Ajay Devgn's latest outing "Action Jackson", which collected ₹10.25 crores at the Indian box office on the first day, has failed to make it to the list of top 10 biggest Bollywood openers of 2014. The film has landed in the 12th spot in the list.
"Action Jackson" is one of the most-talked about and highly-awaited movies of 2014. The film has been creating positive buzz, ever since director Prabhu Deva announced it. Before its release, the promos and music of the film had soared viewers' curiosity and expectations were sky high. In addition, the makers had massive publicity for it and Ajay and Sonakshi promoted it on several popular TV shows.
All these factors had been successful in fetching a decent amount of advance ticket booking for "Action Jackson", which released in around 3500 screens in the domestic market on 5 November. The film registered an average of 50% occupancy in multiplexes and 65% of footfalls in the single screens in the morning show on its opening day. This response did not match with the trade experts predictions.
"Action Jackson" had garnered a negative word of mouth in the paid previews in the domestic market and this bad response took a toll on its business in the morning show on Friday. The movie was expected to show a big leap in the later shows. It did have growth, but not upto the expected level. The film ended up collecting ₹10.25 crore nett at the Indian box office on the first day.
The opening day collection of "Action Jackson" is not even 35% of the business of Ajay's last release "Singham Returns". Its business is much lower than that of big flop movies such as "Himmatwala" (₹12 crore), "Humshakals" (₹12.50 crore) and "Entertainment" (₹11.16).
Here is the list of top 12 biggest openers of 2014:
|Movie||Release Date||Collection in Crore|
|Happy New Year||24 October||₹44.97|
|Singham Returns||15 August||₹32.00|
|Bang Bang||2 October||₹27.54|
|Jai Ho||24 January||₹17.50|
|Ek Villain||27 June||₹16.72|
|2 States||18 April||₹11.75|
|Action Jackson||5 December||₹10.25|