Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor's much-hyped film "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" (PRDP) has failed to beat the opening day worldwide box office collection record of SS Rajamouli 's "Baahubali - the Beginning" (Bahubali).
Though opened to fantastic response, "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" earned less than "Baahubali" in India as well as in the international market.
In India, "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" minted Rs 40.35 crore net income on its first day, while "Baahubali" minted approximately Rs 50 crore from domestic box office.
And in the overseas market, the US-Canada Thursday's preview box office income of "Baahubali" is closer to "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" opening day box office collection record.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "Baahubali" minted $1 million $ 1,294,451 [₹ 8.20 cr] from just the US-Canada box office.
"#Baahubali [Telugu] is SENSATIONAL in USA. Thu previews cross $ 1 mn: $ 1,294,451 [₹ 8.20 cr]. HEROIC start. Some screens yet to report," he tweeted.
On the other hand, "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" minted $ 1,604,914 (₹ 10.62 cr), which includes the collections from the US-Canada, UK-Ireland, UAE-GCC, Australia and Rest of the World.
"#PremRatanDhanPayo grosses a MASSIVE $ 1.6 million on Day 1 [Thursday; non-holiday there] in the international markets... contd," Adarsh tweeted, adding, "#PremRatanDhanPayo USA-Canada $ 405,100, UK $ 290,717, UAE-GCC $ 654,130, Aus 62,558, ROW $ 192,408. Total: $ 1,604,914 [₹ 10.62 cr]. WOW!"
The opening day worldwide box office collection of "Baahubali" is approximately Rs 58 crore, while "PRDP" stands at Rs 51 crore.
Nevertheless, "PRDP" has recorded the highest first-day collection at the overseas box office, according to Fox Star.
"#PRDP breaks all records at the International Box office grossing $1.6 million on Thursday in the International markets! $1.6 million is the highest day 1 collection in overseas ever for a Hindi film! #PRDP #PRDPHighestOpeningDayEver @BeingSalmanKhan @rajshri," Fox Star Hindi tweeted.
"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya, is released in 1100 screens overseas, while over 4500 screens in India. The film features Salman, Sonam, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal, Anupam Kher and Neil Nitin Mukesh in key roles.