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SAAHO TOP BOX OFFICE RECORDS DESTROYING AVENGERS ENDGAME

Sujeeth’s Saaho, starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, hit the screens yesterday. Despite receiving mixed to negative reviews, the film, which was released in Hindu, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, has had a phenomenal opening. It made Rs 68 crore on the first day and has broken several records.

Saaho has beaten the opening day records of several films at the Indian box office. Here’s a list of the films that it has defeated in terms of highest-openings of all time in India.

Avengers Endgame: Rs 53.10 crore
Thugs of Hindostan: Rs 52.25 crore
Happy New Year: Rs 44.97 crore
Bharat: Rs 42.30 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: Rs 40.35 crore
Sultan: Rs 36.54 crore
Dhoom 3: Rs 36.22 crore
Sanju: Rs 34.75 crore
Tiger Zinda Hai: Rs 34.10 crore
Chennai Express: Rs 33.12 crore

Saaho has emerged as the highest opener in 2019 itself, surpassing several other star-driven films.

Avengers Endgame: Rs 53.10 crore
Bharat: Rs 42.30 crore
Mission Mangal: Rs 29.16 crore
Kalank: Rs 21.60 crore
Kesari: Rs 21.06 crore
Gully Boy: Rs 19.40 crore

However, ironically Saaho failed to beat the record of Prabhas’s previous film, Baahubali: The Conclusion, which made a staggering Rs 121 crore on the first day of release.
There was feverish hype around Saaho as this was Prabhas’s first film after the Baahubali franchise. The film hit headlines for its action sequences as well as Shraddha Kapoor’s presence in it.

Saaho tells the story of an imminent power struggle between deadly gangs in the fictional city of Waaji, after an important leader dies. Hot on their trail are policeman are from Mumbai. However, no one is really what they seem and the film is all about deception, love, and thrills.

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