This week will witness, perhaps the biggest opening of the year (for a Hindi film) and records will tumble like nine pin, as Yash Raj Films’ Ali Abbas Zafar directed TIGER ZINDA HAI hits the screens globally. Follow up to the blockbuster EK THA TIGER, the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer is sure to embark on a historic start and continue to set the cash boxes clinking till Christmas, after which it will settle down for a long innings.
All the releases of last week, including Hollywood’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, failed to make an impression. For the stat conscious, it was Anurag Kashyap’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer, MONSOON SHOOTOUT, which was the front runner, netting around 1.25 crore, during the opening weekend. The fate(s) of the other releases is obvious!
Concluding with Excel Entertainment’s Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal starrer, FUKREY RETURNS, the film saw a rocking week as it collected 5.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 61.75 lakhs from Surat, 37 lakhs from Baroda, 15 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.55 crore from Pune, 19.50 lakhs from Nasik, 20 lakhs from Goa, 4.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 8.50 crore from Delhi city, 1.75 crore from Noida, 1.50 crore from Ghaziabad, 51.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 1 crore from Lucknow , 30.25 lakhs from Agra, 16 lakhs from Allahabad, 10 lakhs from Aligarh, 47 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.55 crore from Gurgaon, 83.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.15 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 14 lakhs from Panipat, 47 lakhs from Chandigarh, 25.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 10.50 lakhs from Patiala, 23.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 41 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 7 lakhs from Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Shimla, 3.25 lakhs from Jammu, 1.15 crore from Calcutta, 9.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 14.50 lakhs from Patna, 6.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 21.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 8.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 10.65 lakhs from Guwahati, 45 lakhs from Nagpur, 42.25 lakhs from Raipur, 70 lakhs from Indore, 20 lakhs from Gwalior, 35 lakhs from Bhopal(collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 90 lakhs from Jaipur, 18.15 lakhs from Jodhpur, 12.55 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.55 lakhs from Bikaner, 22 lakhs from Kota, 20.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 55 lakhs from Hyderabad, 17.35 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.25 crore from Bangalore, 7 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.15 lakhs from Mysore, 2.75 lakhs from Vijayawada, 7.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 6.55 lakhs from Madras and 3.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 50.50 crore during the opening week from India, the hit FUKREY RETURNS is on way to a super hit status, given the second week run.