[tps_footer]Bollywood films ‘Dilwale’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ starring Salman Khan both had great advance sales. Both the films managed to create lot of buzz before its release due to the star power, and on the basis of same it is clear that Salman‘s movie did much better than SRK starrer ‘Dilwale’. ‘Dilwale’ that release today on December 18, 2015 is expected to get advance collections of around Rs. 11 crores net approx for the three day weekend. On the other hand ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ had advance collections of around Rs. 22 crores net approx for the four day weekend.
‘Dilwale’ is looking at a good advance collection for the weekend in areas such as Delhi and Mumbai where it has managed to get many good screens. Areas like West Bengal which usually do not tend to perform at all also show good performance when it comes to Shah Rukh Khan films. Whatever less screenings the film has is due to its clash with ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but it is still performing better. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had very limited screenings available and was yet to finish programming and probably must have been ready for release only today morning.
After knowing the position of ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ in terms of advance booking, it is getting clear which film has the favour. Now we wait to see the first day starting shows occupancy rates for both the movies.[/tps_footer]