The coming Friday will witness (multiple) interesting clashes with three prominent Hindi films, and a major Hollywood film releasing. Yes, we are indeed talking about Sanjay Dutt’s PRASTHAANAM, Sunny Deol’s son Karan’s debut venture PAL PAL DIK KE PAAS and Fox Star Studios’ THE ZOYA FACTOR. And last but not least, the next edition of Stallone’s iconic series, RAMBO V LAST BLOOD. One does feel that there is not much to choose from amongst the three but the Sonam Kapoor-Dulquer Salmaan starrer THE ZOYA FACTOR does hold a slight edge, especially at multiplexes and big cities (combination of cricket, drama and romance), with Karan Deol-Sahher Bambaa starrer PAL PAL DIL KE PAAS and PRASTHAANAM (appealing more in the hinterland and mid-small towns) in hot pursuit.
Hollywood’s RAMBO V LAST BLOOD too will find patronage from its die-hard fans.
Checking out last Friday’s prominent Hindi release, Balaji Motion Pictures’ Ayushmann Khurrana-Nusrat Bharucha starrer, DREAM GIRL, the film embarked on a great run with an upward trend during the opening weekend, netting 44 crore.
The weekdays were rock steady and the first week appears to be heading towards a 70 crore finish, if not more and the film on way to a super duper hit status. DREAM GIRL has also impressed in the overseas grossing $1.70m with £130,000 from UK and $710,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (13-15 September).
Coming to Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sushant Singh Rajput starrer CHHICHHORE, the film saw an excellent first week collecting 9.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.75 crore from Ahmedabad, 71.50 lakhs from Surat, 50.50 lakhs from Baroda, 18.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.25 crore from Pune, 29 lakhs from Nasik, 30 lakhs from Goa, 11.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 6.75 crore from Delhi city, 2.25 crore from Noida, 1.50 crore from Ghaziabad, 55 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.50 crore from Lucknow, 37.75 lakhs from Agra, 26.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 11 lakhs from Aligarh, 33.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 2.25 crore from Gurgaon, 60 lakhs from Faridabad, 8.25 lakhs from Kurukshtera, 14.50 lakhs from Panipat, 51 lakhs from Chandigarh, 23.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9 lakhs from Patiala, 21.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 32.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 7.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 6.50 lakhs from Ambala, 3.50 lakhs from Shimla, 14 lakhs from Jammu, 1.85 crore from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 13.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 25.75 lakhs from Patna, 8 lakhs from Dhanbad, 28.25 lakhs from Ranchi, 50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 22.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 9 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 50.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 62.25lakhs from Raipur(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 crore from Indore, 30 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 65 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Jodhpur, 14.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 7.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 30 lakhs from Kota, 25.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.50 crore from Hyderabad, 26.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.75 crore from Bangalore, 8 lakhs from Mangalore, 13.50 lakhs from Mysore, 13.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 46 lakhs from Madras and 6.25 lakhs from Coimbatore.
Netting 67 crore during the first week from India and the way the film has held solidly in the second, CHHICHHORE is on way to a super hit status. The film is also an overseas success (hit in US) grossing $3m with £195,000 from UK and $1,350,000 from the US, till the second weekend (13-15 September).
Meanwhile, despite a steep fall, BAAHUBALI hero Prabhas’ action thriller, SAAHO (Hindi), managed to keep the moolah flowing as it collected 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 70 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 43.50 lakhs from Surat, 13 lakhs from Baroda, 30 lakhs from Rajkot, 70 lakhs from Pune, 10.50 lakhs from Nasik, 11.25 lakhs from Goa, 1.55 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 40 lakhs from Noida, 36.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 30 lakhs from Kanpur, 70 lakhs from Lucknow, 24.25 lakhs from Agra, 16.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 21.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 31.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 14.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 11.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.75 lakhs from Patiala, 9 lakhs from Amritsar, 10 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 7 lakhs from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 8 lakhs from Siliguri, 16 lakhs from Patna, 7 lakhs from Dhanbad, 12.25 lakhs from Ranchi, 14.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 8.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 7.25 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 16.50 lakhs from Raipur, 20 lakhs from Indore, 8 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 12 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 55 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 10.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 5 lakhs from Ajmer, 9 lakhs from Kota, 10.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.50 lakhs from Mysore, 2.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 5 lakhs from Madras. Adding another 24 crore SAAHO has netted 139 crore in two weeks from India and the Hindi version can be considered a success.
The film though has under-performed in the South. SAAHO has had a good overseas run grossing $7.25m with £290,000 from UK and $3,220,000 from the US, till the third weekend ( 13-15 September).
Concluding with Akshay Kumar’s MISSION MANGAL, the film is now ending its successful run collecting 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 50 lakhs from Pune, 40 lakhs from Delhi city, 15.50 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 10 lakhs from Jaipur(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Hyderabad and 75 lakhs from Bangalore.
Adding another 7.50 crore during its fourth week, MISSION MANGAL has netted 198.50 crore in four weeks from India and is a super duper hit, given the quite reasonable production cost (35 crore sans Akshay’s remuneration). The film is superb in the overseas grossing $7.25m with £450,000 from UK and $3,570,000 from the US.