Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in leads, has opened to an earth-shattering response at the Indian Box Office. Although its first day figures are not as big as Salman's previous release Ek Tha Tiger, the Arbaaz Khan directed film has turned out to be the biggest opener for non-holiday, beating the previous opening day record of Akshay Kumar's Rowdy Rathore.
Dabangg 2, which is a sequel to Salman Khan's blockbuster movie Dabangg, has a huge hype and promotion surrounding it. And Salmania, which is at its peak once again in 2012 after Ek Tha Tiger release, has soared up the viewers' craze for the film to sky high. The movie has registered a huge amount of advance ticket booking and the tickets have been already sold out for first three days in many single screens and multiplexes.
Amidst this hype, Dabangg 2, which released in 3,500 screens in the country, had an overwhelming start at the domestic Box Office on Friday. The romantic-action movie registered 100% occupancy at both single screens and multiplexes across the country on the first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "As per *early estimates* #Dabangg2 Fri seems 20 cr to 21 cr nett. Biggest opener for non-holiday... Of course, the final total could vary."
On his Twitter page, Taran Adarsh further writes, "Biggest opener [holiday] #EkThaTiger 32.92 cr ... Biggest opener [non-holiday] #RowdyRathore 15.1 cr ... #Dabangg2 is non-holiday opener." The Trade expert added, "#Dabangg2 1st day will be lower than #EkThaTiger 1st day [15 Aug holiday]. ETT Day 2 was much lower [14.55 cr], since it was a working day."