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Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rohit Shetty's magic has worked at the box office. The opening day box office collection of "Singham Returns" has shattered the record of Salman Khan's "Kick".

"Singham Returns" opened on a humongous note at the domestic box office on Independence Day. Not only has it emerged as the highest opener of 2014, the opening day earning of "Singham Returns" is highest ever for Devgn.

"Singham Returns" was released in lesser screens compared to "Kick", but the film benefitted from the  Independence Day holiday on Friday, raking in more than ₹30 crore.

"It's time to start the day with SUPER news. #SinghamReturns starts with a big roar. Collects ₹ 30 cr [+/-] on Fri, as per *early trends*," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: "#SinghamReturns overtakes #Kick [₹ 26.40 cr; pre-Eid] and emerges BIGGEST OPENER OF 2014 [so far]. Early trends."

The film opened to over 4000 screens worldwide, which includes 3600 screens in India and 410 screens in overseas market, while "Kick" India screen count was more than 4000.

The advance booking received phenomenal response and the morning show occupancy was massive. The film was expected to open well in Mumbai, Pune, National Capital Region (NCR) and Hyderabad region. But surprisingly, it had a terrific start in Rajasthan, CP Berar and CI circuits as well, Box Office India reported.

"Singham Returns" shattered the records of Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3", Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" and Salman's "Ek Tha Tiger" in Rajasthan, CP Berar and CI circuits.

With more than ₹30 crore income, the film has gained the fourth spot in the top opening day earnings list.

The film has also opened on a huge note in overseas market. The film was released in UAE-GCC region on Thursday and from there it raked in ₹1.24 crore.

"#SinghamReturns is the HIGHEST OPENER for Ajay Devgn in UAE-GCC. Collects approx AED 750,000 [₹ 1.24 cr] on Thu. SUPERB!" Adarsh tweeted.

Here is the list of top 10 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. Singham Returns 15 August, 2014 30 Holiday
5. Kick 25 July, 2014 26 Non-Holiday
6. Krrish 3 1 November, 2013 25.5 Non-holiday
7. Agneepath 26 Januray, 2012 23 Holiday
8. Bodyguard 31 August, 2011 21.60 Holiday
9. Besharam 2 October, 2013 21.56 Holiday
10. Dabangg 2 21 December, 2012 21 Non-Holiday