Superstar Salman Khan’s ‘Jai Ho’ that also marks the return of ‘ the Dabangg Khan’ on the silver screen after a two years, has managed to collect a mere Rs 17.5 crore on its opening day. The film failed to beat the first Friday record of “Dhoom 3′ and “Krrish 3. The first day figure is the fifth highest ever for a film released on non-holiday Friday. The top spot is held by “Dhoom 3” with ₹36.22 crore, followed by “Krrish 3” with ₹25.5 crore and “Dabangg 2″ with ₹21 crore. Then too reports for ‘Jai Ho’ have mostly been positive and escalation in the business is expected on Sunday since it is also a Republic Day holiday.
According to sources, Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s business till today. “#JaiHo Fri ₹ 17.55 cr nett India only . , “#JaiHo reports are very positive, expecting the biz to witness escalation on Sat. Tomorrow, 26 Jan holiday + Sunday should hit big numbers.”
The film that has had an extensive release, with multiplexes performing 15 to 20 shows every single day. At some multiplexes, the shows are more than 20. But the single screens opened to a better response than most multiplexes. In some sectors it has got some 80 to 100 % response. Business from circuits like Delhi, Punjab, and Moradabad was average.
Well lets wait and watch if the weekend turns the tide for this Salman Khan starrer.
Meanwhile here is a look at the top 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.||Krrish 3||1 November, 2013||25.5||Non-holiday|
|5.||Agneepath||26 Januray, 2012||23||Holiday|
|6.||Bodyguard||31 August, 2011||21.60||Holiday|
|7.||Besharam||2 October, 2013||21.56||Holiday|
|8.||Dabangg 2||21 December, 2012||21||Non-Holiday|
|9.||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||31 May, 2013||19.45||Non-Holiday|
|10.||Ra.One||26 October, 2011||18.50||Holiday|
|11.||Jai Ho||24 January, 2014||17.55||Non-Holiday|
|11.||Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela||15 November, 2013||16||Non-holiday|
|12.||Don 2||23 December, 2011||15.30||Non-holiday|
|13.||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||13 November, 2012||15.23||Holiday|
|14||Race 2||25 January, 2013||15.12||Non-holiday|