Fox Star Studios Total Dhamaal had an impressive opening at the box office. The Indra Kumar directed madcap comedy bagged Rs16.25 crore nett on opening day, as reported by BoxOfficeIndia.com. Total Dhamaal has now posted the second highest opening of 2018 after Gully Boy, that fetched Rs19.26 crore nett.
Directed by Indra Kumar, Total Dhamaal is the third film in the Dhamaal franchise. Made at an estimated budget of Rs105 crore, Total Dhamaal released across 3700 screens in India and 786 screens in the overseas market.
It is arguably the biggest opening for the franchise. Dhamaal (2007) and Double Dhamaal (2011) had opened toRs2.38 crore nett and Rs7.56 crore nett, respectively. The two earlier films had released in 800 and 1800 screens in India respectively. Made at an estimated budget of Rs19 crore, Dhamaal had made Rs32.51 crore nett in domestic business. Double Dhamaal, made at a budget of Rs29 crore, earned Rs45.05 crore nett in India business.
Director Indra Kumar has now scored a personal high as Total Dhamaal is the biggest opening for any Kumar film. The multi-starrer film has Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jaaferi, Arshad Warsi in leading roles.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy had an average second Friday where it bagged just Rs3.75 crore nett. The film has now crossed Rs102.75 crore nett in the domestic box office so far. The Excel Entertainment film is made at an estimated budget of Rs75 crore, with the film releasing in 4000 screens in India. Excel Entertainment has sold the combined satellite, digital and music rights for Rs60 crore to Zee.