Varun Dhawan’s much-awaited film October has opened on a decent note at the box office and has minted over Rs 5.04 crore on its first day.

October has been received very well by critics and fans, who are mainly praising the direction and Dhawan’s performance in the film.

However, the film’s collection is not at par with Dhawan’s last release Judwaa 2, which was a Bollywood masala film.

Nonetheless, if we talk about contemporary cinema then October’s first-day collection is better than films like Hichki and Blackmail which fared on a similar note.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the film’s opening day business on his social media handle.

The film’s business is expected to grow because of its strong word of mouth mainly for Dhawan’s comeback to the realism after Badlapur.

October is also enjoying the benefit of having a solo release at the box office and the first week collections of the film is crucial as it will decide its lifetime collections before the mega release of Hollywood’s Avengers: Infinity War.

But, we have to give to Dhawan for stepping out of his comfort zone and trying something new, which many stars fear to do in today’s time.

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, October also features Banita Sandhu in her debut film and was released worldwide on April 13.