'Kick' broke the 2014 opening day collection record of Salman's last film 'Jai Ho', which released on January 24 this year, Gunday's (Feb 14) Rs 16.12 crore and 2 States' (April 18) Rs 12.42 crore. The film could not, however, surpass Sallu's individual record made by Ek Tha Tiger with Rs 32.93 cr business on day 1. Movie review: Salman Khan in 'Kick' is 'Unjhelable'
"Despite pre-Eid period + working day, #Kick opens to PHENOMENAL numbers. Fri ₹ 26.40 cr+ nett. India biz," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Apart from the domestic market, 'Kick' also made a fabulous start abroad, becoming Salman's biggest opener in USA-Canada with collections of $340,000 (Rs 2.04 crore).
As far as weekend figure is concerned, Salman's crackling chemistry with co-star Jacqueline Fernandez besides the catchy music should help 'Kick' cross the Rs 60-70 crore plus mark over the opening weekend.
Although it's a bit too early the predict the business of 'Kick' in week 1, it's a foregone conclusion that the film will pack a great total, with the business getting a big, big boost from Eid onward and become the year's biggest hit so far.
The year's Rs 100 crore film include Jai Ho (Rs 166 crore), Holiday - A Solider is Never Off Duty (Rs 112.45 crore), Ek Villain (Rs 105.62 crore), 2 States (Rs 102.13 crore).
Salman's biggest grosser was his hit film 'Ek Tha Tiger' that generated Rs 198.78 crore in box office.