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Bollywood box-office report of the week

August 27, 2008 1:33:50 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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It's another crowded week at the ticket window, with yet again four major releases. The list includes Bobby-Priyanka's CHAMKU, the Tusshar-Raima starrer C KKOMPANY, MUKHBIIR with Samir Dattani and the Arjun-Farhan project ROCK ON!! It is but obvious that it will once again be injurious for the health of all the four releases, though the pack leaders are likely to be C KKOMPANY and ROCK ON!!, while CHAMKU and MUKHBIIR will vie for critical acclaim.

Last Friday had a big surprise in store. Though we had said that PHOONK and MAAN GAYE MUGHALL-E-AZAM were going to be the front runners, the flying start of PHOONK was a total surprise. Contrary to all expectations, the horror film opened to excellent houses. And that was the scene not just in one or two centres or a couple of circuits, but all over! With MAAN GAYE MUGHALL-E-AZAM, the companion release of PHOONK, taking a rather poor start, it is not surprising that the multiplexes have increased the shows of the destined to be super-hit, Ram Gopal Varma's 3 crore PHOONK! About the other two releases, the lesser said the better. While MUMBAI MERI JAAN was another example of critical acclaim but no box-office rewards, MY FRIEND GANESHA 2 is an opportunity lost due to some shoddy work. Still all is not lost for the two as MUMBAI MERI JAAN is showing signs of some pick up based on positive feedbacks, while MY FRIEND GANESHA 2 was always going to be a DVD winner, at a later stage.

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Checking out the opening week response of the Amitabh, Salman, Sohail and Priyanka starrer GOD TUSSI GREAT HO, the film suffered on account of weak promotion and wrong release timing. It did pick up in C.P. Berar and Rajasthan but is quite dull elsewhere. The Rumy Jaferi directed film collected 2.20 crores from Bombay, 55 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.70 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 4.65 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.80 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3.20 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 9.30 lakhs from Pune, 2.10 lakhs from Solapur, 1.35 lakhs from Sangli, 75 lakhs from Delhi City, 11 lakhs from Noida, 7.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 16.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 6 lakhs from Agra, 2.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.10 lakhs from Bareilly, 3.25 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 10.15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 6.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.05 lakhs from Panipat, 1.45 lakhs from Guwahati, 17.40 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.35 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.30 lakhs from Amravati, 1.85 lakhs from Akola, 2.20 lakhs from Raipur, 8.85 lakhs from Indore, 1.40 lakhs from Ujjain, 36.20 lakhs from Jaipur, 4.15 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.30 lakhs from Bikaner and 30.50 lakhs from Hyderabad. During its opening week GOD TUSSI GREAT HO has netted a very ordinary 11.50 crores from India and is sure to fail at the box-office. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas with poor grosses of £1, 11,111 from UK and $163,756 (up to 21st August) from US.

Moving on to Yash Raj's Ranbir, Bipasha, Deepika and Minissha starrer, BACHNA AE HASEENO, it scored heavily during the weekend but dropped from the 4th/5th day onwards, once the holidays were over. All the same, it generated impressive shares, especially from the multiplexes and major cities. The Siddharth Anand directed film collected 4.55 crores from Bombay, 1.10 crores from Ahmedabad, 2.65 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 13.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.45 lakhs from Jamnagar, 4.55 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 1.20 lakhs from Adipur, 23.65 lakhs from Pune, 2.65 lakhs from Solapur, 3.10 lakhs from Sangli, 9.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.85 crores from Delhi City, 35.05 lakhs from Noida, 17.45 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 26.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.85 lakhs from Agra, 1.05 lakhs from Bareilly, 5.70 lakhs from Aligarh, 3.70 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 55.20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 16.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.20 lakhs from Panipat, 76.60 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 31.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.75 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.25 lakhs from Amravati, 2.30 lakhs from Akola, 2.30 lakhs from Raipur, 1.50 lakhs from Wardha, 24.50 lakhs from Indore, 1.25 lakhs from Sehore, 4.45 lakhs from Bhopal, 12 lakhs from Jaipur, 4 lakhs (gross) from Ajmer, 3 lakhs from Bikaner, 62.55 lakhs from Hyderabad and 3.80 lakhs from Aurangabad. With the collections coming mainly from the multiplexes, the single screens too put in their bit, though not on the same level. In its opening week, the 19-crore BACHNA AE HASEENO netted a good 21.75 crores from India. The film distributed in all major circuits (and Overseas) by Yash Raj Films distributors, is already an average earner for them but will have to work more to get to a higher status. The film has also grossed a fair £2, 29,926 from UK and a decent $549,394 from the US.

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Vipul Shah's Akshay-Katrina starrer SINGH IS KINNG is extraordinary in North and Overseas (including Pakistan). It did good business in the weekend in other circuits, but fell heavily during the weekdays. During its second week, the Anees Bazmee directed film collected 2.20 crores from Bombay, 58 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.65 lakhs from Valsad, 3.05 lakhs from Mehsana, 2.30 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 7.45 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.80 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3.75 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.50 lakhs from Bhuj, 3.05 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.10 lakhs from Adipur, 14 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Solapur, 1.50 lakhs from Sangli, 7.10 lakhs from Nasik, 2.60 crores from Delhi City, 26 lakhs from Noida, 45 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 16.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 25 lakhs from Lucknow, 13.35 lakhs from Agra, 7.75 lakhs from Varanasi, 3.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 4.35 lakhs from Dehradun, 12.50 lakhs from Meerut, 5 lakhs from Moradabad, 3 lakhs from Bareilly, 3.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 4.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 2 lakhs from Mathura, 1.15 lakhs from Firozabad, 1.35 lakhs from Jhansi, 1.45 lakhs from Khurja, 2.80 lakhs from Muzaffarnagar, 2.40 lakhs from Saharanpur, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13.60 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.05 lakhs from Panipat, 29 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 22 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.80 lakhs from Amravati, 2 lakhs from Akola, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 1.05 lakhs from Sagar, 2.10 lakhs from Sehore, 13.80 lakhs from Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Ujjain, 37 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.85 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.20 lakhs from Bikaner, 32.15 lakhs from Hyderabad and 3.65 lakhs from Aurangabad. During its second week, SINGH IS KING added another 18 crores and has so far netted a huge 61.50 crores from India. The film is now a hit in India (loser in Bihar). SINGH IS KINNG is a super-hit in the Overseas, grossing £11, 75,471 from UK and $1,907,733 (till August 17) from US.

Our last entry of the week is yet again Aamir Khan and PVR Pictures' Abbas Tyrewala directed JAANE TU... YA JAANE NA. The film collected 4.85 lakhs from Bombay, 1 lakh from Ahmedabad, 4.75 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.10 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh from Lucknow, 1.45 lakhs from Gurgaon, and 2.45 lakhs from Hyderabad. With another 40 lakhs, the blockbuster Imran-Genelia starrer has so far netted an extraordinary (for its cost) 55.40 crores from India. The film has also performed admirably in the US grossing $604,037.


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