Continuing the smashing run at the box office, Sushant Singh Rajput starrer MS Dhoni: the Untold Story collected Rs 66 crore over the first weekend, becoming the second highest opening weekend grosser of 2016.
The biopic of India’s most successful cricket captain topples Fan on the list of highest opening weekend grossers of 2016 while Sultan remains at the top . Salman Khan-starrer Sultan (which released mid week on July 6 had a 5-day run to the weekend) collected Rs 180 crore while Shah Rukh Khan ’s Fan made Rs 52.35 crore over the weekend. Sultan crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the first three days.
After making a grand opening of collection of Rs 21.30 crore on Friday, the Dhoni biopic directed by Neeraj Pandey, collected Rs 20.60 crore on Saturday. The collections soared further on Sunday to Rs 24.10 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures Monday morning.
#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory is SENSATIONAL... Packs a SOLID total... Fri 21.30 cr, Sat 20.60 cr, Sun 24.10 cr. Total: ₹ 66 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 3, 2016
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is the second highest weekend grosser for 2016 so far. Produced by Fox Star Studios and Arun Pandey, the film released in over 4,500 screens across India.
The film is the biggest non-festive opener of all time and is the biggest opener for biopic genre in the country. “Like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Dhoni, too, enjoys a huge fan following thanks to his great cricketing career. This is one of the main reasons the film has clicked with the audience,” said film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi.
The film stars Kiara Advani as Dhoni’s wife Sakshi besides Disha Patani, Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla. “We thank India for this overwhelming love for the biopic on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life. He is the son of the soil and its absolutely amazing to see we have lived up to the expectations of the cricket fans, his fans and the movie-going audience,” said Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios.
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