Read also: Race 3 box office collection Day 2The film has collected Rs 33 crore nett in Mumbai and Rs 21 crore nett in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The action thriller has emerged as the second highest opening weekend earner of the year so far after period saga Padmaavat that had made Rs 114 crore, but it had a five-day extended weekend compared to Race 3's three days. "Worst" and even "w" will work". Race 3 also stars Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saaleem in pivotal roles. The movie has become Salman Khan's third highest grossing movie in the opening weekend after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, which minted Rs 328 crore gross and Rs 190 crore gross, respectively in the global market in their first weekend. According to boxofficeindia.com, the film has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the first week itself.
However, if opening weekend results are to be compared then Sultan is way ahead of Race 3 at Rs 180 crore.
And this very success at the box office has left Salman more than pleased.More news: OH can drop inactive voters from registration rolls
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In spite of major reviews not in favour of the film - highlighting the poor screenplay, loose story and weak performances (but great action) - it has managed to pull audiences to the silver screen. One thing is for sure, it won't go to the levels of Tiger Zinda Hai.
"With Tubelight, it was probably a case of wrong timing". The film will now face the wrath of weekdays but it seems Salman Khan's superstardom will not let the film slow down in the box office race.
"That is a big obstacle, given the fantastic traction the trailer has garnered".
All figures have been sourced from movie website Bollywood Hungama.