Mumbai, July 26 (): Salman Khan’s Eid release Kick has shown a triumphant performance on the opening day, collecting Rs 26.40 crore, early estimates say. Kick has become the biggest opener of the year so far.
Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Despite pre-Eid period + working day, #Kick opens to PHENOMENAL numbers. Fri ₹ 26.40 cr+ nett. India biz. Note:- Early estimates.”
Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ still holds the highest opening day record for his films; it collected Rs 32.93 cr net on the opening day. Salman’s previous movie ‘Jai Ho’, released on Republic Day 2014, collected just Rs 17.55 cr. Kick has done a good business spontaneously this time when compared to Jai Ho.
Kick was released in 4100 screens across the country and in more than 700 screens abroad. The film opened to full house in most of the screens on the opening show. Kick registered 100% occupancy in both multiplexes and single theatres.
Even though the collection figure is huge, the most anticipated movie of Salman has failed to beat the record created by Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 and Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express. Released on a non-holiday, Dhoom 3 collected Rs 36.22 crore, while “Chennai Express” released during Eid last year has the second highest opening day figure, by collecting Rs 33.12 crore.
Kick is expected to do good collections on the second and third day. The advance ticket bookings for the morning and night shows of the movie were sold out and afternoon and evening shows are filling fast, said the booking status reports.
Kick is also affected to a little extent by pre-Eid period otherwise, trade experts say, even 35-38 cr nett was a possibility. Though collecting 26.40 cr nett on the opening day is exceptional, the film is now set for a huge weekend.
Kick is expected to show 10-15% growth on the 1st Saturday and 1st Sunday and 90 cr nett opening weekend is the realistic target for the film.