No one, not even David Dhawan would have ever imagined PARTNER to be the kind of success it has become.
Delayed for some time, the film was carrying good reports as it was getting ready for release. But the scenario was unprecedented to say the least when the film hit the screens on July 20th.
As a solo release of the week, the film opened to an unbelievable response and stayed on to do excellent business throughout the first week. Result? The film has now joined the league of big budget extravaganzas and mega money spinners like DHOOM:2, KANK, KRRISH and DON.
Each of the aforementioned films have registered all time high first week collections at the box office. While DHOOM:2 sits at the top with 35 crores, KANK (28 crores), KRRISH (26.5 crores) and DON (24.5 crores) have been monumental too.
Now look at what PARTNER has earned in its first week. Believe it or not but now the film stands next only to DHOOM:2 as it has made close to 30 crores in it's first week!
Tremendous to say the least, the film continues to attract audience due to two major reasons. First and foremost the film has garnered excellent word of mouth with repeat audience flocking the theaters too. Secondly, due to CASH postponing by a week, the ground was clear to make hay for PARTNER!
David Dhawan, Govinda and Salman Khan have struck big time. And how!!