Box Office: Ra.One Opening Day Collections

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan‘s mega ambitious superhero project Ra.One failed to beat Salman Khan blockbuster flick Bodyguard at the box office on Day 1.

The net collections of Ra.One in Hindi on Wednesday stood at approx Rs 147 million (Rs 14.7 crore) as compared to Bodyguard’s Rs 210 million (Rs 21 crore).

This first day collections could have been higher if not for the Diwali pooja celebrations in India. In territories like North India, U.P and Bihar, the collections of Ra.One were nowhere close to Bodyguard. It may be recalled that Bodyguard released on the occasion of Eid this year.

The story on Thursday is quite different though as Ra.One collections in India witnessed a jump of approximately 50-60% as per early estimates. Moreover collections in the North saw a jump of nearly 90 – 100%.

Additionally, unlike Bodyguard, Ra.One has also been released in Tamil and Telugu (dubbed version), which will add a couple of million to the total India box office. However, the first day net collections will be nowhere close to Bodyguard’s Rs 210 million even post that.

Top 5 All Time Opening Day Collections Record:

1) Bodyguard – Rs 210 million (Rs 21 crore)
2) Ra.One – Rs 147 million (Rs 14.7 crore)
3) Dabangg – Rs 145 million (Rs 14.5 crore)
4) 3 Idiots – Rs 130 million (Rs 13 crore)
5) Ready – Rs 130 million (Rs 13 crore)

While the box office performance of Ra.One will be watched closely over the next couple of days, Friday’s revenue will decide how close will Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One get to Salman Khan’s Bodyguard collections.