The much awaited film ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ and ‘Raksha Bandhan’ are all set to release this Thursday, On 11th August. Advance booking of both films started 4 days ago and the report is not that encouraging. “Laal Singh Chaddha” and “Raksha Bandhan” has manage to sold out around 70000 tickets only for now for the 1st day, Where “Laal Singh Chaddha” is leading from the front(sold out around 40000 tickets).
However, the advance of the film “Laal Singh Chaddha” is much better than recent releases “Samrat Prithviraj and Shamshera” but far behind than this year’s highest opening day collected film “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”. If we compare both the films with “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2″ , ” PVR + INOX Day 1 ticket sales (2 days before release) #LaalSinghChaddha + #RakshaBandhan = 25000 approx (Day 1) **Holiday** “. ! #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 = 24000 approx (Day 1) **Non-Holiday**.
Both the films seems to be depending majorly on the spot bookings to put up a healthy day one total. though, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ has little advantage of title ; where “Laal Singh Chaddha” will relying on the name of Indian cinema’s biggest star, Aamir Khan.
Amir Khan is backing himself after 4 year with “Laal Singh Chaddha”. As far as opening day is concerned his last film was debacle at the final box office but film was manage to shattered every possible record on the opening day and it is expected that the holiday factor will boost the business of “Laal Singh Chaddha” on opening day.
Akshay starer films are always high on spot booking and “Raksha Bandhan” will follow the same pattern. The good thing about “Raksha Bandhan” that it’s on par with “Laal Singh Chaddha at some centres like Gujarat or the tier 2 and 3 centres. The Advance Bookings of “Raksha Bandhan” for Day 1 (Chain-Wise) PVR: 5000 approx, Cinepolis: 2500 approx, Inox: 3500 approx for now. The final advance for the opening day is expected to the same range as Samrat Prithviraj (41,000 approx.) and Shamshera (48,000 approx.).