Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' mints Rs.129.77 crore
Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's family drama film "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" had a bumper opening weekend. The Hindi version of the Sooraj Barjatya directorial has minted almost Rs.130 crore in the first four days. Released on November 12, a day after Diwali, "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" reunites Salman with his "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!" and "Hum Saath-Saath Hai" director Barjatya after a gap of 16 years.
According to a statement, the Hindi version of "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", which minted Rs.101.47 crore within three days of its release, collected Rs.28.30 crore on Sunday. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Armaan Kohli and Neil Nitin Mukesh, "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" narrates the story of a royal family and how an outsider, Prem, played by Salman, tries to mend the broken bridges of the family.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has got a "solid" start but its upcoming collections will determine where the film is heading.
"#PremRatanDhanPayo packed a solid (four-day) weekend, maintaining consistent biz from Friday-Sunday. Monday onwards is crucial for the film. Weekdays will determine where #PremRatanDhanPayo is heading. With no major Hindi film releasing next Friday, should enjoy another good week," Adarsh tweeted on Monday.
"While the response has been mixed (a commonality with all biggies), the families are patronising the film and that is a big plus. #PRDP," he added. "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", made on a budget of Rs.60 crore, also released in Tamil and Telugu.