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Money Talkies: Post-Eid, Race 3 Collections Dip But The Film Sustains

After the humongous opening that Race 3 took at the ticket counter, it was expected that collections would fall today. However, the film is still sustaining in most places, which is a good sign. Here are the programmers of various multiplex chains discussing Race 3 on its first Monday.

Amar Laykar, Programmer, PVR

The gross collections from this morning’s shows of Race 3 are around Rs 87 lakh. Being a Monday, advance booking is not great. The festival of Eid is over now. I am assuming the movie will earn about Rs 2 crore plus today. That includes the afternoon, evening and night shows.

Satish Kondvilkar, Programmer, Inox

Our morning shows before 1 o’clock grossed around Rs 65 lakh. There has been a fall. Since it is the beginning of the week, advance bookings for Race 3 are not as good as they were at the weekend. After the festive season, people have returned to their daily routine. I imagine the numbers at our chain will touch the Rs 2 crore mark today.

Nitin Tambat, Programmer, Carnival

The gross collections from today’s morning, afternoon, late evening and night shows for Race 3 are likely to be around Rs 1.5 crore. At our chain, the morning shows garnered around Rs 40 lakh. The numbers and occupancy have definitely fallen but that is understandable because it is a Monday. For the same reason, advance bookings for the later shows have witnessed a fall.

Kaushal Srivastav, Programmer, Cinepolis

After a smashing weekend, the numbers for Race 3 have dropped today. The morning shows have collected approximately Rs 35 lakh. After the festive weekend, people have once again become busy with their work and youngsters with college. I think today’s total collections from our chain will be more than Rs 1.5 crore.

Prem Lakhani, Programmer, Rajhans Cinemas

The morning shows today have seen occupancy of around 20 per cent and their collections are around Rs 75,000. Since the weekend has ended, the Race 3 advance bookings are not very good. The overall collections from today are likely to be close to Rs 12 lakh. I am assuming the pan-India collections to be Rs 12 crore.

Amit Sharma, Programmer, Miraj

Occupancy for today’s morning shows of Race 3 is 15 per cent and collections from those shows are in double digits. According to my estimate, the shows for Race 3 throughout the day will reap a gross collection of Rs 28-30 lakh and a nett collection of Rs 20-22 lakh. Advance bookings have dropped when compared to the weekend.

Yogesh Raizada, Programmer, Wave
Occupancy for the morning shows of Race 3 is 30-40 per cent. The weekend is over, the Eid effect is over, and this is reflecting in the collections and advance bookings for today. The hype over the movie has also subsided. According to me, occupancy for Race 3 in my chain will be the same as it is across India. Monday is an important day because today’s collections will determine the sustainability of the film.  

- Titas Chowdhury

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