Tees Maar Khan opened to houses ranging from very good to excellent on 24th December. The trade was waiting with bated breath for the Akshay Kumar starrer to hit the screens as its opening was expected to be comparable to that of the year’s biggest blockbuster, Dabangg.
Of course, the reports of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ are nowhere close to those of ‘Dabangg‘. But even the first day’s collections of the two films are not in the same bracket. Whereas Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ had netted Rs. 14.85 crore on the opening day, the nett collection of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ on Friday was around Rs. 12.5 to 13 crore. ‘Dabangg’ had the advantage of the Eid holiday on the Friday it opened (10th September) whereas ‘Tees Maar Khan’ had no such benefit. But Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’ has opened in the Christmas vacation period. Besides, admission rates in many cinemas have been hiked for ‘Tees Maar Khan’ more than they were for ‘Dabangg’. Yet, the total of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ remained lower than that of ‘Dabangg’. Incidentally, the opening of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ was the biggest ever for Akshay Kumar.