Hindi movie Race 2 starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham and Anil Kapoor in leads, has got fantastic opening at the Indian Box Office, beating another new release Akaash Vani. The Abbas-Mastan directed action thriller has beaten the first day collection record of Saif's previous releases like Agent Vinod and Cocktail and John's last releases like Force and Housefull 2.
The much-talked about and much-hyped movie Race 2 debuted with a superb response with its occupancy ranging between 70% and 80% in the morning and matinee shows. The action thriller showed further improvement in its business in the evening and night shows. It has collected Rs 15.12 crores nett at the domestic Box Office on the first day of its release on Friday.
Race 2 has done wonderful collection in all areas of the country. Trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Race2 territorial breakup: Mumbai 5.25 cr, DelhiUP 3.10 cr, Punjab 1.25 cr, CP 75 lacs, CI 57 lacs, Rajasthan 1.05 cr, Nizam 80 lacs, Mysore 90 lacs, TNK 30 lacs, WB 55 lacs, Bihar 25 lacs, Assam 15 lacs, Odisha 20 lacs. Total: 15.12 cr nett."
Saif Ali Khan's 2012 releases like Agent Vinod and Cocktail had collected Rs 9.8 crores and Rs 11 crores nett, respectively, at the domestic Box Office on the first day of their release. Whereas John Abraham's 2012 release Housefull 2 and 2011 release Force had collected Rs 14 crores and Rs 5 crores, respectively, at the desi Box Office on their opening days. Now, Race 2 has become the biggest opener in their acting career.
Race 2 is a sequel to the big hit movie Race and it is a multi-starrer movie featuring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel in leads. The film had a huge amount of promotion prior its release. Its promos - videos and posters had created a lot of curiosity among the film goers. Despite getting mixed reviews from film critics, it has got positive response from the viewers.
However, Saturday is the Republic day holiday, which is expected to take the collection of Race 2 upwards further. Trade experts feel that the movie will cross Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend. It should be seen whether it would reach this mark.
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