This week will witness one of the most anticipated release(s) of the second half of the year, Imtiaz Ali’s Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer JAB HARRY MET SEJAL. The other film slated for release is JAR Picture’s noir thriller, GURGAON starring Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna and Pankaj Tripathi. Needless to add that the front runner by a long margin will be JHMJ, which is likely to embark on a good start, both in India and overseas.
Checking out the premier release of last week, Anees Bazmee’s Anil-Arjun Kapoor starrer MUBARAKAN, after a decent opening day the film picked up beautifully peaking on Sunday netting 23-24 crore during its opening weekend from India, which given the current box-office scenario, is quite praiseworthy. Having said that, the film will have to give way to SRK’s JAB HARRY MET SEJAL which would definitely hamper its prospects and so it will not be able to achieve its full potential. MUBARAKAN is alright in the overseas grossing $1.35 with £105,000 from UK and $310,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (28-30 July).
The other releases of the same week, Madhur Bhandarkar directed INDU SARKAR, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s RAAG DESH and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ BAARAT COMPANY, failed to impress at the ticket counter, despite the first two mentioned films getting some good reviews.
Coming to the last week’s premier release, the Sabbir Khan directed Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhi Agarwal starrer MUNNA MICHAEL, the film managed a decent week collecting 2.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 40 lakhs from Surat, 16 lakhs from Baroda, 10 lakhs from Rajkot, 50 lakhs from Pune, 10.50 lakhs from Nasik, 18 lakhs from Goa, 2.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.85 crore from Delhi city, 41 lakhs from Noida, 50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 35.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 60 lakhs from Lucknow , 30 lakhs from Agra, 15 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.55 lakhs from Aligarh, 13.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 20.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5.50 lakhs from Panipat, 10 lakhs from Chandigarh, 6.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.50 lakhs from Patiala, 7.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 8.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.55 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.25 lakhs from Ambala, 1.55 lakhs from Jammu, 40 lakhs from Calcutta, 5.35 lakhs from Siliguri, 18.20 lakhs from Patna, 5.55 lakhs from Dhanbad, 15.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 4.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 6.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 20 lakhs from Nagpur, 25.75 lakhs from Raipur, 40 lakhs from Indore, 7.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 70 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 10.75 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 13.25 lakhs from Kota, 10 lakhs from Udaipur, 65 lakhs from Hyderabad, 12 lakhs from Aurangabad, 50 lakhs from Bangalore, 4 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Mysore, 2.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 4.50 lakhs from Madras and 5 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 31.50 crore during the opening week from India, MUNNA MICHAEL has a rough road ahead at the box-office.
Meanwhile, after a not so great opening week (46 crore) the Anurag Basu directed Ranbir-Katrina starrer JAGGA JASOOS crashed in the second week collecting 1.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 18.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 9.50 lakhs from Surat, 6.15 lakhs from Baroda, 5 lakhs from Rajkot, 40 lakhs from Pune, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 4.15 lakhs from Goa, 1 lakh from Belgaum, 80 lakhs from Delhi city, 24 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 15 lakhs from Lucknow , 2.75 lakhs from Agra, 3.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.25 lakhs from Dehradun, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 7.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 7.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.25 lakhs from Patiala, 2.55 lakhs from Amritsar, 3.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 60 lakhs from Calcutta, 5.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 5.25 lakhs from Patna, 2 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 3.20 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Gwalior, 5 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 2.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Ajmer, 1 lakh from Bikaner, 1.75 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 45 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.55 lakhs from Mangalore and 1 lakh from Mysore. Adding another 9 crore, JAGGA JASOOS has netted 55 crore in two weeks from India and has failed at the box-office. JAGGA JASOOS has also been rejected in the overseas grossing £195,000 from UK and $855,000 from the US, till the third weekend (28-30 July).
Concluding with Boney Kapoor’s Sridevi , Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin starrer MOM, the film added another 2 crore plus, thus netting 35 crore in three weeks from India and is a below average fare after accounting for the non-theatrical rights.