This Friday's new releases include Nikhil Advani's PATIALA HOUSE, Gipsy Films And Shethia Audio Video Productions' AASHIQUI.IN and the Ganesh Acharya directed ANGEL. One does not have to be a Nostradamus to predict that the front runner is going to be the Akshay-Anushka starrer PATIALA HOUSE. However, the film does not feature Akshay Kumar in his audience pleasing role, which means that it will not take the usual flying start (associated with Akshay) and will begin on a somewhat sedate note. But, if the contents are good PATIALA HOUSE will pick up by the day. The film is also expected to do well in the Overseas, especially in UK and Canada.
Last week saw multiple releases in the form of YEH SAALI ZINDAGI, UNITED SIX, UTT PATAANG and the coloured version of Dev Anand's classic HUM DONO. As expected the front runner was the Sudhir Mishra directed YEH SAALI ZINDAGI, though the start was quite ordinary. The film did see a positive growth (at the multiplexes) as the weekend progressed and it will be interesting to see if the 9-10 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) YSZ gets into the profit zone. None of the other releases including the Dev Anand starrer managed even a half decent start.
Moving on, the start of Madhur Bhandarkar's DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI was not great but the film picked up noticeably as the days progressed resulting in a healthy weekend. Once again the film could not sustain during the weekdays and collected 2.50 crores from Bombay (collections from 63 cinemas unreceived), 90 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 16.20 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Vapi (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Palanpur , 1.50 lakhs from Patan, 13.50 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Solapur, 2.35 lakhs from Sangli, 11.60 lakhs from Nasik, 10.25 lakhs from Goa, 5.40 lakhs from Hubli, 7.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.25 crores from Delhi city, 30.25 lakhs from Noida, 25.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 17.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 26.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Agra, 8 lakhs from Allahabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.35 lakhs from Bijnore, 5 lakhs from Meerut, 1.20 lakhs from Moradabad, 3 lakhs from Aligarh, 4.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 1.20 lakhs from Mathura, 47 lakhs from Gurgaon, 17.20 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.65 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5 lakhs from Panipat, 17.35 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3 lakhs from Zirakpur, 9 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.65 lakhs from Ambala, 7 lakhs from Ludhiana, 4.50 lakhs from Patiala, 4.25 lakhs from Amritsar (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Pathankot, 40 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Siliguri, 4.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.10 lakhs from Dibrugarh, 29 lakhs from Nagpur, 9.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.55 lakhs from Amravati, 3 lakhs from Akola, 2.25 lakhs from Dhule, 16 lakhs from Raipur, 3 lakhs from Durg, 1 lakh from Chhindwara, 2 lakhs from Wardha, 1 lakh from Khandwa, 21.75 lakhs from Indore (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 3.20 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 42 lakhs from Jaipur, 3.50 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.65 lakhs from Bikaner, 10.50 lakhs from Kota, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.25 lakhs from Nanded, 5.75 lakhs from Latur, 3.75 lakhs from Gulbarga, 50 lakhs from Bangalore, 7 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Davangere, 3 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam, 3 lakhs from Madras, 1 lakh from Coimbatore and 1.35 lakhs from Kochi. During the week, DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI netted a below par 21 crore. But given the fact that the film has been sold at a reasonable price of 13 crores to the distributors, the Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi starrer is likely to get into the profit zone. DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI though has not been graced in the Overseas with a poor gross of ?42,209 from UK till the second weekend (4-6 February).
Checking out Kiran Rao's DHOBI GHAT, after an ordinary first week the collections plummeted by nearly 90 percent in the second. The film collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 24 cinemas unreceived), 3.20 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Pune, 1.20 lakhs from Goa, 16 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.50 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 8 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.65 lakhs from Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 11 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Madras (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived). Adding a further 1.40 crores, DHOBI GHAT has netted around 14.40 crores in two weeks from India. The theatrical run of the Aamir-Prateik starrer has been rather disappointing. Having said that, the 11 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) DHOBI GHAT has been distributed worldwide by the makers and so once the non-theatrical rights are accounted for the film will be profitable for the producers. The Aamir-Prateik starrer has performed quite decently in the Overseas (especially US), grossing ?223,942 from UK and $566,379 from US till its third weekend (4-6 February).
Despite the new releases, Samir Karnik's YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is still managing to get good numbers. The film collected 35 lakhs from Bombay, 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 2.20 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Jamnagar, 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Pune, 1.35 lakhs from Nasik, 35 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.75 lakhs from Noida, 4.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.25 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.50 lakhs from Agra, 1 lakh from Allahabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Meerut, 1 lakh from Bareilly (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Gorakhpur, 6.20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.20 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.20 lakhs from Panipat, 4 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Zirakpur, 5 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.10 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3.50 lakhs from Patiala, 4 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.50 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.35 lakhs from Amravati, 1 lakh from Akola, 2.35 lakhs from Raipur, 1 lakh from Khandwa, 5.55 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Sehore, 1.25 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 13 lakhs from Jaipur, 3 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.10 lakhs from Ajmer, 3 lakhs from Bikaner, 1.55 lakhs from Kota and 2 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived). With another 3.50 crores during its latest run, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWAANA has netted a good 53 crores in three weeks from India. The Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby starrer is a good hit. The film has also done wonderfully in the Overseas grossing ?523,814 from UK till the fourth weekend (4-6 February) and $971,240 from US.
After a highly successful run NO ONE KILLED JESSICA is ending its cinema tenure. The film collected 6.25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 6 cinemas unrecieved), 3 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Pune, 10 lakhs from Delhi city, 2 lakhs from Noida, 1.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.20 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Hyderabad and 3.10 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding a further 60 lakhs, NO ONE KILLED JESSICA has netted an impressive 29.60 crores in four weeks from India. The Rani-Vidya starrer is a clear hit. The film has also done quite well in the Overseas grossing ?181,236 from UK and $440,000 from US.