There are many reports floating in media about false screen count for Bang Bang and Haider. Confusion starts when official figures are also not reporting the correct ones for whatever reasons. When there is clash of films among big production houses there is clash of egos also. Hence, reporting bigger number of screens might solve their personal egos or at least something.
Kick is by far the biggest release of 2014 and followed closely by Singham returns. There is about 10% increase in screens for combined Bang Bang and Haider release from times of Singham Returns and films alongwith that. There is around 12% increase in Screens from Kick which is also big as just 2 months are passed from then on.
As reported by exhibitors who are generally neutral and give true figures. As per them Bang Bang is released in the region of 3400-3600 screens in India. Hindi version is released in around 3100-3200 screens approx. Coming to Haider film is released in around 1300-1400 screens in India. Hence, combined all India all version screen count of both Bang Bang and Haider is around huge 4500-4800 screens approx. Hope this clears all confusion now.
Release Screen Count on 2nd October, 2014 -
Bang Bang - 3400-3600 (3100-3200 Hindi).
Haider - 1300-1400.