Saturday, 24th December 2016, 12:00 PM IST
'Fan' topped the chart with 19.20 cr nett though it was good but not great as per star power of Shahrukh Khan. Now 'Housefull 3' has collected 15.21 cr which was again good but not great as per franchise value and expectations. 'Airlift' had 12.35 cr nett opening day which was really good considering the class appeal. 'Baaghi' has cemented Tiger as star with 11.94 cr nett opening day. 'Udta Punjab' cashed upon controversies and opened big with 10.05 cr nett number which was 5th best of 2016.
Then came the first big release 'Sultan' and that collected 36.54 cr nett on day one, 3rd highest ever and highest in 2016 with big margin. 'Dishoom' collected 11.05 cr nett on opening day which was 6th best of the year. 'Rustom' collected 14.11 cr nett on opening day despite clash and 2310 screen size which was 4th best of this year. 'Mohenjodaro' collected belwo par 8.87 cr nett on opening day despite such big screen size of 2600. 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' collected average 2.31 cr nett on day one which was 24th best of the year. 'A Flying Jatt' collected strictly average 7.10 cr nett on opening day which was 13th best of the year and that too on partial holiday. Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Akira' was also low on opening day with 5.15 cr nett which was 20th best opening of the year. Much awaited Siddharth-Katrina starre? 'Baar Baar Dekho' collected 6.81 cr nett on opening day which was 15th best of this year. Nawazuddin starrer 'Freaky Ali' managed only 2.55 cr nett on opening day which was 26th best of the year. Emraan Hashmi starrer 'Raaz Reboot' collected 6.30 cr nett on day one which is similar to what other Emraan sarrer 'Azhar' collected earlier in the year. Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Pink' collected 4.32 cr nett on day one which was 24th best opening day of the year. And then came the dark horse, Dhoni biopic collected huge 21.30 cr nett on day one which was 2nd best in 2016. It was more of brand Dhoni than cast or director. 'Mirzya' turned out to be the biggest flop with 2.20 cr nett opening day. 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' collected 13.30 cr nett on opening day which was 6th best of year. 'Shivaay' collected 10.24 cr nett on day 1 which was 10th best of year.
Below are the top 44 domestic opening days at box office in 2016 -
Opening Day Collection (cr INR)
M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Kya Kool Hain Hum 3
Ki & Ka
Ghayal Once Again
A Flying Jatt
Kapoor & Sons
Baar Baar Dekho
Happy Bhag Jayegi
Sanam Teri Kasam