Will Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One Break Salman Khan’s Opening Record?
Shah Rukh Khan, who has left no stone unturned to make the marketing and promotion of his dream project, Ra.One, unprecedented, must be a happy man. After all, the advance booking reports of the film pouring in from all quarters suggest that Ra.One will not only take a great opening on October 26, but the superhero film might even cross the opening day record of Salman Khan‘s Bodyguard. Yes, you read right, Ra.One is most likely to break the earth-shattering opening day record collections of Bodyguard (Rs. 21 crore net). Here’s why:
More Screens: As compared to Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One will release in far more screens in India and abroad. The exact numbers vary when you listen to different sources, but one thing is for sure, Ra.One is releasing in the most number of screens ever.
More Money from 3D: Ra.One, which is also releasing in 3D, will generate additional revenues from the 3D version, as the ticket prices for the same will be higher than those for the 2D version. Bodyguard, of course was in good old 2D.
Diwali Rates: Diwali is a time when people like to spend money on festivities. So people are not going to complain when multiplexes increase the ticket rates for shows of Ra.One, for both the 2D and 3D versions. Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, released during Eid, saw crowds flock theatres. But the ticket rates were not as inflated as are in the case of Ra.One.
Tamil & Telugu: It is anybody’s guess how much Ra.One will work in its Tamil and Telugu versions. Oh yes, one forgets the star appeal Rajinikant’s special appearance might add for the audiences down south.
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