Director Remo D'Souza's Race 3 has made brilliant collection and surpassed Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office in three days. But it has failed to beat the first weekend record of Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai (TZH).
Race 3 was released in 4,200 screens across the country to cater to massive demand and cash in on Salman Khan's huge fan following. The Eid festivities further boosted the movie's overall business as it also helped the movie to register decent advance booking before the release.
With over 70 percent occupancy on Day 1, Salman Khan-starrer collected Rs 29.17 crore net at the domestic box office. On Day 2, it saw almost 40 percent growth in its collections and earned a mammoth Rs 38.14 crore on Saturday. On Day 3, the numbers further escalated to help the movie cross Rs 100 crore mark in just 3 days by earning close to Rs 39.16 crore at the ticket window on Sunday.
Race 3 has collected Rs 106.47 crore net at the Indian box office in the (three days) first weekend. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "And #Race3 scores a CENTURY... Crosses cr... Fourth Salman starrer to collect ₹ 100 cr mark in *3 days* [#BajrangiBhaijaan, #Sultan, #TigerZindaHai]... Fri 29.17 cr, Sat 38.14 cr, Sun 39.16 cr. Total: ₹ 106.47 cr. India biz."
Race 3 has failed to beat the record of Ranveer Singh's Padmaavat, which collected Rs 114 crore at the domestic box office in its five-day-extended first weekend. It has become the second grossing Bollywood film in the opening weekend in 2018.
TOP 5 - 2018— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 18, 2018
Opening Weekend biz...
1. #Padmavaat ₹ 114 cr [5-day *extended* weekend; select previews on Wed, released on Thu]... Hindi + Tamil + Telugu.
2. #Race3 ₹ 106.47 cr
3. #Baaghi2 ₹ 73.10 cr
4. #Raid ₹ 41.01 cr
5. #PadMan ₹ 40.05 cr
Salman versus Salman - first 3 days...#BajrangiBhaijaan ₹ 102.60 cr [Fri-Sun]#Sultan ₹ 105.53 cr [released on Wed; Wed-Fri]#Tubelight ₹ 64.77 cr [Fri-Sun]#TigerZindaHai ₹ 114.93 cr [Fri-Sun]#Race3 ₹ 106.47 cr [Fri-Sun]— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 18, 2018
Race 3 has become the biggest opener from the Race franchise. The film is now the fourth biggest Eid opener for Salman after Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Sultan. The movie has also beaten the records of Baagi and Padmaavat to become the biggest opener of the year.
The third installment of Race franchise kicked Veere Di Wedding and Parmanu out of many cinema halls which made a dent in the overall film business at the domestic market. Salman Khan starrer became the first choice of the moviegoers.
Not just India, Race 3 dominated the international market as well. From North America market, it earned around Rs 82 lakh, whereas from the UK market it earned Rs 2.08 crore. From Australia market, it earned Rs 87 lakh and from New Zealand, it earned Rs 47 lakh.
The story of Race 3 revolves around Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor) and his kids — Sooraj (Saqib Saleem), Sanjana (Daisy Shah) and their cousin Sikander (Salman Khan) who are into illegal arms dealing. The twins Sooraj and Sanjana try to conspire against Sikander after Shamsher Singh entrusts him with a high stakes heist. Yash (Bobby Deol), Sikander's most trusted and loyal friend, betrays him with the help of Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez), with whom both are in love. What follows next is the tale of twists and turns.