Salman Khan must be a satisfied man. After all, why not, when the advance bookings of Ready seem to have broken all recent records? Yes, the advance bookings for ‘Ready’, releasing this Friday, had started as soon as last week.
While some single screen cinemas opened advance bookings for Ready on Saturday and Sunday (May 28th and 29th) itself, multiplexes too started accepting bookings on Monday (May 30th). Note that single screen cinemas usually open advance bookings only on Mondays, while multiplexes do the same only after Wednesdays. Evidently, the hype and craze for the Salman Khan-starrer has prompted theater-owners to ‘advance’ the advance bookings!
Multiplexes have also reported an unprecedented amount of corporate bookings for ‘Ready’. It seems that, after the success of ‘Dabangg’, Salman Khan has amassed new fans among the classes too.
Ready Vs Dabangg
And while the ‘Ready’ Vs ‘Dabangg’ comparison fails to subside, let’s take a look at the advance bookings of both the films at a single cinema:
Dabangg: In Liberty, New Delhi, 2,800 advance bookings were made in 2010.
Ready: In the same theatre, 5,500 advance tickets were issued on the day the bookings were announced! In Delight, New Delhi, the theatre sold advance tickets worth Rs. 5.5 lakh on the very first day itself. And that too only by 6pm!