Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh starrer "Ek Villain" has indeed started on a grand note at the worldwide box office. The action thriller has rocked domestic as well as overseas box office with huge response.
The film directed by Mohit Suri has raked in ₹16.72 crore on day one, making it the second highest opening day collection of 2014. The film failed to beat Salman Khan's
Jai Ho" opening day record of ₹17.55 crore with a slight margin.
But, "Ek Villain" fared better than "Jai Ho" keeping in mind the huge difference between the screen counts of both the films. "Jai Ho" was released in 4500 screens in India, which is said to be one of the widest releases, while "Ek Villain" was released in only 2539 screens in India.
#EkVillain Fri ₹ 16.72 cr nett [2539 screens]. India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, it's HIGHEST. AWESOME!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 28, 2014
The film produced under Balaji Telefilms banner got a fantastic response on Friday from movie goers across the country. At several theaters there were housefull sign boards from morning shows itself.
Meanwhile, "Ek Villain" started on a thunderous note at the overseas box offices too. The film raked in ₹1.14 crore (AED 700,000) from preview shows from the UAE-GCC market.
From the UK box office, the film fetched in ₹64.33 lakh (£ 62,905) on opening day and from Australia it minted ₹11.08 lakh (A$ 19,592).
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|
|Ragini MMS 2||21 March||8.43|
|Main Tera Hero||4 April||6.60|
|Shaadi Ke Side Effects||28 February||5.25|
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.||Krrish 3||1 November, 2013||25.5||Non-holiday|
|5.||Agneepath||26 Januray, 2012||23||Holiday|
|6.||Bodyguard||31 August, 2011||21.60||Holiday|
|7.||Besharam||2 October, 2013||21.56||Holiday|
|8.||Dabangg 2||21 December, 2012||21||Non-Holiday|
|9.||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||31 May, 2013||19.45||Non-Holiday|
|10.||Ra.One||26 October, 2011||18.50||Holiday|
|11.||Jai Ho||24 January, 2014||17.55||Non-Holiday|
|12.||Ek Villain||27 June, 2014||16.72||Non-Holiday|
|13.||Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela||15 November, 2013||16||Non-Holiday|
|14.||Gunday||14 February, 2014||16.12||Non-Holiday|
|15.||Don 2||23 December, 2011||15.30||Non-Holiday|