The coming Friday has believe it or not about 10 films listed for release. Some of the titles include #YARAM, GHOST, KIRKET, JUNCTION VARANASI, LOVE SHOT, P SE PYAAR F SE FARAAR, JAQUELINE I AM COMING etc. …… and Saif Ali Khan’s LAAL KAPTAN, and the last mentioned is the only one that can harbour some hopes as WAR will again be a major force to reckon with!
Checking out last week’s major release Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim venture, THE SKY IS PINK , the film managed good critical acclaim but the box-office returns were not in the same proportion. During the opening weekend, THE SKY IS PINK netted close to 11 crore and that is not good enough. THE SKY IS PINK is decent in the overseas (read as US) grossing £65,000 from UK and $295,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (11-13 October).
Coming to Yash Raj Films’ Siddharth Anand directed WAR, starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vani Kapoor, the film saw an excellent extended opening week (9-days) collecting 21.50 crore from Bombay, 4 crore from Ahmedabad, 2.25 crore from Surat, 1.25 crore from Baroda, 56.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 6.25 crore from Pune, 80 lakhs from Nasik, 1.25 crore from Goa, 30.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 13.50 crore from Delhi city, 4.50 crore from Noida, 3.75 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 4.25 crore from Lucknow, 1.75 crore from Agra, 1 crore from Allahabad, 45 lakhs from Aligarh, 85 lakhs from Dehradun, 3.85 crore from Gurgaon, 1.50 crore from Faridabad, 6.25 lakhs from Kurukshtera, 38.75 lakhs from Panipat, 1 crore from Chandigarh, 76 lakhs from Jalandhar, 23 lakhs from Patiala, 74.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.25 crore from Ludhiana, 30.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 48 lakhs from Jammu, 8 crore from Calcutta, 71 lakhs from Siliguri, 52.25 lakhs from Patna, 39 lakhs from Dhanbad, 83 lakhs from Ranchi, 1.55 crore from Bhubaneshwar, 80 lakhs from Guwahati, 27.25 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 1.25 crore from Nagpur, 1.25 crore from Raipur, 2 crore from Indore, 53 lakhs from Gwalior , 1.25 crore from Bhopal, 4.65 crore from Jaipur , 75.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 41 lakhs from Ajmer, 20.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 70 lakhs from Kota, 60 lakhs from Udaipur, 4 crore from Hyderabad, 66.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 7.25 crore from Bangalore, 39 lakhs from Mangalore, 41.50 lakhs from Mysore, 17.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 30.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1.25 crore from Madras, 21.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and 18 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 226 crore during the extended opening week from India WAR is on way to asuper hit status. WAR has also rocked the overseas (especially US) grossing $11.25m with £585,000 from UK and $3,650,000 from the US, till the second weekend (11-13 October).
Concluding with Balaji Motion Pictures’ Ayushmann Khurrana-Nusrat Bharucha starrer, DREAM GIRL, with another 4.50 crore during its latest run (60 lakhs from Bombay, 25 lakhs from Pune, 61 lakhs from Delhi, 15 lakhs from Gugaon, 4.50 lahs from Chandigarh, 33 lakhs from Noida, 18 lkahs from Lucknow, 143 lakhs from Jaipur, 12 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 3.50 lakhs from Patna, 1.25 lakhs from Hyderabad etc.), DREAM GIRL has netted 134.50 crore in four weeks from India and is a super hit. DREAM GIRL has also impressed in the overseas grossing over $4m with £310,00 from UK and $2,200,000 from the US.