New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Bang Bang' has beaten this year's blockbuster-Salman Khan's ‘Kick' (Rs 26.40 cr) to become the second biggest opener after Ajay Devgn's ‘Singham Returns'.
The Siddharth Anand's directorial, which released with high expectations on Thursday minted Rs 27.54 cr nett in India, according to leading website Koimoi.
The movie, which is the remake of Hollywood's ‘Knight and Day' starring Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise, opened to over 90 % occupancy all over India and marched into top five biggest opener of all time.
Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3 tops the list with Rs 36.22 cr while Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express and Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger follows it with Rs 33.12 cr Rs 32.93 cr nett respectively.
This year's release Singham Returns is the fourth biggest opener of all time with Rs 32.09 cr collection.
Bang Bang mostly went houseful in both single screens and multiplexes theatres in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The buzz created around has worked brilliantly for the flick. Since, the movie is of action genre with Hrithik-Katrina in the lead, the entertainment carved audience couldn't have asked for more.
Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Haider', on the other hand couldn't open well. While Vishal Bhardwaj's magnum opus released in selected theatres, it's mostly preferred for the niche audience. The movie has won critics all over but it's yet to be seen how it survives it coming days.
Also starring Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Kay Kay Menon in the pivotal roles, Haider was made at a budget of Rs 24 cr and it might not be tough for it to recover that cost considering the long weekend on its way.