Despite facing stiff competition from Panga and holdover release Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Street Dancer 3D witnessed a good growth over the weekend and raked in Rs 41.23 crore at the ticket windows. With these figures, it has emerged as Varun Dhawan's fifth-highest opening weekend grosser of all-time after Kalank, Judwaa 2, ABCD 2 and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
Top opening weekend grossers of Varun Dhawan
Kalank - Rs 66.03 (5-day weekend)
Judwaa 2 - Rs 59.25 crore
ABCD 2 - Rs 46.35 crore
Badrinath Ki Dulhania - Rs 43.05 crore
Street Dancer 3D - Rs 41.23 crore
Dishoom - Rs 37.32 crore
Sui Dhaaga - Rs 36.60 crore
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Rs 33.74 crore
Student of The Year - Rs 30 crore
Badlapur - Rs 23.50 crore
Main Tera Hero - Rs 22.73 crore
October - Rs 20.25 crore
Though it is important for the dance flick to remain steady in the weekdays. Street Dancer 3D has been receiving praises for its choreography and the credit for that goes to the choreographer Rahul Shetty. Sharing his experience choreographing the songs of the film, Rahul said: "It was definitely challenging to choreograph the whole cast. There were greatest dancers of our country along with Varun, Shraddha, Nora and the legend Prabhudeva. It's dance film and 'ABCD2' was already a great hit. So it was a responsibility on my shoulders to make them stand out than the earlier parts."
On talking about the uniqueness of each song, Rahul added: "There are 12 songs and many different dancing pieces . each song has different elements like 'Garmi' is an out and out peppy song with powerful moves, 'Muqabla' is totally Prabhudeva's song. 'Illegal weapon' is a face off between Varun and Shraddha on the streets of Dubai in hot weather, 'Lahore' we shot at the air runway and on roof with great height with minus temperature."
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"Each song has its own set of challenges and we tried to come up with the best. My experience in choreographing all 10 to 12 songs along with Kriti Mahesh was till now the best experience in my choreographing career. It's once in a lifetime experience for a choreographer to do 10 to 12 songs in a film."
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