Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor multistarrer Total Dhamaal hit theatres on February 22 and despite the mixed reviews, the film has managed to garner Rs 16.5 cr on Day 1 only to become the second highest opening day grosser of the year 2019. Also the film has garnered a good opening despite the current exam season. The film becomes the biggest non holiday opening for Ajay Devgn and biggest opening day for an Indra Kumar film. Despite this, Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy which made Rs 19.40 cr on Day 1 tops the opening day chart in 2019. Total Dhamaal enjoys a huge star cast including Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffery and therefore it was expected that it would rake in decent moolah on Day 1 at least but the figures have surpassed trade expectations.
Total Dhamaal has outdone Day 1 collections of 2019 films like Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi which collected Rs. 7.75 cr, Uri – The Surgical Strike that garnered Rs. 8.20 cr, The Accidental Prime Minister which collected Rs. 3.40 cr, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga that collected Rs.2.90 cr, Thackeray that collected Rs. 2.75 cr, and Why Cheat India that collected Rs. 1.71 cr.
Gully Boy is still running in theaters and hence it could pose competition to Total Dhamaal. Here's a detailed analysis of opening day collections of 2019 releases.
Movie Name – Opening Day collections
Gully Boy – Rs. 19.40 cr
Total Dhamaal – Rs. 16.50 cr
Uri – The Surgical Strike – Rs. 8.20 cr
Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi – Rs. 7.75 cr
The Accidental Prime Minister – Rs. 3.40 cr
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga – Rs. 2.90 cr
Thackeray – Rs. 2.75 cr
Why Cheat India – Rs. 1.71 cr