Highest Opening Day Collection in Bollywood: Happy New Year, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Sultan are the highest opening day grossers of Bollywood.
Blog to Bollywood presents the list of highest opening day grossers of Bollywood. Interestingly most of the movies in the list are Holiday releases. With big opening day collection, most of the movies mentioned in the list ended up being a blockbuster or All time blockbuster at the box office.
Another fact about Bollywood is that opening day collection depends on star power. Opening day Box office collections clearly depicts that fans eagerly wait for the movies of big stars like SRK, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan.
SRK’s Happy New Year is at the top of the list with opening day collection of 44.97 crores followed by Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (40.35 crores). Salman Khan’s Sultan is at the third position with the collection of 36.54 crores. Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 with the opening day collection of 36.2 crores is at the fourth position. At no. 5, we have King Khan’s Chennai Express with the collection of 33.1 crores.
Moving down the list, Salman Khan’s 2012 Eid release Ek Tha Tiger is at 6th position. It earned 32.92 crores on its opening day. Ek Tha Tiger is followed by Singham Returns, Dangal and Ajay Devgn’s latest release Golmaal Again.
The list is dominated by Salman Khan with three movies in the top 10 followed by Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn, with two movies each. Hrithik Roshan has one movie in top 10.
Talking about the actresses, Katrina Kaif has three movies in the top 10 followed by Deepika who has two movies. Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Sonam and Kareena Kapoor have one movie each in top 10.
Highest Opening Day Collection in Bollywood | Top 10 Opening Day Grossers
|Movie name||Collection in INR||Date of realease||Starcast||Note|
|Happy New Year||44.97 crores||24-Oct-14||SRK, Deepika, Abhishek||Holiday Release|
|Prem Rata Dhan Payo||40.35 crores||12-Nov-15||Salman and Sonam Kapoor||Holiday Release|
|Sultan||36.54 crores||06-Jul-16||Salman and Anushka||Non holiday release|
|Dhoom 3||36.2 crores||20-Dec-13||Aamir khan and katrina Kaif||Non holiday release|
|Chennai Express||33.1 crores||09-Aug-13||Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone||Holiday Release(Eid)|
|Ek Tha Tiger||32.92 crores||15-Aug-12||Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif||Holiday Release(Eid)|
|Singham Returns||32.09 crores||15-Aug-14||Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor||Holiday (Independence Day)|
|Golmaal Again||30.14 Crores||20-Oct-17||Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Parineeti Chopra||Holiday (Post Diwali)|
|Dangal||29.78 crores||24-Dec-16||Aamir Khan, sakhi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh||Non Holiday|
|Bang Bang||27.54 Crores||02-Oct-14||Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif||Holiday (Gandhi Jayanti)|
|Bajrangi Bhaijaan||27.25 Crores||17-Jul-15||Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra and Nawaz||Non holiday release|
|PK||26.63 Crores||19-Dec-14||Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma||Non holiday release|
|Kick||26.4 crores||25-July-14||Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez||Non holiday release|
The day is not far when we will see a Bollywood movie with the opening day Box office collection of 50 crores. Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3, Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan are expected to take a strong position in this list. Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai has hit the big screens today. TZH is expected to earn around 40 crores and make it to the top 3 opening day grossers of all time.
Last Updated: 22 Dec 2017.
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Note: The Box Office figures mentioned above are compiled from various sources. Blog to Bollywood does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data.