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Salman Khan’s ‘PRDP’ Gets Record Opening
Salman Khan’s ‘PRDP’ Gets Record Opening
23 rd Nov 2015

Salman Khan mania continues. After the huge success of Salman’s previous release, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, he is back with a bang with his latest flick, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. Audiences and fans are going crazy over their favorite star’s recent release and their love for the superstar is evident from the staggering number of records the movie has broken since its release.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has so far grossed $31 million from 4801 screens. This family film directed by talented director Sooraj R. Barjatya and produced by Fox International Productions and Fox Star Studios, placed at number two accross all titles in its opening weekend.

Part of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo's success can be attributed to the fact that it opened at the beginning of the Diwali holiday festivities. However surprisingly, in India, its first day collections were far from what Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ made in the same slot last year. Although it has since gathered steam and broken the record for the biggest opening of all time, earning $27 million over the holiday weekend.

Impressively it entered the 100 crore club within just three days of its release, making it one of four films to beat the record in such a short span of time. Those four films of course include Salman’s previous hit, Bajrangi Bhaijaan which was released earlier this year and earned $48.2 million in India and over $8 million in the US.

The UK witnessed the biggest opening weekend for a Bollywood movie as the total earnings amounted to $1.5 million and grabbed the 4th position. In addition it reached the 9th position in the box office in the USA where it opened in 286 cinemas.

The universal themes of love and family have struck a chord with viewers, along with Salman Khan's loveable character Prem who falls for Sonam Kapoor's Princess Maithili.  

There is a lot of speculation that Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will eventually surpass Aamir Khan’s PK which is the top grosser to date.

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