As expected, Dilwale had taken a good all around opening. With a release in around 3000 screens, the film is set to have a better occupancy than it would have enjoyed, had it been a solo release, since audience footfall is more concentrated note. The morning shows indicate an average occupancy of around 60% which is quite good as today is also a regular working day.
The reviews are better than an average Rohit Shetty film, though Chennai Express had fetched more all around appreciation. In case of Dilwale, the general consensus is that it is an above average affair, and though reviews haven’t really mattered for a Rohit Shetty film, word of mouth is the best deciding factor, especially since Shahrukh Khan and Kajol are involved. A better picture around overall audience response would be available post evening shows once (the target) family audience catches it.
That said, it is pretty much on the cards that the 20 crore mark would be crossed today, also since the advance booking had set in well. This would be the highest number ever for a film to score in case of clash with another biggie, in this case Bajirao Mastani.
Stay tuned for more updates.