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Laal Singh Chaddha box office collection day 1: Aamir Khan starrer set to open at THIS low number – clocking at lowest end of trade expectations

Based on the occupancy across the nation, Laal Singh Chaddha is headed for a double-digit opening at the box office, but that is hardly reason to celebrate. Some within the industry were predicting an opening in the ₹16-18 crore nett range prior to its release, but tracking what happened through the day and based on our talks with reputed trade sources, it looks like the Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer will collect somewhere in the bracket of ₹12-12.50 crore nett, which is at the lowest end of trade expectations. It’s certainly too low for a film with this sort of budget and star cast, when Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 opened at ₹14.11 crore nett. Also Read – Laal Singh Chaddha vs Raksha Bandhan low box office collections day 1: Is boycott trend real culprit? These drastically changed ticket rates show the HARSH truth

Laal Singh Chaddha morning shows occupancy

Laal Singh Chaddha took a lower than expected start at the box office from the morning itself. The advance booking was not promising to begin and the lack of interest has showed. The Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer began with barely a 15-20% occupancy throughout the country, which was lower than the already low expectations, sending both the trade and film industry in shock and it hardly improved till evening. Delhi and NCR regions are the best, followed by South, East Punjab and Mumbai territories, but even here the numbers Laal Singh Chaddha are nowhere to close to write home about. Also Read – Laal Singh Chaddha public review: Totally unexpected fan reactions after watching first day first show of Aamir Khan starrer

Laal Singh Chaddha sends trade in shock

There’s no euphemistic way to put this: Laal Singh Chaddha is another big-ticket Bollywood biggie that has sent the trade in shock, but it was expected given the lack of interest with the masses and youth pre-release. Nevertheless, there’s scope for improvement, ample in fact if the content clicks as it’s a long 5-day weekend till Monday, 15th August, which is also a big national holiday for Independence Day, followed by a partial holiday on Tuesday, 16th August. For now, the trade, industry and team Laal Singh Chaddha are hoping against hope for a massive upswing. Also Read – Laal Singh Chaddha movie review: Aamir Khan starrer strikes a chord with a few emotional touches but overall it’s long, tiring and confusing

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