Prem Ratan Dhan Payo had the highest opening day of all time and became the sixth film to go over 30 crore nett. It is the second film to go over 35 crore nett but the 40 crore nett mark is still proving to be elusive. The figures of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will not even go to 40 crore nett with the Tamil and Telugu versions added as collections of these are very poor.
The highest non holiday opening is Dhoom 3 and in the top ten, Dhoom 3, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK and Kick are all non holiday openings with Dhoom 3 being the only non holiday film to breach 30 crore nett. The first film to break the 20 crore nett mark was Bodyguard in 2011 with 21 crore nett plus so the benchmark has almost doubled in four years.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will need to gross another 62.50 crore nett plus over the next two days to beat the Bajrangi Bhaijaan all time weekend record of 101.50 crore nett apprx. Below are the all time top ten opening days in the history of Hindi cinema.
Top Ten Opening Days All Time India
1 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Hindi) - 4200 -39,00,00,000 apprx
2 Happy New Year (Hindi) - 3850 -36,31,00,000
3 Dhoom 3 (Hindi) - 3650 - 32,48,00,000
4 Singham Returns - 3500 - 31,68,00,000
5 Ek Tha Tiger - 3200 - 30,61,00,000
6 Chennai Express - 3600 - 30,48,00,000
7 Bajrangi Bhaijaan - 4100 - 26,67,00,000
8 PK - 3600 - 25,45,00,000
9 Kick - 3800 - 24,97,00,000
10 Bang Bang (Hindi) - 3250 - 24,40,00,000