Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool 2 has finally hit the screens across the world today (May 18) and looks like it has taken a phenomenal start, especially at the Indian box office. In fact in the early morning shows, which took place in select multiplexes and single screens, the movie has managed to register 55 – 60 per cent occupancy across the country. Not only is this a fantastic opening, but according to us, once all the multiplexes and single screens open up, the footfalls and occupancy rate will go up. We might even see housefull shows by the end of the day!
Talking about the film’s opening, our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) revealed to us exclusively, “Deadpool 2 has taked a phenomenal start. It has not only managed fantastic numbers in the English version, but from the Hindi version too. It is looking like it is going to be a fantastic day for the business. Talking about the opening occupancy, it is ranging from 50 – 80 per cent depending on cinema to cinema and centre to centre. The average occupancy has been 55- 60 per cent, which is great. And this is just the morning shows, so the evening and late night shows will be phenomenal.’ (ALSO READ – [Spoiler] Deadpool 2 post – credit scenes: Expect some major cameos and hilarious digs)
Released in limited screen space of 1500 -2000 screens and with an A rating, Deadpool 2 won’t open to an insane amount at the domestic box office. But Akshaye feels that the movie should rake in around about Rs 7 – 8 crore on day one and Rs 25 – 30 crore over the first weekend. In fact, the audience as well as the critics have been raving about the movie. With that, a tremendous word of mouth publicity will develop, which in turn will help the movie grow in terms of footfalls and collections at the box office. Anyway, if you have already seen the film, share with us your review of it in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the updates about Deadpool 2 right here.