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Bollywood box-office report of the week

September 12, 2007 3:38:54 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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The new releases of the coming week include Samir Karnik's shoestring budget, Bobby Deol starrer, the unconventional NANHE JAISALMER and Narendra Bajaj's, Ananth Mahadevan directed Tusshar, Shreyas and Udita starrer, AGGAR. While NANHE JAISALMER will try to entice the multiplex audience with its unusual theme, AGGAR will bank on action and suspense angle. None of the two are expected to set the box-office on fire, more so due to the month of 'ramzaan', which begins this week.

Last Friday's DHAMAAL embarked on a dull start in Bombay and the opening day was weak almost everywhere but excellent in Saurashtra. However, as the weekend progressed, the collections improved noticeably and the movie may succeed in some circuits, while business in Bombay will be comparatively better. In the Overseas, DHAMAAL grossed a decent $217,146 in the UK and an ordinary $166,339 in the US, during the first weekend. The second release of last week, DARLING also had a dull first day in Bombay and the opening was generally weak in many places. Unlike DHAMAAL, the collections of the Fardeen, Esha and Isha starrer fell further as the days progressed. The film is not likely to be well-patronized and its low budget is the only silver lining , if one may use the term.

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Coming to RAM GOPAL VARMA KI AAG, it could not live up to the original (SHOLAY) of which it was a remake. In fact, it has proved to be as huge a flop as the original was a hit. Checking out the first week numbers, the movie collected 70 lakhs from Bombay, 38 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.1 lakhs each from Palanpur and Solapaur, 2.65 lakhs from Mehsana, 1.60 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 8.15 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.90 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.10 lakhs from Bhuj, 2 lakhs from Gandhidham, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 52.30 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.20 lakhs from Faridabad, 11.60 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10.50 lakhs from Noida, 3.50 lakhs from Agra, 2.20 lakhs from Meerut, 1.45 lakhs from Bareilly, 3.40 lakhs from Aligarh, 5.60 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.10 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.30 lakhs from Amravati, 1.40 lakhs from Akola, 1.55 lakhs from Raipur, 1 lakh from Sehore, 5.60 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 9.80 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.80 lakhs from Bikaner and 37.25 lakhs from Hyderabad. In its first week the Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan and Sushmita Sen starrer manages to earn around 7.80 crores from India. Unfortunately, the movie turns out to be a disaster given its high procurement cost. RAM GOPAL VARMA KI AAG has also failed in the Overseas, grossing a very ordinary $175,443 from UK.

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The second release of the week, Ananth Mahadevan's remake of the runaway hit from the 70s (of the same name), VICTORIA NO. 203 turns out to be a supreme disaster. The movie barely managed to earn a crore in its first week from India. Checking out a few of the numbers, VICTORIA NO. 203 collected 16.25 lakhs from Bombay, 6.30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10.70 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.85 lakhs from Noida, 1.30 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.10 lakhs each from Indore and Nagpur, 4.70 lakhs from Calcutta and 2.80 lakhs from Hyderabad. The entire investment of the distributors has been lost in the venture.

The last release of August 31, Pooja Bhatt's DHOKHA is also a cent per cent loss making venture. The film collected 15.70 lakhs from Bombay, 3 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 7.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.30 lakhs from Noida, 1.30 lakhs from Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Calcutta and 5.20 lakhs from Hyderabad. Having collected a measely 75 lakhs in its first week from India, DHOKHA emerges as the third disaster during the same week.

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Meanwhile Sajid Nadiadwala's Akshay, Fardeen, Riteish and Vidya starrer, HEYY BABYY, continues its good run and has fetched impressive shares. In the second week, HEYY BABYY collected 2.65 crores from Bombay, 64.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.45 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 17.35 lakhs from Rajkot, 6.10 lakhs from Jamnagar, 4.25 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 1.80 lakhs from Solapur, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 1.60 crores from Delhi city, 26 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10 lakhs from Faridabad, 18.25 lakhs from Noida, 10.85 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.50 lakhs from Bareilly, 3.70 lakhs from Agra, 12.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.60 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.45 lakhs from Amravati, 1.50 lakhs from Akola, 8.50 lakhs from Raipur, 1.85 lakhs from Bhilai, 1.35 lakhs from Chandrapur, 10.70 lakhs from Indore, 1.40 lakhs from Sehore, 6.85 lakhs (gross) from Ajmer, 1.85 lakhs from Bikaner, 28 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.90 lakhs from Guwahati, 50 lakhs from Calcutta, and 25.65 lakhs from Hyderabad. In its latest run, HEYY BABBY earned around 14.50 crores for a total of 42 crores in two weeks from India. The movie is now a hit plus in India. HEYY BABYY is also a hit in the Overseas, having grossed $1,411,065 in the US and $1,329,270 in UK.

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Moving on to Yash Raj's Shah Rukh Khan-Vidya Malvade starrer, CHAKDE! INDIA, the movie continues its amazingly stable run. There was hardly any fall from the third to the fourth week. In fact, CHAK DE! INDIA is now setting records in smaller centres and single screens (Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha). The movie collected 1.70 crores from Bombay, 23 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.25 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.15 lakhs from Solapaur, 3.60 lakhs from Solapur, 95.80 lakhs from Delhi city, 17 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.85 lakhs from Faridabad, 11.40 lakhs from Noida, 5 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 9.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.15 lakhs each from Amravati and Raipur, 7.90 lakhs from Indore, 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 10.35 lakhs from Jaipur, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 32.65 lakhs from Calcutta and 25.75 lakhs from Hyderabad. CHAK DE! INDIA collected another 7 crores during the week and has netted an impressive 51 crores in four weeks from India. The movie has now entered the blockbuster range. Even in the Overseas, CHAK DE! INDIA has consolidated beautifully and has grossed $864,983 from UK and $1,093,886 from the US. Trade estimates a neat profit of at least 5 crores for Yash Raj from the Overseas.


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