R Balki’s psychological thriller “Chup-Revenge of the Artist” received mixed reviews from critics but is expected to fly off the shelves due to strong advance bookings.
Sunny Deol and Dulquer Salmaan play the primary leads, and Shreya Dhanwanthary, Saranya Ponvannan, and Pooja Bhatt play supporting roles. Sunny Deol returns to the big screen after three and a half years with “Chup.” The film has been in the works for some time and has now arrived in theatres on National Cinema Day.
Advance Bookings Report Day 1
Due to the national cinema day, the film has recorded outstanding advance bookings for day 1. As of Thursday night, it has sold over 2.4L tickets worth Rs 2.21 crores, overall. Note that, the collections will be lower as the tickets have been priced at Rs 75 on Friday.
Screen Counts and Budget
Sunny Deol-Dulquer Salmaan starrer is a small-scale film made with a 10 crores budget, reportedly. Earlier it was to release on 600 screens but the response to advance bookings for Day 1 was so encouraging that on public demand screen counts stand at 800 at present, as per a report of Pinkvilla.
Box Office Collection Day 1
According to early bookings, the Dulquer Salmaan-Sunny Deol movie is on track to premiere with flying colours at the box office. According to early estimates, Chup would earn between Rs 3-5 crores at the box office, which is a very good figure for a film of this stature.
However, the business might go anywhere because it is heavily reliant on spot bookings. It will then become a matter of word of mouth, on which the film’s longevity will be further dependent.
That being stated, it is certain to be Sunny Deol’s fifth best start after his previous opening best Yamla Pagal Deewana, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Ghayal Once Again, and Singh Saab the Great.
Sunny Deol Top Day 1 Grosser
Yamla Pagla Deewana-2011 (Rs 7.95 crores)
Yamla Pagla Deewana2- 2013 (Rs 7.5 crores)
Ghayal Once Again-2016 (Rs 7.20 crores)
Singh Saab the Great-2013 (Rs 6.0 crores)
Fool n Final-2007 (Rs 2.63 crores)