Sajid-Farhad's directorial "Housefull 3" has emerged as the second biggest opener of 2016 at the domestic box office. Not only that, "Housefull 3" also shattered the records of Akshay Kumar's previous films and became the second biggest opener for the actor.
"Housefull 3" opened with mixed to negative reviews from the critics, but the film managed to enthral moviegoers. The film opened with the second best occupancy this year, after Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" and thus recorded the second best opening of Rs. 15.21 crore.
"#Housefull3 has an IMPRESSIVE Day 1... Evening/night shows witnessed a BIG TURNAROUND, after a decent start in morning/noon shows... #HF3," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"#Housefull3 Fri â‚¹ 15.21 cr. India biz... Sat + Sun biz should add to a STRONG total... Current trends suggest â‚¹ 50 cr [+/-] weekend... #HF3."
"Highest OPENING DAY biz of 2016: #Fan â‚¹ 19.20 cr #Housefull3 â‚¹ 15.21 cr #Airlift â‚¹ 12.35 cr #Baaghi â‚¹ 11.94 cr Hindi films. India biz," Adarsh added.
"Housefull 3," which was released in 3,700 screens on a non-holiday Friday, has shattered the records of "Airlift," "Baaghi" and other big releases of this year. The opening day box office collection of "Housefull 3" is the second highest ever for Akshay. "Housefull 3" shattered the records of his 2012 release "Rowdy Rathore," which had held the record of the second biggest opener with Rs. 15.10 crore first day income.
Now that the film has recorded a good opening, all eyes are set on its opening weekend box office. And the second-day occupancy report suggests that the film is set for a Rs. 50 + crore opening weekend.
Directed by Sajid-Farhad, "Housefull 3" features Akshay, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff and Chunky Pandey.
Fan: Rs. 19.20 crore
Housefull 3: Rs. 15.21 crore
Airlift: Rs. 12.35 crore
The Jungle Book: Rs.10.09 crore
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: Rs. 8.25 crore
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3: Rs. 8.15 crore
Ki and Ka: Rs. 7.30 crore
Ghayal Once Again: Rs.7.20 crore
Kapoor and Sons: Rs. 6.85 crore
Wazir: Rs. 5.61 crore
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]