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Bollywood box-office report of the week

June 25, 2008 1:01:06 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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The coming Friday will see the clash of THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC and THODI LIFE THODA MAGIC! Nothing to be confused about, the Saif-Rani starrer THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC is a Yash Raj venture, directed and co-produced by Kunal Kohli, while THODI LIFE THODA MAGIC is a small budgeted project, featuring Jackie Shroff and Arbaaz Khan. There is also a third release, the 'hat ke' VIA DARJEELING, starring the likes of Kay Kay, Pravin Dabas and Vinay Pathak. While THODI LIFE THODA MAGIC has no chances at all, even Kunal Kohli's co-production with Yash Raj Films, THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC, has very little hype associated with it and is not likely to set the box-office on fire. With some luck VIA DARJEELING may impress at select multiplexes of Metros.

Last Friday saw a not so happy week for Bollywood, as none of the new releases made much of an impact at the ticket window. While Pahlaj Nihalani's KHUSHBOO had a poor opening, Kumar Mangat's HAAL-E-DIL fared better with a dull start. The bright lining is that the performance of the newcomers, especially that of Amita and Adhyayan was noticed and appreciated. The best collections (comparatively) came from Rising Star Entertainment's DE TAALI, but even they are nothing to write home about, despite the presence of stars like Aftab, Ritesh and Ayesha.



After a satisfactory weekend, Priyadarshan's Akshaye-Genelia starrer, MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP, faced a noticable fall from Monday. During the first week the film collected, 1.80 crore from Bombay, 95 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3 lakhs from Patan, 1.60 lakhs from Palanpur, 1.30 lakhs from Deesa, 3 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 13.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 6.55 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 2.15 lakhs from Gandhidham, 14.60 lakhs from Pune, 3.65 lakhs from Solapur, 2.20 lakhs from Sangli, 7.65 lakhs from Nasik, 1.65 crores from Delhi city, 21.65 lakhs from Noida, 11.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 9.20 lakhs from Kanpur, 25.45 lakhs from Lucknow, 6 lakhs (approx) from Agra, 1.45 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.85 lakhs from Meerut, 1.65 lakhs from Bareilly, 4.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 22.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13.70 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.15 lakhs from Panipat, 60 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.40 lakhs from Guwahati, 22.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.40 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.80 lakhs from Amravati, 2.45 lakhs from Akola, 2.25 lakhs from Dhule, 2.60 lakhs Durg, 1.25 lakhs from Bhusawal, 1.60 lakhs from Chandrapur, 20 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Ujjain, 35 lakhs from Jaipur, 3.60 lakhs (gross) from Ajmer, 4.60 lakhs from Bikaner, 47 lakhs (gross) from Hyderabad, 2.10 lakhs from Aurangabad and 4.45 lakhs from Mangalore. During its opening week, MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP has netted a fairly decent 15.85 crores from India and film is already a below average to average fare and with some luck may get to a higher status. MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP is quite stable in UK, having grossed $410,579 so far.

Sikander Kher's second project, SUMMER 2007, turns out to be worse than his first, WOODSTOCK VILLA. The film has pathetic collections to show and could not complete even a week's run at many places. The film collected 6.75 lakhs from Bombay, 2.30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.10 lakhs from Pune, 3.10 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.15 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh from Ghaziabad, 1 lakh (approx) from Lucknow and Nagpur and 1.25 lakhs from Hyderabad. Netting less than 40 lakhs from India in its opening week, SUMMER 2007 turns out to be a supreme disaster.

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The Ram Gopal Varma directed SARKAR RAJ, crashed at many centres in its second week. Distributors of several circuits would lose part of their investment. SARKAR RAJ though is good in Maharashtra. Checking out the numbers, the film collected 1.55 crores from Bombay, 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.55 lakhs from Anand, 12 lakhs from Baroda, 1.05 lakh from Navsari, 1.25 lakhs from Vapi, 1 lakh from Baruch, Bhavnagar, 8.90 lakhs from Surat, 7 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.20 lakhs from Jamnagar, 56.10 lakhs from Pune, 3.25 lakhs from Kohlapur, 2 lakhs from Solapur, 3.65 lakhs from Nasik, 1.40 lakhs from Sangli, 4.60 lakhs from Goa, 3.05 lakhs from Hubli, 71 lakhs from Delhi city, 12.10 lakhs from Noida, 5.45 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.85 lakhs from Kanpur, 9.40 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.25 lakhs from Agra, 2.70 lakhs from Varanasi, 1 lakh from Meerut, 2 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 2.40 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9.20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.10 lakhs from Ludhiana, 19.30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.30 lakhs from Amritsar, 5.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1.05 lakhs from Hissar, 2.45 lakhs from Jammu, 21.50 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.40 lakhs from Guwahati, 11.60 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.10 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.65 lakhs from Amravati, 8.50 lakhs from Indore, 5.90 lakhs from Jaipur, 25.75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad, 37.25 lakhs from Bangalore 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore and 7.75 lakhs from Madras. During its second week SARKAR RAJ took a huge but expected fall of over 70 percent, getting only 6.90 crores from India. The Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya starrer has netted 30.75 crores in two weeks from India and barring Bombay, it is likely to lose in most other circuits. SARKAR RAJ's Overseas run too shows no improvement as it crashes once again and has grossed $909,771 from the US and $693,584 from the UK.

AAMIR has done well and is rock steady at select multiplexes. Taking into account its shoestring budget of only 2 crores, it will turn out be a plus venture. It collected 21 lakhs from Bombay, 1.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.25 lakhs from Pune, 9.20 lakhs from Delhi city, 3 lakhs (approx) from Noida, 3.15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh (approx) from Ludhiana and Nagpur, 1.40 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.85 lakhs from Calcutta and 2 lakhs (approx) from Bangalore. With another 80 lakhs during its second week, the Rajeev Khandelwal starrer has so far netted over 2 crores from India.

Vishesh Films' JANNAT manages to collect some more profit for its distributors. The Kunal Deshmukh directed film collected 3.75 lakhs from Bombay, 3.05 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 5.75 lakhs from Delhi city, 2 lakhs (approx) from Lucknow, 1.10 lakhs from Agra, 2.60 lakhs from Jaipur, 3.20 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.20 lakhs from Aurangabad. The super-hit Emraan -Sonal starrer adds another 75 lakhs and has so far netted a very impressive (for its cost) 32.75 crores in five weeks from India. The film has also done decently in UK, grossing $302, 34.


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