The first three weeks of January 2012 have not been good for the theatre owners with all the earlier releases flopping at the box office.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that “Agneepath opening: Not just Hrithik’s biggest opener, but also among the biggest opener of all times. It should have a record Day 1 collection.”
“The audience response to the film has been extraordinary; we are now hopeful that this film will compensate for the losses we incurred in the first three weeks,” said an exhibitor.
Some trade pundits said that it is neck-to-neck with Salman Khan’s Bodguard, which had collected Rs 21 crore on the first day of its release.