The advance booking of Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale opened all over India on Monday. The initial response has been terrific, with tickets selling faster than all movies released this year. When contacted, a source from online portal BookMyShow.com, confirmed the same.
“Dilwale Advance Booking is live now, get ur ticket to fun, entertainment, love and happiness. Merry XMas” Shah Rukh Khan had tweeted on Monday, announcing that tickets of his much-hyped entertainer were going on sale all over the country.
The best response to the advance booking is in Kolkata, a Shah Rukh Khan stronghold, where several shows of the film are already sold out. The craze for Dilwale in Kolkata is unprecedented and tickets for most shows on Friday are likely to be sold out before release. Other centres don’t quite match upto Kolkata, but the initial response has exceeded expectations.
Most multiplexes have currently allotted only one screen at each centre to Dilwale, because the makers of Bajirao Mastani are demanding equal ‘show ratio’ for their film. Once the dispute is settled, more tickets will go on sale.
Dilwale will be running on approximately 40% fewer shows as compared to other big releases like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Stay tuned for more updates on Dilwale. Final report on the advance booking will be published on Thursday and like always, IndicineFBO prediction will be out on the day before release.