Both the biggies were scheduled for a Diwali release and hit the screens Friday.
"The content of Golmaal 3 is very good. People are enjoying it a lot and it has been houseful so far. It is a good time pass and full paisa vasool movie. Action Replayy has opened weak and is not pikcing up," Ashwini Singh, business head of SRS cinema, told IANS.
Satish Garg, owner of G3S Cinemas, said: "Golmaal 3 is going very good. We have an occupancy of 100 percent and the advance booking is rocking. Action Replayy has close to 40 percent occupancy."
For Golmaal 3, Shetty teamed up with Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Mithun Chakraborty, Kunal Khemu, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Johny Lever and Ratna Pathak-Shah.
Just like its previous two installments, it is full on entertainment and people are lapping up the laughthon, while Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai-starrer Action Replayy, in which the story travels to the past, has got a lukewarm response.
"Golmaal 3 has taken the screens by storm and is doing better at all sites across Delhi. It has 60 percent occupancy, while 'Action Replayy' has 30 percent. Golmaal 3 has better advance for Sunday." said Jayendra Banerji, vice president Satyam Cinemas.
Yogesh Raizada of Waves Cinemas said: "All votes are in favour of Golmaal 3. It has got a good initial and public swing due to its recall value. It has an occupancy close to 70 percent. It has good advance booking till Sunday and the ratio is 60:40. Action Replayy is a new concept and its acceptance is yet to be seen. It has managed to get an occupancy of 40 to 50 percent only."