Jai Ho has opened well at the box office, but not at the same level as some of Salman Khan’s last few releases. The film took a bumper start at single-screens in mass dominated centres, but multiplexes were below-the-mark for the morning shows. Extreme cold in North India also seems to have affected the early morning shows.
The opening in Mumbai circuit was around 80%, Mysore circuit was 50-55%, Delhi/UP was around the same at 55%. The opening wasn’t great in Andhra/Nizam circuit either.
As far as the opening day records are concerned, Jai Ho is unlikely to come close to the opening day business of films like Ek Tha Tiger, Chennai Express or Dhoom 3 – which was expected as the film released on a non-holiday and was riding entirely on the star power of Salman Khan (Read our box office prediction article for more on this).
However, the reports are good and business should only continue to grow over the weekend.
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