Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Don 2’ breaks overseas record of Salman Khan’s ‘Bodyguard’

The actor’s Don 2 grossed Rs 15.3 crore on opening in India, and Rs 45 crore over the weekend

Shahrukh Khan’s Don 2 – The King is Back earned Rs 15.3 crore on the opening day, which is the highest first day collection on a non-holiday Friday. It earned Rs 45 crore over the weekend. 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 held by Reliance Entertainment’s Salman Khan-starrer, 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 – also beating the collections of RA.One on the first three days. Don 2 released with 3,000 movie prints in the domestic market and a 3D release on another 550 screens.