New Delhi: ‘Dabangg 2′, the sequel to 2010 Bollywood blockbuster ‘Dabangg’ has amassed Rs 211 million (21.10 crore) in India on the day of its release.
The movie, starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, opened across 2,500 screens Friday against 1,800 for the previous one, IBN live reports.
The directorial debut of actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, ‘Dabangg 2′ opened to packed houses and managed to rake in Rs211 million on the opening day itself.
It is said to be one of the highest opening for any non-holiday release in Bollywood till date.
‘Dabangg 2′ surpassed the first day collections of even Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rowdy Rathore’, which earned Rs 150 million. It was a non-holiday release too.
The original ‘Dabangg’ was directed by Abhinav Kashyap, and it had managed to rake in Rs145 million on its first day, nationally.