The advances for what was touted to be the biggest release of 2022, Laal Singh Chaddha with Aamir Khan, commenced on Friday. It has been 5 days since the beginning of advance booking and we are just a day away from the film’s release, but sadly, Laal Singh Chaddha has failed to gain momentum in its advance ticket sales. According to our tracking, Laal Singh Chaddha has sold around 30,000 tickets at the three national chains, PVR, Inox and Cinepolis as of Wednesday Morning i.e. T-1. In terms of all India sales, Laal Singh Chaddha has sold approximately 57,000 tickets for the opening day.
When compared to T-1 of other films, Laal Singh Chaddha is around 50 percent lower than Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and on par with Varun Dhawan’s Jug Jugg Jeeyo in the national multiplex chains. While Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 sold around 1.05 lakh tickets in the three chains put together for the opening day, Jug Jugg Jeeyo sold 57,000 tickets in the national chains. With this, the Kartik Aaryan film is expected to stay at number 1 spot on advance booking front at the national chains in 2022.
Films tend to double up in the advance ticket sales on the last day, and we at Bollywood Hungama expect the advances of Laal Singh Chaddha to close around 62,000 at the three national chains and around 1.10 lakh across India. This means, an advance better by merely 5% to Jug Jugg Jeeyo and around 45% lower than the Kartik Aaryan fronted horror comedy. There is minimal advance outside the three national chains for Laal Singh Chaddha, as at some places, it’s competitor – Raksha Bandhan – is showing a lead, despite being a much smaller film.
The fate of Laal Singh Chaddha will depend on the walk-in audience. The advances are below the mark, in-fact, poor for a holiday release and it all depends on spot bookings. If not for a holiday, Laal Singh Chaddha sales might have been around 50,000 in the three chains. If the spot bookings are not upto the mark, the industry is on for a huge shock on August 11.