Fan Movie First Day Box Office Response
The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan, which has hit the screens today, has received a very good opening of around 55-60% on an average in the multiplexes across the country. Though this occupancy is comparatively less than SRK’s previous release Dilwale, Fan has got an added advantage of better screen count (3500), whereas Dilwale released in 3000 screens and a partial holiday. A good growth in the evening and night shows in multiplexes on account of partial holiday in lot of places is expected. West Bengal has received a super start, followed by Mumbai and Delhi. Well, Mumbai hasn’t performed as expected so far, however a jump in the second half of the day is definitely on cards.
The opening in mass centres is average but that is expected as the film is devoid of music and certain other commercial angles. Even here though Dilwale had all this, it was hugely affected by the intolerance angle at that time and mass centres could not collect as they should have. The last real opening was Dilwale four months back and its taken another Shahrukh Khan film to get the initials going.
In between that time only two Hollywood releases Batman v Superman and The Jungle book took an opening and both were dubbed films. The best opening has been the multiplexes of West Bengal followed by Pune. The key for Fan will be that the presence of Shahrukh Khan and holiday factor will enable mass centres to good to decent collections on day one and then can these places sustain as the film has no music and the thriller genre which does not work well in many circuits. If the likes of Gujarat, CPCI work the film will be unstoppable.
Fan had a good first day of 19.20 crore nett with strong business in the cities especially the metros. The mass centres are lower comparatively but still good for the type of film Fan is as these type of films don’t do 80 lakhs plus numbers in CP Berar and Rajasthan. Normally they are much lower but these have come due to the presence of Shahrukh Khan and key is can they hold for the film to put up a very big final number.
The best figures are in the metros where the high collecting multiplexes are higher than Dilwale. Mumbai circuit has topped 5 crore nett while Mysore and West Bengal should both cross 1.25 crore nett. East Punjab is on the lower side at 1.75 crore nett plus and could have done better considering its a big holiday there and a huge multiplex presence.
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