Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh started with a bang and made supern collection at the Indian box office on the first day. The film has beaten the opening record of Ranveer Singh's Gully Boy.
Kabir Singh is a remake of the blockbuster Telugu movie Arjun Singh and the success of the latter has generated a lot of hype for the former. Adding this hysteria are its songs, trailer and other promos, which doubled the curiosity and expectations about the movie. The distributors released in more than 2,700 screens across the domestic market to cash in on the hype and craze for the film.
The exhibitors of Kabir Singh opened the advance booking almost a week ahead of its release and they also kept its tickets price low, which coupled with above aspects helped the film do wonderful advance sales not just in multiplexes, but also in single screens, which came as a big surprise to many in B-Town.
In terms of advance ticket booking, Kabir Singh has set a record by becoming the second biggest film of the year after Salman Khan's recent release Bharat. Sumit Kadel, an observer of Bollywood film trade tweeted, "#KabirSingh Advance booking is second best after #Bharat in 2019."
Kabir Singh registered an average of 50 per cent occupancy in both multiplexes and single screens in the morning shows on Friday. Sumit Kadel, an observer of Bollywood film trade tweeted, "#KabirSingh off to a flying start at the box office. Youth has flocked the theaters across India. Film is registering 40% occupancy in morning shows, 55-60% at major cities. FANTASTIC opening."
The Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer was successful in meeting the expectations and a strong word of mouth boosted its business in in the later shows of the day. Before its release, trade experts had predicted Kabir Singh would collect Rs 15 crore net at the Indian box office on the first day. After its release the film has stunned everyone with its superb collections
As per early estimates, Kabir Singh has collected approximately Rs 21 crore net at the domestic box office on the first day and become the fourth biggest opener of the year, beating the record of Ranveer Singh's Gully Boy. Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#KabirSingh Friday- ₹ 20-21 cr nett. BLOCKBUSTER opening, all set for colossal weekend. @shahidkapoor."
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