‘Gunday’ Box Office Collection: Ranveer-Arjun Starrer Opens Well, But Fails to Beat ‘Jai Ho’ Day 1 Record

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By Ankita Mehta | February 15, 2014 8:32 PM EST

Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor starrer "Gunday" has opened on a grand note with ₹16 crore, but the film failed to break "Jai Ho" day one record in India.

As predicted, the action thriller has done remarkable business on the foremost day at the domestic box office and registered good occupancy on first Friday with several circuits having housefull shows.

"#Gunday is off to a splendid start at the BO. Does rocking biz on Fri. #Gunday Fri ₹ 16.12 cr nett [2800 screens]. India biz only. Fantastic," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The film, which also stars Irrfan Khan and Priyanka Chopra, has managed to score well at both multiplexes and single screens across India. The screen count of "Gunday" is much lower than that of Salman Khan's "Jai Ho". But the pre-release buzz and the opening day occupancy suggested that the Ranveer-Arjun starrer would break "Jai Ho" opening day record.

Nevertheless, the income is still surprisingly as it was released in only 2800 screens compared to "Jai Ho" 4500 screen record.

Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture is the sixth biggest non-holiday opener in India. The film has shattered the first day record of "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela" with a small margin.  

The film performed well in almost all the circuits in India, but it was East Punjab that stood out the best, according to boxofficeindia.

Valentine's Day, positive word of mouth and critics reviews worked in the favour of the film.

Now all eyes are set on the opening weekend total as it will decide the fate of the film. And trade analysts have predicted a good opening weekend for "Gunday".

 "As per trends, expecting #Gunday to have a phenomenal ₹ 45 cr to ₹ 50 cr opening weekend," Adarsh said.

Meanwhile, take a look at the top holiday and non-holiday opening day earnings of the films:

Position

Film

Release Date

Earnings in Rs Crore

Release Day

1.

Dhoom 3

20 December, 2013

36.22

Non-holiday

2.

Chennai Express

9 August, 2013

33.12

Holiday

3.

Ek Tha Tiger

15August, 2012

32.93

Holiday

4.

Krrish 3

1 November, 2013

25.5

Non-holiday

5.

Agneepath

26 Januray, 2012

23

Holiday

6.

Bodyguard

31 August, 2011

21.60

Holiday

7.

Besharam

2 October, 2013

21.56

Holiday

8.

Dabangg 2

21 December, 2012

21

Non-Holiday

9.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

31 May, 2013

19.45

Non-Holiday

10.

Ra.One

26 October, 2011

18.50

Holiday

11.

Jai Ho

24 January, 2014

17.55

Non-Holiday

12.

Gunday

14 February, 2014

16.12

Non-Holiday

13.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela

15 November, 2013

16

Non-holiday

14.

Don 2

23 December, 2011

15.30

Non-holiday

15.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

13 November, 2012

15.23

Holiday

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