Remo D'Souza's 3D dance film "ABCD: Any Body Can Dance" has been declared a super hit in India after collecting ₹37.2 crore in just nine days.
Despite new releases, the film is holding very well at domestic box offices in its second week.
The dance film stars choreographer-actor-director Prabhu Deva and 'Dance India Dance' participants in important roles.
The movie in its opening weekend minted ₹19.5 crore and ₹12.7 crore during the weekdays, taking the first-week total to ₹32.2 crore. During the second week, the film raked in ₹2 crore on Friday and ₹3 crore on Saturday, taking the nine-day total to ₹37.2 crore, according to trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh.
The movie had a surprise opening at the box office and emerged as one of the biggest openers this year. Even after the release of Akhay Kumar's "Special 26" on the same day, the movie maintained its position and earned well in weekdays too.
The film also faced competition from thriller film "Murder 3", which was released this Friday, but still managed to pick up good earnings.
"ABCD" well in Mumbai and south India, but had opened to a dull response up north. The film, made on a budget of ₹12 crore, turned out to be a huge profitable project.
Looking at the second week collection, Adarsh expects the film to rake in ₹9.5 crore to ₹10 crore in the second weekend.