The film opened with Rs 6.85 crores on Friday, which is the highest amount any newcomer's film has obtained this year. Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty are debuting in Bollywood with this movie and it was purely due to the backing of Salman that their movie managed to garner such high amount.
Second day, Saturday saw a dip in collections but the first weekend collections turned out to be a little decent considering Hero movie grossed Rs 7.63 crores on Sunday. The real test of the movie fell on Monday, where the Hero Box Office grossed Rs 3.03 crores but the very next day, it took a steep fall with Rs 2.45 crores.
Taran Adarsh reported, "#Hero registers a sharp decline on Tue. Fri 6.85 cr, Sat 6.62 cr, Sun 7.63 cr, Mon 3.03 cr, Tue 2.45 cr. Total: ₹ 26.58 cr. India biz." The movie was made on a budget of Rs 27-28 crores, this means that by the end of the week, the producers will meet the break even point and recover the cost of making the movie but the profits will not be that great.
Check out the compliments Hero movie has received from celebs of Bollywood, Tollywood and Mollywood...
Emmay Entertainment @EmmayEntertain
It's official! #Hero becomes 2nd BIGGEST DEBUTANT film ever with a collection of Rs.6.85 cr on day 1! Thank you all
Devansh Patel @PatelDevansh
21 crore + for @HeroTheFilm - Proves that collections matter & not the critics @soorajpancholi9 @theathiyashetty @nickadvani
Farah Khan @TheFarahKhan
congrats 2 the team of #Hero on d fab opening..2the kids Sooraj n Athiya n mst importantly their parents..make them n @BeingSalmanKhan proud
Mahesh Babu @urstrulyMahesh
Saw 'hero '. Thanks to salman for giving the industry 2 promising stars Suraj Pancholi and Athiya shetty .
sonu sood @SonuSood
Congrats @soorajpancholi9 n @theathiyashetty 4 a fab 1st day collection.U made ur parents proud. Keep shining buddys.#Hero @BeingSalmanKhan
Riteish Deshmukh @Riteishd
Congratulations my darling @theathiyashetty & @soorajpancholi9 - hearing great things about you guys and the film- #Hero & #Heroine cheers.
The Hero n Heroine of "HERO" has made the movie huge success..welcome to all newcomers...Let it be the beginning.
Salman Khan @BeingSalmanKhan
Collections superb , whole team of hero super happy vit em. Wld not have been possible vit out u going to see it. Thank u.
Huma Qureshi @humasqureshi
Mubarak ho! #HERO Opens 6.75!! @nickadvani @soorajpancholi9 @BeingSalmanKhan @theathiyashetty kudos to the team! Can't wait to see it ...
Milap Zaveri @zmilap
#Hero does one of the biggest opening days ever for a newcomer film! 6.85 crs! Congrats @nickadvani @soorajpancholi9 @theathiyashetty