‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ mints over Rs. 27 crore on opening day

New Delhi, July 18: The journey of Salman Khan’s character from India to Pakistan in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” is treading towards a successful run at the box office. The Kabir Khan directorial, which is the actor’s Eid treat to his fans, amassed over Rs.27 crore since its release on Friday.

Co-produced by Salman Khan Films (SKF) with Rockline Venkatesh, the movie brings forward an extraordinary story of how an Indian and a dumb and mute girl from Pakistan find affection for each other during a simple road trip.

“Salman Khan Films breaks all Salman Khan records. His biggest opening day collection of Rs. 27.25 crore (net box office collection) ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. It’s a non holiday, working Friday collection,” shared a source from Salman Khan Films.

The film, which also features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, runs high on action, drama, simplicity and innocence.

Another trade guru Taran Adarsh shared: “#BajrangiBhaijaan Fri ? 27.25 cr [pre-Eid]. SUPERB… Today onwards [Eid], biz should only zoom upwards… #Kick ? 26.40 cr [pre-Eid].”

“The FANTASTIC pre-Eid biz of #BajrangiBhaijaan clearly indicates Salman’s star power. Sat, Sun, Mon biz will be ROCKING. WOM is super,” he added, referring to the film’s word-of-mouth publicity.

“Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which was released on more than 5,000 screens across 50 countries, including the US, Britain, Pakistan and Australia, is making a mark overseas as well.

“#BajrangiBhaijaan UK on day !: 1,80,000 pounds!! Fiji: day 1 $15,000; day 2 $19,000. #BajrangiBhaijaan Friday Australia A$1,25,000. One of the highest. Or is it the highest?

“#BajrangiBhaijaan New Zealand Friday: NZ$55,000. Suuuperb! #BajrangiBhaijaan first day US: $7,00,000. No. 10 on box-office chart of North America,” Nahta added.

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