The coming Friday will witness an interesting clash between Fawad Khan-Sonam Kapoor’s KHOOBSURAT and Aditya Roy Kapur-Parineeti Chopra starrer DAAWAT-E-ISHQ. Given that both the ventures have been promoted well and have decent audio popularity, it appears like a stalemate, as far as the opening goes. However, given the vibes one feels that KHOOBSURAT is likely to hold an edge over DAAWAT-E-ISHQ.
Very much as expected, Homi Adajania’s FINDING FANNY has performed much better than the Vikram Bhatt venture CREATURE 3D (predominantly doing best at single screens and tier II city multiplexes). The reason is that the Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor starrer, FINDING FANNY, is doing very well at premium multiplexes which have steep ticket rates. FINDING FANNY has also done well in the overseas grossing £101,000 from UK and $515,000 from the US during the opening weekend (12-14 September).
Moving on, Omung Kumar’s Priyanka Chopra starrer, MARY KOM, managed a good week as it collected 7.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.10 crore from Ahmedabad, 30.15 lakhs from Surat, 31.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 12.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.50 crore from Pune, 31.65 lakhs from Nasik, 16.20 lakhs from Goa, 6 lakhs from Belgaum, 5.50 crore from Delhi city, 75 lakhs from Noida, 55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 26.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 53.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.50 lakhs from Agra, 9.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 4 lakhs from Aligarh, 1crore from Gurgaon, 17.35 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.55 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 7.50 lakhs from Panipat, 35.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 19 lakhs from Jalandhar, 12.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 17.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 4 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Jammu, 1 crore from Calcutta, 3.20 lakhs from Darjeeling, 12.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.15 lakhs from Patna, 7 lakhs from Dhanbad, 8.65 lakhs from Ranchi, 10.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 6.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 50 lakhs from Nagpur, 15 lakhs from Jabalpur, 83.15 lakhs from Raipur, 61 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10.25 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.10 crore from Jaipur, 20 lakhs from Jodhpur, 8.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 3 lakhs from Bikaner, 15 lakhs from Kota, 15.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.50 crore from Hyderabad, 13.65 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.65 crore from Bangalore, 8.35 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 11.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 8 lakhs from Madras and 5.65 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 44 crore during the opening week, MARY KOM is a box-office success. MARY KOM has also performed very well in the overseas (for a female solo) grossing £105,000 from UK and $590,000 from the US till the second weekend (12-14 September).
Checking out Kunal Deshmukh’s Emraan Hashmi starrer, RAJA NATWARLAL, after an ordinary first week the film crashed in the second adding just around 3 crore. The film has thus netted 24 crore in two weeks from India and has flopped.
Concluding with Yash Raj Films’ Rani Mukerji starrer, MARDAANI, the film saw a reasonably steady week as it collected 80 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 12.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Surat, 3.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1 lakh from Goa, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 6.50 lakhs from Noida, 6 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 9 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.50 lakhs from Raipur, 6.50 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 4 crore, MARDAANI has netted 38 crore in three weeks from India and is an above average fare. The film has also done very well in the overseas (for a female solo) grossing £105,000 from UK and $380,000 from the US.