FAN Advance Booking Report

FAN releases in theatres tomorrow and this film is probably the biggest test of Shah Rukh Khan’s ability to bring audience to theatres on Day 1. His last few films have either featured a top heroine, a strong supporting cast, universally appealing genre, huge in-your-face marketing campaigns and popular music. FAN has none of that. Absolutely none.

The director of the film, Maneesh Sharma, isn’t someone who can sell tickets either. The biggest hit of his career is Band Baaja Baarat, and his last two films Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Shuddh Desi Romance didn’t do too well at the box office.

Yet, the advantage booking of FAN is by far the biggest this year and the tickets sold for Day 1 are about 2 / 3 times more than Airlift. However, the advance is best at multiplexes and is average to poor at smaller centres – which was expected due to lack of universal appeal of the film.

1. Mumbai City – The advance is solid in Mumbai. The film is getting plenty of shows at multiplexes, easily the highest for 2016 and the ticket prices have been hiked by around 20% too (compared to usual weekend rates). Mumbai, with holiday advantage, is set for a good opening day.

2. NCR Region (Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad etc) – Excellent advance, better than Mumbai city and strong throughout the NCR region.

3. Bangalore – Advance booking began late at quite a few multiplexes in Bangalore. At places where ticket counters were opened early, the advance varies from good to excellent. Finding tickets could be a problem on Friday though, because the number of shows aren’t as high as what a big film gets in a city like Bangalore.

4. Hyderabad – Excellent, all shows expected to be running close to capacity on Friday.

5.  Mangalore – Poor advance so far. It’s a small city and the advance of FAN is poor at quite a few B and C centres. These are likely to rely on word-of-mouth, which could come into effect as early as Friday evening.

6. Kolkata – SRK is the king here, record advance comparable to festive releases.

7. Chennai – Excellent, Khan is a huge crowd puller here, arguably the biggest followed by Aamir and Hrithik.

8. Patna – Decent, even at places where you have to visit the theatre to book tickets.

9. Chandigarh – Best of the year, but not even close to the kind of advance that big films get.

10. Valsad – Poor start and was dull until morning today, but has picked up towards the end of Thursday.

Stay tuned for the detailed box office prediction and IndicineFBO. Both will be out in an hour or so.

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76 Comments

  • #FAN movie response from audience & critics of UAE are 95% outstanding & mind-blowing. They are just loving Fan. Dont belive in negativity

  • 15April, All Single screens in kolkata, all the shows 90% sold out. Wont get tickets even in front row tomorrow. #FAN

  • Eagerly wait for your FBO.. As advance booking is very good so can we expect something around 20-21 cr on Day 1

  • Everyone praising SRK’s acting. This is the diff between SRK and other actors. People praises their movie not their Acting.

  • Wow !!!!
    I am extremely proud of srk for having made a movie like Fan .
    Thank u soo much srk sir !!!
    Opening should be 20+ crore

  • Thanks a ton Indicine for this much awaited article.
    Yes, there is no harm in accepting that FAN won’t work (that much) at small centres as neither it has catchy songs, nor enough masala (which generally sells at small centres).
    Despite of all these odds, Advanced booking is excellent, which indeed reckons the star power and huge fan following of SRK.
    Anything above 17cr will be fine for me. All I want is, FAN should cross 17cr on opening day.

    • @xzone, it’ll work at small centres too if WOM is good. That’s what it’s all about. Advance booking isn’t important anymore, as the audience know tickets will be easily available. Even for a major festive holiday release.

  • Today night and tomorrow entire day is going to be very tough for me. Kind of tensed, nervous , at the same time excited too.
    Hope, FAN lives upto the audience expectations (as at end of the day, that matters the most).

  • The multiplex where I booked my ticket was also quite poor till today morning..I was constantly checking the advance on Bookmyshow.com..then directly went to book the ticket in the evening and luckily got the last available ticket for 10.45am show..also the first show at 8.45 am was sold out..all this has happened today that means advance booking picks up very significantly towards the end of Thursday.. Now a 20-25 crore opening day is possible..

  • it’ll work at small centres too if WOM is good. That’s what it’s all about. Advance booking isn’t important anymore, as the audience know tickets will be easily available. Even for a major festive holiday release.
    OK, but I have a question why the screen count is so less 3500 ?????
    Indicine, can screen count of Fan increase if it finds immense appreciation ?????

  • Wow just wow my almost every friend watch fan in dubai …. and they are going to watch again but no tickets available … one word .. srk rocks

  • srk should work in circus again if he wanna entertain, doing good movies isn’t his packet of ciggerate.

  • What are the screen counts, Indicine?
    Will earn around 15 crores and that too, with extremely hiked ticket price???

  • God bless srk. So its a great news. Hope it will click with the audience. Expecting close to 20 crore opening bt 18 crore will be great too.

  • It is crystal clear that whatever FAN collects on its opening day is only because of Shahrukh Khan..I liked the first paragraph.It literally has nothing in its favour except Shahrukh Khan himself..I am expecting a 20-23 crore opening day..All the best team FAN.

  • One point should be noted that Fan’s advance booking started from Sunday itself while Airlift’s had’nt started completely even on Wednesday.

  • so the advanced booking is excellent thank for the article indicine and even the report fan is FANTASTIC…..SRK is back with a bang……what i like here is everyone is talking about SRK acting not the movies that mean my srk back with brilliant acting ………hope everyone love the film

  • Advance booking least of worry.

    Its a non-holiday release! tickets will be available easily. Why pay more servicing fee.

    Fri Apri 15: 40 Cr.
    Sat Aprl 16: 50 Cr.
    Sun Aprl 17: 60 Cr.
    Mon Aprl 18: 35 Cr.
    Tue April 19: 25 Cr.
    Wed Aprl 20: 20 Cr.
    Thu Aprl 21: 19 Cr.

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