This Friday will be less crowded as compared to the last one with just a couple of films listed for releases- 404 and PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA. From the two, it is PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA which is expected to fare better as it is basically a Gen X film and a section of the trade expects it to succeed where LUV KA THE END failed. There is also Mukta Searchlight Films' KASHMAKASH, which is actually the dubbed NAUKADUBI.
Last week's four releases expectedly cut into each other and the front runner predictably turned out to be RAGINI MMS followed by LOVE U … MR. KALAAKAR!, though lagging behind by quite a bit. However even Balaji's RAGINI MMS did not manage the kind of business expected of it, but still did quite well overall. The Rajshri venture, LOVE U … MR. KALAAKAR!, fared decently but only at single screens of Central and North India. The other two releases, SHAGIRD and STANLEY KA DABBA, were the last in the race with SHAGIRD doing well in some Maharashtra cinemas while the extremely well made STANLEY KA DABBA at select multiplexes (especially those patronised by school bookings). All the four releases saw a pronounced fall in collections during the weekdays.
Moving, Vikram Bhatt's HAUNTED 3D maintained superbly during the weekdays as well and collected 2.15 crores from Bombay (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 57 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Vapi, 1.35 lakhs from Bharuch (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Palanpur, 1.35 lakhs from Patan, 12 lakhs from Rajkot, 3 lakhs from Jamnagar, 4.25 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.50 lakhs from Porbandar, 1.75 lakhs from Junagarh, 1.50 lakhs from Bhuj, 2.50 lakhs from Gandhidham, 61 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs from Satara, 2.35 lakhs from Karad, 1.75 lakhs from Solapur, 1.75 lakhs from Sangli, 5.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Malegaon, 2.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.25 crores from Delhi city, 20.50 lakhs from Noida, 11.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 22 lakhs from Lucknow, 7 lakhs from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.20 lakhs from Meerut, 1.30 lakhs from Moradabad, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 3.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 1.35 lakhs from Muzaffarnagar, 21 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.65 lakhs from Panipat, 8 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Zirakpur, 4 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2 lakhs from Ambala, 5 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.25 lakhs from Pathankot, 57.50 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.65 lakhs from Guwahati, 17 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.60 lakhs from Amravati, 1.70 lakhs from Akola, 1.75 lakhs from Dhule, 11.65 lakhs from Raipur, 3.35 lakhs from Durg, 1.55 lakhs from Chandrapur, 1 lakh from Khandwa, 21 lakhs from Indore, 1.70 lakhs from Sehore, 3.65 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 26 lakhs from Bhopal, 20.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Jodhpur, 5.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 6 lakhs from Kota, 13 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.50 lakhs from Nanded, 2.35 lakhs from Gulbarga, 22 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.60 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.60 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 4 lakhs from Madras (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1 .55 lakhs from Coimbatore and 3 lakhs from Kochi. Netting around 14.75 crores during the first week, the Mahaakshay starrer, HAUNTED 3D, is already an above average fare. Given the very stable second weekend HAUNTED 3D will definitely move up to a higher status.
The performance of Y-Films' LUV KA THE END was quite disappointing as it collected 90 lakhs from Bombay, 19.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Baroda, 2.35 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Jamnagar, 5.50 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 3 lakhs from Goa, 51 lakhs from Delhi city, 6 lakhs from Noida, 4.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3 lakhs from Kanpur, 6 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 1.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 10.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 4.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.65 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.30 lakhs from Patiala, 14.50 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.65 lakhs from Siliguri, 6 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.25 lakhs from Amravati, 4.50 lakhs from Raipur, 6.20 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 7.25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 9.15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Aurangabad, 1 lakh from Latur, 10.60 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.55 lakhs from Mangalore and 1.20 lakhs from Madras. Netting around, 4.30 crores during the opening week LUV KA THE END will have to rely on the non-theatrical rights for safety.
The collections of SHOR IN THE CITY fell heavily in the second week (barring Bombay city) as the film collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 12 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.65 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.35 lakhs from Delhi city, 3 lakhs from Noida, 1.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.50 lakhs from Hyderabad and 2 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding a further 75 lakhs SHOR IN THE CITY has netted a so-so 5.25 crores in two weeks from India. The film will just about touch a below average to average status, after accounting for the non-theatrical rights.
Moving on, Lara Dutta's CHALO DILLI maintained decently (with low end collections) in the second week collecting 40 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 13 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Nasik, 1.15 lakhs from Goa, 35.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 8 lakhs from Noida, 4 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 3.70 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 11 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.30 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Raipur, 2.15 lakhs from Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.70 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Hyderabad and 8.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 2.35 crores, CHALO DILLI has netted a decent 8.35 crores in two weeks from India and is an average plus fare.
Meanwhile, the collections of Rohan Sippy's DUM MAARO DUM continue to fall hard. The film collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 18 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.65 lakhs from Baroda, 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 1 lakh from Jamnagar, 4.20 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 22 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.60 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 3.55 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 5.30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7.35 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 .20 lakhs from Amravati, 1.65 lakhs from Indore, 1 .25 lakhs from Jaipur, 4.25 lakhs from Hyderabad and 8 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 2 crores, DUM MAARO DUM has netted 31.75 crores in three weeks from India. The Abhishek Bachchan starrer is a below average to average fare. The film has failed in the Overseas (better in the US) grossing ?210,000 from UK and $551,500 in the US till the fourth weekend (13-15 May).
Concluding yet again with Anees Bazmee's THANK YOU, the film adds 40 lakhs more with collections predominantly coming from Gujarat, Delhi-U.P. and East Punjab. The film has netted 47.15 crores in five weeks from India. The Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty , Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Rimi Sen starrer, THANK YOU, is an average fare. The film though has under-performed in the Overseas (better in the UK), grossing ?457,000 in the UK till the sixth weekend (13-15 May) and $463,000 from the US.