As already predicted in early trends yesterday, Bajirao Mastani done very well and has collected around 12.75 crore nett on opening Friday (first day) at box office. Film has thus started big despite clash with biggie in Dilwale and a great first weekend is on cards now. Coming to on average occupancy for the day. Bajirao Mastani is released in 2300 screens and reported an excellent occupancy of around 55% for the day. Occupancy in multiplexes are even better whereas it is simply average in single screens.
If trade expectation, working day start, clash with Dilwale, film buzz and screen count is considered then Bajirao Mastani has done exceedingly well on day one. However big budget is riding on the film and hence, it needs to do well extremely in opening weekend. For that film needs to show good jump on Saturday (2nd day) and Sunday (3rd day). So far start is good and hope film emerges a successful one against all odds.