It’s almost an open Friday as there are no significant Hindi releases. We do have names like, PK LELE A SALESMAN etc. and Hollywood ventures, AQUAMAN and computer animated superhero film, SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. From above, its only AQUAMAN that is expected to achieve something significant at the box-office and most likely to affect, 2.0, rather than Sushant-Sara’s KEDARNATH. Having said that one can’t help but mention Riteish Deshmukh’s MAULI (Marathi), which is sure impress in the Mumbai circuit.
Checking out last Friday’s Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor’s KEDARNATH, the film moved from strength-to-strength netting 28 crore during the opening weekend and is sure to end up as a creditable success! KEDARNATH has also performed very well in the overseas (read as US) grossing £52,000 from UK and $408,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (7-9 December).
Coming to Shankar’s Rajnikanth-Akshay starrer, 2.0, the film maintained beautifully, the best ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer (though not solo) collecting 12.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 3 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.50 crore from Surat, 65 lakhs from Baroda, 83 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.25 crore from Pune, 55 lakhs from Nasik, 55.75 lakhs from Goa, 12.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 9.25 crore from Delhi city, 2.25 crore from Noida, 2.50 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.25 crore from Kanpur, 2.25 crore from Lucknow, 1.25 crore from Agra, 57.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 32 lakhs from Aligarh, 60 lakhs from Dehradun, 2.25 crore from Gurgaon, 1.25 crore from Faridabad, 13 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 24.50 lakhs from Panipat, 65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 40 lakhs from Jalandhar, 17.50 lakhs from Patiala, 40 lakhs from Amritsar, 65 lakhs from Ludhiana, 21.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 10.25 lakhs from Ambala, 20.75 lakhs from Jammu, 3.25 crore from Calcutta, 4.25 lakhs from Darjeeling, 34.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 56.25 lakhs from Patna, 25.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 54 lakhs from Ranchi, 25.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 42.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 30 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 85 lakhs from Nagpur, 80 lakhs from Raipur, 1.55 crore from Indore, 50 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 1.25 crore from Bhopal(collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 3.50 crore from Jaipur , 54 lakhs from Jodhpur, 30 lakhs from Ajmer, 25.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 65.75 lakhs from Kota, 44 lakhs from Udaipur, 85 lakhs from Hyderabad, 58 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.25 crore from Bangalore, 8 lakhs from Mangalore, 14.50 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 5.50 lakhs from Madras and 35 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 138 crore during the extended opening week (8-days), 2.0 (Hindi) is all set to be a super hit. The film has also impressed in the overseas grossing £690,000 from UK and $4,850,000 from the US, till the second weekend (7-9 December).
Concluding with Junglee Pictures’ Ayushmann, Sanya and Nina Gupta starrer, BADHAAI HO, the film added another 2 .50 crore, thus netting 135.50 crore in seven weeks from India and is a blockbuster hit. BADHAAI HO is also an overseas super hit grossing over $6.50m with £315,000 from UK and $3,000,000 from the US.