Now let's talk facts and figuresâ€¦ Salman Khan is competing with himself. DABANGG set new records last year in its opening weekend and READY is expected to give a tough fight to that film, as far as the numbers are concerned. The opening day figures have started pouring in and as per initial trends, READY is expected to surpass the first day business of 3 IDIOTS [Rs 13 cr] and TEES MAAR KHAN [Rs 12.75 cr].
While READY is much ahead of 3 IDIOTS and TEES MAAR KHAN in several circuits like C.P., C.I. and Rajasthan, it's slightly behind DABANGG in these circuits. What's interesting is that 3 IDIOTS and TEES MAAR KHAN were released during Christmas and DABANGG during Eid, while READY has opened during non-festive period and if the numbers of READY are bigger and better than 3 IDIOTS and TEES MAAR KHAN, it's akin to a big achievement.
This writer had predicted yesterday, almost 18 hours ago, that READY Friday numbers should be in Rs 13.5 cr to rs 14 cr range and looks like the prediction might just come true. It's expected to be in that range, which makes it the No. 2 opener of all times, after DABANGG. However, it's the biggest opener for non-festive period.