Bollywood box-office report of the week
This Friday will see the release of the second lavishly mounted big budget venture of the year (first being RACE 2), the Sajid Khan directed Ajay Devgn starrer, HIMMATWALA. Needless to add that the film will embark on a good if not great start, and the Good Friday holiday is likely to boost the collections further. The weekend is likely in the range of 40-45 crore.
Despite the fact that the opening day was quite dull, the two main releases of last Friday, AATMA and RANGREZZ, managed decent weekends, and held on even on the dreaded Monday, though with mid-end collections. As things stand Suparn Verma's Bipasha-Nawazuddin starrer, AATMA, with a quite reasonable budget, may just manage to be a plus venture as the producers hold all the non-theatrical rights and are also the major distributors. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about Priyadarshan's Jackky Bhagnani starrer, RANGREZZ, which has a much higher budget and also managed lesser collections.
Meanwhile Y-Films' MERE DAD KI MARUTI could not quite translate the publicity blitzkrieg into numbers as the film collected 1 crore from Bombay, 17 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.65 lakhs from Surat, 7.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Rajkot, 16 lakhs from Pune, 3.15 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 1 lakh from Belgaum, 1.25 crore from Delhi city, 1.65 lakhs from Noida, 8.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4 lakhs from Kanpur, 7 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 21.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.65 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.75 lakhs from Panipat, 7.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3 lakhs from Amritsar, 10 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.50 lakhs from Ambala, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 7.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.75 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Bhopal, 16.25 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.75 lakhs from Kota, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore and 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam. Netting 8 crore during the opening week, MERE DAD KI MARUTI will just about break even, after accounting for the non-theatrical rights.
The other release of the week, the Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan starrer, 3G, saw a poor run as the film collected 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 23.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 7.35 lakhs from Surat, 5.75 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.65 lakhs from Rajkot, 11 lakhs from Pune, 3.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 25 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.50 lakhs from Noida, 4.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 5.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 1.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 7 lakhs from Nagpur, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 4.25 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 13 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.65 lakhs from Kota, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 4.25 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1.15 lakhs from Madras. Netting just around 6 crore during the opening week, 3G has failed at the box-office.
The last release of the same week, Subhash Kapoor's JOLLY L.L.B., turned out to be a winner and collected 3 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 50.65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 17 lakhs from Surat, 17 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Rajkot, 50 lakhs from Pune, 9 lakhs from Nasik, 7 lakhs from Goa, 3.15 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.25 crore from Delhi city, 45 lakhs from Noida, 25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 14.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 25.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Agra, 6 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 70.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10 lakhs from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 8.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 8.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.15 lakhs from Amritsar, 6.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.25 lakhs from Ambala, 50 lakhs from Calcutta, 5 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Ranchi, 6.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 4 lakhs from Guwahati, 17.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 16.25 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Bhopal, 40 lakhs from Jaipur, 6.65 lakhs from Kota, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 60 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 3.25 lakhs from Madras and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 19 crore during the opening week from India, the Arshad, Amrita and Boman starrer, JOLLY L.L.B., is on way to a semi-hit, more so due the steady second weekend as well.
The collections of Tigmanshu Dhulia's SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER RETURNS crashed dramatically (barring U.P.) in the second week. During the week SBAGR collected 50 lakhs from Bombay, 11.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.50 lakhs from Surat, 2.85 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 13.25 lakhs from Pune, 1.65 lakhs from Nasik, 35.65 lakhs from Delhi city, 8 lakhs from Noida, 5.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.55 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.15 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 2.65 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Bhopal, 21 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 7 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Aurangabad and 4.50 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 3 crore, SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER RETURNS has netted 21 crore in two weeks from India, and can at best be rated as an average plus venture.
Moving on, Abhishek Kapoor's KAI PO CHE! continued its steady run as it collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, l.75 lakhs from Surat, 2.75 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Pune, 17.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.50 lakhs from Noida, 1.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Chandigarh, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Siliguri, 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.15 lakhs from Raipur, 1 lakh from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 2 lakhs from Jaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10.50 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1 lakh from Madras. Adding another 1.75 crore, KAI PO CHE! has netted 45.75 crore in four weeks from India, and is a semi-hit, based on the worldwide run. The film has done quite well in the overseas (especially US) grossing �195,000 from UK and $1,080,500 from the US.
Concluding with Neeraj Pandey's SPECIAL 26, the film added another 50 lakhs, and has thus netted 67.75 crore in six weeks from India. The Akshay, Paresh and Manoj starrer is a semi-hit, based on the worldwide run. SPECIAL 26 has ended its overseas run grossing nearly $3m, with the best collections coming from the US.
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