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Ek Villain makes blockbuster start, crosses Rs. 50 cr mark over weekend

Siddharth Malhotra


Riteish Deshmukh-Siddharth Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Ek Villain continues to rock the box office, averaging Rs. 50.7 crore over the first weekend.

Mohit Suri's romantic thriller is the second highest opener of 2014. Beating Sajid Khan's Humshakals, Ek Villain collected Rs. 12 crore on day one. The film that has re-invented Riteish Deshmukh's image as an actor, earned Rs. 16.54 crore on Saturday.

The movie further picked up on Sunday to collect Rs. 17.44 crore. With a total of Rs. 50.7 crore collections from 2539 screens, almost half of what Salman Khan-starrer Jai Ho released in, Ek Villain is practically the biggest opener of 2014. Jai Ho collected Rs. 17.8 crore on day one and the weekend earnings were Rs. 60 crore.

The actors, Siddharth, Shraddha and Riteish, meanwhile, are thanking fans for the 'overwhelming' love they showered on the film.