Mumbai, August 16, 2014: Ajay Devgn starer franchise Singham Returns has got a huge opening day due to independence day at the box office. As per early estimates the film should collect Rs 310 milion (Rs 31 crores) net at the indian box office .
The film opened well and the film also had a strong sixty percent occupancy . The film released India in around 3600 screens.The single screens collections were stronger than the multiplexes.
While Mumbai , Thane, Gujrat had very strong collections, the surprise box office collections came from north India.
Singham Returns may well emerge with the biggest opening day of the year beating the figures of Kick. In Mumbai it was always likely to be ahead of Kick as its a national holiday and the first Singham had huge appreciation in the circuit but North India is also putting up huge figures on the opening day which are similar to Kick.
As reported earlier by Businessofcinema.com, ‘Kick’ collected Rs 265 million (26.5 crore) nett on it’s opening day. While the second and the third day saw good growth by collecting Rs 270 million ( 27 crore) and Rs 310 million (31 crore)on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
While box office collections in the south was slow due to major local language releases. The Northern belt which could be have been low, has has registered huge collections crossing Salman Khan’s Kick in the northern belt and also Rohit Shetty’s previous film with Shahrukh Khan, Chennai Express.
Singham Returns has released on a holiday while the Salman Khan starrer Kick released pre Eid .The film is the highest opening collections amongst all Ajay Devgn films till date.
While saturday will decide the trend of the film for now Ajay Devgn has managed to Kick Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar at the box office.