The Shaukeens starring Lisa Haydon, Anupam Kher and Annu Kapoor is released today and is set to lead the box office this weekend. Film has special extended cameo of Akshay Kumar and he should pull audiences to theater to watch this flick. This suggest film audiences now will give 2nd preference to Happy New Year which was earlier having a free run from its release till yesterday. Still HNY has managed to retain decent screen space and again have potential to do significant business in 3rd week also.
As per reports The Shaukeens has got released in around 1800-1900+ screens across India. Screen Count is absolutely perfect as film has still enough potential to collect over 15 crore nett in Single Day. Film is made on strict budget and a decent theatrical business will be enough for recovery of the investment. Don't think film getting more screen that available would have made any further impact.
As for HNY, it has again managed to retain good screens and around 800-850 screens are available for 3rd week. There are other releases like Rang Rasiya, Hollywood film 'Interstellar' and others which have taken the left over screens.
Expected Screens from 7th November :
The Shaukeens - 1800-1900
Happy New Year - 800-850
Rest - Rang Rasiya, Interstellar, Roars and others.