MUMBAI: The two big movie releases this week – Wanted and Dil Bole Hadippa – have garnered mixed response from the audience. While in multiplexes, both the movies had an average occupancy in the range of 45 – 60 per cent, in single screens, Wanted had an edge over its rival.
On the opening day, the advance booking for Dil Bole Hadippa was higher at Cinemax, whereas Salman Khan’s Wanted sold better tickets in current according to Cinemax India senior vice president Devang Sampat.
On the other hand FUN Cinemas COO Vishal Kapur informs that on the opening day, both movies had 100% per cent occupancies in their Chandigarh and Ahemdabad chains for the first two shows. In Mumbai, however, the movies had an average occupancy of about 50 per cent, whereas the advance booking was in the range of 25 – 30 per cent on Friday.
According to information available with Businessofcinema.com, Wanted has opened better in the North at multiplexes. However, on Saturday, the movie’s collections in places like Indore, Lucknow and Varanasi were 15 per cent less than Friday’s collections.
With the Eid celebrations beginning Monday, expectations are that the movies will pick up in the week.