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SMJ numbers record steep drop, evening numbers should bring some hope

John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate registered a drop in occupancy both yesterday and in the first half of today. Exhibitors from major multiplexes believe that the film, which is performing well in Tier II and Tier III cities, will continue to hold its own across the weekend.

Prasad Toraskar, Programmer, PVR

The occupancy of Satyameva Jayate registered a drop today. The morning shows had occupancy of 15 per cent. Despite the holiday, the monsoon has affected the film, which might pick up well in the latter half of the day in western India. The movie had a good chance of performing well in this circuit today because of Navroz. Hopefully, it will do well over the weekend.

Rajender Jyala, Programmer, INOX

The morning shows of Satyameva Jayate opened to 15 per cent occupancy today, which is not a very good number. The figures are less than they were yesterday. We did not expect this. I am still hopeful the holiday declared today in memory of Atal Behari Vajpayee will favour the business of the film as the day proceeds.

Kaushal Srivastav, Programmer, Cinepolis

The morning shows of Satyameva Jayate ran at 18-20 per cent occupancy. I am positive that the numbers will rise with the afternoon, evening and late night shows. The film has a good chance of earning decent numbers across the long weekend. The advance booking is decent.

Rahul Kadbet, Programmer, Programmer, Carnival

Satyameva Jayate has not seen any rise when compared to yesterday and will garner the same figures as it did yesterday. Though it is a holiday today, the rains have hampered the movie’s business. The occupancy for the morning shows was about 18 per cent. But the afternoon shows will definitely see an increase.

Amit Sharma, Programmer, Miraj

Satyameva Jayate opened to 20 per cent during the morning shows today. It is performing better in Tier II cities. I expect the film to do well in the latter half of the day. Pan-India, the film is likely to garner Rs 7 crore.

Hiren Patel, Programmer, Wide Angle

Satyameva Jayate is performing below our expectations. I expected the numbers to witness an increase, but the morning shows recorded 25-27 per cent occupancy. The next two days are crucial for the film, because its major collections will take place from the next two days.

Meenu Singh, Programmer, SRS

Heavy rains in parts of North India and Jharkhand have impacted the numbers of Satyameva Jayate. The morning shows had 15 per cent occupancy. The film will definitely perform better over the weekend. Tier II cities are the target cities for this film. So, it will pick up in these parts eventually. I also assume that the evening shows will see a bigger audience turnout.  

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