Hate Story 3 has collected a very well 9.7 crore nett on First Day (Friday) at box office. Film has thus taken very good start and is now all set to do big business in the opening weekend itself. Film opened to around 30% occupancy in Morning shows. After that film showed jump in Noon and Afternoon to record occupancy of around 40%. Film further picked up little from Evening onward to record occupancy of around 50% for rest of the day. Film was good in single screens whereas was above average in multiplexes.
Hate Story 3 has performed in upper level on Friday itself and hence, it will be very difficult for it to sustain at upper level. If film holds well on Saturday (2nd day) it will be good enough. As coming to economics, film is made on controlled budget. And the start film has got has ensured that makers will recover all their investment from India theatricals in opening weekend itself. So, start has almost ensured film in Hit zone, it is upto where it can move ahead is the question now.