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Bollywood box-office report of the week

October 10, 2008 1:04:53 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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With the bad taste of the Eid week disappointment still lingering, the action shifts to the Dussehra week. Now that the Nana Patekar starrer HORN OK PLEASSSS has been postponed to 7th November, the second holiday week of October will see an almost open week for Atul Agnihotri's HELLO. And that is good news for the makers as even the song featuring a shirtless Salman Khan is creating a buzz!

After a month of smaller though well executed projects doing very well, the much awaited return of the biggies on Eid turned out to be an anti–climax. The first release, the Goldie Behl directed Jaya, Abhishek, Priyanka and Kay Kay starrer DRONA, released at 86 cinemas of Bombay and suburbs (thru Eros Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.), had quite a good opening. Outside of Bombay the opening was very good in U.P. and fair to good at others. The second release, Sanjay Gadhvi's Dutt, Imran and Minissha starrer KIDNAP, released at 82 cinemas of Bombay (thru Studio 18), had a good opening day. In other circuits the opening was very good in some circuits and ordinary at others. Trade predicted a quick crash to heavy fall for both the movies and the evidence of that was seen on the second day itself as the collections plummeted. In a city like Indore, the collections on Friday were barely 25–40 percent of the collections in the comparable shows on Thursday! In Jodhpur, collections on the second day were 35–55 percent of collections on the opening day. A similar drop was observed in Pune too. The picture was almost similar in other centres and circuits. The trade pundits predict twin failures in the shape of KIDNAP and DRONA. They further add that KIDNAP will see a quick and substantial decline and owing to its high cost DRONA will entail back–breaking losses to all concerned. In the Overseas, the picture was almost similar. While DRONA grossed a so–so $237,647 in US and £117,854 in UK, KIDNAP had a fairly decent £ 243,309 from the UK, all collections for 4–days.

The third release of the week, Nandita Das's RAMCHAND PAKISTANI had a frighteningly weak start in Bombay and was unbelievably dull everywhere. The commercial outcome of the film is almost nil.

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RAFOOCHAKKAR–FUN ON THE RUN turns out to be a runaway debacle and one of the biggest disasters of the year with less than 10 lakhs from India in its opening week

As compared to RAFOOCHAKKAR–FUN ON THE RUN, HARI PUTTAR – A COMEDY OF TERRORS faired less badly! The film collected 36.50 lakhs from Bombay, 12.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Pune, 22.10 lakhs from Delhi City, 4.15 lakhs from Noida, 2.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.10 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.60 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.75 lakhs from Indore, 1.90 lakhs from Jaipur and 3 lakhs from Hyderabad. In its opening week, HARI PUTTAR – A COMEDY OF TERRORS has netted around 1.70 crores and has flopped all over.

After a surprisingly good opening week, WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR managed a decent second one. The film collected 85 lakhs from Bombay, 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 4.75 lakhs from Pune, 1.75 lakhs from Nasik, 33.50 lakhs from Delhi City, 7.20 lakhs from Noida, 6.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.85 lakhs from Kanpur, 5.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.10 lakhs from Meerut, 7.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.75 lakhs from Indore, 3.70 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.20 lakhs from Jodhpur, 5.45 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.20 lakhs from Mangalore. With another 3.35 crores, the Shyam Benegal directed WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR has netted an impressive (for its cost) 9.85 crores in two weeks from India. The reasonably priced Shreyas –Amrita starrer is inching towards a semi–hit status from India.

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Vikram Bhatt's horror flick 1920 continues to trickle in the collections from all parts of India. The film collected 13.15 lakhs from Bombay, 9 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.55 lakhs from Pune, 1.05 lakhs from Nasik, 24 lakhs from Delhi City, 3.60 lakhs from Noida, 3 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.30 lakhs from Kanpur, 4.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 2 lakhs from Agra, 1 lakh from Meerut, 3 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.10 lakhs from Amravati, 2 lakhs from Indore, 1.75 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.75 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.10 lakhs from Mangalore. Netting another 1.65 crores, 1920 has so far accumulated a good 10.40 crores from India. The film is now a semi–hit and that is a great morale booster for Vikram Bhatt.

The Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher starrer A WEDNESDAY is very good at select centres. The week gone by shows the film collecting 55 lakhs from Bombay, 13 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3 lakhs from Pune, 1.30 lakhs from Nasik, 26 lakhs from Delhi City, 5 lakhs from Noida, 1.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.15 lakhs from Indore, and 8 lakhs from Hyderabad. With 2 crores more, A WEDNESDAY has netted 9.85 crores in four weeks from India. The Neeraj Pandey directed A WEDNESDAY is now a clean hit from India.

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With collections mainly coming in from A centres, ROCK ON!! collected 25 lakhs from Bombay, 7 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.05 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.85 lakhs from Pune, 30 lakhs from Delhi City, 5.25 lakhs from Noida, 2.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.45 lakhs from Lucknow, 7 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.15 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.05 lakhs from Mangalore. Adding another 1.75 crores during its latest outing, the Abhishek Kapoor directed ROCK ON!! has netted an excellent 26.75 crores in five weeks from India. The Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai starrer is a super–hit from India.



 
 

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