Kabir Singh took an excellent opening of around 50% on its first morning and is the second biggest opening of the year in terms of occupancy. The film is that big lift that the industry needed and reassurance that there is an audience out there for films and its not just about holidays.
The collections outside the metros are simply huge, the metros are also good but the likes of Surat, Indore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Ajmer, Latur are excellent and they could even be called bumper. For a Shahid Kapoor film the collections are simply insane as you need big stars to open in these areas while Shahid Kapoor is more like a mini star.
The craze for the film with the mass crowd and youth outside big urban centres was huge and it has reflected in the initial collections. The single screens that have opened have shown a good response and when they open at large at noon they should be have good numbers even though face value may not be huge.
The potential of the film is huge with this sort of start in mass pockets as the metro multiplexes which may be lacking will come up on Saturday. Due to the craze in mass pockets the footfalls of this film on the opening day will be far higher than most films and on top there is no holiday ticket pricing which has been the case with most big films this year.