The movie was released with 2,500 to 2,700 screens in India according to industry sources. The movie ran with 80 % occupancy in multiplexes. The movie’s 1st day collections is expected to by around 10-12 crores. The 2nd day collections is expected to be in the range of 8-10 crores.
The movie,a sequel to the 2010 film “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai”, also stars Imran Khan as Aslam and Sonali Bendre as Mumtaz Khan in lead roles.
The tagline of the movie says ‘This time it’s personal’. The story starts from where it ended in its prequel.
The movie was supposed to release on August 9, but the producers pushed the releases of the movie by a week to avoid clashing with Shahrukh Khan’s express train “Chennai Express”
Since its a holiday on August 15 in India, Shahrukh’s “Chennai Express” is still running to packed houses. The distributors and multiplexes who are running the movie are willing to only screen only a part of the timings and not completely.
When asked, a distributor said, ““There is a lot of chaos. Most multiplexes are caught in this dilemma of choosing between Chennai Express and OUATIMD for August 15.
“Both are big-ticket ventures and if Disney UTV doesn’t compromise for August 15, one may see the opening-day collections of the Akshay Kumar-starrer drop below expectations”.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara (OUATIAD) 1st Day Collection : 13.7 Crores