Aamir Khan’s Dangal was finally released yesterday. As expected the movie got off to a flying start at the Box Office. The movie witnessed an occupancy of around 70% on its opening day. It registers the second highest opening of 2016 after Sultan which opened to 80% occupancy. Let’s have a look at Sultan Vs Dangal opening day Box Office collection.
Sultan had an advantage of the partial Eid holiday while Dangal was released on a normal working day. Sultan opened to occupancy of around 80% in the morning shows while Dangal witnessed 60% occupancy. Both movies saw good growth in the evening and nights shows. (Box Office records that Dangal can break)
Sultan Vs Dangal Opening Day Box Office Comparison: Area-Wise Update
Sultan was more of a commercial movie compared to Dangal. It took 90% opening in Mumbai, Gujarat and UP. Dangal also got off to a good opening in these regions but the numbers are low compared to Sultan. In North Indian states, both movies have neck to neck competition. Sultan has a slight edge in interiors as Salman Khan enjoys a huge fan following in mass centres.
In Kolkata and south India, Dangal has a big advantage over Sultan. Dangal has opened to superb numbers in these regions while Sultan was low at the time of its release. Let’s have a tabular comparison of the first-day occupancy of Sultan and Dangal.
East Punjab/ Haryana
First day Collection
Sultan Vs Dangal Opening Day Box Office Comparison: Early estimates
Aamir Khan’s Dangal has been released on 4300 screens. Sultan was released on 4350 screens. Both movies have the same reach as far as screen size is concerned. Sultan had an advantage of partial holiday which seems to be working in its favour. While Sultan earned 36.64 crores on its opening day, Dangal fall short and earned 29.78 crores.
Dangal has received superb reviews from critics and audience and with holiday season kickstarting on 25 December, we are expecting it to witness huge growth on Saturday and Sunday. Expect it to enter the 100 crore club in the first weekend itself. Dangal will surely make it to the blockbuster list of Bollywood.