The much touted Independence Day (Rakshabandhan as well) clash between MISSION MANGAL and BATLA HOUSE turned out to be a tame affair, with the Akshay Kumar starrer dominating John Abraham’s film comprehensively.
In fact, the opening day numbers will be the best ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer, as we await the final numbers. Having said that, BATLA HOUSE has garnered immense critical acclaim and the outcome will not be as one sided as the opening day indicates and things will become clear once the festivities end.
Checking out last week’s premier release, Siddharth-Parineeti’s JABARIYA JODI and Seven Hillss Cine Creations Productions’ CHICKEN CURRY LAW, after an ordinary start for JJ and a poor opening for CCL, things went from bad to worse and both the films have failed to entice the audience.
For the stat conscious, JABARIYA JODI will end up at around 18 crore (estimated) during the opening week, while CHICKEN CURRY LAW… well let us not speak on that!!
Meanwhile, the T-Series venture Sonakshi Sinha’s KHANDAANI SHAFAKHANA, saw abysmal numbers netting 4 crore during the opening week and is a washout.
The other release of the same week as KHANDAANI SHAFAKHANA, Hollywood’s FAST & FURIOUS : HOBBS & SHAW (dubbed) netted a good 54 crore during the opening week but won’t add much after that!
Moving on, Balaji Motion Pictures’ Kangana Ranaut-Rajkummar Rao starrer JUDGEMENTALL HAI KYA, after an ordinary opening week, the film crashed in the second as it collected 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 8 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.75 lakhs from Surat, 3 lakhs from Baroda, 35 lakhs from Pune, 1lakh from Nasik, 2.25 lakhs from Goa, 65 lakhs from Delhi city, 30 lakhs from Noida, 13.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 13 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Agra, 3.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 3.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 23 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.25 lakhs from Chandigarh , 1.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.50 lakhs from Patna, 2 lakhs from Ranchi, 3.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 4 lakhs from Guwahati, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.25 lakhs from Raipur, 8 lakhs from Indore, 2.50 lakhs from Gwalior, 5.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 5 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.75 lakhs from Kota, 2.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 5.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Mysore. Adding another 6 crore JUDGEMENTALL HAI KYA has netted 34 crore in two weeks from India and has failed at the box-office.
One can’t help but mention the super hit from Hollywood, animated THE LION KING (dubbed) which has netted a big 143 crore in three weeks from India.
Concluding with Nadiadwala Grandsons & Reliance Entertainment’s Vikas Bahl directed Hrithik Roshan starrer SUPER 30, the film managed another good week as it collected 1.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11.25 lakhs from Surat, 5.50 lakhs from Baroda, 3.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 60 lakhs from Pune, 8 lakhs from Nasik, 2.50 lakhs from Goa, 8.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 70 lakhs from Delhi city, 25 lakhs from Noida, 15.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 20.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.75 lakhs from Agra, 6 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 3 lakhs from Dehradun, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 8.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.75 lakhs from Panipat, 5.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.75 lakhs from Jalandhar , 1.75 lakhs from Patiala, 3.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 3.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 4.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 9.50 lakhs from Patna, 3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 4.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 7.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.75 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 10.25 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 4.75 lakhs from Gwalior, 7.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 20.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 6.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 1 lakh from Bikaner, 4 lakhs from Kota, 4.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 10.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Mysore and 1.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. With another crore 8 crore , SUPER 30 has netted 140 crore in four weeks from India and is a hit plus. The film has also impressed in the overseas (especially US) grossing $5.25m with £233,000 from UK and $2,270,000 from the US.