The Rs 140 crore film, produced by Fox Star Studios, opened to
Rs 27.54 crore on day one, making its way to the top 5 openers of
all time. Bang Bang also recorded the second biggest
opening of 2014 after Ajay Devgn's Singham Returns and is
also the third biggest non-franchise film opening after Chennai
Express and Ek Tha Tiger.
"That is so cool. Opening higher than a franchise film like
'Krrish 3' and beating my own record is one way to realise my own
growth and strength," Hrithik said in a statement.
"But after that it is not about me. I am just glad I have been
able to entertain my audience. And the entire credit for this
humongous success goes to the whole star-cast, the entire crew and
especially to the director Siddharth Anand. I stand here in
gratitude," the 40-year-old actor added.
Bang Bang, which also stars Katrina Kaif, was pitted
against Vishal Bhardwaj's latest offing, Haider. The
Shahid Kapoor-starrer, which opened to good reviews, collected Rs
6.14 crore on its opening day. Haider, made on a
relatively smaller budget than Bang Bang, has performed
well in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi NCR, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The Kashmir-based film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and is being hailed as Bhardwaj's best work till date. An adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', the film completes Bhardwaj's trilogy on the Bard's three tragedies after Omkara (Othello) and Maqbool (Macbeth).