New York: Salman Khan's latest Bollywood blockbuster 'Bodyguard' has scored a gigantic opening in North America, raking in an astounding USD1.4 million over its six-day debut period.

In less than one week, the Reliance Entertainment release has already surpassed the entire lifetime gross of his recent blockbuster hit 'Dabangg' and has beaten the combined totals for his films 'Ready' and 'Wanted'.

Playing in 88 theatres across the US and Canada, the weekend collection for 'Bodyguard' included USD863, 531 over the Friday-to-Sunday period and USD 1, 051,132 across the Friday-to-Monday Labour Day holiday period.

Since opening on August 31, the action-romance has collected USD1, 361,790 and is expected to break the USD2 million barriers in its second week.

The film's per-theatre average of USD11,945 was by far the highest for any film in the North American Top 20 over the weekend.

(Agencies)