely should be but remember we are not expecting a big number today for Shivaay since we know most youth at urban Plex will dent its collection but by Saturday Sunday with very positive reviews coming out we can’t rule out a 22-25 cr. Controversy helped Adhm that’s for sure so expecting Adhm to slightly edge out Shivaay due to multiplex at metros but guarantee this is a 150+ movie and his Highest Grosser.

  • Where is Dangal’s trailer review and trade response Indicine?.. expecting it today itself.Or please drop a reply here at least.It’s a request from a die-hard fan of your site.

  • Now its clear is that Ajay is nothing without Rohit Shetty , sequel always helped to Ajay . ADHM all the way ADHM 14 lifetime 120 , Shivaay 13 crore 110 . Shivaay wom should be excellent otherwise no chance .

  • @challa

    such a cheap comment from u..

    srk is d most insecure star

    followed by Kjo .. who is trying every dirty tactics possible to sabotage shivaay…

  • I was highly excited for shivay but I hv lost all interest due to his dirty games . sorry sir ..shivaay ko ab bas shivay(god) hi bacha sakta hai
    come to the opening point, advance booking suggest that Adhm will take bigger opening than shivay so no chance to cross 12cr with clash

  • Hello can’t do this to us.We are still waiting for an article related to Dangal’s trailer and you’re not even replying.
    I know you guys work hard and come up with some really cool and unique articles,but don’t you think that you are taking too much of time this time?

    Is Aamir a special case here or you do that to every actor?I feel sorry for saying that but now it’s too much.

  • Am seeing another Dilwale and Bmastani.
    Flamboyant Director movie of Kjo may take the lead but Shivaay is a long horse race like BM. Doesn’t really matter what matters let it open double figure have a good won and the rest is historical.
    Am in for Shivaay honestly and seeing people talking bad about Ajay calling him cheap for me is not only imaturiry but lack of exposure. Ajay has always been misinterpreted especially of recent and now it seems Ajay knew the tricks of Kjo and KrK that’s why he posted the evidence in time so that what is going on regarding to Kamal R khan leaking the movie ,bad mouthing it should not come to any one surprise. That’s cheapness. Throwing back 5cr back to Kjo from a Patriotic Uri soldier wife is another evidence of his wickedness and forced to give character.

  • KRK is such a disgrace to the industry. He has leaked the opening scene on his twitter account. Now its confirmed he was paid by Karan Johar and team for all this nonsense. Dont know about Karma but Dharma is surely a bitch

  • This Diwali KRK v/s Ajay and noboday beat NO1 critic till now very interesting to watch out next few days ajay claimed KRK try to blackmail 25lakh where KRK said ajay wanted to take him 25lakh but refused

  • I think satyagarah did only 8.5 on 1st day..Please check it ?

    and Again I will repeat that Adhm will score more than Shivay on 1st day . with a massive scale trailer if ajay doesn’t managed 15 cr this time than he will remain a star only…!

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