'Don 2' grosses Rs.15.3 crore on first day

Dec 26, 2011, 08:14 IST | IANS

Shah Rukh Khan's "Don 2 - The King is Back" has earned Rs.15.3 crore on the opening day, which is the highest first day collection on a non-holiday Friday.

The film is a sequel to Farhan Akhtar's 2006 "Don", which was a remake of the 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer of the same name.

In overseas markets, "Don-2.." broke the record for the highest single day gross for a Hindi film in Australia with estimated earnings of US$82,000 Friday. The earlier record was Reliance Entertainment's "Bodyguard" at US$74,000.

"Don 2", also starring Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Kunal Kapoor and Lara Dutta earned $550,000 in North America, beating "My Name is Khan" opening day gross of $445,000

"Don 2" released with 3,000 movie prints in the domestic market and a 3D release on another 550 screens.

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