Samrat Prithviraj has collected Rs 40 crore in the  first weekend at the box office and has completely routed its opponents  Vikram and Major in the Hindi markets.

Starring Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar in lead roles,it has picked up the pace on Sunday at the ticket window

After witnessing a rather slow start on Friday, with a Rs 10.70 crore opening, the business picked up on Saturday and Sunday

After earning Rs 12.60 crore on Saturday, the Sunday numbers were in the range of Rs 16-17 crore.

This means the first weekend total will be in the range of Rs 39-40  crore. Akshay's previous release this year, Bachchhan Paandey earned Rs  37 crore in the first weekend

This makes Samrat Prithviraj his best first-weekend opener in 2022 till now.

Meanwhile, Samrat Prithviraj has completely routed the other two regional releases Vikram and Major in the Hindi version.

While Kamal Haasan-starrer Vikram earned Rs 2 crore plus in the first  weekend, Adivi Sesh's Major collected Rs 5 crore. However, the two  movies have done extremely well in the local markets.

Vikram earned Rs 42 crore for the Tamil version in the opening weekend  while Major has Rs 17 crore plus collection for the original Telugu  version.