Karan Johar’s Agneepath, which released today (January 26, 2012) has taken a bumper opening at the box-office.
With audiences lining up in huge numbers at multiplexes and single screen cinemas all across India on the Republic Day holiday, the opening of the Hrithik Roshan-starrer has been terrific. This kind of a huge initial was expected because the advance booking, which opened on Sunday/Monday, was outstanding, from North to South and East to West. Cinemas witnessed an excellent 95 − 100 per cent occupancy in the opening shows.
Trade sources are saying that the first day’s collections of Agneepath could be Rs. 20 crore. The film has a four-day weekend (Jan 26 – 29), which will draw in many more audiences. The film’s producers and distributors are slated to make a lot of money; profits will start coming in from the first weekend itself.
However, it remains to be seen if Agneepath will break the opening day record of Salman Khan-starrer Bodyguard (Rs. 21 crore).
Koimoi.com predicts that Agneepath has super-bright chances of surpassing every previous opening day record, including that of Bodyguard. Needless to add, this would be Hrithik Roshan’s highest ever initial.