Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' mints Rs 27.25 crore on day one
Salman Khan starrer "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has grossed over Rs 27.25 crore on the opening day and the distributors expect excellent showing over the weekend.
Mumbai: Salman Khan starrer "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has grossed over Rs 27.25 crore on the opening day and the distributors expect excellent showing over the weekend.
The 49-year-old actor's film, which is said to be critics and box office proof, did well on the eve of Eid and has positive word-of-mouth.
"Eros international and SKF announce outstanding opening day collection of Rs 27.25 crore India NBOC for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'," a statement from the ditributors read.
The cross-border drama is about a Bajrangbali (Hanuman) devotee, Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi (Salman), who travels to Pakistan to escort a six-year-old mute girl to her village.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and child actress Harshaali Malhotra.
"#BajrangiBhaijaan Fri 27.25 cr (pre-Eid). SUPERB... Today onwards [Eid], biz should only zoom upwards... #Kick 26.40 cr (pre-Eid)," box office analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film, however, could not beat the record set by SS Rajamouli's multi-lingual epic "Baahubali", which earned Rs 50 crore on the opening day.