BUMPER opening for Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starring; all expectations before release have been BLOWED away

Bollywood hatred spread by IT cells. False drug-related rumors against the industry. The COVID-19 threat still threatens to some degree. 50% occupancy in Maharashtra and Kerala. Low expectations for trade, industry and media. Does not show definitely until the last minute. Nothing could dampen the juggernaut that is Sooryavanshi or the audience’s excitement of seeing a great masala entertainer, with big stars on the big screen during Diwali, as Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif star, directed by Rohit Shetty, have blown all trading expectations out of window on the way to a bumper opening at the ticket office. Read also – Sooryavanshi Celeb review: Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Suniel Shetty roses Akshay Kumar-Rohit Shettys Diwali DHAMAKA – see tweets

While the final numbers will only be known tomorrow morning, reports and current tracking, according to our sources from all major multiplexes and individual screens across the country, set Sooryavanshi for a day 1 ticket collection around Rs. 24-25 million net after the last shows, which is easily 4-5 crore over most realistic predictions and at least 2-3 crore more than even the most enthusiastic projections, where almost everyone, including probably the creators, had not expected such a start right out of the gate. Read also – Sooryavanshi Twitter review: ‘Sure-Shot Smash Hit’ Fans go gaga over Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif’s masala entertainer

While morning shows experienced a lukewarm reaction, especially with several large multiplex chains that had not flashed confirmed timings until late last night due to some haggling between them and the producers, the trade kept a lid on their hopes, but after 6 p.m. 11 a.m. onwards, the collections grew, and now Sooryavanshi looks at a first-day character miles ahead of anything any Bollywood movie has collected during the pandemic and on par with some amazing openings in times before the pandemic. Read also – Sooryavanshi movie review: Rohit Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif deliver the big screen Bollywood DHAMAKA, which was missing for over a year

In fact, an aperture in this range can be easily extrapolated to around Rs. 45-50 crore in the normal, given the 50% occupancy in both Maharashtra and Kerala and the reluctance of some in the family audience to still venture into cinema halls.

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