Abbas-Mustan's action thriller Race 2 has raked in Rs.79.6 crore net in its opening week at the domestic box-office. The film is also minting money in the overseas market.
Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Ramesh Taurani of Tips Films, Race 2 had earned Rs.51.35 crore over first weekend. In the following days, film earned Rs.7.5 crore Monday, Rs.6.5 crore Tuesday, Rs.5.75 crore Wednesday, Rs.5 crore Thursday and Rs.3.5 crore Friday.
The first-week total on the domestic box office sums up to Rs.79.6 crore, while in the international market, Race 2 grossed over $4.25 million in its opening week.
Made for Rs.60 crore, the film features an ensemble cast of Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqeline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.
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Race 2 collects approx Rs. 51.35 crore over weekend
Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Race 2 collected Rs. 51.35 cr nett in its opening weekend. The film had a fantastic opening weekend with a robust Friday, showed exceptional growth on Saturday.
Although the business slided slightly on Sunday, the film held very well on the third day of the weekend. The break up goes like this: Fri Rs. 15.12 cr, Sat Rs. 20.72 cr, Sun Rs. 15.51 cr.
Anupama Chopra's review: Race 2
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“Either two people have chemistry or they don’t. Thankfully, Saif and I do. I hope that it’s a hat-trick this time. I think we still look like a fresh pair. This time, our chemistry will come out differently because even though our characters talk and like each other, they have motives behind it,” she says. STORY INSIDE
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Saif Ali Khan, who also featured in the first installment, looks dashing in his lean and crisp look. John Abraham (the film's antagonist), flaunts his chiseled body, taking hotness quotient of the film to another level. READ MORE
Jacqueline Fernandez back in action for Race 2
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(With inputs from Bollywood Hungama)