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Salman Khan starrer "Jai Ho" had a grand opening, but the film failed to beat the first Friday record of "Dhoom 3' and "Krrish 3."

The political action drama directed by Sohail Khan accumulated ₹17.55 crore nett on day 1.  The expectations from "Jai Ho" was pretty high as it stars Salman and hit theatres after a gap of one year. But being a normal Friday, the opening day income is good.

The business is further anticipated to rise on Saturday and Sunday. 

"#JaiHo Fri ₹ 17.55 cr nett. India biz only," trade analyst Taran Adarsh said adding, "#JaiHo reports are very positive, expecting the biz to witness escalation on Sat. Tomorrow, 26 Jan holiday + Sunday should hit big numbers."

The first day figure is the fifth highest ever for a film released on non-holiday Friday. The top spot is held by "Dhoom 3" with ₹36.22 crore, followed by "Krrish 3" with ₹25.5 crore and "Dabangg 2" with ₹21 crore.

"Jai Ho" held well at single screens, which opened with 80 to 90 percent occupancy. But the business from multiplexes was quite low. Even business from circuits like Delhi, Punjab, and Moradabad was average.

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Meanwhile here is a look at the top opening day earnings of the film released on normal and holiday Friday:

Position

Film

Release Date

Earnings in Rs Crore

Release Day

1.

Dhoom 3

20 December, 2013

36.22

Non-holiday

2.

Chennai Express

9 August, 2013

33.12

Holiday

3.

Ek Tha Tiger

15August, 2012

32.93

Holiday

4.

Krrish 3

1 November, 2013

25.5

Non-holiday

5.

Agneepath

26 Januray, 2012

23

Holiday

6.

Bodyguard

31 August, 2011

21.60

Holiday

7.

Besharam

2 October, 2013

21.56

Holiday

8.

Dabangg 2

21 December, 2012

21

Non-Holiday

9.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

31 May, 2013

19.45

Non-Holiday

10.

Ra.One

26 October, 2011

18.50

Holiday

11.

Jai Ho

24 January, 2014

17.55

Non-Holiday

11.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela

15 November, 2013

16

Non-holiday

12.

Don 2

23 December, 2011

15.30

Non-holiday

13.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

13 November, 2012

15.23

Holiday

14

Race 2

25 January, 2013

15.12

Non-holiday