Fast and Furious 8 has embarked onto a very good start at the Indian box-office as the film raked in Rs 9.50 crore on its opening day in addition to Rs 6 crore from the paid-previews on Wednesday.
Fast and Furious is amongst the biggest Hollywood franchises in India and the performance at the box-office just proves the brand power. Despite nil promotions in the country, the movie has found its audience and is expected to grow further over the weekend.
The Hindi version of Fast and Furious 8 has contributed merely 25 to 30% on the opening two days however the share from the dubbed version will improve as the masses are expected to come out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Day Wise Collections (Nett BO Collection):
- Wednesday: Rs 6.00 crore (Paid Previews)
- Thursday: Rs 9.50 crore
- Total: Rs 15.50 crore
The film is the fourth biggest Hollywood opener of all time in India and the collections would have been higher had the makers opted for a traditional Indian film release on Friday. Fast and Furious will reap benefit of ‘Good Friday’ and is eyeing for opening weekend close in the Rs 40 crore range.
Back in 2015, Fast and Furious 7 became the first ever Hollywood film to collect over Rs 100 crore in India and it would be interesting to see if the eighth instalment manages to recreate the magic. The trend in weekend followed by the hold on Monday will give us a hint about the lifetime collections of the film.