10 Indian Movies with Highest Opening Day Collections

Indian movies have in the past few years seen massive opening day collection figures. This is mainly due to the hype the movie creates months before it is released. Some of these movies also have this kind of massive opening day collection because of their release date which is around important holidays like Diwali or Eid or Christmas. Other factors like having a good promotional strategy for the movie also play an important role. Good trailer and and amazing star cast also helps the movies to have some of the highest opening day collections.

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Jawan had a massive opening day collection with a record-breaking INR 75 crores in India. Of course, SRK broke his own record of Pathaan’s opening day collection ‘kyuki jab SRK hero banta hai na, toh uske aage koi hero nai tikta’ except SRK himself. Jawan had everything to be one of the movies with the highest opening day collections- good marketing, extra hype, a great ensemble cast, an amazing trailer, and the OG Superstar. All these factors can be the reason why some movies have massive opening day collections!

Jawan is not the only movie with such a huge collection on the first day. There are so many other movies like this.  Here are some movies with the highest opening-day collections:

1. Jawan | 7th September 2023 | Opening Day Collection: INR 75 crores 

The movie that started the whole conversation of the highest opening day collection! Jawan topped the list with 75 crores opening day which is the highest in India till now. SRK breaking the records early this time. But we won’t give all the credit to him this time, the ensemble cast, the powerful trailer and Atlee’s direction all came together for this. Not to forget South superstar Nayanthara opposite SRK and a cameo by our very own Deepika Padukone. Vijay Sethupathi as the villain is also present in the movie. And needless to mention the dynamic role of Sanya Malhotra and Priyamani. What a cast! It earned INR 130 crores worldwide till now!

2. Pathaan | 25 January 2023 | Opening Day Collection: INR  55 crores 

Another SRK movie in the top movies with the highest opening day collection. Pathaan was Shah Rukh’s come on the big screen after a long time. Fans were definitely excited to see him in the theatres after so long. Plus the cast was so promising including Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. It was one of the highest-grossing movies with a worldwide collection of INR 1055 crores. This action thriller movie had SRK in his RAW agent/army avatar. Obviously, people were going to watch this!

3. KGF Chapter 2 | 14th April 2022 | Opening Day Collection: INR 53.95 crores 

A movie people were waiting for eagerly was KGF 2. Not just Tollywood fans but the whole of India was waiting for this sequel to release. The action and thrill of the movie made it compelling to watch the second part. So we guess the formula for a grand opening collection is to make a blockbuster part 1! We can totally see how this movie had a worldwide collection of INR 1215 crore.

4. War | 2nd October 2019 | Opening Day Collection: INR 51.6 crores 

The Yash Raj Films Spy Universe continued with its third installment, War. It had both mega superstars of the action and dance world- Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan. This duo had more chemistry than many romantic Bollywood couples which made them have a good worldwide collection of INR 471 crore. This was one of the best action movies till date in India!

5. Thugs Of Hindostan | 8th November 2018 | Opening Day Collection: INR 50.75 crores 

This period-action-adventure movie was a highly anticipated one mainly due to its star cast which included Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sheikh. Another reason for a massive opening day collection could be that this movie released in Diwali. Though it kind of tanked at the box office later it was initially one of the movies with the highest opening day collection. It still managed to be in the 300 crore club with a worldwide collection of INR. 327.51 crore

6. Happy New Year | 23rd October 2014 | Opening Day Collection: INR 42.62 crores 

Another SRK movie in the list, Happy New Year was a big banner movie. Directed by Farah Khan, this movie starred Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, and Sonu Sood along with SRK- some of the biggest names in the industry. It was bound to have a great opening day collection and a good worldwide collection of INR 397 crores. Happy New Year releasing during Diwali also played a major part in it having a good opening day collection.

7. Bharat | 5th June 2019 | Opening Day Collection: INR 42.3 crores 

Having a list with good opening collections and not including Salman Khan is no less than a crime. Bharat had the iconic Salman-Katrina duo which fans love to watch. Say whatever you may, Salman Khan can attract audiences like no one. The movie had a worldwide collection of INR 321 crores.

8. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion | 28th April 2014 | Opening Day Collection: INR 41 crores 

Was there even a doubt for this movie? The first Baahubali had so much hype that the only question people had for the longest time was ‘ Kattappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara?’ and this movie finally gave us the answer. People were so eager to know this that the movie became one of the movies with the highest opening day collections and had a massive worldwide collection of INR 1788.06 crores.

9. Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo | 12th November 2015 | Opening Day Collection: INR 40.35 crores

Another Salman Khan movie with the highest opening day collection is Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo starring Sonam Kapoor. This was a comeback movie for Salman Khan as Prem, his most famous and beloved on-screen name which got him a collection of INR 405.85 crore worldwide. A Diwali release surely helped the movie in its initial days.

10. Gadar 2 | 11th August 2023 | Opening Day Collection: INR 40.1 crores 

This was bound to be on the list. Gadar 2 was the one of movies with the highest opening day collections. The reason was simple- the OG Gadar star cast in the movie and the story now takes a time leap. This continuation was important for a good story Also nostalgia never fails at the box office! Gadar had a good worldwide collection of INR 666.8 crores!

These were some movies with the highest opening day collections. One thing that we noticed throughout was getting a good response on the first day has a simple formula- an amazing star cast! People love watching the big superstars on screen as they hope that these actors would live up to their expectations. Mostly it is true! We can see a pattern here which makes us wonder what other movies might have a good first-day collection. Our money is on Kangana Ranaut’s Chandramukhi and Prabhas starrer Salaar- Part 1. Both of them have the elements to have a grand opening day collection.

The above figures are taken from sacnilk.com.
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