Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has opened to packed houses all over the country – the occupancy at multiplexes is close to 100%, with shows sold out in advance in Noida, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and several other major cities. Even at mass-centres, where Ranbir Kapoor films tend to under-perform, YJHD has taken a decent 65-70% opening.
In 2013, Race 2 holds the record for the highest opening day collections (Rs 14.5 cr), but YJHD should comfortably cross the 15 cr mark unless it slows down for the afternoon and evening shows.
For Ranbir, the film should be his highest opening day (Rajneeti – 10.5 cr), opening weekend and first week (both Barfi). Going by the response that the film is getting (the first few reviews are all positive), YJHD also has a good chance of surpassing the lifetime collections of Barfi.
Expected opening day box office collections of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 15 cr+