Salman Khan's magic has been cast on the box-office yet again. His latest outing Race 3 — in spite of getting poor to average ratings by critics — has crossed Rs 100-crore mark in its opening weekend.
Released during Eid (15 June), this Salman-starrer has so far minted Rs 106.47 crore in its opening weekend; it is his second-highest Eid weekend grosser after 2016's Sultan that raked in Rs 180.36 crore. But it is to be noted that Sultan released on a Wednesday, vis-a-vis Race 3 that opened on a Friday.
In terms of all Salman-releases over the years, the first three days' business of his 2017 film Tiger Zinda Hai is at the top followed closely by Race 3.
Race 3 has the second-highest opening weekend collections of 2018, only after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat.
Adarsh also mentions how the real test of Race 3 would begin now when it runs during the weekdays. It just has one week to run solo at the box office, before Rajkumar Hirani's highly-anticipated Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju hits the screens on 29 June. Post the release of Sanju, the Remo D'Souza directorial has to share screens with the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer.
Apart from Race 3, previous releases seem to be going steady as well; both John Abraham's Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran and Kareena Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor-starrer Veere Di Wedding have crossed Rs 60 crore and Rs 80 crore mark respectively at the box-office. Alia Bhatt...