Happy days are back for exhibitors as Gabbar is back has opened well on Friday on occasion of May Day. Gabbar has opened big in single screens with occupancy of 60%+ reported from many centers. Many Housefull shows reported for the first show in single screens. Multiplexes have started slow, but picking up with word go. Maharashtra Day has helped film to open well at places like Mumbai and Pune. Excellent reports are coming in from Pune. Mumbai is also doing good. Other metros have opened average to decent. Delhi, Gurgaon, Lucknow and Kanpur have started slow but showing decent to good jump in Noon shows.
Overall Gabbar has opened to around 40% occupancy in Morning shows on 1st day. Noon shows have shown further jump and reported occupancy of around 50%. From sample we have received single screens have reported occupancy of above 60% all across India. In many places occupancy is around 80-90% which is huge. Multiplexes have started slow with occupancy in the region of 25-30%+ reported for Morning shows. However film has picked up in multiplexes in Noon shows and currently reporting occupancy on or above 40% which is good news.
Gabbar opening is decent to good and we should expect the biggest opener of the year by far. It has taken one of the biggest opening in single screens in recent times. Now all depends on how multiplexes perform for the day. Stay Tuned!