Aashiqui 2 registered very good occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning show. Its response went stronger across various centres in noon shows. Its business witnessed an upward trend at mass-dominated stations. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Aashiqui2 Delhi, Indore, Jaipur morning shows start with a bang!" He added, "Even in mass-dominated centres, the start of #Aashiqui2 is superb. Collections rising with each show!"
Meanwhile, Iron Man 3, the latest movie in the Iron Man series, which has released in more than 1,000 screens, has fetched a bumper opening in many urban centres. The movie is running neck to neck with Aashiqui 2 in some other centres. Trade experts feel that it will set a record for Hollywood films. On his Twitter page, Taran Adarsh writes "#Aashiqui2 and #IronMan3 are neck to neck. At some, A2 is leading, at some IM3. One of those rare Fridays when 2 films have opened well."