October 8, 2010 03:57:48 PM IST glamsham editorial
ANJAANA ANJAANI, KHICHDI-THE MOVIE and ROBOT
Last Friday's two releases, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra's ANJAANA ANJAANI and the Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai starrer ROBOT went the expected way. ANJAANA ANJAANI saw a good start at city multiplexes but it was average at single screens. Trade predicts a not so rosy picture (after the good weekend) for the Siddharth Anand directed flick. The film has done decent to good business in the Overseas grossing £181,428 from UK and $517,608 from US, during the opening weekend (1-3 October).
Meanwhile Shankar's ENDHIRAN and ENTHIRAN -THE ROBOT has done extra ordinary business in South (Tamil and Telugu), while the Hindi version ROBOT saw an average start, though trade expects a pick up. In the Overseas ENTHIRAN, ENTHIRAN -THE ROBOT and ROBOT have jointly smashed the opening weekend records of even films like 3 IDIOTS and MY NAME IS KHAN in the US. The film (Tamil & Hindi) has grossed £ 339, 071 from UK and a whopping $ 2,166,178 from US (all three versions combined), during the opening weekend (1-3 October). The last release KHICHDI -THE MOVIE could not come anywhere near the popularity of the serial. In fact it turned out to be a good experimental attempt that turned horribly wrong (despite the uniform critical acclaim) for it's distributors, barring Gujarat, putting a question mark on the viability of such projects in the future.