The coming Friday will see multiple releases, Farhan Akhtar’s ROCK ON !! 2 , Rohnit Roy’s DONGRI KA RAJA and the erotica ISHQ JUNOON etc. Needless to add that the front runner is going out be the Excel Entertainment venture ROCK ON!! 2, sequel to the highly successful ROCK ON. From the remaining releases DONGRI KA RAJA may see limited appeal in the Mumbai-Maharashtra belt while ISHQ JUNOON will find patronage from the fans of it’s genre!!
All the releases of last Friday, MAHAYODDHA RAM (animation), 2016- THE END and ABHISHAP KAMASUTRA KA failed miserably at the box-office . In fact it was the Hollywood film, DR.STRANGE and the Marathi venture VENTILATOR which fared the best.
Moving on to the first Diwali release, the Karan Johar directed Aishwarya, Ranbir and Anushka starrer, AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL, the film saw a good opening week as it collected 10.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 3.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 72.15 lakhs from Baroda, 70 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.50 crore from Pune, 42.50 lakhs from Goa, 11 lakhs from Belgaum, 7.25 crore from Delhi city, 1.50 crore from Noida, 1 crore from Ghaziabad, 60 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.15 crore from Lucknow, 25 lakhs from Agra, 23 lakhs from Allahabad, 43.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.75 crore from Gurgaon, 67.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 7.75 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 15.50 lakhs from Panipat, 65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 41.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 36.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 52.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 11.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 7.20 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Shimla, 5 lakhs from Jammu, 2.65 crore from Calcutta, 30 lakhs from Patna, 13.65 lakhs from Dhanbad, 20 lakhs from Ranchi, 23.65 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 9 lakhs from Guwahati, 60 lakhs from Nagpur, 50.50 lakhs from Raipur, 90 lakhs from Indore, 20 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 70 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1.50 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Jodhpur, 22.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 11.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 21.25 lakhs from Kota, 28.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 2.50 crore from Hyderabad, 23.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 3.55 crore from Bangalore, 20 lakhs from Mangalore, 20.15 lakhs from Mysore, 15.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 15.65 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 20 lakhs from Madras, 4 lakhs from Coimbatore and 21.75 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 80 crore during the first week from India, AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL (with a 92 crore all inclusive budget), is all set to be hit, if not more, provided it shows a stable run during the coming weeks. The film is an overseas super hit, second only to SULTAN in 2016 grossing $10.25m with £1,150,000 from UK and $3,625,000 from the US, till the second weekend (4-6 November).
Concluding with the second Diwali release, producer-director-actor Ajay Devgn’s SHIVAAY, the film saw a decent performance (given the big competition) collecting 6.65 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 3 crore from Ahmedabad, 65 lakhs from Baroda, 71 lakhs from Rajkot, 2 crore from Pune, 23.35 lakhs from Goa, 6.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.50 crore from Delhi city, 72.65 lakhs from Noida, 75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 50 lakhs from Kanpur, 1 crore from Lucknow, 20 lakhs from Agra, 20.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 33.55 lakhs from Dehradun, 75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 43.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 13.50 lakhs from Panipat, 36.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 22.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 22.55 lakhs from Amritsar, 32.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 11 lakhs from Bhatinda, 5 lakhs from Ambala, 1.75 lakhs from Shimla, 3.25 lakhs from Jammu, 1 crore from Calcutta, 24.55 lakhs from Patna, 10.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 15.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 12.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 4.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 35 lakhs from Nagpur, 50.25 lakhs from Raipur, 85 lakhs from Indore, 15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1.75 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 27 lakhs from Jodhpur, 24.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 8.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 23.50 lakhs from Kota, 26 lakhs from Udaipur, 65 lakhs from Hyderabad, 25.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.50 crore from Bangalore, 8 lakhs from Mangalore, 8 lakhs from Vijayawada, 8 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 9 lakhs from Madras, 2.15 lakhs from Coimbatore and 8 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 65 crore during the opening week from India, SHIVAAY has to show strong legs during the coming weeks, given the heavy all India procurement price (Narendra Hirawat – 70 crore). The film has unfortunately been rejected in the overseas (better in the US) grossing £85,000 from UK and $595,000 from the US, till the second weekend (4-6 November).