Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 5 Vote(s) - 2 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
My Name is Khan clocks 80% booking across India
Advertisement
#1
My Name is Khan has recorded over 80 per cent booking for the opening weekend, despite a Shiv Sena threat to the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer forcing theatres to suspend ticket sales in Maharashtra and capital Mumbai today.

Multiplex owners say the bookings, which opened today, are better than 3 Idiots’. “The advance bookings are 20 per cent higher than the Aamir Khan starrer,” said sources in the industry. In metros like Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, the bookings are between 60 and 80 per cent. In small towns, 60-70 per cent of its tickets are sold. The film will be released on Friday.

Maharashtra contributes 25 per cent to box office collections, in which Mumbai’s share is almost 15 per cent.

“The film will lose almost Rs 10 crore in the first three days from Mumbai and Maharashtra,” said Komal Nahata, trade analyst. Fox Star Studios has bought the rights of the Karan Johar production for Rs 100 crore. Experts say even if the film gets lukewarm response in Mumbai, Fox Star can claim insurance. Fox Star plans to release over 1,200 prints in India, of which 300 will be in Maharashtra (65 in Mumbai).

Meanwhile, police have cancelled leave of their Mumbai personnel to ensure protection to the 63-odd theatres scheduled to screen the SRK film. They have also detained over 1,200 Sena members as preventive measure. Constables have been asked not to let viewers carry bags, frisk every ticket holder and check their identity cards. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said the Sena-Shah Rukh Khan controversy should be resolved by “mutual understanding”.

Source: Business Standard

Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: Ajay Devgn-promoted NY Cinemas plans to roll-out 100 multiplex theatres across India nairrk 0 752 06-19-2018, 06:35 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: MVP Entertainment to release Lionsgate’s ‘Marrowbone’ in India on 4 May nairrk 0 713 04-19-2018, 01:41 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Shringar Films to distribute Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Daas Dev’ across India nairrk 0 832 03-21-2018, 08:01 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: PVR Pictures to release ‘Midnight Sun’ in India on 30 March nairrk 0 890 03-13-2018, 07:00 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: SAB Group to co-produce ‘Total Dhamaal’ with Fox Star India, ADF Productions nairrk 0 945 01-10-2018, 07:42 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Saregama India acquires the music of 'Monsoon Shootout' nairrk 0 1,017 11-17-2017, 06:21 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: NFDC to manage International Film Festival of India now nairrk 0 936 09-02-2017, 10:38 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Salman Khan’s future movies to first show on Amazon Prime Video before moving to TV nairrk 0 713 07-31-2017, 06:53 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: 'Visaranai' to represent India at Oscars nairrk 0 822 09-23-2016, 06:57 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Disney India confirms ending Hindi film production nairrk 0 906 09-02-2016, 09:41 AM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement