Box Office Report : 24th May 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:00:59 AM (IST)
Abid, Bollywood Trade Editorial
The coming week will see the release of almost half a dozen films (including dubbed), and that is the norm, before the big guns (read ROWDY RATHORE) fires! The list includes names like RAKHTBEEJ, DHAMA CHAUKDI, ARJUN: THE WARRIOR PRINCE, YEH KHULA AASMAN etc. From the list it is likely to be the animated ARJUN and YEH KHULA AASMAN that are likely make some sort of an impact, on the kids and elite audience, respectively.
Last week saw the release of RGV’s Amitabh, Dutt and Rana starrer, DEPARTMENT. Though the film was never expected to embark upon a great start, but the dull start of around 20 percent well much below expectations, and we have already listed the reasons for that in our Saturday update. Coming to the numbers, DEPARTMENT saw an ordinary weekend of around 7.50 crore (to be validated), and to make matters worse crashed after that. The film will turn out to be a loss making venture for all concerned and dent RGV’s credentials even further. The film has also been rejected in the overseas grossing £14,000 from UK and $60,000 from the US during the opening weekend (18-20 May).
The other release of the week, Anupam Kher’s much delayed MR. BHATTI ON CHUTTI sank without a trace.
Coming to Yash Raj Films’ Arjun-Parineeti starrer, ISHAQZAADE, after a good weekend the collections fell noticeably but the film still managed stability at the mid-end collecting 4.25 crore from Bombay, 1 crore from Ahmedabad, 20.50 lakhs from Surat, 26.55 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 12.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 40 lakhs from Pune, 16 lakhs from Nasik, 8.25 lakhs from Goa, 4.60 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.85 crore from Delhi city, 37.60 lakhs from Noida, 30 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 21.65 lakhs from Kanpur, 46.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 15.60 lakhs from Agra, 12.20 lakhs from Allahabad, 5 lakhs from Aligarh, 60 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.20 lakhs from Panipat, 20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 10.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 6.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3.50 lakhs from Ambala, 70 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 4 lakhs from Guwahati, 32 lakhs from Nagpur, 15.65 lakhs from Jabalpur, 20.60 lakhs from Raipur, 37 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 8 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 26.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 77.25 lakhs from Jaipur, 5 lakhs from Bikaner, 12.65 lakhs from Kota, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10.55 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 55 lakhs from Bangalore, 4 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.85 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 3.50 lakhs from Madras (collections from other cinemas unreceived) and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 25.50 crores during the opening week from India, and given the quite stable second weekend (more so due to DEPARMENT’s failure), ISHAQZAADE is a semi-hit.
The other release of the week, DANGEROUS ISHHQ saw a poor run as it collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 7.50 lakhs from Surat, 7 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 4.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 5 lakhs from Pune, 3.25 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 1 lakh from Belgaum, 55 lakhs from Delhi city, 6 lakhs from Noida, 5.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6 lakhs from Kanpur, 10.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 4 lakhs from Agra, 2.85 lakhs from Allahabad, 6 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 3.35 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.10 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.15 lakhs from Amritsar, 10.75 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.30 lakhs from Raipur, 9.35 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived),2.15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 12.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 3.35 lakhs from Bikaner, 3.55 lakhs from Kota, 10.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.55 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 8.50 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1.50 lakhs from Madras (collections from other cinemas unreceived). Netting a poor 6.50 crore during the opening week DANGEROUS ISHHQ is a disaster.
Meanwhile the collections of Kunal Deshmukh’s Emraan, Randeep and Eesha starrer, JANNAT 2, crashed in the second week, but the film is already a success for all concerned. During the week JANNAT 2 collected 60 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5 lakhs from Surat, 10 lakhs from Baroda, 7.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 5.75 lakhs from Pune, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 1.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 53 lakhs from Delhi city, 9 lakhs from Noida, 9 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 5.30 lakhs from Agra, 2.30 lakhs from Allahabad, 7.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 5.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.10 lakhs from Ludhiana, 11 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.20 lakhs from Jabalpur, 5.55 lakhs from Raipur, 12 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 9.30 lakhs from Bhopal, 20.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 4 lakhs from Kota, 10.65 lakhs from Hyderabad, 4 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7.85 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Mangalore. Adding another 6.75 crore, JANNAT 2 has netted 41.75 crores in two weeks from India and is a semi-hit. The film though has been rejected in the overseas grossing £100,000 from UK till the third weekend (18-20 May) and $60,000 from the US.
Films may come and films may go but VICKY DONOR continues to donate generously (for the makers and distributors!) collecting 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 7.20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Surat, 4 lakhs from Baroda, 9 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Nasik, 85 lakhs from Delhi city, 11.55 lakhs from Noida, 5 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 16.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 3.70 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Ludhiana, 15.35 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.10 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.55 lakhs from Raipur, 4.75 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Bhopal, 7.25 lakhs from Jaipur, 9.25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Mangalore and 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam. With another 3.25 crores, VICKY DONOR has netted 35.75 crore in four weeks from India. The Ayushman Khurana starrer is a super hit. The film has also done wonderfully in the overseas (US in particular), grossing £100,000 from UK till the fifth weekend (18-20 May) and $550,000 from the US.
Concluding perhaps for the last time with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sajid Khan directed, HOUSEFULL 2, the film is ending it’s superb run but added another 50 lakhs and has so far netted 112.25 crores in six weeks from India. The Mithun, Rishi, Akshay, John, Boman, Ritesh, Shreyas and Asin starrer is a super duper hit and is also the biggest overseas grosser of the year with £ 990,000 from UK and $1,800,000 from US.
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