Shaandaar is the big release this Dussehra and film has managed to get good screen count across India. Film is bound to get 2700-2800 screens for tomorrow (Thursday) release. Screen allocation is still going on and there is a chance that screening may even raise to around 3000. Film is releasing on Thursday (tomorrow) on National Holiday and should open big.
Coming to advance booking of the film for Thursday it can be touted as decent till last report filled in. Around 20% tickets are Sold Out for Thursday (from samples) which would have been good for any normal release date. But being Dussehra Holiday on Thursday advances could have been even better. Still there is some time left till first show to start and hope opens big on day one.
Advance Booking Report for Thursday (2 pm report, samples only) -
Delhi - 26%
Mumbai - 17%
Pune - 22%
Kanpur - 19%
Lucknow - 23%
Shaandaar running time is around 2 hours 22 minutes.
As for box office. Film has got good release date in Dussehra. Plus, there is Alia Bhatt who has some pull in youths who throng to theaters. Shahid Kapoor has following but can't be commented now whether that following will come to theaters in big numbers or not. Phantom production house is currently going through low and hope that equation changes with Shaandaar. Anyways hope Shaandaar takes 'shaandar' opening on box office tomorrow.