'Agneepath' marks grand opening, earns Rs 25 cr on Day 1

Audience has accepted Hrithik Roshan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. The film has received rave reviews from critics and overwhelming response from the audience worldwide. Making a huge profit of Rs 25 crore on the first day, the film beats blockbusters like ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Ra.One’ which only able to garners a sum of Rs 22 and Rs 18 crore on the opening day.

Hrithik Roshan is thrilled with the first day box-office report of ‘Agneepath’. "WOW!!!! THANK u THANK u THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Agneepath 1st day - 25cr!!!! My damaged bodyparts suddenly feel ALIVE, I feel like I can FLY now!!! Thank u people, I have the fuel now to make KRRISH EXPLODE!!!!" Hrithik wrote on his Twitter page.

Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra are equally delighted with the positive response and thanked fans for the marvelous response to the film.

"Agneepath has redefined the power of Indian box office for all of us. It's heartening to see the strength of the Indian cinema audiences growing like this. We all were very confident of the film but for this kind of success and unprecedented number that it has posted on day one we must thank our audience," said Priyanka.

Sanjay Dutt who makes very rare appearance on twitter too thanked fans. "I am overwhelmed with the response and support of everyone. Thank you for loving me so much," he wrote.

Being a Republic Day holiday, the theatres witnessed 90-95 per cent occupancy.

"The film has had an excellent opening. The occupancy was around 95 per cent. It was the most eagerly awaited and would be one of the biggest blockbuster," said Anant Verma, director and business head, DT Cinemas.

You can't compare the two films as they are shot differently and have different characters also. There is no connection between the two other than just the name," he added.

Yogesh Raizada of Waves Cinema praises all the characters. "The response to the film has been rocking on first day. We have had 90 per cent occupancy. All the actors have done complete justice to their characters whether it is Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala, Hrithik as Vijay or Sanjay as Kancha Cheena," said Raizada.

Directed by debutant Karan Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar, the film is expected to do well in the coming week also.

"Since there is no big movie releasing in the coming weeks, the film will work well," he added.