Neeraj Pandey’s ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, released on 30 September 2016, completed four parts of the release on Wednesday. The game featured the late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. SSR received critical acclaim for its impeccable performance in the flick, which managed to break several records in its opening day at the box office.
Sushant won many hearts after playing the role of former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni in his biopic. From Mahi’s ‘chopper shot’ to learning Dhoni’s body language, the ‘Dil Bechera’ actor went a mile to ensure that his performance looked authentic on the big screen.
As soon as’ MS Dhoni ‘The Untold Story’ turns four, we will walk down memory lane and look at the records that the film broke at the box office on the first day.
Highest opener for a biopic
Before the release of ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, many biopics including ‘Neerja’, ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ were made in Bollywood. All the mentioned films manage to rake in the big moolah at the box office. MS Dhoni’s biopic grossed Rs 21.30 crore on the first day at the box office, thus becoming the highest opener in the biopic genre.
Biggest opener as a sports based film
‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ emerged as the biggest opening sports film at the box office. Later this record was broken by Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’, which collected a collection of Rs 29.80 crore on the first day.
Highest opener in the league of films with a duration of more than 3 hours
‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ had a runtime of 190 minutes i.e. 3 hours 10 minutes. The film, co-starring Disha Patani and Kiara Advani, became the highest opener in the category of films with a duration of more than three hours.
Third largest opener of 2016
Sushant Singh Rajput became the second biggest opener of 2016 at the box office after collecting Rs 21.30 crore. Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ collected a collection of Rs 36.54 crore on the first day. After the release of Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’, ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ slipped to the third position. However, it still remains one of the top three most opening films of 2016.