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Race 3 starring Salman Khan is expected to enter Rs 100 crore club in its opening weekend

June 18th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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Race 3 starring Salman Khan is expected to enter Rs 100 crore club in its opening weekend
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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s latest action movie Race 3 is progressing well at the box office. The film is directed by Remo D’Souza, which earned a massive Rs 29.17 crore on the opening day, has now earned a collection amount at the domestic market and put a mammoth total at the box office. The film, starring Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem, has raked in Rs 38.14 crore on the second day of its release.

On Friday, Race 3 recorded approximately 50 percent occupancy in the morning shows while it escalated in the afternoon and evening shows by 55 and 70 percent respectively. On Saturday, Race 3 noticed an upward trend in the occupancy in the morning shows a lot more than the opening day that is 55 percent. However, the afternoon shows registered upto 75 percent occupancy and evening shows by 90 percent mostly in the single screens across India.

The film has now crossed Rs 50 crore mark in merely two days and is expected to enter into the coveted Rs 100 crore mark in its opening weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared Race 3 box office collection on Twitter.

“#Race3 hits the ball out of the park on Day 2 [Sat]… #Eid festivities give MASSIVE BOOST to its biz… Day 3 [Sun] should score BIG NUMBERS yet again… ₹ 100 cr+ weekend on the cards… Fri 29.17 cr, Sat 38.14 cr. Total: ₹ 67.31 cr. India biz,” he tweeted.

Earlier, Adarsh tweeted, “#Race3 records a GIGANTIC START, despite pre-Eid making a dent in its business… Emerges the BIGGEST OPENER of 2018 [so far]… Fri ₹ 29.17 cr. India biz… With #Eid festivities commencing today [Sat], #Race3 is expected to post MASSIVE NUMBERS.”

Race 3 witnessed house full boards in many parts of the country thanks to Salman Khan’s huge fan following. The Eid holiday is all set to bring more footfalls to the multiplexes and single screens registering a massive total at the box office.

The film has already become the biggest opener of 2018 and broke all records of Salman’s previous Eid releases. In the past, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai have crossed Rs 100 crore mark in three days.

@taran_adarsh
Salman and #Eid – Opening Day biz…
2010: #Dabangg ₹ 14.50 cr
2011: #Bodyguard ₹ 21.60 cr
2012: #EkThaTiger ₹ 32.93 cr
2014: #Kick ₹ 26.40 cr
2015: #BajrangiBhaijaan ₹ 27.25 cr
2016: #Sultan ₹ 36.54 cr
2017: #Tubelight ₹ 21.15 cr
2018: #Race3 ₹ 29.17 cr
India biz.

10:39 AM – Jun 16, 2018

@taran_adarsh
TOP 5 – 2018
Opening Day biz…
1. #Race3 ₹ 29.17 cr
2. #Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 cr
3. #Padmaavat ₹ 19 cr
[Thu release; incl Wed previews ₹ 24 cr]
4. #VeereDiWedding ₹ 10.70 cr
5. #PadMan ₹ 10.26 cr
India biz.
[Hollywood films not included]

10:40 AM – Jun 16, 2018

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