First Day Box Office Collection:
20.67 Crore Producer Figure
18.32 Crore Trade Figure
Singh is Bling has opened very well and is Akshay Kumar’s highest ever opener ahead of Rowdy Rathore which had collected 14.03 Crore on its opening day and also second highest opening day of 2015 behind Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
This is also the highest opening day ever for director Prabhu Deva.
Singh is Bling was also effected slightly in late night shows due to India South Africa T20 match.
Oct 2 is a national Holiday and is one of the biggest days for movies Hrithik’s Bang Bang grossed close to 24 crore (Trade Figure) and Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam 20 crores (Trade Figure) in last two years on this day and Akshay Kumar ‘s Singh is Bliing remained lower than both the movies.
The opening day number is exactly where most of the trade expected Singh is Bling to open making this a par opening for the holiday.
North India is bumper with openings at the level of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Punjab and Delhi City lead the circuits due to Punjabi flavor of the movie.
However Singh is Bliing has lower screens than Bajrangi Bhaijaan due to competition from Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and Talvar
Rajasthan ,Bihar and MP were average at 50% opening levels
Rest of the circuits were at 30-35% opening levels
Mumbai circuit which is the largest circuit for hindi movies took a slow start and was the reason Akshay Kumar didn’t got a 20 crore opening.
Overall Opening is at 45% which is second best of 2015 after Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Trade as usual has very high expectations for the opening weekend from this movie as it combines another national holiday with Akshay Kumar’s star power. This also has Akshay combining with his Rowdy Rathore director Prabhueva who himself has a good following in mass circuits.
Day 1: 18-20 Crore
Day 2: 12-14 Crore
Day 3: 15-17 Crore
Weekend: 45-50 Crore
Anything below this would be considered disappointing by trade.
Budget: 92 Crores
Production Cost 75 Crores and Prints and Advertising Costs 17 crore.
Music, Satellite and Overseas has given a recovery of 51 Crores to the producers.
To recover the remaining cost movie must do a business of approx 82 -88 Crore which should give it the distributor share of 41 crores and comfortably make it profitable .
Distributor share depends on single screens vs multiplex distribution and also whether collections are coming in first week or second week.
At 92 Crores it will be considered a Hit