MUMBAI: Monday (5 November) morning saw the advance bookings of Om Shanti Om open up at a few multiplexes in Delhi like Satyam Cineplexes, MMX Galaxy, Silver City, Movie World, Movie Palace, SM World and M4U.
While bookings at the ticket windows opened only this morning, there have already been bulk bookings for the film prior to this. “Across three properties of Satyam Cineplexes there has already been a booking of 18,000 tickets till Saturday. As of today, the bookings have amounted to Rs 27.30 lakhs,” informs Eros International regional head North India Rajneesh Budhraja.
A spokesperson from Satyam adds, “In the pre-advance bookings we already received bookings for 18,000 tickets till Saturday, which equals to 40 houseful shows for the first week. These bookings are primarily from the corporates.”
At the time of filing this report, it was not clear whether papers between Eros and Delhi multiplexes have been signed and on what terms. However, advance bookings have opened.
In Delhi’s single screens like Golcha, Sheila and Vishal, the advance bookings have amounted to Rs 1.64 lakh, Rs 1.52 lakhs and Rs 1.35 respectively, which according to Budhraja is the highest ever in Delhi.
Apart from this, as has been already reported by Businessofcinema.com, advance bookings have also opened at all INOX properties across India. â€œThe advance bookings for both movies opened at Inox on Sunday. The demand and response for both movies is equal,â€ says Inox Leisure COO Alok Tandon.
With only five days to go for the release of Om Shanti Om, a decision between multiplexes and distributor Eros is still awaited with talks going to and fro.
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