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Raajneeti gets biggest opening of the year

The multi-starrer has made the biggest opening at the BO this year and the second biggest opening ever. The film has received a huge response despite releasing in fewer screens than Housefull and Kites.

entertainment Updated: Jun 07, 2010 16:52 IST

Prakash Jha's Raajneeti seems to have lived up to the expectations of the audience as it made the biggest opening of the year this weekend. According to film critic Taran Adarsh, the film has received a huge response despite releasing in fewer screens and lesser shows than Housefull and Kites.

The multi-starrer film has made the second biggest opening ever, following 3 Idiots which had released last year. However, Adarsh is quick to point out that 3 Idiots had released on the Christmas weekend and even Monday had been a holiday.

According to, the film which reportedly cost Rs 55 crore for making and promotion, managed to gross a whopping Rs 10.5 crore on the first day itself and about Rs 33-35 crore over the weekend. This puts the film in a position to achieve record collections in the course of its theatrical run, especially as there is no big movie scheduled for release the next weekend, giving Raajneeti an uninterrupted 14 day solo theatrical run.

Raajneeti has been particularly well received in urban centres and across North India, with occupancies above 80%, reported

First Published: Jun 07, 2010 15:51 IST