Marking a strong pre-festive occupancy, Salman Khan's action bonanza Race 3 takes the 2 day total to 67.31 Cr. This time, his first film for the year is being released on Eid eve, and already the flick has been declared one of the biggest hits. The film had the biggest opening weekend this year, leaving behind Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh-starrer Padmaavat, which recorded a collection of Rs 75 crore nett on its first weekend. According to boxofficeindia.com, the film has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the first week itself.
And on the other hand, in what has come as a shocker (or not), Salman has become a butt of jokes after Google displayed him as the "worst Bollywood actor". Race 3 will cross the Rs 200 crore mark today at the ticket windows. All eyes are tuned into the "Race 3" box-office run, and it seems the Sultan of Bollywood is getting better with each passing year. Race 3 maintained the momentum on Sunday as well and registered Rs 39.16 crore, taking its three-day collection to Rs 106.47 crore. So how did his film perform at the Chennai Box Office?
To be sure, the action thriller also featuring Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Bobby Deol, is riding entirely on Khan's shoulders. The critics have never been a fan of Salman, the actor. It remained short of overtaking Tiger Zinda Hai.
Salman Khan's Race 3 has enjoyed a phenomenal opening weekend at the worldwide box office. "It wasn't a film meant for Eid when people just want to have mad fun and are not looking for a heart-wrenching story", Johar pointed out. Its three-day gross total stands at Rs 136.50 crore in the domestic market. However, the real litmus test of the film would be on the weekdays.