In 2016, Salman's Eid release, Sultan, earned Rs 105.53 crore in its first three days, despite releasing on a Wednesday. The report added that "Race 3" has scored well all over India, barring Tamil Nadu and Kerala but the trend in key centres such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Central India looks great all over. The "slick and stylish" thriller opened to Rs 29.17 crore on Friday, thus breaking the opening day record of Salman's previous Eid releases like Dabangg (Rs 14.5 crore), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 27.25 crore), Kick (Rs 26.4 crore) and Tubelight (Rs 21.15 crore).
Strategic release dates and growing fan base have been instrumental in helping Salman Khan ace the box office.
Within three days of its release, Race 3 has zoomed past the Rs 100-crore mark.
The result? "Race 3" has hit the three-figure mark at the box office in the opening weekend itself.More news: Brexit: May Un-Surrenders to Tory Remainers, Faces Parliamentary Rebellion
Khan also seems to have trumped the bad luck surrounding his age-old Eid dominance with Race 3.
However, the Saturday and Sunday collections despite negative reviews flooding in since Friday prove that audiences, like Bhai, don't care about critics at all and will ensure "Race 3" is declared a victor. One thing is for sure, it won't go to the levels of Tiger Zinda Hai.
The highest opening earning for any Bollywood movie in 2018 is held by "Baaghi 2".
From cinema lovers to movie reviewers, everyone nailed this film for its mediocre storyline, not so impressive performances and unengaging screenplay.
While the previous two films were directed by Abbas-Mustan, Remo D'Souza has helmed the latest flick.