Shamitabh will lead all new releases this week as film has managed to get big release screen count across India. In fact film has managed around 2400-2500 screens which is big considering the film face value. Film is catering to niche audiences and whether it is feasible to get so much screenings only time will tell. As for Baby it has again managed to retain more than 60% screens for 3rd week also. Film has around 850-900 screens this week and still should do decent business in theaters. This is good news for all Baby lovers as film has still got just enough screens to show its potential in 3rd week running. Rest of the screens are shared by new and already running films from Bollywood and Hollywood.
As far as opening is concerned of Shamitabh. Film will take word of mouth opening. If film word of mouth is good, then film should show good jump through the weekend, specially in big cities. However, it will be very difficult for film to make in roads in interiors.
Baby will register drop in 3rd Friday as screening of film is reduced significantly from 2nd Thursday. Still film should show good jump on 3rd Saturday and 3rd Sunday if Shamitabh fails to attract theater audiences this weekend.