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Ek Villain crosses Rs. 100 crore mark!

By HT

Director Mohit Suri's Ek Villain is continuing its blazing run at the box office. This Sidharh Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor-Riteish Deshmukh-starrer has entered the Rs. 100 crore club in just the second week of its release, with the latest figures pegged at Rs. 101.31 crore.

Ek Villain's first-weekend collection figures stood at Rs. 50.7 crore.

It touched the second highest opening day collection of the year at Rs. 16.72 crore (second only to Rs. 17.8 croe for Salman Khan's Jai Ho), beating Sajid Khan's Humshakals (Rs 12.5).

Interestingly, Ek Villain was screened across 2,539 screens: Jai Ho, in comparison, was screened at almost double the number of screens, and collected Rs. 60 crore in its first weekend.

The total box office collection of Ek Villain stood at Rs. 81.5 crore a week after the film hit theatres.

The success of the film has also given a fillip to Riteish Deshmukh's career, who can now also boast of a hat-trick: Housefull 2 (2012), Grand Masti (2013) and now Ek Villain (2014).

Meanwhile, the Vidya Balan-Ali Fazal-starrer Bobby Jasoos, which hit theatres last Friday, has managed to collect 10.85 crore in one week.

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