‘Sooryavanshi’ 3-day weekend collection could be 70 crores: Trade Analysts – Times of India

Rohit Shetty’s perception in cinemas has confirmed proper and his movie ‘Sooryavanshi’ has earned Rs 26 crores on the primary day, which was the lifetime collection of Akshay Kumar’s final movie ‘Bell Bottom’. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh stated, “I have yet to get the final numbers but it is Rs 26 crores. The audience is returning to the cinema, the revival has begun, and mind you, it is just the beginning. It is a very positive sign, despite 50 percent occupancy in Maharashtra and Rajasthan. This will only get better with time. Those people who were thinking that no one will go to theatres because of OTT convenience, all those skeptics and naysayers have been proven wrong. It is a big victory for the cinema halls and the real hero here is Rohit Shetty. His patience has paid and how.”

(*70*) commerce pundits and the exhibition sectors are fairly upbeat concerning the two huge movies which have hit the cinemas this Diwali, which embody ‘Sooryavanshi’ and Rajinikanth’s ‘Annaththe’, which have gotten the field workplace ringing after almost two years.

Atul Mohan stated, “I have no words to describe this historical opening. Nobody would’ve thought this would happen. Everyone was thinking ‘Sooryavanshi’ would probably be in the ‘Bell Bottom’ range or a little better, as Maharashtra opened up and there are states that have allowed 100 percent occupancy. Everyone thought the opening day figure could be between 15 crores to 18 crores. Nobody expected such a big opening. People were expecting it won’t be any different than in the new normal, but it is turned out like the pre-COVID days only.”

Mohan added, “What ‘Bell Bottom’ earned in its lifetime, ‘Sooryavanshi’ has managed unjust one day. We had always said that we needed a film like ‘Sooryavanshi’ to help us revive our cinemas and it was only Akshay and Rohit’s cop drama that could revive the sector. That thought has been proved right and Rohit Shetty was right in his stand. ‘Whatever happens, I will release the film only in cinema halls’ and he kept his word. The exhibition sector is thankful to him. Although there was pressure on Rohit he took that stand and I don’t think there is any other film in the pipeline as big as ‘Sooryavanshi’, which could have helped in reviving the exhibition business.”

It has at all times been a convention that the second-day collection of a movie does drop and right this moment being Bhai Dooj, there could be a dip within the field workplace. Mohan stated, “Bhai Dooj is a big festival in the North. People are in transit so movies do take a back seat. There could be a jump on Sunday, which could be as big as the Friday number or even better.”

Mohan added, “The weekend could be between 70 crores to 80 crores and it might be possible to touch even 100cr, but Monday is very crucial. We need to see the kind of footfall the film gets on Monday.”

There are fairly few movies that promise to ship on the field workplace. Adarsh stated, “There is ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, ‘Tadap’, ‘Antim’, ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’ and ‘83’, so there is going to be very exciting from here on for the film industry.”

Film producer and commerce skilled Girish Johar stated, “The fantastic start of ‘Sooryavanshi’ has demolished various notions of big screens taking a back seat or OTT being the premium screen for film makers. India is a growing market and Cinema Screen Entertainment is here to stay. Yes, content may become selective but big screen means big entertainment. And ‘Sooryavanshi’ is just that. The patience of the makers has paid off and this fantastic opening has assured a ‘HIT’ status already. Despite capacity restrictions the audiences have thronged to theatres on ‘Sooryavanshi’ Day 1 and that reiterates their faith in entertaining cinema. I am hoping that like other industries of travel and hospitality, the phenomenon of revenge cinema viewing comes into play here as well. I am pretty confident that the brilliant start of ‘Sooryavanshi’ will ensure that other forthcoming films will release with full throttle, too.”

2021-11-06 17:29:02

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