This Friday will see the release of Shahid-Genelia's CHANCE PE DANCE and the Rajpal Yadav starrer, HELLO…HUM LALLANN BOL RAHE HAIN. Unfortunately despite all its rich look and good cinematic values, Ken Ghosh's CHANCE PE DANCE may just about be an average fare, more so at multiplexes and good cinemas. The fate that awaits the film is also largely due to the fact that the makers have not really promoted the film for reasons best known to them. The other film, HELLO…HUM LALLANN BOL RAHE HAIN will sink without a trace, even with the new numerological additions.
Last week's two releases, Mudassar Aziz's DULHA MIL GAYA and Jugal Hansraj's PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE! have both expectedly failed to appeal to the audience. The opening of the Fardeen, Sushmita and Shah Rukh Khan (extended cameo) starrer DULHA MIL GAYA varied from very weak to poor, while the Priyanka-Uday venture PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE! saw a dull to poor start. Comparatively speaking, the Yash Raj project has performed better than Viveck Vaswani's production. Once again 3 IDIOTS proved to hot for both the new releases to handle. In the Overseas too, both the movies have been out rightly rejected, with DULHA MIL GAYA grossing a poor ? 71,760 and PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE! a shockingly low ?16,207 from UK during the opening weekend (8-10 January).
Moving on, Pritish Nandy's RAAT GAYI, BAAT GAYI? collected 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 14 cinemas unreceived), 4.10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10 lakhs from Delhi city, 2 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh from Ghaziabad, 2.20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.60 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Nagpur, 4.15 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.30 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting barely 75 lakhs in its opening week from India, RAAT GAYI, BAAT GAYI? is a terrible failure.
Even BOLO RAAM could not say anything at the box office, collecting 4.50 lakhs from Bombay, 2 lakhs from Ahmedabad and 2.50 lakhs from Delhi city. Padmini Kolhapure's comeback venture, BOLO RAAM, is an unmitigated disaster netting barely 25 lakhs in its opening week from India.
Checking out Celina Jaitley's ACCIDENT ON HILL ROAD, it proves fatal for all concerned. The film collected 4 lakhs from Bombay and 2.25 lakhs from Delhi city. With less than 20 lakhs in its opening week ACCIDENT ON HILL ROAD is the biggest of the three disasters of the week.
Meanwhile, records keep tumbling like nine pins for 3 IDIOTS even in the second week. In fact, its second week numbers in India will be difficult to emulate for most of the forthcoming releases in their opening week! The Rajkumar Hirani directed film collected 11 crores from Bombay, 4 lakhs from Lonavala, 2.25 crores from Ahmedabad, 75 lakhs from Surat, 9.20 lakhs from Nadiad, 16.15 lakhs from Anand, 80 lakhs from Baroda, 7 lakhs each from Navsari and Himmatnagar, 2 lakhs from Ankleshwar, 12.50 lakhs from Bharuch, 6 lakhs from Bardoli, 6.75 lakhs from Mehsana, 5.50 lakhs from Palanpur, 10.25 lakhs from Vapi, 8.40 lakhs from Valsad, 45 lakhs from Rajkot, 14 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.75 lakhs each from Dwarka and Morbi, 4.45 lakhs from Junagarh, 11.35 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 4 lakhs from Porbandar, 3 lakhs from Bhuj, 9.25 lakhs from Gandhidham, 3 crores from Pune, 18.25 lakhs from Kolhapur, 8.50 lakhs from Solapur, 4.65 lakhs from Satara, 9 lakhs from Sangli, 2 lakhs from Kopergaon, 47 lakhs from Nasik, 2.50 lakhs from Malegaon, 7.40 lakhs from Ahmednagar, 51.50 lakhs from Goa, 8 lakhs from Hubli, 15 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.45 lakhs from Bijapur, 4 lakhs from Dharwad, 6.05 crores from Delhi city, 80 lakhs from Noida, 95 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 45 lakhs from Kanpur, 75 lakhs from Lucknow, 26 lakhs from Agra, 30 lakhs from Varanasi, 10.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 20 lakhs from Meerut, 7 lakhs from Bareilly, 8 lakhs from Aligarh, 16.75 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 12.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 1 lakh from Hardwar, 3.80 lakhs from Muzaffarnagar, 2.75 lakhs from Saharanpur, 1.20 crores from Gurgaon, 58 lakhs from Faridabad, 57 lakhs from Chandigarh, 11 lakhs from Zirakpur, 23 lakhs from Jalandhar, 17 lakhs from Amritsar, 46 lakhs from Ludhiana, 9 lakhs from Bhatinda, 15.50 lakhs from Ambala, 6.75 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 14 lakhs from Panipat, 5.75 lakhs from Patiala, 6 lakhs from Pathankot, 16.50 lakhs from Jammu, 2.55 crores from Calcutta, 2.65 lakhs from Darjeeling, 11 lakhs from Siliguri, 22.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 80.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 17.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 10 lakhs from Amravati, 7.50 lakhs from Akola, 32 lakhs from Raipur, 4.15 lakhs from Wardha, 3.35 lakhs from Chandrapur, 3.65 lakhs from Khandwa, 88 lakhs from Indore, 22 lakhs from Gwalior, 35 lakhs from Bhopal, 3 lakhs from Ujjain, 4 lakhs from Dewas, 3 lakhs from Sehore, 1.10 crores from Jaipur, 27 lakhs from Jodhpur, 18.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 12 lakhs from Bikaner, 8.20 lakhs from Bhilwara, 31.60 lakhs from Kota, 5 lakhs from Sriganganagar, 21 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.70 crores from Hyderabad, 3.75 lakhs from Warangal, 30 lakhs from Aurangabad, 11.50 lakhs from Latur, 7.75 lakhs from Nanded, 4.25 lakhs from Parbhani, 10 lakhs from Gulbarga, 2.65 crores from Bangalore, 25 lakhs from Mangalore, 12.50 lakhs from Mysore, 9.30 lakhs from Vijaywada, 56 lakhs from Madras, 1.75 lakhs from Pondicherry, 8 lakhs from Coimbatore, 1.35 lakhs from Salem and 1.70 lakhs from Madurai Netting another 54.50 crores, 3 IDIOTS has netted a humongous 133.50 crores in just two weeks from India. The Aamir, Madhavan, Sharman, Boman and Kareena starrer is now an all time blockbuster. The film extends its status even to the Overseas, grossing an excellent ?1,369,814 from UK and a record breaking $5,602,911 from the US up to the third weekend (8-10 January).
Our last entry for the week is Balki's Amitabh, Abhishek and Vidya starrer, PAA, which manages some significant collections of 22 lakhs from Bombay, 3.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.10 lakhs from Baroda, 1 lakh from Surat, 1.50 lakhs from Pune, 6 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.15 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.10 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.05 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.65 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1 lakh from Bangalore. Adding a further 75 lakhs, PAA has so far netted a good 31.50 crores in five weeks and is a hit in India. PAA though has unfortunately not appealed to the overseas audience grossing ?160,296 from UK and $199,228 from US at the end of its run.