Akshay Kumar-starrer Rowdy Rathore is off to an impressive start. The film made Rs150 million on its opening day, making it the third-biggest opening of all time in India, after Agneepath and Bodyguard. It is also the biggest non-holiday opening of all time.Agneepath and Bodyguard earned Rs250 million and Rs220 million respectively on their first day of release.
Directed by Prabhu Deva and co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala, Rowdy Rathore marks the comeback of Kumar in a full-fledged action role after seven years. Made at a budget of Rs400 million, the film opened across 3,169 screens on Friday.“We are thrilled with the incredible opening day collections of Rowdy Rathore across the length and breadth of India. It has notched up the third biggest opening day of all time and the biggest non-holiday opening day of all time,” Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Disney UTV Motion Picture, said.“It is also Akshay’s biggest opening day ever.