Current trend suggests that the advance booking figure of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is similar to that of last year’s Christmas release ’83. The film should collect and advance of around Rs 8 crore nett plus, reports Boxofficeindia. While the movie is majorly based in Punjab, the audience in that stated have not shown much interest in the advance booking, rather Delhi NCR circuit has a better score in early booking figures. Another film arriving on the same date is Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Raksha Bandhan’. The film has recorded a low advance booking number and is expected to earn around Rs 3 crore nett. Due to the upcoming Holidays, the advance of this Akshay starrer is reportedly better than his past two releases, ‘Bachchhan Pandey’ and ‘Samrat Prithviraj’. Overall, the pre-release figure of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is less than ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, who is scoring well in big multiplexes. With two heavy weights clashing, it is going to be an interesting week at the box office as both the films release on August 11. Both the movies are banking on the Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day holidays to earn big numbers.
Speaking about locking horns with Aamir at the box office, Akshay had previously said, “It’s a good week and it has two-three holidays. I think, two releases can work easily in this week. The COVID pandemic was there for almost two and a half years, so two or three films releasing in a week is inevitable.”