Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has broken all box office records on day one as collections looks set to finish in the 39-40 crore nett range for the Hindi version.
The film has not only broken the first day record of Happy New Year but also emerged with the highest single day of all time edging past the Sunday figures of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK which were 38.50 crore nett apprx.
The Telugu and Tamil versions of the film have not collected much and will be in the 1-1.50 crore nett range.
The film has set circuit records for the first day in most of the circuits though the usual suspects for a Hindi belt film like Mysore and Tamil Nadu / Kerala will probably fall short of records.
The first day record was crucial as it has slightly higher ticket rates and extra screens compared to Happy New Year which released on the same day last year. A lower figure despite being huge number would have spelt trouble.
The reports of the film are mixed but that is sort of expected with a big film and the test will come tomorrow as collections do come down a fair bit after this big Diwali holiday.