The coming Friday will see the release of master director Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 KHOON MAAF along with the Sagar Bellary directed KACCHA LIMBOO and the Divya Dutta and Rajpal Yadav starrer MASTI EXPRESS. The pole position will obviously belong to the Priyanka Chopra starrer 7 KHOON MAAF while KACCHA LIMBOO and MAST EXPRESS will hope for some good word-of-mouth.
The opening of Nikhil Advani's PATIALA HOUSE was not expected to be big (as we had said last week) but what was witnessed last Friday was well below the mark but somewhat better than Akshay Kumar's last outing, ACTION REPLAYY. The film did show an up tick during the weekend but it was not substantial enough. Despite the fact that the Indian distributors have procured the film at a reasonable 22-23 crores PATIALA HOUSE faces rough weather ahead. The Akshay-Anushka starrer is quite decent abroad but once again below the expectation as it grossed ?261,145 from UK and $3,47,261 from US during the opening weekend (11-13 February).
After a decent weekend, Sudhir Mishra's YEH SAALI ZINDAGI showed good staying power during the weekdays as well. The film collected 1.10 crores from Bombay (collections from 37 cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 5.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2.15 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 15 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Nasik, 3 lakhs from Goa, 1.15 crores from Delhi city, 17.20 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 13.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 8.20 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Panipat, 6.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.20 lakhs from Zirakpur, 2.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.25 lakhs from Ambala, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 17.25 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.35 lakhs from Guwahati, 6.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 10.50 lakhs from Indore, 1.25 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur, 1 lakh from Bikaner, 2.25 lakhs from Kota, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 21.50 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.60 lakhs from Mangalore and 1.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. Netting 7.50 crore during the first week, the 10.50 crore (including print and publicity) YEH SAALI ZINDAGI will have to sustain more for being called a success, even after accounting for the non-theatrical rights. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.
The other releases of the same week, UTT PATAANG, UNITED SIX and TUM HI TO HO are debacles.
The collections of Madhur Bhadarkar's DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI crashed in the second week. Looking at the numbers the film collected 1.05 crores from Bombay, 22 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10 lakhs from Baroda, 11 lakhs from Surat, 2.50 lakhs from Anand, 1 lakh from Valsad, 1.20 lakhs from Vapi, 1.55 lakhs from Bharuch, 3.65 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Jamnagar, 30 lakhs from Pune, 3.35 lakhs from Kolhapur, 1.55 lakhs from Solapur, 1 lakh from Sangli, 4.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Malegaon, 6 lakhs from Goa, 50.25 lakhs from Delhi city, 9 lakhs from Noida, 5.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6 lakhs from Kanpur, 9.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.35 lakhs from Agra, 1.60 lakhs from Meerut, 11.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 4.20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Zirakpur, 1.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Pathankot, 15.20 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.35 lakhs from Guwahati, 10.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.25 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.20 lakhs from Akola, 1 lakh from Dhule, 5.25 lakhs from Raipur, 1.20 lakhs from Durg, 1 lakh from Chandrapur, 8 lakhs from Indore, 1.10 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 4.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 17.35 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.35 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.65 lakhs from Kota, 20.25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 12 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore and 1.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. Adding a further 5.75 crore, DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI has netted about 26.75 crore in two weeks from India. While the producers are already in the profit zone, thankfully the film has been sold to the distributors at a very reasonable 13 crores and so the Ajay-Emraan starrer may just about get to the average mark.
Concluding with Samir Karnik's YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, the film still has some firepower left and collected 10 lakhs from Bombay, 5 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 12 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.65 lakhs from Noida, 1.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 3.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 2.10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 4 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Raipur, 3.55 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Bhopal, 5.35 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Jodhpur and 1 lakh from Ajmer. Adding a further 1.50 crore, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA has netted a good 54.50 crore in four weeks from India. The Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby starrer is a hit plus. YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA has also done wonderfully in the Overseas grossing ?535,153 from UK till the fifth weekend (11-13 February) and $995,000 from US.