This is unbelievable and unheard of at least as far as Bollywood film release is concerned. Makers of Happy New Year us eyeing around record 6000 screens Worldwide for Diwali release. Makers want to cash in on this festive season to collect record breaking numbers in Day one itself and also to shoot astronomical numbers in opening weekend itself. Although they are asking for the numbers and whether it can be achieved is a big question in itself. What's more they have the support of YRF who are distributors of HNY in Overseas and they have some serious hold there on.
As Dhoom 3 and Chennai Express are one of the biggest release in Overseas with around 800 screenings. Achieving a targeted screen of around 1000 is very much on. At least HNY should achieve 900+ screens now.
Coming to India, this time there is some serious films are coming in Diwali in South India and making in roads there for HNY will be a big ask this time. Dhoom 3, Kick and Chennai Express which are big release in South were mainly due to no big opposition then as faced by Happy New Year right now. Realistically looking in all probability at this moment Happy New Year will get around 4500 screens in India which will be biggest ever surpassing Dhoom 3, Kick and Chennai Express still.
Expected Screen Count of Happy New Year is around 4500 screens in India and 850-900 screens in Overseas. Total - 5350-5400 screens expected.
Targeted Screen Count by Makers of Happy New Year is around 5000 screens in India and 1000 screens in Overseas. Total - 6000 screens targeted.
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