"Krrish 3" had an extraordinary start on opening day, despite its release in the pre-Diwali period. Hrithik Roshan starrer science fiction film has raked in more than ₹25 crore at the domestic box office.
Even though the release coincided with a festive period, the film raked in huge amounts from Indian markets. The combined total of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu version stands at ₹25 crore.
"Despite pre-Diwali and non-holiday, #Krrish3 takes a fantabulous start. India biz [Hindi + Tamil + Telugu]: Fri ₹25 cr. Mindblowing," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Krrish 3" has become the highest non-holiday opener at domestic market, beating Salman Khan's "Dabangg 2" record.
Till the release of "Krrish 3," the Salman starrer held the record for the highest opening day collection with ₹21.10 crore for a film released on non-holiday Friday, followed by Ranbir Kapoor's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" with ₹19.45 crore.
"Pre-diwali is considered the worst period in the entire year..Stiil #Krrish3 collects ₹26cr on day 1 (₹24 + ₹2cr Tamil & Telagu). OUTSTANDING !" trade analyst Amod Mehra tweeted.
Hrithik, the lead actor of the film, thanked his team and the country on Twitter.
"Prediwali non holiday gets ₹25.5cr 4 #krrish3! Congrats 2 my team Krrish!Thank u INDIA! How do I give back this love 2 all of u? Gratitude!!!" Hrithik said.
In the international market, the film has started on a terrific note, especially the UAE-GCC circuits. From UAE circuit alone, the superhero flick raked in ₹2.20 crore from Thursday's paid preview.
From UK, the film had raked in total ₹1.58 crore, Australia ₹44.94 lakh and New Zealand ₹13.10 lakh.
"#Krrish3 takes UAE + GCC by storm. Collects AED 1.3 million [₹ 2.20 cr] on Thu. MONSTROUS START! UK* Thu £ 46,863, Fri £ 113,546. Total: £ 160,409 [₹ 1.58 cr], *Australia* Thu A$ 18,882, Fri A$ 58,283. Total: A$ 77,165 [₹ 44.94 lacs]. New Zealand* Thu NZ$ 8,336, Fri NZ$ 17,379. Total: NZ$ 25,715 [₹ 13.10 lacs]," Adarsh added.