Dr Cabbie, produced by Salman Khan Films, starring in the lead role Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Adrienne Palacki (GI Joe) and launching Isabelle Kaif in association with Eone Entertainment and Eros International opened in Canada only and had a record opening at the box office on Fri. Sept. 19th. With just 55 prints the film grossed a record $350,452 a record high per screen average of $6612. In Canada the film was the second highest grosser (only behind Maze Runner. The film entered the top twenty North American chart coming in at #13. The film had the highest per screen average of all movies released in North America on Sept. 19th.
Dr Cabbie‘s first day was extremely promising at the box office and surpassed many recent Hollywood as well as Bollywood releases in Canada.
Comparisons include (Canada Only):
Hollywood Films Opening Day Gross
The Captive (RYAN REYNOLDS) – 121442
What If (DANIEL RADCLIFF) – 93422
Hundred Foot Journey – 271,411
Bollywood Films Opening Day Gross
Dhoom 3 – 139,586 ( christmas)
Chennai Express – 79187
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani – 63486
Two Bollywood films also opened on Sept 19 in Canada; Khoobsoorat which grossed 27,605 dollars and Dawat e Ishq which grossed 9.848 dollars
on its opening day.
Theatres across Canada were sold out, with advance bookings in all cities. The film is expected to continue its success as it prepares for its international release.Dr Cabbie, Salman Khan Film, is the Megastar’s first International production, produced By First Take Entertainment Ltd. and is an Eros International Release Worldwide.