Race 3 has taken the fifth highest advance of all time for all films released in India. If we only count Hindi films then it is third best after Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan. It would probably have challenged Tiger Zinda Hai or even gone higher if the advance opened in full on Sunday or Monday. The film has collected around 19 crore nett apprx pre release as against the 25 crore nett of Tiger Zinda Hai.
The advance was pretty slow in multiplexes until the showcasing for 2D screenings opened at large on Wednesday evening. This enabled the advance to really pick up on Thursday and this momentum will go into Friday though the Pre Eid factor will stop it in its tracks in some parts of the country.
The top three advances as far as Hindi films go belong to Salman Khan but Race 3 should have collected more than it has pre release. Bahubali - The Conclusion leads by a margin and it will be down to Thugs Of Hindustan and Zero to challenge that. Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan get far higher corporate / block booking than Salman Khan which can help the major multiplex advance towards the level of Bahubali - The Conclusion if the trailers meet expectations. But the challenge for these film may be the smaller multiplexes and single screens.
The top ten advances of all time in India are as follows.
1. Bahubali - The Conclusion - 37,53,00,000
2. Avengers - Infinity War - 28,14,00,000
3. Tiger Zinda Hai - 24,76,00,000
4. Sultan - 21,53,00,000
5. Race 3 - 19,00,00,000 apprx
6. Dangal - 18,84,00,000
7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo - 15,73,00,000
8. Dhoom 3 - 15,18,00,000
9. Happy New Year - 13,62,00,000
10. Kick - 12,89,00,000