This Friday’s prominent Hindi release is Balaji Motion Pictures’ Ayushmann Khurrana-Nusrat Bharucha starrer, DREAM GIRL. The film is all set to embark on a very good start as it is carrying excellent reports and its trailers, songs have been loved by the public.
Moreover, Ayushmann’s films are having a dream run at the box-office. Other movies listed for release are Sudeep and Suneil Shetty’s dubbed PEHLWAAN and Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chaddha’s SECTION 375 and both are expected to play second fiddle to DREAM GIRL.
Checking out last week’s major release, Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sushant Singh Rajput starrer CHHICHHORE, the film went from strength-to-strength netting 35 crore during the opening week and saw rock steady weekdays run and looks set to go past 65 crore mark during the first week. As things stand, CHHICHHORE is staring at a super hit status, given the reasonable (50 crore) budget.
CHHICHHORE has also impressed in the overseas grossing $1.45m with £102,000 from UK and $615,000 from the US during the opening weekend (6-8 September).
Coming to BAAHUBALI hero Prabhas’ action thriller, SAAHO(Hindi), the film rocked the box-office collecting 6.85 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.75 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.50 crore from Surat, 46 lakhs from Baroda, 1.25 crore from Rajkot, 2.50 crore from Pune, 20.25 lakhs from Nasik, 54.50 lakhs from Goa, 17.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 7.75 crore from Delhi city, 2.25 crore from Noida, 1.75 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.25 crore from Kanpur, 2.75 crore from Lucknow, 1.25 crore from Agra, 54.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 35.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 31.25 lakhs from Dehradun, 2 crore from Gurgaon, 90 lakhs from Faridabad, 11.75 lakhs from Kurukshtera, 11.50 lakhs from Panipat, 17 lakhs from Chandigarh, 8.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 14.75 lakhs from Patiala, 32.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 26 lakhs from Ludhiana, 17 lakhs from Bhatinda, 10.75 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Shimla, 16.50 lakhs from Jammu, 2.25 crore from Calcutta, 4.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 34.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 44.50 lakhs from Patna, 21.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 33.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 1 crore from Bhubaneshwar, 24.55 lakhs from Guwahati, 21.25 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 30 lakhs from Nagpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 42 lakhs from Raipur(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 crore from Indore, 45 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 75 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.75 crore from Jaipur(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 48 lakhs from Jodhpur, 30 lakhs from Ajmer, 14.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 33.25 lakhs from Kota, 20 lakhs from Udaipur, 80 lakhs from Hyderabad, 55 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.25 crore from Bangalore, 8.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 12.50 lakhs from Mysore, 5.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 5.75 lakhs from Madras and 2 lakhs from Coimbatore.
Netting 115 crore during the opening week from India SAAHO (Hindi) is all set to be a hit fare. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about its run-down South. SAAHO has performed well in the overseas (good in US) grossing £275,000 from UK and $310,000,000 from the US till the second weekend (6-8 September).
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s MISSION MANGAL continued being ‘mangalmaye’ at the box-office as it collected 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 14.50 lakhs from Surat, 9 lakhs from Baroda, 6.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 60 lakhs from Pune, 2.50 lakhs from Nasik, 7.75 lakhs from Goa, 2.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.25 crore from Delhi city, 35 lakhs from Noida, 20.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 11 lakhs from Kanpur, 25 lakhs from Lucknow, 20.50 lakhs from Agra, 18.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 21.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 11.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Patiala, 4.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2 lakhs from Jammu, 50 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 7.25 lakhs from Patna, 3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Ranchi, 11.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.75 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 6.50 lakhs from Raipur, 20 lakhs from Indore, 5.25 lakhs from Gwalior, 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Jaipur, 5.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.25 lakhs from Kota, 2.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7.25 lakhs from Aurangabad, 80 lakhs from Bangalore, 2 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.50 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 2.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 2.75 lakhs from Madras. Adding another 15 crore during its third week, MISSION MANGAL has netted 191 crore in three weeks from India and is a super duper hit, given the quite reasonable production cost (35 crore sans Akshay’s remuneration).
The film is superb in the overseas grossing $7.25m with £450,000 from UK and $3,570,000 from the US, till the fourth weekend (6-8 September).
Concluding with the other Independence Day release, John Abraham’s BATLA HOUSE, the film is now ending its successful run as it collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 20 lakhs from Pune, 45 lakhs from Delhi city, 15.50 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 10 lakhs from Jaipur(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Hyderabad and 20 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 4.50 crore BATLA HOUSE has netted 88.50 crore in three weeks from India.
BATLA HOUSE is now a clean hit. The film has not performed well in the overseas, though it has grossed a decent $500,000 from the US.