Bala starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role has registered an opening occupancy of 28-30% on an average. It is the figure of the morning shows. The number is good considering a tight budget Bollywood movie. The trade analysts are expecting its first day collection to be around Rs 10 crores.
As per the film trade expert Sumit Kadel, the occupancy figure should increase by 50-60% after afternoon shows. It will definitely help in increasing the BO collections of the flick. The makers have done quite a promotion as it has been in the news for a while. It has got a plot that will pull in audience to theaters.
Bala has been made on a budget of Rs 25 crores. Director Kamal Kant Chandra has accused the filmmakers of this film of stealing the script/story. Chandra claimed that it is based on his own life story. So, even before its release, the film has faced plagiarism charges. Let’s see how it affects the movie.
Amid various controversies, it has been predicted that Bala will still do well at the box office. All the credit goes to the fan base of Ayushmann Khurrana. With its release, the film has garnered unanimously positive reviews with critics. They have been praising the actor for his superb performance.
The critics and audience have also loved the script and the plot of the film. So, the movie has been receiving strong positive word of mouth. If it continues in its current pace, we may see Khurrana registering his next blockbuster flick this year and in his career.
- Bala 1st Day Collection – Rs 10 cr (early estimates)
Recently, the actor has won the National Award for his amazing performance in the critically-acclaimed film Andhadhun. Apart from Ayushmann, Bala also stars Yami Gautam, Bhumi Pednekar, Javed Jaffrey, Saurabh Shukla, and Seema Pahwa. It has been released on over 2700+ screens across India.
As today is a normal working day, we are expecting to see jump in the evening and night shows. If the word of mouth stays strong, we may see a huge jump on Saturday and Sunday, i.e., in its first weekend.