Bala had a good opening day as it collected around 9.50-9.75 crore nett apprx on day one. The collections were similar to Dream Girl which collected 9.43 crore nett on day one. That film had better collections in UP, CI and Rajasthan while here Mumbai and Bangalore was better. Basically the collections at multiplexes outside North were slightly better while Dream Girl had better collections in mass pockets though not Gujarat / Saurashtra.
The film is the highest opening for Ayushmaan Khurana but by a very slender margin of a few lakhs. The film has a wider release also as compared to Dream Girl but that is not important as the last 500-700 odd acreens hardly make a difference as they hardly collect for these films with lesser face value. The film will be hoping to surpass Dream Girl or at least be in the same range. It could show better growth than Dream Girl as it was a little better at multiplexes but it will the Monday comparison that will tell how this film stands with that film. The opening is the 13th best of the year and below are the 11th-20th opening days of the year. like Dream Girl it has beaten some of the bigger films like Manikarnika and De De Pyaar De.
11. Super 30 - 11,77,00,000
12. Student Of The Year - 11,21,00,000
13. Bala - 9,75,00,000 apprx
14. Dream Girl - 9,43,00,000
15. Uri - The Surgical Strike - 8,49,00,000
16. De De Pyaar De - 8,13,00,000
17. Luka Chuppi - 7,76,00,000
18. Manikarnika - Queen Of Jhansi - 7,66,00,000
19. Romeo Akbar Walter - 5,47,00,000
20. Badla - 4,79,00,000
The other release Satellite Shanker could not collect well and was around the 10 lakh mark