Salman Khan's much-hyped action drama "Kick" had a blockbuster start worldwide and the opening day income is highest for films released in 2014. But "Kick" failed to beat the day one record of "Dhoom 3."
"Dhoom 3", which was also released on a working day, had earned a whopping ₹36 crore from the domestic box office. "Dhoom 3" starring Aamir Khan has remained in the top position with highest opening day income, beating both holiday and non-holiday releases.
As per early estimates, Salman's "Kick" has earned more than ₹26 crore from Friday's run. Not only, "Dhoom 3", "Kick" also failed to beat Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" and his 2012 release "Ek Tha Tiger" opening day record.
Despite pre-Eid period + working day, #Kick opens to PHENOMENAL numbers. Fri ₹ 26.40 cr+ nett. India biz. Note:- Early estimates.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 26, 2014
With ₹26 crore, "Kick" rests at fourth spot in the top opening day earnings list, which includes both holiday and non-holiday releases. The film, which also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles, was released in more than 4000 screens in India and 700 screens overseas.
On opening day, the film registered occupancy of around 90 to 95 percent across India and it is expected to show growth on second and third day i.e. during the weekend. Meanwhile, in overseas market, the film has created frenzy upon its release. From its preview shows in UAE-GCC market, the film raked in ₹1.63 crore and from the US-Canada circuit it minted ₹2.04 crore from opening day.
Check out the top opening day grosser films of 2014 below:
|Film||Release Date||Day One Earnings in Rs Crore|
|Jai Ho||24 January||17|
|Ek Villain||27 June||16.72|
|Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty||6 June||12.18|
|2 States||18 April||12.42|
|Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania||11 July||9.02|
|Ragini MMS 2||21 March||8.43|
Check out 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.||Kick||25 July, 2014||26||Non-Holiday|
|5.||Krrish 3||1 November, 2013||25.5||Non-holiday|
|6.||Agneepath||26 Januray, 2012||23||Holiday|
|7.||Bodyguard||31 August, 2011||21.60||Holiday|
|8.||Besharam||2 October, 2013||21.56||Holiday|
|9.||Dabangg 2||21 December, 2012||21||Non-Holiday|
|10.||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||31 May, 2013||19.45||Non-Holiday|
|11.||Ra.One||26 October, 2011||18.50||Holiday|
|12.||Jai Ho||24 January, 2014||17.55||Non-Holiday|
|13.||Ek Villain||27 June, 2014||16.72||Non-Holiday|
|14.||Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela||15 November, 2013||16||Non-Holiday|
|15.||Gunday||14 February, 2014||16.12||Non-Holiday|