The morning and afternoon shows of Salman Khan's latest released film "Kick" has received overwhelming response. As expected, the action drama has opened on a humongous note in India and overseas market, especially in UAE-GCC circuits.
The film, directed by debutant Sajid Nadiadwala also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles. "Kick," released on Friday (25 July), has received reviews mostly in the favour of the film.
The film is touted to be one of the biggest and much awaited films in recent times, as it features Khan in "Dabangg" role. The film has got one of the widest release worldwide with over 4,000 screens in India and 700 screens overseas.
#Kick screen count:- India - 4000+ screens ... Overseas - 700 screens.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 23, 2014
Unlike his last film "Jai Ho", "Kick" has opened on a bigger note especially in the North circuits. In Delhi, NCR, CP-Berar and other north circuits, the film opened with 90 to 95 percent occupancy for the morning and afternoon shows. In Noida and Faridabad, the film had a record breaking start with around 98 percent occupancy, according to Koimoi.com.
In Mumbai, the film had opened to around 90 to 95 percent occupancy. At several circuits, the theatre owners have put houseful board. Overall, the film has opened on a gigantic note. The foremost day figures definitely will be a huge total and might even break the actor's previous records.
The business at multiplexes and single screens has been quite exceptional. As per the early estimates, the film would break "Dhoom 3" opening day record. However, a lot depends on how multiplexes and single screens earn through the day.
The film is set for a rocking weekend and first Monday due to Eid holiday on 28 July.
Meanwhile, check out what trade analysts and film distributors have said about "Kick":
Kick opening: just one way to describe it. Ramzan mein Eid wali opening!!
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) July 25, 2014
#KICK opening shows feedback in Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerela, WB - all are stupendous !!! is it really pre -eid !!!
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) July 25, 2014