Action thriller "Furious 7" has emerged as the highest opener of 2015, beating the opening day records of Bollywood movies released in 2015.
Ranbir Kapoor's "Roy" had recorded the highest opening day collection in 2015, but Vin Diesel and late Paul Walker starrer "Furious 7" has shattered the records of the Bollywood movie.
While some trade expert say that "Furious 7" earned ₹16 crore, trade website Koimoi.com reported that it collected ₹12 crore on day one.
"#FastFurious7 creates record opening on day 1 - Rs 16.5 Cr!" This, by any margin, is a huge number in India," trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
However, the first business of "Furious 7" is highest followed by Ranbir's "Roy" which earned ₹10.40 crore and Akshay Kumar's "Baby" at third with ₹9.3 crore earnings.
The Hollywood movie directed by James Wan has also created a record with its second day earning. The second day box office collection at Indian box office is also the highest.
According to Koimoi.com, "Furious 7" earned approximately ₹11.75 crore on second day, i.e. on Good Friday.
While "Baby" collected ₹11.17 crore on second day, "Roy" earned ₹11.16 crore. If "Furious 7" maintains its strong pace at the Indian box office, it's opening weekend total would be the highest so far.
Akshay's "Baby" opening weekend total is so far the highest with ₹36.07 crore income, but "Furious 7" is expected to beat that record.
"It's #FastAndFurious7 wave across the nation. The 4-day biz [Thu-Sun] should be the HIGHEST so far [2015 releases]. Setting new benchmarks," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Furious 7", which is also called as "Fast and Furious 7" is Paul Walker's last movie. It also features Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in pivotal roles.