Salman Khan‘s Race 3 may have opened to some really poor reviews, but it has definitely won the hearts of the superstar’s crazy fans. Although the pre-Eid celebrations kept the footfalls of the film lesser than normal, it still managed to earn quite a lot on the first day itself. on its first day itself, the film managed to earn Rs 29.17 crore, which is the highest opening for any Hindi film this year.

Race 3 Review : Salman Khan's Action Thriller Lacks the Punch and ends up Becoming Unintentionally Funny, Feel Critics

Race 3 Review : Salman Khan's Action Thriller Lacks the Punch and ends up Becoming Unintentionally Funny, Feel Critics

Senior film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, took to Twitter to share the phenomenal numbers. He wrote, “#Race3 records a GIGANTIC START, despite pre-Eid making a dent in its business… Emerges the BIGGEST OPENER of 2018 [so far]… Fri ₹ 29.17 cr. India biz… With #Eid festivities commencing today [Sat], #Race3 is expected to post MASSIVE NUMBERS.” Race 3, according to the trade analyst, is also the third highest opening grosser for Salman Khan after Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Take a look at Adarsh’s posts below :

Race 3 was expected to rake in big moolah as it’s an Eid release that too with Salman Khan in the lead. It’s an annual ritual to watch a Salman Khan release on Eid and his fans actually look forward to it. After successfully foraying into production, Salman Khan has also got into film distribution with Race 3. While Salman launched his banner Salman Khan Films with Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, with Race 3, jointly produced by Salman Khan Films headed by Salman’s mother Salma Khan, the superstar has got into distribution. Coming back to the numbers, they are only likely to increase over the coming days. Watch out this space for more updates.