Mania for all things Salman Khan drove audiences to the ticket counters during the opening weekend and it amassed a significant Rs 78.90 crore gross (Rs. 60.68 crore net) in India and 22.36 crore (US$ 3.55 million) overseas.
At the domestic box office, 'Jai Ho' box office collections opened at Rs 17.75 crore on Friday followed by Rs 16.68 crore on Saturday - films collections showed a 64% jump on Sunday garnering an attractive Rs 26.25 crore at the domestic BO office.
Speaking on the film opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Limited said, Salman Khan fans have given a huge thumbs up to 'Jai Ho'.
The film, which is is packed with Salman Khan over-the-top style action sequences along with the emotion-packed human interest angles, 'Jai Ho' touched the right chord with fans.
This is an outstanding opening and his highest where we didnt have the added advantage of a long weekend, says Ahuja.
Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc added, With January usually being a slow start in the overseas markets, the overseas weekend for 'Jai Ho' was excellent. This also being a non holiday period reflects very well on the films opening. It is trending at a similar or better level compared to recent Salman Khan blockbusters.
Taran Adarsh declared 'Jai Ho' as, A sure shot winner. It easily ranks amongst Salman Khan's better films. This one has the potential to emerge a Blockbuster at the box office.
Directed by Sohail Khan, 'Jai Ho' also stars Tabu, Daisy Shah and Danny Denzongpa in important roles.
#JaiHo passes the crucial 'Monday test'. Collects ₹ 9.50 cr. Total: 70.18 cr nett. India biz only.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2014