Adipurush, one of the highly anticipated films in Indian cinema, starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan, opened its ticket bookings for the audience on Saturday night. The response so far has been extremely positive. By 6 pm on Sunday, approximately 18,000 tickets were sold for the film across three national chains: PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis. The film aims to reach a count of around 23,000 to 25,000 tickets by the end of the day.
Over the weekend, Adipurush managed to sell a total of 35,000 tickets in the national chains. PVR and Inox are leading the pack with 8,800 and 6,100 tickets sold respectively, while Cinepolis sold 3,500 tickets. These figures demonstrate a significant increase within just six hours, considering the film had sold around 7,800 tickets at noon on Sunday. It remains unclear whether these numbers are a result of bulk bookings by celebrities or organic bookings from the audience.
Although the majority of the ticket sales are for the opening day, with 60% of bookings for the weekend focused on that day, Adipurush’s overall performance is promising. With four days remaining until release, these numbers suggest the film could potentially achieve one of the highest advance bookings for a Hindi feature film in the post-pandemic era. Currently, the top positions for advance bookings in the Hindi market are held by Pathaan, followed by KGF 2 and Brahmastra. Adipurush initially aimed to achieve a similar range as RRR in the national chains, but the strong response on Sunday has raised expectations for advance bookings.
The encouraging start for Adipurush can be attributed to its subject, the Ramayana, and the presence of Prabhas, a popular name in the Hindi film industry. While it is still early to draw definitive conclusions, a clearer picture will emerge by Thursday. Nonetheless, the film has made a promising start at the ticket counters.