The prominent new release of the week (paid previews on Thurday) is Luv Ranjan’s Akiv Ali directed Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet starrer, comic family drama, DE DE PYAAR DE. Interesting trailers, hit music and the fact the post interval portions has family sentiments too, makes DE DE PYAAR DE, a winner all the way.
Last Friday’s premier new release Karan Johar’s Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday, Tara Sutaria and Aditya Seal starrer, STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2 started on a reasonably good note and maintained well during the opening weekend netting 38 crore. Having said that, the SOTY brand value and Tiger’s star power were expected to do much better than that. STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2 is fair in the overseas, grossing £105,000 from UK and $465,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (10-12 May).
Meanwhile, both the older releases , Sunny Deol’s action thriller BLANK and Ashwini Chaudhari’s Aftab-Shreyas starrer SETTERS, failed to do well at the ticket window. SETTERS faired terribly in the first week all over and had to be discontinued mid-week at some places or after a week’s run.
Checking out Sunny Deol’s BLANK, the film started sluggishly, picked up slightly during the weekends due to some positive reviews, but crashed during the weekdays collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8.50 lakhs from Surat, 5 lakhs from Baroda, 15.50 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs from Nasik, 2.75 lakhs from Goa, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 10.50 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8 lakhs from Kanpur, 12 lakhs from Lucknow, 5.50 lakhs from Agra, 3.55 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 3 lakhs from Dehradun, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Patna, 2.25 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 5.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 2.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Ajmer, 2.50 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad and 15 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting 4.25 crore during its opening week from India, BLANK is a box-office failure.
Coming to the Hollywood biggie AVENGERS : ENDGAME (all versions), after smashing all records and crossing the 300 crore mark at the end of the second weekend, the film continued it’s winning run at the box-office, even during the weekdays. A look at some of the fantastic second week (Hindi-dubbed) numbers- 2.75 crore from Bombay, 1.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 75 lakhs from Surat, 50 lakhs from Baroda, 1.50 crore from Pune, 3 crore from Delhi city, 75 lakhs from Noida, 1.25 crore from Ghaziabad, 65 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.25 crore from Lucknow, 75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 50 lakhs from Faridabad, 85 lakhs from Calcutta, 50 lakhs from Nagpur, 75 lakhs from Indore and 1.50 crore from Jaipur. Adding another 76 crore, AVENGERS : ENDGAME (all versions), has netted 336 crore in two weeks from India and is a huge blockbuster.
Concluding with Vivek Agnihotri’s THE TASHKENT FILES, the film continued it’s remarkable march in the fourth week as well adding another 3 crore and has thus netted 14.50 crore in four week’s from India and is a creditable average fare.