The Vikram Vedha presale opened last weekend and so far is showing a decent trend at the ticket offices. As of early Thursday morning, the Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan film has sold approximately 30,000 tickets across the three national chains – PVR, Inox and Cinepolis. By Thursday noon, the film will easily overtake total presales of films like Raksha Bandhan, Samrat Prithviraj and Shamshera across the three chains.
Progress on non-national chains is also decent so far but we expect a good audience walk on Friday as Hrithik Roshan is a big star and the combo with Saif Ali Khan makes this film even more exciting. Vikram Vedha’s progression across the three chains will be similar to Laal Singh Chaddha by midnight Thursday, however the launch will be much bigger as Vikram Vedha is much more appealing to single screen audiences than Laal Singh Chaddha which was a multiplex film.
Vikram Vedha on the All India front has sold nearly 70,000 tickets resulting in a net Indian collection of Rs. 1.50 crores. It is expected to close around the Rs. 3.50-4.50 crore mark for the opening day, which is less than the expected advance of Rs. 7-8 crore. A double-digit start for Vikram Vedha is confirmed, however, and it’s the walkable audience that will decide whether or not the film can beat Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’s opening deal.
The initial response from industry screenings is extremely positive and this should quickly drive chatter about the film and translate into positive audience discussion as well. Business is expected to surge on the walk-front of the shows on Friday night and drive business on the film’s opening day. Steady growth follows on Saturday and Sunday.
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