Salman Khan-starrer 'Kick' made a roaring start in box office collections with an estimated Rs 26.40 crore on Friday, making it the biggest opener of 2014.
'Kick' broke the 2014 opening day collection record of Salman's last film 'Jai Ho', which released on January 24 this year, Gunday's (Feb 14) Rs 16.12 crore and 2 States' (April 18) Rs 12.42 crore. The film could not, however, surpass Sallu's individual record made by Ek Tha Tiger with Rs 32.93 cr business on day 1. Movie review: Salman Khan in 'Kick' is 'Unjhelable'
"Despite pre-Eid period + working day, #Kick opens to PHENOMENAL numbers. Fri ₹ 26.40 cr+ nett. India biz," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Apart from the domestic market, 'Kick' also made a fabulous start abroad, becoming Salman's biggest opener in USA-Canada with collections of $340,000 (Rs 2.04 crore).
As far as weekend figure is concerned, Salman's crackling chemistry with co-star Jacqueline Fernandez besides the catchy music should help 'Kick' cross the Rs 60-70 crore plus mark over the opening weekend.
Although it's a bit too early the predict the business of 'Kick' in week 1, it's a foregone conclusion that the film will pack a great total, with the business getting a big, big boost from Eid onward and become the year's biggest hit so far.
The year's Rs 100 crore film include Jai Ho (Rs 166 crore), Holiday - A Solider is Never Off Duty (Rs 112.45 crore), Ek Villain (Rs 105.62 crore), 2 States (Rs 102.13 crore).
Salman's biggest grosser was his hit film 'Ek Tha Tiger' that generated Rs 198.78 crore in box office.