Bollywood is well known across the world for churning out spicy movies throughout the year. The movies include a plethora of drama, suspense, romance and full of songs which are really aimed to please the audience and earn money at the box office. The success or the failure of a Bollywood film is almost decided at the response the movie receives on the opening days. Once a while, these trends can be wrong but most often than not, big opening days is followed by super hit status for the movies.
Top 5 Bollywood Movies with Highest Opening Day Collection at Box Office
Most of the times it happens that if a movie has one of the three Khans in Bollywood, it goes super duper hit. This phenomenon is continuing from a year and may go long till they resign from Bollywood industry. If you are wondering about the Bollywood movies that had highest opening day collection then here is the list of top 5 Bollywood movies with highest opening day collection:
Happy New Year – Rs 44.97 Crore
The Shahrukh Khan starer movie is the top name among the Bollywood movies with highest opening day collection at box office. Although critics and moviegoers didn’t appreciate the movie much, this didn’t deter the movie from capturing the record on an opening day, with the stardom of Shahrukh single-handedly attracting a large number of people to the theatres. Besides, the Farah Khan directed movie also included Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and others in prominent roles also.
Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo – Rs 40.35 Crore
Another movie which wasn’t well received at the box office but managed to become among the top Bollywood movies with the highest first day collection was the Salman Khan starer ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo. It is safe to say that the only reason that this movie achieved such high numbers for the opening day was more or less because of Salman’s super stardom. The only saving grace from the movie was Salman’s acting skills.
Sultan – Rs 36.54 Crore
One more Salman Khan-starer movie in the list of Bollywood movies with highest box office collection is ‘Sultan’. Also starring Anushka Sharma as his leading lady, ‘Sultan’ broke all kinds of records at the box office since releasing on Eid 2016. Besides, the movie is also set to become the movie with the highest box office collection ever around the world. One thing is for sure, Salman Khan knows how to draw people to the cinema halls.
Dhoom 3 – Rs 36.22 Crore
Probably among the best Bollywood movies ever released, ‘Dhoom 3’, besides being a top opening day grosser was also holding the record for the highest earning movie at one time. The movie was the next part in the hit ‘Dhoom’ franchise starring Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in the role of a cop and his sidekick respectively. Aamir Khan was roped in to play the negative role in the latest instalment of the series and he lived up to his nickname of Mr Perfectionist to the fullest with great acting throughout the movie.
Chennai Express – Rs 33.22 Crore
Also among the list of Indian Bollywood movies with highest opening day box office collection was the Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s south adventure, ‘Chennai Express’. The Rohit Shetty directed film was everything you could expect from a Rohit Shetty film – flying cars, over-the-top stunts scenes, romance, songs being shot at exotic locations and lots of funny comic moments spread throughout the film. The movie was well received at the cinemas but didn’t impress the critics much.
The faith of a movie is usually decided on the first day of the movie itself. Most big budget films have flopped because of low interest generated on the first day itself while many movies have achieved super hit status if they are successful in attracting the moviegoers to the theatres on the first day itself.