By Glamsham EditorialUTV and Bhansali Productions' ROWDY RATHORE opened to an unprecedented response, creating a splash at the box office with single screen registering phenomenal collections.
Breaking records, the action entertainer collected a whopping 15.10 crore on its opening day, the third biggest opening day of all time after AGNEEPATH and BODYGUARD and the biggest non-holiday opening of all time, given that the other 2 blockbusters released on National holidays.
Directed by Prabhu Dheva, the film that marked Akshay Kumar's return to out-and-out action was also the star's biggest opening day ever.
Confirmed acclaimed critic and trade analyst, "ROWDY RATHORE is the biggest non-holiday Friday opener. Outstanding! Business in mass dominated circuits is humungous."
Says Siddharth Roy Kapoor, MD, Disney UTV Motion Pictures, "We are thrilled with the incredible opening day collections of ROWDY RATHORE across the length and breadth of India. ROWDY RATHORE has notched up the 3rd biggest opening day of all time and the biggest non holiday opening day of all time. It is also Akshay Kumar's biggest opening day ever. All of us UTV, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and of course Prabhu Dheva are immensely thankful to audiences for helping this film to rewrite box office history."
While centers like Kanpur, Nagpur, Indore, Jaipur, Udaipur and Lucknow have recorded 85% average collections in single screens, multiplexes too showed encouraging occupancy. The film has also received an overwhelming response overseas especially in centers like UK, Canada and UAE.
Adds analyst, "Single-screen cinemas going berserk over ROWDY RATHORE. A straight blockbuster! That's what ROWDY RATHORE is! Next 100 crore film? All chances!"
If that wasn't all, the film also received rave reviews in industry circles tweeted director/producer Karan Johar "Huge congratulations to Shabina khan, SLB,team UTV, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshay Kumar!!!! For roaring ROWDY RATHORE!!!! More POWER to all of u!!!!"
Directed by Prabhu Dheva, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, UTV's ROWDY RATHORE produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-produced by Shabinaa Khan released June 1st, 2012.