The Salman Khan and Eid combination has worked yet again, and how! Bodyguard has taken an extraordinary opening today (August 31). The Salman Khan starrer has broken all records for the opening day at various cinemas and centers all across India.
Since not many big-ticket films released during the month of Ramzan (except Aarakshan), the audiences were hungry for a star-studded film. Besides, Bodyguard opened at an unprecedented number of screens (more than 2,300 screens in India), much more than any other Bollywood film so far.
The first day’s collections of Bodyguard might be in the range of Rs. 16-18 crore (Rs. 160-180 million). This is good news for the film industry, which was going through a rather lean phase for the last few weeks.