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Bollywood box-office report of the week

October 15, 2008 7:12:43 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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The coming Friday will see the release of composer–singer Himesh Reshammiya's second film as an actor, KARZZZZ, and Aron Govil's Jagmohan Mundhra directed SHOOT ON SIGHT. There is no competition really as the Satish Kaushik directed remake of the Subhash Ghai classic, KARZ, in its new 'avatar', KARZZZZ, will take a good start, especially at the single screens. However, what must be kept in mind is that unlike Himesh's low budget AAP KA SURROOR, his latest venture KARZZZZ has been procured at quite a stiff price and so just a good weekend run will not do the job this time around. The other release, the Naseeruddin Shah starrer, SHOOT ON SIGHT, is not expected to achieve anything at the ticket window.

As we had predicted in our last column, the open week and the Salman Khan song helped HELLO towards achieving a good start. Some of the crowd that thronged the cinemas was also under the misimpression that both Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif had full–fledged roles in the Atul Agnihotri directed film. Released at 73 cinemas of Bombay and suburbs thru Percept Picture Company and SPE Films India Pvt. Ltd., in association with Mirah Entertainment, the opening was fair in the multiplexes. Outside of Bombay the opening in multiplexes of big cities was very good. Trade feels that on the whole, HELLO will work in the multiplexes of the big cities but will fail to entice the audience in smaller towns and 'C' class centres. A major chunk of its theatrical revenues will come from cities like Bombay, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Calcutta, Gurgaon, Indore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and the likes. Keeping its modest budget in mind and the impressive start that it has taken in the cities, HELLO should keep its distributors happy, given that its satellite rights would also fetch a decent price. The film has however been rejected totally in the Overseas, grossing a pathetic £20,013 from UK.

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The sad failure of DRONA has sent shock waves through the trade and industry. After a good first day the film kept on falling badly as the week progressed. Checking out the numbers, the Goldie Behl directed DRONA collected 2 crores from Bombay, 33.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.15 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3.20 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 6.15 lakhs from Pune, 2.15 lakhs from Solapur, 2.45 lakhs from Nasik, 6.15 lakhs from Pune, 75.20 lakhs from Delhi City, 12.45 lakhs from Noida, 10.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4 lakhs from Kanpur, 19 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Agra, 2.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Meerut, 2.20 lakhs from Bareilly, 4.05 lakhs from Aligarh, 3 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 8.70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.65 lakhs from Panipat, 1.65 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.85 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore, 37 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.70 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.35 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.55 lakhs from Bikaner, 35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Nanded and 1.35 lakhs from Mangalore. Netting around 11 crores in its opening week from India, DRONA looks like heading for disaster. The film presented by EROS International, is said to have cost the corporate around 45 crores. Rough estimates (as per a leading trade journal) put the expected loss at 30 crores. The Abhishek, Priyanka and Kay Kay starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas grossing an ordinary £153,101 from UK and a somewhat better $443,816 from US.

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As we had indicated last week, the collections of KIDNAP started dropping from the second day itself and were quite dull even on Sunday. Checking out the numbers, film collected 3.50 crores from Bombay, 70.35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 30 lakhs from Surat, 3.25 lakhs from Nadiad, 8.15 lakhs from Anand, 23 lakhs from Baroda, 2.05 lakhs from Navsari, 7.60 lakhs from Bharuch, 2.70 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 3.26 lakhs from Mehsana, 3.25 lakhs from Vapi, 2.75 lakhs from Valsad, 13.70 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.05 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.40 lakhs from Junagarh, 4.65 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.87 lakhs from Gandhidham, 88.65 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Kohlapur, 4.45 lakhs from Solapur, 1.10 lakhs from Satara, 3.65 lakhs from Sangli, 10.15 lakhs from Nasik, 1.40 lakhs from Malegaon, 2.30 lakhs from Ahmednagar, 16.45 lakhs from Goa, 4 lakhs from Hubli, 3.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.75 crores from Delhi City, 27.45 lakhs from Noida, 36 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13.80 lakhs from Kanpur, 31.70 lakhs from Lucknow, 10 lakhs from Agra, 9.75 lakhs from Varanasi, 3.10 lakhs from Allahabad, 3 lakhs from Dehradun, 12.40 lakhs from Meerut, 5.30 lakhs from Moradabad, 2.30 lakhs from Bareilly, 3 lakhs from Aligarh, 5.15 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 2.15 lakhs from Muzaffarnagar, 21.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 7 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 1 crore from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 16.05 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.20 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 40 lakhs from Jaipur, 4.15 lakhs from Jodhpur, 4.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 68.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5.20 lakhs from Aurangabad , 5.45 lakhs from Mangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Warangal. Netting around 19.50 crores in its opening week from India, KIDNAP may not have fared as badly as DRONA but it nevertheless entailed losses to the Indian Film Company, which acquired its worldwide rights from Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited. The Sanjay Gadhvi directed Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan and Minissha Lamba starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas, though its decent in the UK grossing £330,179.

Nandita Das's RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is a poor show collecting 5.75 lakhs from Bombay and 3.15 lakhs from Delhi City. Collecting less than 20 lakhs from India in its opening week, RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is a disaster.

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Shyam Benegal's WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR managed another decent week, collecting 15.40 lakhs from Bombay, 1.30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.75 lakhs from Delhi City, 1.35 lakhs from Noida, 2.30 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.60 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.85 lakhs from Hyderabad. Accumalating another 65 lakhs, WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR has netted 10.50 crores in three weeks from India. The Shreyas–Amrita starrer is now a semi–hit from India.

Vikram Bhatt's 1920 is on its last legs, collecting 2.75 lakhs from Bombay, 2.35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.05 lakhs from Delhi City, 1.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.40 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.05 lakhs from Warangal. Adding another 30 lakhs, 1920 has netted around 10.75 crores in four weeks and is now a semi–hit from India.

Neeraj Pandey's A WEDNESDAY continues to perform consistently, though on the lower side. The film collected 21.75 lakhs from Bombay, 5.35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8.05 lakhs from Delhi City, 1.35 lakhs from Noida, 1.70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.40 lakhs from Nagpur and 4 lakhs from Hyderabad. Adding another 85 lakhs, the low budget A WEDNESDAY has so far netted 10.70 crores in five weeks from India. The Naseer and Anupam starrer is more than a clean hit from India.

Abhishek Kapoor's ROCK ON!! seems to be ending its run from India. The movie obtained 4 lakhs from Bombay, 1.45 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.75 lakhs from Delhi City and 2 lakhs from Hyderabad. With an additional 35 lakhs in its sixth week, ROCK ON!! has so far netted an impressive 27.10 crores from India. The Arjun, Farhan and Prachi starrer is a super–hit from India.



 
 

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