Filmmaker Indra Kumar‘s Total Dhamaal has crossed Rs 60 crore in its first weekend at the Box Office. The Ajay Devgn starrer has done phenomenal business so far and has passed the initial test at the ticket window. The first week, starting from Monday, February 25, is crucial considering Gully Boy, which released earlier is still running just fine at the Box Office. The comedy-drama has collected a number of Rs 25.50 crore at the Box Office on Sunday, February 24. This is big considering the film opened at the collection of Rs 16.50 crore. The first weekend Box Office breakup of Total Dhamaal is as follows:

Friday: Rs 16.50 crore
Saturday: Rs 20.40 crore
Sunday: Rs 25.50 crore
Total: Rs 62.40 crore

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the figures on Twitter and posted, ”
#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. 👍👍👍” (sic)

With the collection of Rs 62.40 crore, Total Dhamaal has emerged as the biggest non-festive opener for Ajay Devgn at Box Office. Golmaal Again still holds the record of being the biggest opener for Ajay at Rs 87.60 (three-day collection), however, it was a festive release. See this:

Total Dhamaal is set to go past Rs 100 cr at Box Office this week, even if it slows the pace a bit. The film, which also features Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Jaaved Jaferi, Riteish Deshmukh, Johny Lever, and Arshad Warsi, was released on February February 22. The film is a jungle drama and has the actors sharing the screen space with real animals, as revealed by Indra Kumar himself on a TV show.

Earlier, talking about choosing to do comedies and how he trusts Indra Kumar with Total Dhamaal, Ajay told Mumbai Mirror, “It’s not about the franchise, it’s always about the script. Total Dhamaal makes you laugh and I want to be associated with clean comedies that appeal to families. As an actor, one looks out for things that have not been done before, Yes, there have been instances when I thought a film would work and it didn’t or even when I realised we weren’t achieving what we had set out to. The failure is always at the script level.”

He added, “This one had an interesting premise and since the script excited me, I was happy to come on board. Induji (Indra Kumar) has made some really funny films in the past, and I am hopeful we will succeed in tickling the funny bone this time too.”