This week will witness multiple releases in the form of Bejoy Nambiar's DAVID, Kamal Haasan's VISHWAROOP (dubbed), legend Asha Bhosle's screen debut MAI…, the delayed Govinda-Priyanka starrer DEEWANA MAIN DEEWANA and the Farooque, Deepti and Swara starrer, LISTEN… AMAYA, along with some smaller films. From the bunched releases it is likely to be VISHAWAROOP, DAVID and LISTEN…AMAYA (thanks to some great promotion and Farooque-Deepti magic!) that will vie for top honours. What must be kept in mind is the fact that Abbas-Mustan's RACE 2 will still put up a stiff competition for the new releases.
Last week saw the release of the Abbas-Mustan directed, RACE 2, and by and large the film embarked on a superb start setting the box-office on fire. After a big first day, in the range of 15 crore (approx), RACE 2 picked up further on Republic day, and finally ended the weekend netting in excess of 47 crore (to be validated) from India, both new records for Saif Ali Khan. The film is likely to end the first week netting (and surpassing RACE!) in excess of 65 crore from India, and is all set to be the first major success of 2013. The Anil, Saif, John, Deepika and Jaqueline starrer has also seen an impressive run in the overseas, grossing ?356,250 from UK and $970,000 from the US during the opening weekend (25-27 January).
The two other releases of the week, MAIN KRISHNA HOON (animated) and AKAASH VANI could not match up to the RACE 2 onslaught and have failed.
Checking out Sudhir Mishra's INKAAR, after an ordinary weekend, the film saw a poor run during the weekdays. During the first week INKAAR collected 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8.50 lakhs from Surat, 9.50 lakhs from Baroda, 3 lakhs from Rajkot, 35 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 4 lakhs from Goa, 1.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 20 lakhs from Noida, 11 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6 lakhs from Kanpur, 12.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.15 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Meerut, 30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Panipat, 5 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 4 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 1.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1 lakh from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 4.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Jabalpur, 8 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5.75 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Ajmer, 3.75 lakhs from Kota, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.50 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1 .50 lakhs from Madras and 1 lakh from Kochi. During the opening week INKAAR has netted around 8.75 crore from India. The Arjun-Chitrangda starrer has failed at the box-office.
Moving on, Sachiin Joshi's MUMBAI MIRROR saw a poor run as it collected 35 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Surat, 1.50 lakhs from Baroda, 3.35 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.50 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 lakh from Noida, 1.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 1.50 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Kota, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad and 1.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting around 1.70 crore during the opening week, MUMBAI MIRROR is a trade disaster.
The other release of the week, Aditya Om's BANDOOK, is a washout.
Meanwhile the collections of Vishal Bhardwaj's MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA crashed by 75 percent in the second week as the film collected 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), l5 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Surat, 4.50 lakhs from Baroda, 2.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 12.50 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 1.15 crore from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 11.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 7.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 12 lakhs from Lucknow, 2 lakhs from Agra, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Meerut, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 21 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.50 lakhs from Panipat, 4.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 3.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakh from Bhatinda, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Dhanbad, 1.55 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 4 lakhs from Jabalpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 7 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.55 lakhs from Bikaner, 3.75 lakhs from Kota, 3.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 16 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Aurangabad, 20 lakhs from Bangalore and 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam. Adding another 8 crore, MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA has netted 40 crore in two weeks from India. The Shabana, Pankaj, Imran and Anushka starrer is a below average fare.
MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA has also under-performed (better in US) in the overseas, grossing ?155,300 from UK and $440,000 from the US.
Concluding with Aditya Datt's TABLE NO.21, the film is ending it's creditable run and collected 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 1 lakh from Rajkot, 2.50 lakhs from Pune, 5.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 lakh from Noida, 2 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Raipur, 1 lakh from Jaipur and 1 lakh from Bangalore. With another 75 lakhs, TABLE NO. 21 has netted 12.75 crore in three weeks from India. The Paresh, Rajeev and Tena starrer is an average fare.