This Friday will see multiple releases in the form of CHATUR SINGH TWO STAR, NOT A LOVE STORY, SAHI DHANDHE GALAT BANDE and a few smaller projects as well.
But the weekend (with the extra Janmashtami holiday on Monday) may once again be dominated by AARAKSHAN, despite an interesting clash between the Ajay Chandhok?s hilarious CHATUR SINGH TWO STAR and RGV?s realistic NOT A LOVE STORY.
The road to release for AARAKSHAN was paved with perils and the first day saw a ban in three states- U.P., Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. Thankfully the ban was lifted in Andhra and Punjab from the second day. However, despite that the Amitabh, Manoj, Saif and Deepika starrer performed very well netting over 25 crores during the extended 4-day weekend (Friday-Monday). The film is expected to fare creditably in the coming days. In the overseas, AARAKSHAN has been below the mark (better in US), grossing ? 76,000 from UK and $343,000 from US during the opening weekend (12-14 August). The other release of the week, Vikram Bhatt?s PHHIR started on a dull note. The extended weekend did see a nominal pick up at some centers but it was not significant enough.
Coming to CHALA MUSSADDI-OFFICE OFFICE, I AM KALAM and AAGAAH- THE WARNING, none of the three could make any impact barring to an extent I AM KALAM at select cinemas due to school patronage. The film collected 30 lakhs from Bombay, 6 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.75 lakhs from Baroda, 2 lakhs from Pune, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 .25 lakhs from Noida, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Bangalore.
During the first week I AM KALAM has netted around 1.10 crore from India and is a commercial failure.
Moving on, Rohit Shetty?s Ajay Devgn starrer SINGHAM continues to rule the Mumbai circuit, with over half the collections coming from there. The film collected 2.10 crore from Bombay, 1 crore from Ahmedabad, 7.55 lakhs from Anand, 35 lakhs from Baroda, 5 lakhs from Bharuch, 25 lakhs from Rajkot, 85.65 lakhs from Pune, 8 lakhs from Kolhapur, 15 lakhs from Nasik, 10 lakhs from Goa, 5 lakhs from Belgaum, 60 lakhs from Delhi city, 12 lakhs from Noida, 9 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10 lakhs from Kanpur, 17 lakhs from Lucknow, 5.60 lakhs from Agra, 2.55 lakhs from Allahabad, 16.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.35 lakhs from Panipat, 4.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.25 lakhs from Zirakpur, 2.35 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.20 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.10 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15.35 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.20 lakhs from Guwahati, 20 lakhs from Nagpur, 6 lakhs from Jabalpur, 6 lakhs from Amravati, 13.20 lakhs from Raipur, 21 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bhopal, 30 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2.20 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 4.60 lakhs from Kota, 5 lakhs from Udaipur, 6.20 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 16 lakhs from Aurangabad, 5.75 lakhs from Latur, 2 lakhs from Nanded, 2 lakhs from Gulabarga, 15.20 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Mangalore.
Adding another 12.50 crore SINGHAM has netted 86 crores in three weeks from India and is a super hit. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas grossing ?135,000 from UK and $288,000 from the US.
Meanwhile Zoya Akhtar?s Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA continues to the first choice for the multiplexes. The film collected 1 crore from Bombay (collections from 14 cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10 lakhs from Baroda, 4.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 15 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.65 lakhs from Nasik, 3.50 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum , 1.10 crore from Delhi city, 17 lakhs from Noida, 7.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 9.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.35 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 5.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Zirakpur, 3 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 2.65 lakhs from Ludhiana, 30 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 7 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.80 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3.65 lakhs from Raipur, 7 lakhs from Indore, 1.75 lakhs from Gwalior, 4.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 20 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Kota, 40 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 56 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.35 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1.50 lakhs from Madras (collection from other cinemas unreceived).
Adding another 7 crores, ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA has netted 84.75 crores in four weeks from India and is a super hit. ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA is an overseas blockbuster grossing ?862,500 from UK and an amazing $2,988,000 from US till the fifth weekend (12-14 August).