Bollywood box-office report of the week
The major releases of this Friday are Prabhu Dheva's Shahid Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha starrer R...RAJKUMAR and Farooque Shaikh's CLUB 60. As far as the outcome is concerned, it is obvious that the front runner will be R...RAJKUMAR with CLUB 60 getting select patronage (due to almost zero promotions). However with a dull phase at the box office, one can only wish luck to the industry, more so to the two new releases.
Last week's major release, Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer, BULLETT RAJA, managed a decent show in the hinterland especially at the single screens but the regional flavor (Uttar Pradesh) took its toll in circuits like Mumbai and South as is the norm. After a decent first day (Friday), the film did see an improvement in collections over the next two days of the weekend, but a clear upsurge in numbers was missing. BULLETT RAJA has not been appreciated in the overseas as it did not have the usual ingredients that are favoured by the expatriates particularly in US and UK. The film has grossed �82,500 from UK and $176,000 from the US during the opening weekend (29 November - December 1).
As always macho man Sunny Deol's superlative performance worked for the Anil Sharma directed SINGH SAAB THE GREAT in the Hindi belt. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the multiplexes (from where the maximum revenues are generated), as the preferences of the actual cinema going audience has changed from the days of GADAR. During the week, SINGH SAAB THE GREAT collected 1.25 crore from Bombay, 45 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8.15 lakhs from Surat, 4.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 4.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 1.75 crore from Delhi city, 31 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 15 lakhs from Kanpur, 21 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.50 lakhs from Agra, 7 lakhs from Allahabad, 4 lakhs from Aligarh, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.20 lakhs from Panipat, 21.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 14 lakhs from Amritsar, 13.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.50 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Jammu, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1 lakh from Ranchi, 1.15 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 8.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 7.50 lakhs from Raipur, 35 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 65 lakhs from Jaipur, 6.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 12 lakhs from Kota, 5.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 30 lakhs from Hyderabad, 4 lakhs from Aurangabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. During the opening week, SINGH SAAB THE GREAT has netted around 24 crore and is an average fare based on its reasonable budget.
It seems that producer Karan Johar failed to recognize the negative vibes around his Imran-Kareena starrer, GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN! The predicted and expected result is there for all to see and the film has neither appealed to the masses nor the classes. During the first week, GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN! collected 2.15 crore from Bombay, 27 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11.55 lakhs from Surat, 8.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 4.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 40 lakhs from Pune, 6.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 17.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10 lakhs from Kanpur, 15.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Agra, 5.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 9 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 4 lakhs from Amritsar, 4 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 1 lakh from Ambala, 2 lakhs from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 4.15 lakhs from Siliguri, 3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Ranchi, 4 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 12.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.65 lakhs from Jabalpur, 8.15 lakhs from Raipur, 25 lakhs from Indore , 3.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Jaipur, 3.55 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 8 lakhs from Kota, 6.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 55 lakhs from Hyderabad, 4 lakhs from Aurangabad, 55 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 2.15 lakhs from Madras. The Puneet Malhotra directed GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN has netted a very ordinary 13 crore during its first week from India and is a box-office debacle.
Meanwhile Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ranveer-Deepika starrer, GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA, saw a pronounced fall in some circuits but maintained quite well in Mumbai and Gujarat. During the week RAM- LEELA collected 3 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 crore from Ahmedabad, 33.55 lakhs from Surat, 35 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Rajkot, 75 lakhs from Pune, 17.75 lakhs from Nasik, 3.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.25 crore from Delhi city, 16 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8 lakhs from Kanpur, 12.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 45 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.50 lakhs from Panipat, 16.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 8 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.15 lakhs from Amritsar, 6.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.15 lakh from Bhatinda, 1.75 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 55 lakhs from Calcutta, 4.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 5.15 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 35.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 10 lakhs from Jabalpur, 12.55 lakhs from Raipur, 30 lakhs from Indore, 5.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 65 lakhs from Jaipur, 7 lakhs from Ajmer, 3 lakhs from Bikaner, 10 lakhs from Kota, 15 lakhs from Udaipur, 70 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6 lakhs from Aurangabad, 77 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 2.15 lakhs from Madras. Adding another 24 crore, RAM-LEELA has netted 102 crore in two weeks from India and is hit based on the worldwide run. The film has impressed in the overseas (superb in US) grossing �812,435 from UK and $2,634,000 from US till the third weekend (29 November - December 1).
Concluding with Hrithik-Priyanka starrer, KRRISH 3, the film saw a huge drop in the fourth week, but the task has already been done! During the week, KRRISH 3 collected 25 lakhs from Bombay, 4.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Surat, 1.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7.50 lakhs from Pune, 1.15 lakhs from Nasik, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 4 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 2.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.15 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.75 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.50 lakhs from Raipur, 4.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 7 lakhs from Hyderabad and 15.75 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 3 crore, KRRISH 3 has netted a huge 189 crore in four weeks from India and is a blockbuster. Additionally, the film has netted 11 crore from the dubbed version(s). KRRISH 3 has also impressed in the overseas grossing �833,000 from UK and $2,292,000 from the US till the fifth weekend (29 November - December 1).
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