Dabangg 2, the sequel to 2010 Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg has managed to surpass the opening day collections of the original movie. It amassed Rs21.10 crore in India on the day of its release.
The movie starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, which hit screens Friday, is the directorial debut of actor-producer Arbaaz Khan. Opening up to packed houses, Dabangg 2 managed to rake in Rs21.10 crore on the opening day itself, surpassing the first day collections of even Akshay Kumar's Rowdy Rathore, which earned Rs15 crore. It is said to one of the highest opening for any non-holiday release in Bollywood till date. It was a non-holiday release too.
The original Dabangg was directed by Abhinav Kashyap, and it had managed to rake in Rs14.5 crore on its first day, nationally.