Bollywood box-office report of the week
This Friday will see a healthy sibling rivalry where top bracket actress, Priyanka Chopra's ZANJEER releases alongside promising actress and media savvy Parineeti Chopra's SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE. As far as the buzz is concerned the opening rounds will certainly belong to Yash Raj Films' SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE but the Ram Charan Teja starrer ZANJEER cannot be taken lightly, especially in massy belt and south.
Last week saw the release of Prakash Jha's Amitabh, Ajay, Kareena, Arjun, Manoj and Amrita starrer, SATYAGRAHA. After a decent first day, the film came into its own netting a healthy weekend of 37 crore plus (to be validated). While a good start is half the battle won and so SATYAGRAHA is on a strong pitch, but has to maintain well during the weekdays as well. SATYAGRAHA has done very well in the overseas (good in US) grossing � 115,000 from UK and $ 407,300 from the US during the opening weekend (30th August-1st September).
Meanwhile, Shoojit Sircar's John Abraham starrer, MADRAS CAFE, saw a good weekdays run after a creditable weekend. During the opening week, MADRAS CAFE collected 4.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.05 crore from Ahmedabad, 28.75 lakhs from Surat, 30.75 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Rajkot , 1.50 crore from Pune, 21 lakhs from Nasik, 10.55 lakhs from Goa, 5.85 lakhs from Belgaum, 4.35 crore from Delhi city, 70 lakhs from Noida, 46.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 24.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 52.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 9.20 lakhs from Agra, 14.10 lakhs from Allahabad, 4.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 95 lakhs from Gurgaon, 12 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5 lakhs from Panipat, 30.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 12 lakhs from Jalandhar, 5.55 lakhs from Amritsar, 10.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.65 lakhs from Ambala, 2.75 lakhs from Jammu, 80 lakhs from Calcutta, 4.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 6 lakhs from Ranchi, 12.15 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 8.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 35.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 27.15 lakhs from Raipur, 47.55 lakhs from Indore, 7.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 72.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 12 lakhs from Kota, 12.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 crore from Bangalore, 5.65 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1.75 lakhs from Kochi. During the first week, MADRAS CAFE, has netted 35 crore from India and is already an average fare. MADRAS CAFE has also done well in the overseas (could not release in UK) grossing $ 4,10,600 from the US (30August-1st September).
Moving on, the Milan Luthria directed, Akshay, Imran and Sonakshi starrer, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA, crashed in the second week collecting 60 lakhs from Bombay, 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 18.50 lakhs from Surat, 8.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 18 lakhs from Rajkot , 10 lakhs from Pune, 2.55 lakhs from Nasik, 2.50 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 70 lakhs from Delhi city, 7.50 lakhs from Noida, 20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10 lakhs from Kanpur, 14.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.55 lakhs from Agra, 4 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 7.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.15 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 4.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.60 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.65 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.15 lakhs from Ranchi, 1.10 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 1.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 4.15 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.50 lakhs from Raipur, 8 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 9 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 25.15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 5.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 4 lakhs from Kota, 4.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 12.25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad and 6.50 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 8 crore, OUATIMD has netted 60 crore in two weeks from India crossing its prequel, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI (57 crore). However the heavy costing means that ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA is just about a below average fare. ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA Is fair in the overseas (better in US) grossing � 1,99,748 from UK and $ 4,21,941 from the US till the third weekend (30 August-1st September).
Concluding with Rohit Shetty's Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, CHENNAI EXPRESS, the film saw another good week (despite new releases) collecting 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10.25 lakhs from Surat, 10.55 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 12.20 lakhs from Rajkot , 50 lakhs from Pune, 10.75 lakhs from Nasik, 4.50 lakhs from Goa, 4 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 18.50 lakhs from Noida, 43.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 27.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 4 lakhs from Agra, 6.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.20 lakhs from Aligarh, 21 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 10 lakhs from Chandigarh, 6 lakhs from Jalandhar, 4 lakhs from Amritsar, 5 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.75 akhs from Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 4.50 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 5 lakhs from Guwahati, 27.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 12.85 lakhs from Raipur, 22.15 lakhs from Indore, 5.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 30.75 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 7.50 lakhs from Kota, 8.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 40 lakhs from Hyderabad, 8.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 60 lakhs from Bangalore, 5 lakhs from Mangalore, 6.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2 lakhs from Madras, 2 lakhs from Coimbatore and 1.15 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 16 crore, CHENNAI EXPRESS has netted 209 crore in three weeks from India. The all time blockbuster achieves the distinction of being the highest netter for Hindi cinema beating Aamir Khan's 3 IDIOTS (202 crore). CHENNAI EXPRESS is an overseas blockbuster grossing � 2,086,000 from UK and $ 5,000,000 from the US till the fourth weekend (30August-1st September).
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