Mumbai, Jan 27: Though Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Agneepath' had failed to keep the cash registers ringing at the box office, actor Hrithik Roshan-Sanjay Dutt's remake version have broken all the records at the box office on the first day of its release.
‘Agneepath' collected Rs 23 crore on the opening day yesterday, breaking the record of the first day collection of Salman Khan's ‘Bodyguard', which had stood at approximately Rs 21 crore.
The 1990 cult classic -‘Agneepath', directed by Mukul Anand, featured Amitabh Bachchan playing the iconic character of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan Kancha, while Danny Denzongpa played Kancha Cheena, the baddie.
Mithun Chakraborty also played a memorable role in the film, produced by Yash Johar. Even though Bachchan's performance was praised by all, the film had failed commercially at the box-office.
But producer Karan's remake version of ‘Agneepath', starring Hrithik as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and Sanjay as Kancha created quite a buzz, unlike the original film.
‘Agneepath' has collected around Rs 23 crore on day one and made the best out of the Republic Day holiday and is expected to be a super-duper hit.
“The film collected approximately Rs 23 crore on the opening day. It is humongous opening. Today's figures are expected to be somewhere between Rs 15 crore to Rs 18 crore. Since it's a working day today, the figures are little low, as compared to day one. But looking at the response, it is expected that it will make Rs 75 crore in the coming four days,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh told PTI.
“The film is also doing well in the overseas market,” he said. ‘Agneepath' opened with 2,700 prints with 95-100 per cent occupancy,” he said.
“The film has received a tremendous opening. The film is running in 125 screens with five shows per screen on an average,” Sunil Punjabi, CEO of Cinemax India, said.
According to reports, the total investment of ‘Agneepath' is approximately Rs 75 crore. The satellite rights of the film were sold for about Rs 35 crore, audio rights for around Rs 9 crore and overseas and home video rights for nearly Rs 12 crore.