So, around 80-90 cinemas in India have almost decided the screen for Friday (16th August) of Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara, which is released today (15th August) and also of Chennai Express which released last week. From tomorrow, Friday the 16th August will see a screen share between OUATIMD and Chennai Express. OUATIMD is set to get around 58-60% of screen share from Friday. Whereas Chennai Express is set to have 40-42% of screen share from Friday.
In Delhi City, OUATIMD has got around 59% of screen share in comparison to Chennai Express which has got around 41% of screen share for Friday. In Mumbai City, OUATIMD has got screen share of 57% in comparison to Chennai express which has got around 43% for tomorrow. These are taken from sample reports from the mentioned cities. Overall picture of all India is also same.
OUATIMD should have a screen release size of 2350-2400 from 16th August (Friday) for the coming week. This is a big release considering Chennai Express has got bumper running till now. It is rejoice for all Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan fans.
Chennai Express has able to retain around 1650-1700 screens from 16th August (Friday) for the coming week. This is a huge benefit for Chennai Express has it has already got solid Holiday Week running and in also second week getting a sizeable screen size to rule the box office.
Exhibitors are extremely confident that coming weekend will also do record breaking business by both the film. They have made a good balance of both the films. Now it is upto the merit of the films and audiences to choose from the film. Everyone is extremely happy now.
Tentative Screen Size from Friday (16th August) -
OUATIMD - 2350-2500 approx.
Chennai Express - 1650-1700 approx.
Note - Final Screen size may change a little bit, but it will be miniscule in number as most of the exhibitors have already decided.