Saaho (Hindi) has taken a very good opening of 45-50% where it has been able to release in morning shows. Being a film which has made in Telugu makes the opening more impressive. There has been an issue with prints nor reaching cinemas in time for the film to start running from morning which take a toll on the first day collections but still it will be a good number.
It will be a benchmark for dubbed films from South as the other two films had big factors for the Hindi markets. Bahubali - The Conclusion had the plus of the huge appreciation of Bahubali - The Beginning and 2.0 had a big star from Hindi cinema. This film is a standalone film which has taken such a start and will be the target for dubbed films from South. The hero maybe the same from the Bahubali films but that does not make much difference as despite those films the star value is not there.
The film opened at the level of Bharat at smaller centres in Maharashtra and Gujarat and places like Bihar and Odisha have also seen huge numbers. The early reports are not encoraging and being a dubbed film this does make it tough but the initial is there and if the day does go through it will be big opening number especially for a dubbed film.
The opening of the film is insane Nizam / Andhra and the GROSS collections could even challenge the legendary Bahubali - The Conclusion going by the morning numbers but can they hold at these levels. Karnataka / Mysore also has a huge opening while Tamil Nadu is on the lower side and Kerela is so so.
The strong numbers form Nizam / Andhra, Hindi Markets and Karnataka should be enough to make it the second highest all India opening ever after Bahubali - The Conclusion. The top five at the moment are Bahubali - The Conclusion, 2.0, Avengers - Endgame, Thugs Of Hindostan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in terms of all India GROSS collections. In terms of NETT Prem Ratan Dhan payo is replaced by Bahubali - The Beginning.