Mumbai: Salman Khan starrer action thriller 'Race 3' opened in cinemas on Friday with negative to mixed reviews. But despite the unflattering reviews, the film took fantastic start making it the biggest opener of the year. Directed by Remo D’Souza, Race 3 had earned Rs 29.17 crore on day 1, it went on to do even better on Saturday (Rs 38.14 crore) and Sunday (Rs 39.16 crore) respectively, taking its total collection to Rs 106.47 crore in just three days.
However, the Salman Khan film witnesses huge drop on Monday with collection of Rs 14.24 crore net which is around 51.18% down from day one.
Noted Bollywood trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Race3 puts up a STRONG TOTAL on Mon… Decline on Mon [vis-à-vis Fri: 51.18%]… Mass circuits/single screens are holding very well, while plexes have started sliding downwards… Fri 29.17 cr, Sat 38.14 cr, Sun 39.16 cr, Mon 14.24 cr. Total: ₹ 120.71 cr. India biz.”
#Race3 puts up a STRONG TOTAL on Mon... Decline on Mon [vis-à-vis Fri: 51.18%]… Mass circuits/single screens are holding very well, while plexes have started sliding downwards... Fri 29.17 cr, Sat 38.14 cr, Sun 39.16 cr, Mon 14.24 cr. Total: ₹ 120.71 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 19, 2018
Here's a box office break-up of Salman Khan's big Eid releases:
Salman and #Eid - Opening Weekend biz...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 18, 2018
2010: #Dabangg ₹ 48.50 cr
2011: #Bodyguard ₹ 88.75 cr
2012: #EkThaTiger ₹ 100.16 cr
2014: #Kick ₹ 83.83 cr
Salman and #Eid - Opening Weekend biz...
2015: #BajrangiBhaijaan ₹ 102.60 cr
2016: #Sultan ₹ 180.36 cr
2017: #Tubelight ₹ 64.77 cr
2018: #Race3 ₹ 106.47 cr
India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 18, 2018
'Race 3' marked the onscreen reunion of Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez after their 2014 hit flick 'Kick'. Directed by Remo D'Souza, 'Race 3' also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala in pivotal roles.
In the upcoming days, 'Race 3' will face competition from Ranbir Kapoor's highly anticipated film, 'Sanju'. Helmed by ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, the Sanjay Dutt biopic is slated to release on June 29.