Partner starring Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif has opened huge according to Box Office India.
Directed by David Dhawan, Partner was always expected to get a big opening but the sort of business it has done till now is way above expectations. The film grossed 26 crore in India in its first three days according to the producers. This means the net business is around 15 crore for the weekend.
The film did see a usual drop in collections on Monday but nothing alarming and is expected to see the weekdays out with collections ranging from 45-65%.
As of now the film is certain to be a hit unless something very dramatic happens and collections just collapse, which is highly unlikely. The next two weeks will determine whether the film becomes a superhit or better.
If the film can show the regular 50% fall in collections with Cash releasing on Friday then it may well be on to superhit status. That is a feat achieved by no film in the hindi film market this year, except the Hollywood Superhero film Spiderman 3.
The overseas collections are well above expectations as the masala fare was not expected to do that well but as of now the film is heading for 17-20 crore run from that circuit as well.
The film has emerged the biggest success ever for Eros Multimedia Pvt Ltd since they started acquiring worldwide rights. At 30 crore the film has been a bargain acquisition for Eros.