After a dull phase at the box office, there’s excitement in the air as Bollywood awaits the mega clash between Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan. Both the film has the potential of putting on a smashing run it clicks well with the audience. But let’s see who is leading in the initial race of advance booking for day 1.
Both the biggies are scheduled to release on 11th August. Aamir and Akshay both have their loyal fan base. Aamir’s films majorly attract multiplex audiences, while Akshay always had a stronghold on single screens. Considering the same fact, Aamir’s LSC is leading in the initial phase over Akshay’s RB as advance booking has been started majorly in multiplexes.
The advance booking for both the films started yesterday. As per the report in Sacnilk, Laal Singh Chaddha has accumulated 74 lakhs (including blocked seats) or 6.2 lakhs (excluding blocked seats) till yesterday night. On the other hand, Raksha Bandhan has accumulated 67 lakhs (including blocked seats) or 3.6 lakhs (excluding blocked seats). For those who don’t know, blocked seats appear due to incomplete/unsuccessful/cancelled transactions or even if the booking is under process.
So, we can see that Laal Singh Chaddha is leading slightly over Raksha Bandhan and it is expected to remain the same considering the tickets are reportedly a bit high for Aamir Khan’s film.
Apart from the advance booking, it will be interesting to see what would be final screen count of both the biggies. Stay tuned to Koimoi for screen count update and more box office stories.