Tiger Shroff & Hrithik Roshan’s magnum opus War has hit the theatre screens with a ‘bang bang’, quite literally! Surpassing all expectations, the movie has turned out to be Bollywood’s highest opening grosser ever with massive collections of 53.35 crores (all versions).
Now, comparing the War’s (Hindi) collections of 51.60 crores with Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan, Salman Khan’s Bharat and other Top 3 Highest openers, let’s witness the huge gap with which it has passed with flying colours.
Thugs Of Hindostan
Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan was special for multiple reasons. First of all, of course the actor’s winning spree at the box office himself! Second, the collaboration of the best from the Industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Adding to it all, was the ‘VFx’ factor that drew audience’s eyeballs. Due to the massive pre-release buzz, the movie raked in 50.75 crores on its Day 1. With almost 1 crore, Hrithik-Tiger’s action flick emerged victorious here!
Happy New Year
The collaboration of filmmaker Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan after some successful projects like Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om was the primary reason why fans had their faith in Happy New Year. Also with Deepika Padukone’s presence in the project, the craze went to another level! Owing to it all, HNY emerged as the 2nd highest opener with 44.97 crores but now it’s moved to the 3rd position – credits War!
Salman Khan every year treats fans with ‘Eidi’ in the form of his entertaining movies that he releases on the festival. Bharat was added to the list this year and Salman’s 5 different avatars ranging from his teenage to old age enticed fans like never before. Furthermore, with a strong cast consisting Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Nora Fatehi amongst others – the movie garnered 42.30 crores on its opening day.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi)
The ‘Kattappa ne Baahubali Ko Kyu Mara’ went storming the audiences’ mind as well as the social media platforms for a very very very long time post the release of first instalment of this Prabhas starrer. Moreover, the Prabhas ‘mania’ was recently even witnessed in Saaho! Baahubali 2: The Conclusion shattered records since its day 1 as it begun on a strong note of 41 crores.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
This Salman Khan starrer is now a bygone as the Siddharth Anand directorial has thrown it out of the Top 5 with a huge gap! Prem Ratan Dhan Payo had earned 40.35 crores on its Day 1 and with a difference of 11.25 crores, its is now 6th on the Bollywood Top 5 Highest Opening Grossers.
Well, there are true celebration calls for Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and team. With coming days, let’s see how the movie fairs and how many more records it shatters in its lifetime.