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B.O. update: ‘Don 2′ superb at plexes, O’seas huge : taran

B.O. update: ‘Don 2′ superb at plexes, O’seas huge

By Taran Adarsh, December 23, 2011 – 19:27 IST

Now here’s the latest picture on DON 2 in India and Overseas. ONLY on Bollywood Hungama…
The much-awaited DON 2 opened to a fabulous response at multiplexes at several centres in India. The widest release ever [3105 screens in India], the film embarked on a strong start from morning shows itself, garnering 100% figures at several screens, although a few plexes were in 70% to 80% range. The overall occupancy at plexes was 70%, as on Friday evening. There were brisk block bookings for evening and night shows at major multiplex chains, which will add to a fat total on Friday.

The single screens, however, were not too receptive in some circuits. Perhaps, the absence of a hit track [like 'Chammak Challo' in RA.ONE and 'Ooh La La' in THE DIRTY PICTURE] could be one of the main reasons behind it. But the writer spoke to several exhibitors across the country, who were optimistic of the business picking up in the evening/night shows.

Day 1 [Friday], as per early estimates, is likely to close at Rs 15 cr + nett figure.

Internationally too, DON 2 had a wide release [690 screens in 41 countries], with the film opening a day earlier in several markets. The response was terrific, especially in Middle East. Here are the day-wise figures of DON 2 in some key markets, exclusively on Bollywood Hungama:-

UK
Wednesday: £ 117,138
Thursday: £ 86,675
Total: £ 203,813

Australia
Thursday: A$ 28,244

New Zealand
Thursday: NZ$ 15,118

Middle East [incl UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Muscat, Kuwait]
Thursday: $ 385,000

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  1. shezad

    so if first day come close to 15cr. and saturday dont see jump or nominal drop, don have to do an 18 cr sunday to come to 48cr week end.
    look on cards.
    but first let the first day number come

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