This week will witness the release of one of Bollywood’s most (if not the most) successful actor-director jodi’s next outing, SINGHAM RETURNS, the follow up to the team’s cult hit, SINGHAM. Needless to say that the Rohit Shetty directed, Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer, SINGHAM RETURNS, is all set to embark on a big, if not huge start across India.
Meanwhile, the Farhad-Sajid directed Akshay- Tamannaah starrer, ENTERTAINMENT, which started on a good to decent note, picked up well over the weekend. The film also maintained during the dreaded Monday, and is likely to end the first week netting in the 53-55 crore range. The real test for the film though will be in the second week, as it will have to face a mighty opposition in the form of SINGHAM RETURNS. Unfortunately, ENTERTAINMENT has not impressed in the overseas grossing £125,000 from UK and $300,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (8-10 August).
Checking out Sajid Nadiadwala’s Salman, Jacqueline, Nawazuddin and Randeep starrer, KICK, the film maintained very well in the second week (despite a non-holiday week) collecting 4 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 crore from Ahmedabad, 36.25 lakhs from Surat, 35 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 17.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 1 crore from Pune, 22 lakhs from Nasik, 9.50 lakhs from Goa, 6.65 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.85 crore from Delhi city, 45.65 lakhs from Noida, 52 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 45.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 81 lakhs from Lucknow, 6.15 lakhs from Agra, 22.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 13 lakhs from Aligarh, 50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 11 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.15 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 7.65 lakhs from Panipat, 25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 18.55 lakhs from Jalandhar, 17.65 lakhs from Amritsar, 16.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 7 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.25 crore from Calcutta, 2.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 12.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 7.35 lakhs from Patna, 6 lakhs from Ranchi, 12.65 lakhs from Dhanbad, 10 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 4.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 60 lakhs from Nagpur, 27 lakhs from Jabalpur, 35.50 lakhs from Raipur, 65.75 lakhs from Indore, 10.75 lakhs fronm Gwalior, 40 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 crore from Jaipur, 24.20 lakhs from Jodhpur, 10.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 18.25 lakhs from Kota, 16.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 13 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 70 lakhs from Bangalore, 8.55 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 3.50 lakhs from Madras and 4.15 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 50 crore, KICK has netted a whopping 210 crore in two weeks from India and is a blockbuster.
The film is Salman’s biggest overseas hit grossing $11.50m, with £1,210,000 from UK and $2,400,000 from the US, till the third weekend (8-10 August).
Concluding with Dharma Productions’ Varun-Alia starrer, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA, the film managed to add another crore, thus netting 76 crore in four weeks from India and is a hit plus.