Haider has collected a very well 6.1 crore nett on Thursday (First Day) at box office. Film started decent in Morning shows and after that registered good jump through the day. Night shows suffered little due to Puja/Garba at places. Overall business for first day is pretty good considering film had limited release. Plus, it withstand the storm named Bang Bang which is also released simultaneously.
Haider is released in around 1300 screens all India. Film had significant release in single screens, but limited in multiplexes. Film opened to 45% occupancy in Morning and after that registered good occupancy of around 65-70% for Noon, Afternoon and Evening shows. Night shows dipped a little with occupancy of around 55-60% registered across India.
Haider is made on strict budget and hence, collections for first day is decent. Also one has to note that 2nd October is one of the biggest box office day. Film needs to hold well now on Friday which will ensure a good opening weekend for the film. Film at least need to collect 55-60 crore nett in its lifetime to reach safety and looking at the start it is on right path.