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Despite getting mixed reviews from critics, Salman Khan’s latest Eid offering, Race 3, has turned out to be the biggest opener of 2018, beating Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani’s March release, Baaghi 2, by a decent margin.

Directed by Remo D’souza, Race 3 hit theatres on 15th June in approximately 4500 screens and pulled in a massive ₹ 29.17 crores on opening day. This is the highest any Hindi film has collected in 2018 so far.

The first-day collection of ₹ 29.17 crores has set the ball rolling for Race 3. If the momentum continues, the action entertainer can easily rack up around ₹ 100 crores before closing out its first weekend.

This is not the first time when a Salman Khan starrer has performed outstandingly well on Eid. Before Race 3, Khan has released Dabangg (2010) Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Sultan (2016) and many more films on the auspicious occasion of Eid and all of them put up a fabulous show at the ticket window. His latest is also expected to make most of the opportunity.

Also starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala, Race 3 is produced by Salman Khan Films and Tips Films. The movie is the third instalment of the supremely successful Race (2008) franchise.