Happy New Year advance booking started on full flow from Wednesday only. Despite that film has garnered very good advances till Thursday Morning and still another day left. Expectation is that advance booking will further speed up on Thursday and we will have more or less Sold Out shows by Friday Morning when shows will start.
Happy New Year is seriously challenging Dhoom 3 opening (36.2 crore nett) and biggest single day (38 crore nett) record. Happy New Year have also real potential to be the first film to touch 40 crore nett in Single Day and realistically 1st day itself have that chance. Sunday will also have a shot, but first Friday is the real shot considering it is day after Diwali and it is one of the best day in Bollywood box office as far as setting new benchmark.
Now coming to detailed advance booking for Friday (First Day) as sample received till Thursday 12 Noon report.
Delhi has registered very good advance booking till last report. Mumbai is also good as far as advance booking is concerned. Gurgaon advances is also good, but little lower than others. Lucknow also is registering very good advances and is better than most biggies there in recent times.
Overall on average advance booking for India is about 43-44% till 12 Noon Thursday report from samples. This is good considering film advances start as late as Wednesday. With 1 day still left expect advance booking to be in huge scale by start of tomorrow (Friday).
Advance Booking Report for 1st Day till 12 Noon (Thursday) :
Delhi - 50%
Gurgaon - 34%
Mumbai - 40%
Lucknow - 46%