M.S. Dhoni beats Rustom and Fan’s opening day collection, becomes this year’s 2nd highest release

There is only one fandom greater than Bollywood in India , cricket!

So when you make a movie on a cricketer, you have cracked the formula for success  and it is ought to break records.

The Untold Story of MS Dhoni has collected Rs 66 crore nett at the box office its first three days and is now second on the list of highest grossing Hindi films in opening weekend in 2016. It is become the second biggest opener only next to Sultan. The Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer garnered rave reviews from both the audience and critics. Thanks to the word-of-mouth and social media, the box office collection managed to cross the Rs 50 crore mark within the first three days.

 

Top 5 highest opening weekend grossers of 2016

 

Here is a look at the top 5 highest opening weekend collections of Bollywood till date

 

Rank

Movie

Release

Collection in Cr

1

Sultan

6 July

180.36

2

M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story

30 September

66

3

Housefull 3

3 June

53.31

4

Fan

15 April

52.35

5

Rustom 

12 August

50.42

 

A collective fan following of Dhoni and Sushant Singh Rajput seem to have worked the magic. The Untold Story has sold the satellite rights for a stupendous amount of Rs.55 crores, which is higher than the amount paid to superstar Salman Khan’s movie. The makers also received an additional amount of Rs 20 crores from marketing tie-ups. That is a lot of money, even before the release.

With the momentum that it has gained, The Untold Story is expected to carry on its winning streak much like the cool captain himself.

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