Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala has opened poorly across India on Friday. The opening was as low as 25-30% at multiplexes in Urban cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon.. to name a few. Reports from Bangalore, Mangalore (which come under the Mysore circuit) are worse as the occupancy was below 20% for the morning shows.
The response at mass-centres (Rajasthan, UP/Bihar) was better, 50% for the morning shows and around 55-60% for the noon shows. But the overall occupancy was lower than Ajay Devgn’s last release Son Of Sardar.
A lot more was expected out of Himmatwala, as the film had a wide release (3000 screens) on a National Holiday. If business at multiplexes picks up over the course of the day, the film could put up decent opening day figures.