‘Total Dhamaal’ sees excellent first weekend, earns Rs. 62. 40 crore

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 15:01 hrs

[India], Feb 25 (ANI): The multi-starrer ‘Total Dhamaal’, despite being a non-holiday release, witnessed a fantastic first weekend, earning Rs. 62. 40.

Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to share the box office collection of the film.

He wrote, “#TotalDhamaal hits the ball out of the park... Swims past ₹ 60 cr... Word of mouth came into play on Day 1 itself... Terrific in mass circuits... Big growth at metros/plexes [Day 2 and 3]... Fri 16.50 cr, Sat 20.40 cr, Sun 25.50 cr. Total: ₹ 62.40 cr. India biz.”

The film minted Rs. 16.50 crore on its first day. On Saturday the film earned Rs. 20.40 crore and on Sunday it made Rs. 25.50 crore, taking its total collection to Rs. 62.40 crore.

According to Adarsh, the word of mouth for the film came into play on the opening day itself, which is probably driving its box-office performance. While the comedy riot is performing well in the mass circuits, it has witnessed big growth in multiplexes as well.

‘Total Dhamaal’ is the third film in the ‘Dhamaal’ franchise. It features Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Boman Irani, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Sanjay Mishra and Johnny Lever.

‘Total Dhamaal’ also brings back the magical duo of Anil and Madhuri after a hiatus of 19 years and the fans can't get enough of them. 

The film became the second highest opener of the year after Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Gully Boy’.

The promos and songs of the film were not received well by the audiences and the movie opened to mixed reviews by the critics.  

In the wake of the recent Pulwama terror attack, the film did not release in Pakistan. The makers of the film took the decision and Ajay Devgn took to his Twitter handle to share the news.

The cast and crew of ‘Total Dhamaal’ also donated Rs. 50 lakh to the families to the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in the ghastly terror attack.

The film is the third sequel to the 2007 'Dhamaal' and much like its first part, 'Total Dhamaal' follows a group of people, who are trying to outrun each other in their quest for hidden treasure.

The film is helmed by Indra Kumar and hit the big screens on February 22. (ANI)