Film collected 21 cr nett on day one which is equal to 30 cr plus if we take out clash factor. Film lost business yesterday due to protest and external factors.
Yesterday the judgement day arrived and much awaited clash took place at box office. ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ have created buzz before release. Both films have some USPs and both have very different type of treatment.
‘Dilwale’ has opened in approximate 3200 screens which is almost 35% less than ‘PK’ or PRDP. On top of that, yesterday was working day and there was no holiday edge. Still film opened to phenomenal response all over with 70% occupancy. Film was solid in East, North and South as expected.
Today is a crucial day for the film as it needs similar total as yesterday or some small growth will be great for the film.
Film collected very good numbers overseas with UAE collecting 0.9 million dollar on day one which is far better than any release in 2015. Even UK, Australia and New Zealand were good despite competition from ‘Star Wars’. 1st day total in overseas should be close to 9 cr.