Ajay Devgn’s ‘Singham Returns’ box office collections trash Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’ record

Ajay Devgn’s ‘Singham Returns’ beats Salman’s ‘Kick’ with box office collections of Rs 30 cr.

Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Singham Returns’ box office collections of around Rs 30 crore on Day 1 have beaten the record of Salman Khan chartbuster ‘Kick’ to emerge as the biggest opener of 2014.

‘Singham Returns’, which was released on Independence Day, has seen better box office collections than ‘Kick’ on opening day as per early trends, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

The final collections figurer of ‘Singham Returns’ on Day 1, however, are yet to be disclosed.

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It may be mentioned that ‘Kick’ had made a roaring start in box office collections with an estimated Rs 26.40 crore on a non-holiday (pre-Eid).

‘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.

If comparison is made between Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan on Independence Day releases, the later wins. Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (15th August, 2012) opened with Rs 32.93 crore.

The much-awaited ‘Singham Returns’, which brings the unbeatable Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn combination together, had a thunderous start across single screens and a solid start at multiplexes.

With the 15 August being a national holiday, the film was expected to witness strong footfalls across cineplexes all through the day.

While ‘Singhham Returns’ was released on over 4,000 screens worldwide, including 3,600 screens in India, ‘Kick’ opened in 3,800 theatres nation-wide.

The advance booking of the film was more than encouraging in several circuits and going by trends, the film should pack a solid total over the weekend.

?Singham Returns?, which is a sequel to 2011 hit film ?Singham?, is directed by Rohit Shetty and has been promoted well by the two leads, Kareena Kapoor and Devgn.

?Singham Returns? special song, ?Ata Majhi Satakli? by Yo Yo Honey Singh has already grabbed the attention for Kareena?s dance with 100 other kids dressed as cops.

While Devgn plays supercop Bajirao Singham fighting crime, his onscreen lady-love Kareena adds some comedy to the film balancing perfectly between action, anger, drama, love and laughter.

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First published on: 16-08-2014 at 11:37 IST