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Bollywood box-office report of the week : 1 june 2012

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The coming week will see the release of UTV Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions' ROWDY RATHORE. Directed by Prabhu Dheva the Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer is expected to embark on a big start. The opening at the single screens is especially expected to be historic.

Having said that, the film will have to sustain (after a predictable bumper weekend), at least till the second weekend, to be able to achieve a hit status. Chances are that it will!

All the releases of last Friday – RAKHTBEEJ, MLA, ARJUN – THE WARRIOR PRINCE, YEH KHULA AASMAAN, CHUTKI BAJAA KE and LOVE RECIPE- have failed to achieve anything at the ticket window. Even the animated ARJUN, which showed some promise initially, flattered to deceive.

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In fact it was the 'small' release of the week before, the animated CHHOTA BHEEM, that had the bigger releases trembling, as it netted a praiseworthy 2.25 crore from India during the opening week, and becoming a surprise success!

It was obvious from the first day that RGV's Amitabh, Dutt and Rana starrer, DEPARTMENT, had been rejected by the audience, and the same was confirmed as the film collected 1.80 crore from Bombay, 60 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 31.20 lakhs from Surat, 17.50 lakhs from Baroda, 14.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 46 lakhs from Pune, 9 lakhs from Nasik, 4.65 lakhs from Goa, 4 lakhs from Belgaum , 75 lakhs from Delhi city, 10.25 lakhs from Noida, 7.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10 lakhs from Kanpur, 6.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 8.50 lakhs from Agra, 5 lakhs from Allahabad, 11.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 21.55 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 10.70 lakhs from Nagpur, 9 lakhs from Raipur, 13.25 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.25 lakhs from Gwalior, 5.70 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.35 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 3.70 lakhs from Kota, 3.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 61 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6.75 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 13.20 lakhs from Bangalore, 3.50 lakhs from Vijayawada and 1.65 lakhs from Madras.

Netting around 12 crores during the opening week from India, DEPARTMENT is a disaster. The film has also been rejected in the overseas grossing ?21,000 from UK and $90,000 from the US till the second weekend (25-27 May).

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Meanwhile Yash Raj Films' Arjun-Parineeti starrer, ISHAQZAADE, saw a rock steady second week as it collected 1.75 crore from Bombay, 50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 9.65 lakhs from Surat, 13.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived) , 9 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 8.50 lakhs from Nasik, 4.50 lakhs from Goa, 3 lakhs from Belgaum , 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 20.50 lakhs from Noida, 17.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 22.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 6 lakhs from Agra, 6.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 26 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.20 lakhs from Faridabad, 10.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 3 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 35.50 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 18 lakhs from Nagpur, 11.50 lakhs from Raipur, 18.20 lakhs from Indore, 5 lakhs from Gwalior, 10 lakhs from Bhopal, 25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived) , 4.20 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 5.65 lakhs from Kota, 1.35 lakhs from Udaipur, 21 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 22 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Vijayawada, and 2.20 lakhs from Visakhapatnam.

Adding another 12 crores, ISHAQZAADE has netted 37.50 crores in two weeks from India and is a hit plus for the makers, who are also the distributors.

Moving on, Kunal Deshmukh's Emraan, Randeep and Eesha starrer, JANNAT 2, managed a decent third week as it collected 10 lakhs from Bombay, 10.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.50 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 3.15 lakhs from Rajkot, 1 lakh from Pune, 1 lakh from Nasik, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.25 lakhs from Noida, 2.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 3 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.15 lakhs from Agra, 1.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.10 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.35 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Raipur, 4 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 6.20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 1.75 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1 lakh from Aurangabad.

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Adding another 1.75 crores, JANNAT 2 has netted 43.50 crores in three weeks from India and is a semi-hit. The film though has disappointed in the overseas grossing ?104,500 from UK till the fourth weekend (25-27 May).

Concluding with Ayushmann Khurrana's VICKY DONOR, the film saw another good week as it collected 40 lakhs from Bombay, 6.15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Surat, 3 lakhs from Baroda, 5 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs from Nasik, 60 lakhs from Delhi city, 7.50 lakhs from Noida, 4 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.55 lakhs from Lucknow, 11.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4.35 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Raipur, 4 lakhs from Indore, 1.65 lakhs from Bhopal, 6.60 lakhs from Jaipur, 6.50 lakhs from Hyderabad and 16.50 lakhs from Bangalore.

With an additional 2.25 crores during its latest outing, VICKY DONOR has netted 38 crores in five weeks from India and is a super hit. The film has also done wonderfully in the overseas (especially US), grossing ?100,000 from UK and $450,000 from the Uk.

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