Films are a popular form of entertainment these days. It has gradually won the hearts of the audience. Nowadays, we can witness the craze for a film. Fans order tickets even weeks in advance, showing how passionate people can be about a film. Here are the all-time top advance bookings for opening day.
1. Baahubali 2 (Hindi): 6.50L
S. S. Rajamouli co-wrote the film with V. Vijayendra Prasad and directed Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in 2017. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni produced the film under the banner Arka Media Works. The film was made in Tollywood and shot in both Telugu and Tamil at the same time. Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar, and Subbaraju star in it.
Pathaan is a 2023 Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand and written by Shridhar Raghavan and Abbas Tyrewala based on Anand’s story. It is the fourth part in the YRF Spy Universe, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana.
3. KGF 2 (Hindi): 5.15L
KGF: Chapter 2 is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language period action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Hombale Films’ Vijay Kiragandur. It is the second installment of a two-part series and a sequel to the 2018 film KGF: Chapter 1. Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Prakash Raj, Achyuth Kumar, Rao Ramesh, Vasishta N. Simha, Ayyappa P. Sharma, Archana Jois, Saran Shakti, Easwari Rao, John Kokken, T.S Nagabharana, and Malavika Avinash appear in the film.
4. War: 4.10L
War is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed and written by Siddharth Anand, Aditya Chopra, Shridhar Raghavan, and Abbas Tyrewala. The film is the third episode in the YRF Spy Universe and is produced by Yash Raj Films. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the key roles, with Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, and Anupriya Goenka providing support.
5. Jawan: 3.91L (13 hours to go)
Jawan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action thriller film co-written and directed by Atlee, who is making his Hindi cinema debut. Red Chillies Entertainment produces it with Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma. Shah Rukh Khan plays two characters in the film, along with Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone (as a special appearance), Priyamani, and Sanya Malhotra.
6. Thugs Of Hindustan: 3.46L
Thugs of Hindostan is a 2018 Hindi-language period action-adventure film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films. Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Ronit Roy, and Lloyd Owen feature in the film.
7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: 3.40L
Sooraj Barjatya wrote and directed the 2015 Indian Hindi-language love film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor appear in the film, which is produced by Rajshri Productions.Supporting actors include Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal, and Aashika Bhatia.
8. Bharat: 3.16L
Ali Abbas Zafar wrote and directed the 2019 Indian Hindi-language drama film Bharat. Under the umbrellas of Reel Life Productions, Salman Khan Films, and T-Series, it is co-produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Nikhil Namit, and Salman Khan. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, and Jackie Shroff feature in the film. Disha Patani makes an appearance as a special guest.
9. Sultan: 3.10L
Sultan is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film, directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Raj Films, stars Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma.
10. Dangal: 3.05L
Dangal is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao through Aamir Khan Productions, and Siddharth Roy Kapur through The Walt Disney Company India. Khan plays Mahavir Singh Phogat, a pehlwani amateur wrestler who coaches his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the adult versions of the two Phogat sisters, while Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar play their younger versions, Sakshi Tanwar plays their mother, and Aparshakti Khurana plays their cousin, Ritvik Sahore, in his film debut.
11. Brahmastra: 3.02L
Brahmstra: Part One – Shiva is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language fantasy action-adventure film[c] written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, and Mukerji under Dharma Productions, Starlight Pictures, and Prime Focus in association with Star Studios. The film is the first edition of a planned trilogy, which will be part of the Astraverse cinematic world, and has an ensemble cast that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Akkineni Nagarjuna, and Shah Rukh Khan.
12. Sanju: 2.94L
Sanju is a 2018 biographical film directed and edited by Rajkumar Hirani, written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, and produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Vinod Chopra’s production companies include Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films. The film follows the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, focusing on his drug addiction, arrest for his involvement in the 1993 Bombay bombings, relationship with his father, comeback in the industry, eventual drop of Bombay bombing charges, and release after serving his sentence. Ranbir Kapoor plays the title character, with a large ensemble supporting cast.
13. Adipurush (Hindi): 2.85L
Adipurush is a 2023 Indian mythical action film based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. Om Raut directed and co-wrote the film, which was co-produced by T-Series and Retrophiles. Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh, and Devdutta Nage star in the film, which was shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu.
14. Tiger Zinda Hai: 2.76L
Tiger Zinda Hai is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar from a plot developed by Zafar and Neelesh Misra and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger and the second episode in the YRF Spy Universe. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their characters from the previous film, and they are joined by Sajjad Delafrooz, Angad Bedi, Kumud Mishra, Nawab Shah, Ivan Rodrigues, Girish Karnad, and Paresh Rawal.
15. Gadar 2: 2.74L
Gadar 2 is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language period action drama film directed and written by Shaktimaan Talwar and produced by Anil Sharma. Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma starred in this sequel to Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.