MS Dhoni: The Untold Story directed by Neeraj Pandey is set to release on over 3,500 screens in India alone. The film, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead, is a look at the lesser-known aspects of the life and the struggle of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Of the Bollywood releases of the year, Salman Khan's Sultan is the only film to embark upon a bumper opening at the Box Office.
With its massive screen-count, the Neeraj Pandey directorial might rake in Rs 20 crore on its opening day. The biopic, produced by Fox Star Studios, will be simultaneously released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu - a move that is bound to improve its chances at the coveted mark.
Advance booking for the MS Dhoni biopic has been thrown open at select multiplexes across India and the response so far has been very encouraging. Here's a look at the top opening day collections of this year's films:
Top 5 opening days of 2016:
- Sultan (July): Rs 36.54 crore (Bumper)
- Fan (April): Rs 19.20 crore (Very Good)
- Housefull 3 (June): Rs 15.21 crore (Good)
- Rustom (August): Rs 14.11 crore (Very Good)
- Airlift (January): Rs 12.35 crore (Good)
While all versions of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story will breach the opening day collections of all Akshay Kumar films released this year, it would be interesting to see if it challenges Fan to become the second biggest opener of the year.
Catch predicts that the Hindi version of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story will record opening day Box Office collections of Rs 16 - 16.50 crore.