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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Ek Villain smashes BO records of Humshakals, earns Rs. 50.7 crore over weekend

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 30, 2014
First Published: 13:00 IST(30/6/2014) | Last Updated: 09:39 IST(1/7/2014)

Riteish Deshmukh-Siddharth Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Ek Villain continues to rock the box office, averaging Rs. 50.7 crore over the first weekend.





Mohit Suri's romantic thriller is the second highest opener of 2014. Beating Sajid Khan's Humshakals, Ek Villain collected Rs. 12 crore on day one. The film that has re-invented Riteish Deshmukh's image as an actor, earned Rs. 16.54 crore on Saturday.

READ: EK VILLAIN AND ITS FIVE SHADES OF GREY

The movie further picked up on Sunday to collect Rs. 17.44 crore. With a total of Rs. 50.7 crore collections from 2539 screens, almost half of what Salman Khan-starrer Jai Ho released in, Ek Villain is practically the biggest opener of 2014. Jai Ho collected Rs. 17.8 crore on day one and the weekend earnings were Rs. 60 crore.

READ: AN APPEAL TO RITEISH DESHMUKH

The actors, Siddharth, Shraddha and Riteish, meanwhile, are thanking fans for the 'overwhelming' love they showered on the film.





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