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Download PARTNER Movie WallpapersThe coming Friday will see the release of David Dhawan's Govinda, Salman, Lara and Katrina starrer, PARTNER. Given the fact that the music (specially the title track) has become quite a rage and the good to reasonable advance, the movie is expected to open big at the box-office. The charm of seeing the two stars (who have given David his maximum hits) together, and in full fledged roles, is an added attraction.

Last Friday's Abbas-Mustan directed Bobby, Akshaye and Uravshi starrer, Download NAQAAB WallpapersNAQAAB, failed to get the expected good opening. A section of the trade feels that the movie has a script that is difficult to comprehend and an end/climax that is too radical to accept. All the same, NAQAAB opened to a dull start of around 70 percent in Bombay while in many of the remaining circuits of India; the opening was way below the mark at 40-50 percent. However, all is not lost as there was a pick up noticed, as the weekend progressed. In the UK, NAQAAB collected an ordinary $153,040 during the first weekend.

Coming to the first week of MY FRIEND GANESHA, the movie showed some signs of a positive growth, as the week progressed, but it flattered to deceive, as the end result shows a below the mark opening week. MY FRIEND GANESHA collected 32 lakhs from Bombay, 3.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.25 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.4 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Noida, 87 thousand from Lucknow, and 1.50 lakhs from Nagpur. Given the limited release, MY FRIEND GANESHA, managed a creditable first week total of 75 lakhs from India. Unfortunately, that is still not good enough.

Govinda's long in the making, JAHAN JAAEYEGA HAMEN PAAEYEGA, could not release in some circuits of India. But wherever it released, it had only poor collections to show. The outcome is an obvious washout.

JOURNEY BOMBAY TO GOA scored during the first weekend, at some places, but crashed afterwards. The movie obtained 61 lakhs from Bombay, 15.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.20 lakhs each from Nasik and Rajkot, 7.25 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.75 lakhs from Noida, 3.30 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.23 lakhs from Agra, 4.75 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad and 2.65 lakhs from Aurangabad. The first week all-India total is roughly 2.40 crores and the movie fails to do a BHEJA FRY.

Moving on to AAP KAA SURROR, the movie was expected to crash in the second week. It did crash, but only after doing very well in the second weekend. It is still very strong in small centres and class 'A' to even 'A1' (in circuits like Saurashtra and C.P. Berar). Checking out the collections, the Himesh starrer collected 57 lakhs from Bombay, 18.30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Himmatnagar, 4.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.16 lakhs from Jamnagar, 2 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.65 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.85 lakhs from Solapur, 1.30 lakhs from Nasik, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.38 lakhs from Noida, 3.36 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 7.76 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.25 lakhs from Agra, 3.40 lakhs from Varanasi, 1 lakh from Bareilly, 3.76 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.40 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.25 lakhs in Amravati, 1 lakh each from Akola and Raipur, 14.50 lakhs from Calcutta and 25.70 lakhs from Hyderabad. With another 5.75 crores, the two week all-India total of AAP KAA SURROR works out to be nearly 16.75 crores. Given the reasonable distribution prices, the movie is now an unquestionable hit in India. In the UK, AAP KAA SURROOR has collected a creditable $232,591 so far.

The Deol family starrer, APNE, had a very steady second week. The movie is rock-steady in North and parts of Central India & Gujarat. Looking at the collections, APNE collected 81 lakhs from Bombay, 34 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 6.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 3 lakhs from Jamnagar, 2.25 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.80 lakhs from Solapur, 1.57 lakhs from Nasik, 81 lakhs from Delhi city, 13.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9.40 lakhs from Faridabad, 9.65 lakhs from Noida, 8 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 11 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.50 lakhs from Agra, 3.30 lakhs from Varanasi, 2.80 lakhs from Meerut, 1 lakh from Bareilly, 91 thousand from Guwahati, 4.80 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Akola, 1.12 lakh from Sehore, 1.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.56 lakh (gross) from Bikaner, 9.52 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.22 lakhs from Aurangabad. APNE manages to collect another 7.75 crores and after two weeks, the all-India total of APNE is approximately 21.25 crores and the movie is a hit in the North and overall an above average. In the UK, APNE continues its dream run and has so far collected $1,044,175 and given the prices, it is a hit there.

Finally, let us check out AWARAPAN. The Emraan Hashmi starrer from the Bhatt camp, slided down further and if any of the concerned people had even Download AWARAPAN Movie Wallpapersthe faintest of hopes, it must have vanished. The second week numbers show that the movie collected 34 lakhs from Bombay, 8.30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.30 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.78 lakhs (first week) from Bhavnagar, 21 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.80 lakhs from Noida, 3 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6.70 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.25 lakhs from Agra, 1.30 lakhs from Meerut, 2.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.65 lakhs from Calcutta, 13.50 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.80 lakhs from Aurangabad. In the second week, AWARAPAN gets another 2.50 crores and the all-India total now stands at 7.50 crores and the movie has flopped at the box-office. Even in the UK, AWARAPAN, despite collecting the highest total of $159,490 (for an Emraan starrer), has failed.


 
 

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