The hype around lavish Films especially those which release on festive occasions is insurmountable. Diwali has traditionally remained one of he most bankable money spinning eves for Bollywood with its ability to attract large holiday crowd. With Hrithik Roshan’s superhero flick Krrish 3 gearing up for release this Friday, a day before Diwali crackers begin sizzling, the economic turn down of the market can surely hope to not affect Bollywood this season. The advance booking reports of the film have been overwhelming and as the film releases in over 4000 screens the collections should kick start well.
A mild trade buzz also suggests that the price of Krrish 3 tickets will be higher than that of Chennai Express. The film, which released this Eid sold tickets at 500 INR per ticket in most multiplexes at metropolitan cities. If Krrish 3 even equates the ticket rates of Chennai Express, that would be reason enough for the film to easily be amongst the forerunners at being one of the fastest entrants of the distinguished 100 crore club.
Koimoi compiles for you our expectations of how we presume the film will perform at the domestic box office.
On its Day 1, the film can easily earn in the range of 23 crores to 25 crores. Being a normal Friday release, it will be hard for the film to soar any further. Since the film caters mainly to the youth and kids, one can expect to find more families flocking the theatres on its first day. Hrithik’s last film Agneepath, that was a Republic Day release in 2012, earned 23 crores on its 1st day. Though it might be hard for the film to match up to the collections of Chennai Express or Ek Tha Tiger which released on full blown holidays, it surely has the potential to surpass this year’s highest non-holiday release YJHD, which made a record breaking opening day moolah of 19.45 crores.
For a film like Krrish 3, word of mouth might have a quintessential role to play. On its Day 2, the film might get slightly dampened due to the festivities occupying the center-stage for most families. The film on its second day, which is a Diwali, should earn in the range of 19 crores. There is remote chance of the film showing a tremendous pick up on that day due to the Diwali buzz already gathering more attention than the film for most people.
On Day 3 too, the film will at best remain in the same range or show a minimal growth at the box office. Being the actual day of Diwali, the holiday focus will mostly be on spending time with the family and engaging in festive fun more than watching a film. Still if a good hype sparks off for the movie, the film can remain in the range of 23 crores.
On Day 4, the film might see a huge drop. Expecting atleast a 50% decrease, given that most offices will be open on that day, the film’s collections will accumulate to 12 crores–13 crores. Hrithik’s last release Agneepath had made nearly 8 crores on its 1st Monday. But since Krrish as a franchise a huger fan base, along with the benefit of being released in the Diwali vacation period, the chances for Krrish 3 to remain stable over the week is greater.
Since the 1st Tuesday for the film is again a quasi-holiday given that it is Bhai Dooj, the box office income might see a rise on that day. Estimating that it will settle around 14 crores-15 crores, it might be its most solid chance at earning to the hilt before working days begin for the film.
By Wednesday, the film’s collections can be expected to stabilize at a fixed income till it hits its second weekend. Given that Chennai Express, YJHD and even Ek Tha Tiger on its initial weekdays remained steady in the range of 11 crores to 12 crores nearly, Krrish 3 too will remain steady in the same range earning at least a minimum amount of 10 crores.
With the conclusion of film’s 6 days, it should enter the coveted 100 crore club at the domestic box office. As per the expected run, the film will surely join the ranks of the highest grossing films easily. However 100 crores might come a little delayed to it given the spell of rollicking Diwali feast that will be prior to most people.
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