Prem Ratan Dhan Payo smashed all opening day box office records as it grossed 39 crore nett on day one beating the previous record of Happy New Year by around 2.75 crore nett. The film hit new opening day records in Mumbai, Delhi / UP, East Punjab, Rajasthan, CP Berar, CI, Bihar and Assam. There was an Telugu and Tamil version of the film but that did not do well with collections of less than 1 crore nett.
This is a huge number for this type of film as eventually its not the huge action blockbuster type of film despite the huge budget but its the second day that will tell the real level of the film.
The day after Diwali is Vishkarma day and is the best day for box office collections every year so there will be a drop. Happy New Year dropped around 25% on its second day but it was a Saturday for that film while its a Friday here. The three day weekend record is around 101 crore nett by Bajrangi Bhaijaan and that should be the target for Prem Ratan Dhan Paya but may not be easy as Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a holiday for Eid on Saturday and then the normal Sunday holiday while here it is just a day one holiday and a small restricted holiday on Friday and the Saturday.