Wed, Oct 26, 2016 | updated 01:00 PM IST

`M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story` biggest biopic opener at box office

Updated: Oct 01, 2016 16:31 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 1 (ANI): Neeraj Pandey's 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' has reportedly emerged the biggest opener in biopic genre as it hit almost 4000 screens on the first day of its release collecting Rs. 21.5 crore.

"#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory is the BIGGEST OPENER in the biopic genre... Sat and Sun biz should add to a FABULOUS total. India biz," tweeted ?@taran_adarsh.

The Sushant Singh Rajput starrer has got the second best start of 2016, after Salman Khan's 'Sultan' and is faring better than SRK's 'Fan.'

"#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory takes a THUNDEROUS start on Day 1... Emerges the 2nd HIGHEST OPENER of 2016... Fri Rs 21.30 cr. India biz," he added.

Take a look at the best initials on the morning of the release:

Top 5 DAY 1 - 2016...

1. #Sultan 36.54 crores

2. #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory 21.30 crores

3. #Fan 19.20 crores

4. #HF3 15.21 crores

5. #Rustom 14.11 crores

'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' is a biographical film based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI and T20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

After hitting the theatres last night, the biopic seems to be faring well as it features 30-year-old Sushant playing the young Dhoni. (ANI)