Sachin – A Billion Dreams has taken a good opening of 30-35% which is better than most of the regular films. If you take into account it’s a docu-drama then the opening can be called excellent as it’s not the normal Hindi film.
Pirates Of The Caribbean – Salazar’s Revenge has also opened to decent occupancy of around 20-25% and should put up a decent first-day number, reports boxofficeindia.com.
The movie is also getting rave reviews.
For A Billion Dreams, the opening has basically come because of one reason and that is Sachin Tendulkar. Last year M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story had taken a huge opening but that was a proper feature film which is not the case here. The opening of the film is very good in Mumbai circuits especially Mumbai city and Pune. Bangalore and Kolkata are also very good.
The rest of the country is lower but still good or decent. The film has a wide release in Hindi of 2000 screens plus and there is also a dubbed Tamil and Telugu version which could also do well due to the Sachin factor.
In Hindi it is going to record a solid first day and it will be basically about holding collections, the coming days will tell if it’s just Sachin or does the film has some substance.
Overall it’s a good Friday this week as both the releases have surpassed expectations in terms of opening especially Sachin – A Billion Dreams