Box Office Report : 12th April 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:57:53 PM (IST)
Abid, Bollywood Trade Editorial
PULKIT SAMRAT and AMITA PATHAK in BITTOO BOSS
This week will see the release of Wide Frame Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures' BITTOO BOSS and Sri Prasad Media's CHHODO KAL KI BAATEIN. Given the fact that HOUSEFULL 2 will still be quite strong during the second weekend as well, both the films will be hit hard, though BITTOO BOSS may still get the patronage of its target audience.
Last Friday's Sajid Khan directed HOUSEFULL 2 saw a rollicking opening weekend, netting nearly 43 crores, the best ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer, beating the previous record (TEES MAAR KHAN) by about 4-5 crores! And this despite two powerful regional films, MIRZA - THE UNTOLD STORY in East Punjab and RACHA in Nizam, as also the IPL. Given the steady and stable weekdays run, the Sajid Nadiadwala produced HOUSEFULL 2 is on way to a grand success. HOUSEFULL 2 has also set the overseas on fire, grossing £396,500 from UK and $ 847,000 from the US, (including paid previews) during the opening weekend (6-8 April).
After a slowish start, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Vishesh Films' BLOOD MONEY maintained reasonably during the weekdays as it collected 1.05 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35.20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 13.55 lakhs from Surat, 6.50 lakhs from Baroda, 7 lakhs from Rajkot, 9.20 lakhs from Pune, 6.50 lakhs from Nasik, 3 lakhs from Goa, 2.10 lakhs from Belgaum, 75 lakhs from Delhi city, 10 lakhs from Noida, 9.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8 lakhs from Kanpur, 10.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.60 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 12 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.15 lakhs from Panipat, 5 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.60 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.15 lakhs from Ambala, 17.30 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.60 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 9.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 7.30 lakhs from Raipur, 11.25 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bhopal, 12.20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Kota, 2.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 12.70 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 14.30 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Mangalore. Netting a less than estimated 8.50 crores from India during the opening week, BLOOD MONEY will still sail to safety, thanks to the already recovered non-theatrical rights.
The other release of the same week, RCL Motion Pictures and TF1 International, France's BUMBOO saw a miserable run as it collected 7 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.35 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 lakh from Noida, 1.65 lakhs from Gurgaon and 1 lakh from Bangalore. Netting about 40 lakhs during the opening week, BUMBOO is a trade disaster.
Moving on, the collections of the Saif-Kareena starrer, AGENT VINOD, crashed in the second week as the film collected 85 lakhs from Bombay, 21 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.80 lakhs from Surat, 4.50 lakhs from Baroda, 8.30 lakhs from Rajkot, 11 lakhs from Pune, 4.25 lakhs from Nasik, 2.50 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 1 crore from Delhi city, 12.50 lakhs from Noida, 9.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8 lakhs from Kanpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 15.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 3.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 16.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.30 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 6.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.20 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.20 lakhs from Ambala, 18 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 8.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 6 lakhs from Raipur, 7.65 lakhs from Indore, 1.75 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4.65 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Kota, 2.60 lakhs from Udaipur, 13.30 lakhs from Hyderabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.20 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.55 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1 lakh from Madras. With another 7 crores, AGENT VINOD has netted a below par 45 crores in two weeks from India, and will struggle for recovery, even after accounting for the non-theatrical rights. The Sriram Raghavan directed film has also performed below expectations in the overseas (especially UK), grossing £314,000 from UK till the third weekend. (6-8 April) and $632,500 from the US.
Meanwhile Sujoy Ghosh's Vidaya Balan starrer KAHAANI continues to rake in the moolah collecting 90 lakhs from Bombay 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.20 lakhs from Surat, 7.25 lakhs from Baroda, 4 lakhs from Rajkot, 30.50 lakhs from Pune, 2.20 lakhs from Nasik, 2.55 lakhs from Goa, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 8.50 lakhs from Noida, 2.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 5 lakhs from Lucknow, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Jalandhar, 32.65 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.20 lakhs from Guwahati, 6 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.65 lakhs from Raipur, 4.35 lakhs from Indore, 5 lakhs from Jaipur, 1 lakh from Kota, 1 lakh from Udaipur, 11.75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.65 lakhs from Mangalore, 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam and 1.50 lakhs from Madras (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived). Adding another 5 crores KAHAANI has netted a superb 56 crores in four weeks from India and is a blockbuster. KAHAANI has also done wonderfully in the overseas (especially US), grossing £ 215,500 from UK and $ 991,500 from the US, till the fifth weekend (6-8 April).
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