Singh Is Bliing 1st Day Box Office Collection
Going by the advance booking that Singh Is Bling (SIB) has fetched, Akshay Kumar can well brace up for not just his biggest opener till date, but also score one of the biggest opening days ever. While it was pretty much expected that single screens would see a very good opening for the Prabhudeva directed affair, what is making all the difference to the opening day is the kind of advance that the film has managed at the multiplexes. Especially in the Delhi NCR, the film has seen one of the biggest advance ever, which can in fact also be compared with that of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. At last count, more than 50 shows are already houseful just in Delhi for today, which is something that the makers of Singh Is Bliing would be quite happily looking at. What makes this opening further special is the fact that Singh Is Bliing was all this while perceived as a masala entertainer that would be mainly seeing ‘current’ footfalls. However, a terrific advance booking is the testimonial of the fact that family audiences too are expected to come in huge numbers across the country, especially in Delhi NCR, Punjab and Haryana. Singh Is Bling is had an excellent start in East Punjab and Delhi city with occupancies of 60% apprx. This is as good as Bajrangi Bhaijaan though does not have the screenings to probably reach the levels the Bajrangi Bhaijaan did in Punjab or Delhi on day one but being a holiday the occupancies will hold better through the day.
Singh Is Bliing Opening Day Box Office Performance
At the time of release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan it was the only release as Baahubali was not much of a factor in North. Here the holdover Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and Talwar are taking a screen each at many multiplexes. The opening was also good in Rajasthan, Bihar and CI at around 50% but in other circuits its opened around 30-35% which would also be normally good but as its a holiday it should be higher. The overall opening is around 45% which is second best of the year. The lower opening in South and West Bengal is not a problem as mass films tend to open lower there and this more so as its a North film. It is Mumbai that is crucial for the film, it has to go near the 6 crore nett level in the circuit on day one for the holiday benefit to really show in the all India collections. Talwar has also benefited from the holiday and will have respectable figures on day one though this one will still have potential to improve further though that is dependent on word of mouth. With morning shows already going full and an average opening day (across the country) of at least 60% pretty much on the cards, the film is all set to comfortably cross the 20.67 crore mark. In fact if the word of mouth turns out to be ‘good to excellent’, even 22-24 crore is possible. All said and done, the film is set to be the second highest opening day of the year after Bajrangi Bhaijaan.