Yamla Pagla Deewana has opened extremely well at single screen across the country. In Delhi/UP, East Punjab and Rajasthan single screens are huge with some screens even going over capacity. In Punjab and Lucknow, the posters of Dharmendra and Sunny Deol were garlanded by their fans while in CP Berar the prints were garlanded by their fans, the other star to whom this has happened to over the past few years is Salman Khan.
Even at other places single screens are strong with 60-75% collections but the problem for the film is multiplex business outside East Punjab and Delhi/UP. In these circuits multiplex business is 70-100% depending on location but multiplexes outside these circuits are in the 30-50% range for the first few shows.
A pick up in multiplexes outside Delhi/UP and East Punjab will give Yamla Pagla Deewana a very healthy weekend.
Source – BOI