This Friday will see the release of the Arbaaz Khan directed DABANGG 2. A sequel to the blockbuster hit DABANGG, the Salman, Sonakshi and Prakash Raj starrer is sure to set the box-office on fire, both in India and overseas. In fact if the advance booking is anything to go by the 60 crore (all inclusive release cost, sans Salman's remuneration) DABANGG 2 is likely to recalibrate many existing box-office records.
Both the new releases of last week, CIGARETTE KI TARAH and the critically acclaimed MYOHO, failed to appeal to the audience, as they preferred to watch the older releases. Needless to add that CIGARETTE KI TARAH and MYOHO are commercial failures.
After a mixed opening day Ashish R. Mohan's Akshay-Asin starrer KHILADI 786 saw a growth on each subsequent day of the weekend, with the weekdays being quite steady. During the week KHILADI 786 collected 4 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 54 lakhs from Surat, 47.55 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 64.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 45 lakhs from Pune, 23.50 lakhs from Nasik, 3.50 crore from Delhi city, 47.50 lakhs from Noida, 50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 40 lakhs from Kanpur, 62.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 22.65 lakhs from Agra, 11.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 28.15 lakhs from Meerut, 7.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 11.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 8.65 lakhs from Panipat, 16 lakhs from Chandigarh, 18 lakhs from Jalandhar, 5 lakhs from Amritsar, 7 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6 lakhs from Bhatinda, 4.25 lakhs from Ambala, 5.15 lakhs from Jammu, 80 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Darjeeling, 9 lakhs from Siliguri, 5.35 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.25 lakhs from Ranchi, 5 lakhs from Guwahati, 46 lakhs from Nagpur, 35 lakhs from Raipur, 70 lakhs from Indore (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 20.55 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 crore from Jaipur, 7.55 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 23.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 13.20 lakhs from Bikaner, 35 lakhs from Kota, 1 crore from Hyderabad, 16.25 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 45 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.35 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 4.25 lakhs from Madras and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting a fair 47.50 crore during the opening week from India, KHILADI 786 is all set to be at least an above average fare.
The Akshay-Asin starrer though has disappointed in the overseas grossing ?192,000 from UK and $352,700 from the US till the second weekend (14-16 December).
Meanwhile Reema Kagti's Aamir, Rani and Kareena starrer, TALAASH, crashed by around 75 percent in the second week (though the multiplexes were decent), as it collected 3 crore from Bombay, 55 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 26.75 lakhs from Surat, 22 lakhs from Baroda, 15 lakhs from Rajkot, 1 crore from Pune , 12 lakhs from Nasik, 2 crore from Delhi city, 26.50 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 11.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 22.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 4 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.15 lakhs from Meerut, 1.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 35.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4.60 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.75 lakhs from Panipat, 8.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 9 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.15 lakhs from Ambala, 2 lakhs from Jammu, 52 lakhs from Calcutta, 4.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 4.20 lakhs from Guwahati, 23.20 lakhs from Nagpur, 11.15 lakhs from Raipur, 22 lakhs from Indore, 14.65 lakhs from Bhopal, 33.25 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.20 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.35 lakhs from Bikaner, 6.15 lakhs from Kota, 51.75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6.10 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 90 lakhs from Bangalore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 5.75 lakhs from Madras and 3 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 16.80 crore, TALAASH has netted 81.30 crore in two weeks from India and is an above average.
The Aamir, Rani, Kareena and Nawaz starrer is super hit in the overseas grossing nearly $ 8 m (bumper in US) with ? 839,500 from UK and $2,706,500 from the US till the third weekend (14-16 December).
Moving on Yash Chopra's Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer, JAB TAK HAI JAAN, is ending its successful run as it collected 10 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 lakh from Noida, 1 lakh from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Indore, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad and 2 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 50 lakhs, JAB TAK HAI JAAN has netted 117 crore in four weeks from India and is a super hit.
JAB TAK HAI JAAN is an overseas blockbuster grossing $12.80 m, with ?1,593,300 from UK and $3,405,200 from the US till the fifth weekend.
Concluding with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures' Sanjay, Ajay and Sonakshi starrer, SON OF SARDAAR, the film is also ending a successful run. During the week SOS added another 30 lakhs and has netted a commendable 100.60 crore in four weeks from India and is a semi-hit. SON OF SARDAAR is fair in the overseas, with US being better.