'Fan' poster
"Fan" is now the second highest Bollywood grosser of 2016. Pictured: SRK's Gaurav Chandana chases superstar Aryan Khanna in this new poster.Fan The Film/ Twitter

Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" is one of the most-awaited releases of 2016 and the hype can be seen from its advance-booking ticket sales. The advance booking of "Fan," which will be released in theaters April 15, have commenced in India on a good note.

The advance booking counter opened in India Sunday and has received a good response until now. Opening the advance booking counter five days before the film's release is a good move, as it will engage more moviegoers. "Fan" can get a bumper opening if the opening day pre-booking ticket sales record a good occupancy.

The pre-booking ticket sales of "Fan" picked up after Sunday. Within a day, tickets at several theatres have been already sold out, especially in the National Capital Region (NCR). The advance booking response is similar in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata region, where shows are going houseful. While at some places the tickets are already sold out, at some places it's filling up fast.

"Fan" opening day occupancy will increase further before its release as the pre-release word of mouth is strong. The thriller drama will have a good opening Friday, as the advance booking report is good and the higher ticket rates will ensure that the film will have a good opening.

The ticket prices of "Fan" night shows are between Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,000 in NCR, in Mumbai the first-day night show ticket rates are in Rs. 700 range, while in Bangalore it's between Rs. 700 to Rs. 1,000 at some theatres, according to online ticket booking portal Bookmyshow.com

"Fan," starring Shah Rukh in double roles, is directed by Maneesh Sharma. The film is about a superstar Aryan Khan and his fan Gaurav Khanna, both played by Shah Rukh. The film, produced by Yash Raj Films banner, is slated for April 15 worldwide.

Also read