M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story‘s trailer got rave response with everyone liking every bit of what was promised in it. If people loved Sushant Singh Rajput‘s Dhoni transformation, others loved the way the film promised gallant insights into our Captain Cool’s life. Everyone loves Mahendra Singh Dhoni and we believe even the haters grudgingly admire him. India hasn’t seen a Captain of such nature in recent times. If anybody has any doubt about how much Indians love MSD, check out the figures of the biopic that released last Friday, M.S.Dhoni – The Untold Story. Friday was at 21. 30 cr whereas Saturday minted more than 20 crore, taking the toll to 41. 90 cr. And guess what? It has already scooped up three records in its wake. Relax, you don’t have to scratch your heads. We will list that out right here.
#Second highest opener of 2016
Sushant Singh Rajput’s film has become the second highest opener of 2016, right after Salman Khan. By earning 21. 30 cr on its first day, MS Dhoni-The Untold Story has managed to go past Shah Rukh Khan‘s Fan’s 19. 20 cr total on its day 1, thus securing the second spot. The film is now closely followed by Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan (19. 20 cr), Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 3 (15. 21 cr) and Rustom (14. 11 cr). No points for guessing who is on top of the tally, our very own Sultan with 36. 54 cr.
#Sushant Singh Rajput’s biggest opener
M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story will propel Sushant’s career towards blinding heights. It will work for him more than his first film or Shuddh Desi Romance did for him. It is already his highest opener ever with 21. 30 crore on day 1. His debut movie Kai Po Che! opened with 4.5 cr. Shuddh Desi Romance which was touted as his big solo hit till recently, opened with 6. 45 cr followed by 4. 20 cr in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! You might be wondering why aren’t we considering P.K. But the latter was never his film in the first place, it was an Aamir Khan movie that’s still the highest grossing film of India. Hence, Dhoni could become his biggest hit so far!
#Biggest opener in biopic genre
Taran Adarsh had mentioned in his tweet while sharing the first day figures of M S Dhoni – The Untold story, “#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory is the BIGGEST OPENER in the biopic genre… Sat and Sun biz should add to a FABULOUS total. India biz.” That was yesterday when he reported that Friday has brought in a massive 21. 30 cr for the film. If you consider all other biopics in recent times, Paan Singh Tomar had earned only 0. 85 crore on its first day, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag earned over 8 crore and same goes for Mary Kom. Azhar too earned only 6. 30 cr. Neerja opened at 4. 70 cr. Clearly, Sushant’s turn as a cricketer we all love to love has been heavily rewarded by the audience. The film will only continue to grow.
We bet you didn’t know about these records of M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story. Did you?