As Sanju mania spreads across the country, distributors reveal their expectations from this Ranbir Kapoor-starrer
Balkrishna Shroff, Distributor, Mumbai
Since the buzz around the film is good, advanced bookings are also very healthy. The movie is estimated to collect around Rs 30 crore in its first day itself. Since there are so many cinema halls, even 50-per cent occupancy can bring in Rs 30 crore for a film on first day only. What matters today is the hype around the film and that is a clueto how much a film will earn.
Arun Mehra, Distributor, West Bengal
These days, advance booking does not tell one as much as it used to. Movies like this release so widely that people will anyway be able to buy tickets. The buzz around this film is definitely good because people are looking forward to a Rajkumar Hirani film. The film could earn Rs 30 crore on day one, pan-India, and in my circuit, around Rs 1.2 crore.
B H Basha, Distributor, Mysore
In my area, advance bookings are around 10 per cent in multiplexes. The hype is definitely there around the movie, but we have to see now how the movie actually fares. If you’re asking about the film’s first day numbers, all-India, it should collect Rs 17-18 crore, and Rs 1.5 crore in my circuit.
Brijesh Tondon, Distributor, Delhi-UP
For Sanju, people are expecting good content and a good story from the actor as well as from the director. Since Rajkumar Hirani has a very good record as a director, he is bound to deliver a good film. Therefore, advance bookings for this film have been good. Collections of the film in my circuit are expected to be around Rs 6 crore and, pan-India, they should be around Rs 30 crore.
Gaurav Ruparel, Distributor, Saurashtra
Advanced bookings are 50 per cent in my area and all the multiplexes will be fully occupied for all the three days due to the buzz around the movie. But we will have to see how the movie performs in single screens. If the film has a commercial flavour, then single screens will also see good collections. But multiplexes will get good results, in any case, considering the buzz around the film. My estimate for the first day is Rs 40-50 lakh, and all over India, it should earn Rs 20 crore.
Jeetu Khandelwal, Distributor, Orissa
Considering the buzz generated by the movie, the opening seems very good for Sanju, especially in multiplexes. It might not do as well in small screens, though. The movie will release in 70-80 screens, of which 40-50 screens will be dedicated to Sanju throughout the day, while the remaining 15-30 screens will have one or two shows per day. For the first day, I think the film should bring in Rs 13-14 lakh in my territory and around Rs 12 crore all over India.
Ravi Machhar, Distributor, Nizam
Advance bookings of the film have exceeded my expectations. I never thought people would be so interested to watch Sanju. It’s difficult to get an estimate for day one in my circuit but pan-India the film is expected to collect Rs 25-30 crore. The biggest advantage it enjoys is that it has cornered maximum shows in theatres everywhere.
Sarang Chandak, Distributor, CP
The buzz around the film is quite good but, in the CP circuit, there is no trend of advanced booking. The movie should earn Rs 20-22 crore all over India on day one, and in my territory over Rs 1 crore.
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