This week will see the release of the Manoj Bajpayee, Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor starrer TEVAR. The film may not exactly set the box-office on fire, but will surely be the first film to make a mark, post PK.
TEVAR is expected to fare well (especially) at massy centers and at single screens.
Meanwhile last Friday’s two new releases, Ashima Films’ MUMBAI CAN DANCE SAALA and the Dipannita Sharma starrer TAKE IT EASY, failed to cut much ice with the audience, who yet again preferred Aamir-Hiran’s PK.
Moving on, Anurag Kashyap’s UGLY, despite being a well-made film failed to score big at the ticket window as it collected 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.75 lakhs from Surat, 5.65 lakhs from Baroda, 30 lakhs from Pune, 1.75 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 40 lakhs from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 6 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 4 lakhs from Lucknow, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 5 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.15 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore,
1 lakh from Gwalior (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Jaipur , 1 lakh from Kota, 1 lakh from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore and 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam. Netting a very ordinary 3.50 crore during the opening week, UGLY will have to show strong legs during the second week to survive.
After a record smashing first week, Aamir-Hirani’s PK broke the second week record as well, collecting 11 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.65 crore from Ahmedabad, 64.35 lakhs from Surat, 56 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 40.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.10 crore from Pune, 56.75 lakhs from Nasik, 33 lakhs from Goa, 15.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 10.50 crore from Delhi city, 1.25 crore from Noida, 1.20 crore from Ghaziabad, 66.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.25 crore from Lucknow, 10.75 lakhs from Agra, 20.35 lakhs from Allahabad, 14.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 1.75 crore from Gurgaon, 37.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 20.50 lakhs from Panipat, 65.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 47.10 lakhs from Jalandhar, 36.20 lakhs from Amritsar, 50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 20 lakhs from Bhatinda, 11.50 lakhs from Ambala, 9.50 lakhs from Jammu, 2.50 crore from Calcutta, 5.65 lakhs from Darjeeling, 31.65 lakhs from Siliguri, 13.65 lakhs from Patna, 22.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 13.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 23.65 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.50 crore from Nagpur, 52.15 lakhs from Jabalpur, 75 lakhs from Raipur, 1.50 crore from Indore, 22.65 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 65.50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 crore from Jaipur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 54 lakhs from Ajmer, 16.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 40 lakhs from Kota, 34 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.50 crore from Hyderabad, 40 lakhs from Aurangabad, 3.75 crore from Bangalore, 25 lakhs from Mangalore, 15 lakhs from Mysore, 13 lakhs from Vijayawada, 20 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 20 lakhs from Madras, 4.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and 25 lakhs from Kochi.
With nearly 100 crore PK has netted an astonishing 280 crore in two weeks from India and is an all-time blockbuster for sure.
PK is also magical in the overseas grossing $23.50m with £2,091,000 from UK and $9,896,000 from the US, till the third weekend (2-4 January).