Housefull 4 had a good first day collecting 18.50 crore nett though collections are a lttle lower than earler estimates as the collections in the North are lower though Mumbai has collected much better. The collections in Mumbai will be around 6 crore nett while Delhi / UP will hardly touch 3 crore nett and East Punjab will be around 1.40 crore nett. Mumbai has a big ratio of 33% which will come down after Diwali.
The film should have had best collections in the Northern market but the pre Diwali affect is most in those regions so its best collections have come in Mumbai and South comparatively. The film did slow in the evening due to pre Diwali but still is the second highest opening ever for a comedy film and the highest opening for the Housefull franchise despite pre Diwali.
The film is going to find it a struggle over the next two days due to pre Diwali but its all about where the film can land on Monday as the mass markets of North and central should come into play then especially the single screens in UP, Bihar and Central which can record full houses.
The biggest plus on day one was solid collections in Gujarat / Saurashtra which is normally very weak pre Diwali and kicks in after Diwali but the film has collected almost 2 crore nett there which is not far off what films like Total Dhamaal and Kabir Singh did on day one and they released on normal days and did very strong business in Gujarat / Saurashtra.
The key to where this film can go will be the collections on Monday as that is the national holiday. iseally it would have been the best release date but could not happen due to the Overseas release.
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