Main Tera Hero, starring Varun Dhawan, has earned over Rs 20 crores in its opening weekend.
The entertainer has collected a whopping net amount of Rs 22.73 crores in its opening weekend, said a statement.
The movie has been directed by David Dhawan and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. Actor Tusshar Kapoor is happy with the figures as the movie has performed well despite the World Twenty20 final between India and Sri Lanka in Bangladesh on April 6.
It is a mix of the commercial content, Varun's screen presence and the movie's promotions that have worked in favour of the entertainer, says an expert.
"So, Main Tera Hero withstood the opposition of the two big T20 World Cup matches (with India playing) to safely collect a Rs 20 crore weekend, cheers," Tusshar, the brother of producer Ekta Kapoor, tweeted.
Released in approximately 2,500 screens, the movie was made under a budget of around Rs.50 crores.
"Main Tera Hero is more commercial than Jal, which also released on April 4. It's got the combination of Varun and David and since it has been produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, it is well promoted," Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines told IANS.
Jal on the other hand, has been directed by first-timer Girish Malik and stars Purab Kohli as the lead actor.
"It is for a select audience, so it earned less than Rs 50 lakhs in three days," said Thadani.