UPDATED: 3 Idiots shatters opening day collections record with Rs 129 million net

    MUMBAI: Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots has shattered the opening day box office collections records of all time with net of Rs 129 million (Rs 12.9 crore) in India on Friday.

    The paid preview and Friday collections of 3 Idiots now add upto Rs 152.10 million (Rs 15.21 crore) in India.

    Territory-wise breakup of Friday collections: 

    Mumbai – Rs 5.30 crore

    Delhi/UP – Rs 2.36 crore

    Punjab – Rs 1.11 crore

    Bengal – Rs 72.90 lakh

    Nizam & Andhra – Rs 69 lakh

    Rajasthan – Rs 66 lakhs

    Mysore – Rs 56.50 lakh

    CP – Rs 52 lakh

    CI – Rs 47.75 lakh

    Tamil Nadu & Kerala – Rs 20 lakh

    Bihar – Rs 13 lakh

    Assam – Rs 8 lakh

    Orrisa – Rs 4.20 lakh

    TOTAL – Rs 12.86 crore

    The previous record holder for opening day collections was Ghajini, which did a net business of Rs 90 million (Rs 9 crore) on Friday in India. This is followed by Love Aaj Kal (Rs 80 million), Kambakkht Ishq (Rs 75 million) and Singh Is Kinng (Rs 72 million).

    The movie, which has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani is scaling new heights at the box office. 

    As was first reported by Businessofcinema.com, the paid previews of the movie on Thursday brought in net collections of Rs 27.10 million (Rs 2.71 crore) in India, which is also the highest ever. The paid preview collections of Ghajini were Rs 16 million (Rs 1.60 crore) net.