At Rs.21.10 crore, record opening for 'Dabangg 2'

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) "Dabangg 2", the sequel to 2010 Bollywood blockbuster "Dabangg" has managed to surpass the opening day collections of the original movie. It amassed Rs.21.10 crore in India on the day of its release - largely because it released across a greater number of sccreens.

The movie, starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, opened across 2,500 screens Friday against 1,800 for the previous one.

The directorial debut of actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, "Dabangg 2" opened to packed houses and managed to rake in Rs. 21.10 crore on the opening day itself.

It is said to one of the highest opening for any non-holiday release in Bollywood till date. "Dabangg 2" surpassed the first day collections of even Akshay Kumar's "Rowdy Rathore", which earned Rs.15 crores. It was a non-holiday release too.

The original "Dabangg" was directed by Abhinav Kashyap, and it had managed to rake in Rs.14.5 crore on its first day, nationally.

Doing Denim

12 Ways To Save

Reduce your tuition through Capella-sponsored grants and scholarships, transfer credits, military discounts, and more.

DD Perks® - Rewarding Every Dunkin' Run

Start your day with a free beverage when you sign up for DD Perks®. Plus you’ll earn your way to great rewards and exclusive offers. That's Loyalty!

Stafford Co.'s Most Affordable Homes

Stafford Landing—a charming new community in Stafford w/ tree-lined homesites & amenities. Priced from the upper $200s. Visit us today!

Black Out

Switch To Cricket Wireless

Get a $100 bill credit if you port your number from T-Mobile. Ltd. time offer. Req's # port & elig svc. See offer details.

Celebrate the Summer of Freedom in Williamsburg

Can a Greater Williamsburg vacation give you the freedom to have fun? Watch a real family find out.

When the going gets tough. Why Get a Loan From Us?

We keep the tough going with 2,300 convenient locations, 6,500 helpful employees & a 97% customer satisfaction rating. Talk about strength in numbers.