If the programmers of various multiplex chains feel that Race 3 will perform well on weekdays, distributors in various territories offer their take on the Salman Khan-starrer’s numbers in its first week. They point out that since the movie has begun on a decent note on Monday, it will turn in some good numbers during the rest of the week too.
Rajesh Thadani, Distributor, Mumbai
Despite being a Monday, today’s occupancy was quite decent for morning and noon shows, at 30-40 per cent in my circuit. We will, however, get a clearer picture of today’s performance only in the evening because theatres will start filling up from late afternoon or evening. It’s too early to predict right now. Pan-India, the collections for today may be around Rs 15 crore. Also, ticket rates are less today than they were on Sunday.
Debashish Dey, Distributor, West Bengal
After the humongous first two days, ticket sales are lower today as it is Monday. Ticket sales were overwhelming on Saturday and Sunday but as a baasi Eid day, it’s not bad. Occupancy is approximately 30-35 per cent. Compared to the first day, Friday, it is less by 10-15 per cent, which is nothing much. In my circuit, collections should stay at Rs 1.3-1.35 crore, and all over India, around Rs 15-16 crore. I think it is a decent Monday.
Arun Mehra, Distributor, Pan India
Even though the holidays are over, occupancy for today’s morning and noon shows is not bad. I think the movie should collect Rs 45-50 lakh in our territory, and pan-India Rs 14-15 crore, which is not bad. Occupancy is 30 per cent less than on the first day.
Gaurav Ruparel, Distributor, Saurashtra
Morning and noon occupancy is 50 per cent here in multiplexes, but in single screens it is only 15 per cent. If collections hit Rs 15 crore today all over India, then it will be very good for the film. In my circuit, collections might be Rs 25-30 lakh. Occupancy today is around 50 to 60 per cent less than it was on Friday and Sunday, as the reports of the film are not all that good. Besides, it’s a Monday, a regular weekday.
Gaurrav Gaur, Distributor, Rajasthan
There is a big fall in the film’s numbers today, and occupancy is down to 20-25 per cent. Due to the holiday, Sunday’s occupancy was 70 per cent but since today is a regular day, the morning and noon shows have not filled up. For today, in my territory, collections should be around Rs 60 lakh.
B H Basha, Distributor, Mysore
Occupancy has fallen because today is Monday. It was 25 per cent on Friday and only 10-15 per cent today, but should rise to 35-40 per cent by evening. The movie should collect Rs 80-85 lakh in my territory today because the audience numbers is not swelling very much. Moreover, today, the audience comprises mainly Salman Khan fans.
Jeetu Khandelwal, Distributor, Odisha
Theatres were almost full in Odisha due to the festival and holidays, but the numbers have plummeted for today’s morning shows. It was 50 per cent on average. However, in some cinemas, the noon shows were almost full even today. The maximum collection will be around Rs 20 lakh in my circuit today, and pan-India around Rs 15 crore plus. Yesterday, we collected around Rs 45 lakh for the movie, and collections have fallen 60 per cent today.
Brijesh Tandon, Distributor, Delhi-UP
I expect today’s occupancy to be 75-80 per cent in UP today and 50 per cent in Delhi. Yesterday, the movie collected Rs 7.5 crore in my circuit and, today, I assume collections will be between Rs 4 crore and 4.5 crore.
- Bhavi Gathani