Salman Khan’s Race 3 box office numbers have success written all over it. The film which opened at Rs 29.17 crore, pocketed another Rs 38.14 crore on Saturday bringing the grand total to Rs 67 crore, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. “Race 3 hits the ball out of the park on Day 2. Eid festivities gave massive boost to its business,” he tweeted, along with the prediction of Rs 100 crore plus weekend. In the past, Salman Khan’s three films have enjoyed 100 crore weened – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 102 crore), Sultan (Rs 105 crore) and Tiger Zinda Hai (Rs 115 crore). Race 3was also the biggest opener of 2018besting Baaghi 2 (Rs 25 crore) and “Padmaavat” (Rs 19 crore).
Race 3, which Salman Khan has co-produced with Ramesh Taurani, joins the league of the actor’s blockbuster Eid films, which includes Wanted, Kick and Bajrangi Bhaijaan among others.
Race 3 has started setting trends even before it hit the screens. The filmmakers signed a multi-crore deal for the film’s satellite rights, which is the highest for any Bollywood film till date. Race 3’s satellite rights were sold for Rs 130 crore, which covered the film’s production cost.
Race 3 opened to negative reviews on Friday but film critic’s words could not harm the film’s business. “No amount of surface gloss and ‘explosive’ action can lend a fresh veneer to the rickety vehicle that Race 3 is,” film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote in his review . He gave the film 1.5 stars out of five.
Race 3 also stars Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala. The film is directed by Remo D’Souza.