Ajay Devgn’s Singham Returns is set to break the 2014 opening day record set by Salman Khan’s Kick exactly three weeks ago. The film has worked big time in every centre across the country on Independence Day.
The opening was always expected to be huge in Maharashtra, but Singham Returns took an extraordinary start across India on its opening day at the box office. Even the business at multiplexes has exceeded trade expectations.
Early estimates suggest, the film has collected around 1.9 crore in Rajasthan (Kick collected 1.96 cr), around 1.15 crore in C.I (Kick did 1 cr), Mumbai circuit looks certain to be above the 9.5 crore mark (Kick 8 cr), C.P Berar is 1.7 cr (Kick was 1.43 cr), West Bengal is around 1 cr (Kick 1.15 cr) and East Punjab is likely to be 2.4-2.5 cr (Kick 2.6 cr).
When the final collections come in, the first day collections of Singham Returns could be somewhere between 28-30 crore, depending on how the Delhi/UP and other circuits have performed. Business in South India was affected by the release of Suriya’s Anjaan, but Singham Returns has performed very well in the Mysore circuit where masala entertainers don’t open well.
The comparison with Kick is unfair because the Salman Khan starrer released on a working day during the Ramadan period and still managed to collect Rs 26.5 crore on its opening day at the box office. Singham Returns had a big holiday like Independence Day, but had fewer screens and shows compared to Kick.
Singham Returns is set for a long run at the box office as the reports that the film is carrying is excellent. The masses are loving the film, the multiplex audience too are coming out in huge numbers to watch Singham roar in theatres. Sure shot hit!
Akshay Kumar’s Entertainment too has done pretty well after taking a slow today.
Note: These are early estimates published at 11:10 PM on Friday. Actuals will be published tomorrow evening.