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Record opening for 'Agneepath', earns Rs.25 crore

Comments  Comments [ 14 ]    By IANS | 27 January 2012 | 2:56pm

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The magic of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan seems to have worked once again. Karan Johar's "Agneepath(2012)" has had a record opening day collection minting Rs.25 crore on the first day and surpassing the collections of recent blockbusters like "Bodyguard and "Ra.One".

While Salman Khan's "Bodyguard" earned Rs.22 crore, superstar Shah Rukh Khan's mega-budget "Ra.One" made Rs.18 crore on the opening day. But the Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt-starrer remake of the 1990 film of the same name, which released Thursday, has gone beyond.

Hrithik, who stepped into the shoes of megastar Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay, is excited that his hard work has paid off.

"WOW!!!! THANK u THANK u THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Agneepath 1st day - 25cr!!!! My damaged bodyparts suddenly feel ALIVE, I feel like I can FLY now!!! Thank u people, I have the fuel now to make KRRISH EXPLODE!!!!" Hrithik wrote on his Twitter page.

sanjay dutt as kancha cheena in agneepath movie

Sanjay Dutt and the film's lead actress Priyanka Chopra, are equally delighted with the positive response, and have thanked fans for the amazing response to the film.

"'Agneepath' has redefined the power of Indian box office for all of us. It's heartening to see the strength of the Indian cinema audiences growing like this. We all were very confident of the film but for this kind of success and unprecedented number that it has posted on day one we must thank our audience," said Priyanka.

Sanjay took to Twitter after a year, to share his sentiments about the appreciation towards the movie, and his role as the villain, Kancha Cheena.

"I am overwhelmed with the response and support of everyone. Thank you for loving me so much," he wrote.

Since "Agneepath" was a Republic Day release, the theatres witnessed 90-95 percent occupancy.

"The film has had an excellent opening. The occupancy was around 95 percent. It was the most eagerly awaited and would be one of the biggest blockbuster," said Anant Verma, director and business head, DT Cinemas.

rishi kapoor as Rauf Lala in agneepath movie

However, he says it would be unfair to compare the new "Agneepath" with the original as they have been given a completely different treatment.

"You can't compare the two films as they are shot differently and have different characters also. There is no connection between the two other than just the name," he added.

Yogesh Raizada of Waves Cinema adds that all the characters have done complete justice to their characters.

"The response to the film has been rocking on first day. We have had 90 percent occupancy. All the actors have done complete justice to their characters whether it is Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala, Hrithik as Vijay or Sanjay as Kancha Cheena," said Raizada.

The film, directed by debutant Karan Malhotra, and produced by Karan Johar, is expected to have a successful run at the box office in the coming days.

"Since there is no big movie releasing in the coming weeks, the film will work well," he added.

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  • kinara.sara
    Date: 1/30/2012 12:53:35 AMkinara.sara

    iam so happy for you hrithik and your hard work deserve this.

  • sarasaheja
    Date: 1/29/2012 11:12:09 PMsarasaheja

    this movie truly truly deserves that record. love you hrithik.

  • prassy.kavi
    Date: 1/29/2012 10:10:35 PMprassy.kavi

    it was an awesome movie and hrithik you are fabulous.

  • frenz4u
    Date: 1/28/2012 11:29:29 PMfrenz4u

    Agneepath is a rocking film. . . Hrithik is just superb. . .

  • Ishita131
    Date: 1/28/2012 6:36:42 AMIshita131

    Congrats to the team. And MINDBLASTING FILM !!!!

  • kinara.sara
    Date: 1/28/2012 3:14:52 AMkinara.sara

    oh hrithik double thumsup to you for your dare to take the name of vijay and second one for your outstanding performance.

  • Renu13
    Date: 1/28/2012 12:33:20 AMRenu13

    Congrats Hrithik...you are always d besttt !!!!!

  • Mohabbateinn
    Date: 1/27/2012 11:38:01 PMMohabbateinn

    i'm not really up for these type of films but this one i'm definitely watching :)

  • xCrystalTearx
    Date: 1/27/2012 11:34:58 PMxCrystalTearx

    Wow, I need to watch this movie!! Congrats for the huge success!

    & I see 'Raizada' haha <3

  • TeAmo_Messi
    Date: 1/27/2012 11:31:27 PMTeAmo_Messi

    it deserves 2 b d biggest hit eva...luvvv hrithik, he is d besttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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