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Bollywood box-office report of the week

December 3, 2008 12:12:03 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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The coming Friday will witness the release of a few small projects, before the big guns start firing from December 12 onwards! The line up has Paresh Rawal's MAHARATHI, Mandira Bedi's MEERABAI NOT OUT, the laugh riot DIL KABADDI and Vinay Pathak's OH, MY GOD!! All the mentioned films are set to fail at the ticket window, barring to an extent the Rahul Bose, Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan starrer DIL KABADDI.

Last Friday's two releases were hit hard by the nightmare of the Bombay mayhem that the entire country witnessed. All the same, the two movies in question went the way we had predicted. While Onir's Sanjay Suri, Sharman Joshi and Chitrangda Singh starrer, SORRY BHAI, was a non–starter from the first show itself, Abhay Deol's OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! fared better, though there is not much to write home about! But as we file this report, we hear that SORRY BHAI is in a very sorry state as shows had to be cancelled due to lack of audience but OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! has picked up noticeably over the weekend.

As far as Subhash Ghai's Anil, Salman, Katrina and Zayed starrer YUVVRAAJ is concerned, it could not improve its ordinary start, and that reflects in the collections. The film obtained 2.15 crores from Bombay, 60 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.25 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 13.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.75 lakhs from Jamnagar, 4.65 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.20 lakhs from Porbandar, 1.75 lakhs from Gandhidham, 3 lakhs from Solapur, 6.25 lakhs from Nasik, 1.20 crores from Delhi city, 17.50 lakhs from Noida, 11.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 16.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.35 lakhs from Agra, 2.60 lakhs from Allahabad, 21.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 7.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.10 lakhs from Guwahati, 16.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 16.05 lakhs from Indore, 26 lakhs from Jaipur, 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.65 lakhs from Bikaner, 61.30 lakhs from Hyderabad and 3.65 lakhs from Aurangabad. During the first week YUVVRAAJ netted a very ordinary 12.50 crores from India. Given the fact that EROS International had procured the film for a huge sum, it looks impossible that YUVVRAAJ can recover from here, as it has also been rejected in the Overseas, grossing $288,261 from UK and $502,140 from the US. Needless to add that YUVVRAAJ is a big flop.

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In its second week, Karan Johar's Tarun Mansukhani directed DOSTANA dropped at most places but is comparatively better in big cities like Bombay, Delhi , Calcutta and Bangalore though the fall is also quite significant here. The film collected 2.15 crores from Bombay, 28.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.75 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3.75 lakhs from Nasik, 1.10 crores from Delhi city, 21 lakhs from Noida, 9 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 14 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.35 lakhs from Agra, 25.40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Faridabad, 50 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 13.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.10 lakhs from Akola, 8 lakhs from Indore, 3.35 lakhs from Bhopal, 9 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 38.35 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.85 lakhs from Aurangabad. With another 10 crores, DOSTANA has netted 37–38 crores in two weeks from India. The Abhishek, John, Priyanka and Kirron starrer is now touching an average status. DOSTANA is a big hit in the Overseas, grossing $1,332,588 from UK and $999,033 from the US.

Checking out DASVIDANIYA, the Vinay–Neha starrer crashed badly, collecting 4 lakhs from Bombay, 1.10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.20 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Gurgaon and 5 lakhs from Hyderabad. With another 40 lakhs DASVIDANIYA has netted 1.60 crores in two weeks from India and has unfortunately failed in India.

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Moving on to Rajshri's EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI, though a few ill–informed sources have already declared it a flop, the film is being released in a big way at the multiplexes only now! Just for records, EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI has netted well in excess of 2 crores till its third week from India and its collections will show an upward trend as a result of its multiplex run from this week.

The collections of Rohit Shetty's GOLMAAL RETURNS are fast diminishing. The film collected 11 lakhs from Bombay, 2.65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.05 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.30 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.05 lakhs from Indore and 1.25 lakhs from Aurangabad. Netting 55 lakhs in its fourth week, GOLMAAL RETURNS has so far netted about 54 crores from India. GOLMAAL RETURNS is an above average fare in India and has grossed a decent $529,221 from UK.

Our last entry of the week is Madhur Bhandarkar's FASHION and it is on its last legs. During the week FASHION collected 5 lakhs from Bombay, 3.10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.05 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.30 lakhs from Noida, 1.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.60 lakhs from Nagpur and 2.20 lakhs from Hyderabad. Adding another 40 lakhs, FASHION has netted around 28.90 crores in four weeks from India. Given the associated release costs, FASHION is an above average fare. The film though has failed in the Overseas.


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