"We are very happy with the opening of Race 2. To ensure we get maximum numbers, the film was released in 3,200 screens - third largest till date. We are expecting a great weekend," Gaurav Verma, director - India Theatrical Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
The movie, a sequel to 2008 film Race, features an ensemble cast of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandez.
While Saif and Anil reprised their role, the others are new additions to the franchise.