The most awaited flick of this year MS Dhoni The Untold Story is released in theatres on 30 SeptemberIt is a biographical film directed by Neeraj Pandey, based on the real life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni who impressive everyone with his performance.
MS Dhoni film is distributed by Fox star studios and released in 4000+ screens in India.The film tickets are sold like hotcakes on online booking sites before the release and all multiplexes are Housefull up to Sunday (September 2nd).The pre-release hype and promotions by MS dhoni also increased the curiosity in the audience to watch the film. The film is made with the budget of 108 crores including the Prints & Advertising Cost.The satellites rights of the film are sold to Star India for 38 Crores.
The movie got off to a tremendous start and registered an occupancy of around 65% in the morning shows across the country. The opening was best in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. South India registered the biggest opening for the Bollywood movie this year. Hyderabad and Chennai opened to occupancy of around 90% in the morning shows which is a clear indication of Dhoni’s fan power in these regions. In north Indian centres, the occupancy in the morning shows was around 50%.
Considering the kind of opening MS Dhoni The Untold Story has got at the domestic Box Office, we can expect it show growth on Saturday and Sunday. Though the reviews have been mixed, the audience has loved the movie. It should easily cross 60 crores in the first weekend.