‘Kick’ earns 26.40 crore, becomes the highest opener of 2014

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer, ‘Kick’ off to a great start. The film has earned around 26.40 crore on Friday making it the biggest opener of 2014. ‘Kick’ has broken Salman's own record of ‘Jai Ho’ which made an opening day business of only 16.12 crore while ‘2 States’ earned 12.42 crore in the first day.

"Despite pre-Eid period + working day, #Kick opens to PHENOMENAL numbers. Fri ? 26.40 cr+ nett. India biz," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Not only domestic market showed a flying start but it also fared well in USA and Canada with $ 340,000 (Rs 2.04 crore) collection.

“Kick is the HIGHEST Salman Khan opener in USA-Canada. Collects $ 340,000 [Rs 2.04 cr] on Fri. AWESOME!”, confirms Adarsh.

In UAE with just 68 screens, ‘Kick’ has collected a whopping Rs 1.63 cr.

“Kick has AWESOME start in UAE. Collects $ 272,000 [Rs 1.63 cr] from 68 screens on Thu. Several screens yet to report. SUPERB!”, tweets Taran Adarsh.

The number of the first day is impressive considering Friday being non-holiday, it is also expected that in the coming days, it would jump higher. During the weekend and Eid holiday, the box-office collection of ‘Kick’ is expected to earn more than what speculated.

However, Salman Khan failed to break Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhoom 3’ (Rs 36.32 cr) and Chennai Express (Rs 33.12 cr) opening day record.

‘Kick’ starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, was released in over 5,000 screens in India on Friday and in 42 other countries.