This Friday will witness a major Hindi release after a gap of over two weeks in the form of T Series' Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer, KABIR SINGH, remake of Telugu super hit ARJUN REDDY. The film is expected to open to decent houses as the curiosity and excitement amongst a section the audience is quite perceptible.
Last week’s prominent release, Anurag Kashyap’s Taapsee Pannu starrer GAME OVER (dubbed), despite being a well made film could not make much of a mark due to poor promotion. Other releases like Prabhudheva’s KHAMOSHI, Experion Moviez’s KISSEBAAZ, GVG Films’ KHEL KHALLAS and RGTS Pictures’ RESCUE are all washouts. Hollywood’s MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL too proved to be an ordinary fare.
Meanwhile, after a stupendous 5-day weekend (144 crore), the premier Eid release, Ali Abbas Zafar directed Salman-Katrina starrer BHARAT, saw a steady but mid level run. The film was also hit hard on Sunday by the Indian cricket match. During the extended week BHARAT collected 8 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 2.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.25 crore from Surat, 57 lakhs from Baroda, 47.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.50 crore from Pune, 35.75 lakhs from Nasik, 40.25 lakhs from Goa, 10.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 7.75 crore from Delhi city, 1.85 crore from Noida, 1.75 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.25 crore from Kanpur, 2.25 crore from Lucknow, 86 lakhs from Agra, 47.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 26.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 47.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.75 crore from Gurgaon, 67.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 8.75 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 19.50 lakhs from Panipat, 47.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 48.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 11.25 lakhs from Patiala, 27.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 48.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 13.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 7.50 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Shimla, 25.75 lakhs from Jammu, 2.75 crore from Calcutta, 5.25 lakhs from Darjeeling, 32.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 34.50 lakhs from Patna, 8 lakhs from Dhanbad, 35.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 44.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 33.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 15 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 65 lakhs from Nagpur, 63.50 lakhs from Raipur, 1 crore from Indore, 30 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 60 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 7 cinemas unrecieved), 2.50 crore from Jaipur, 46.25 lakhs from Jodhpur, 24.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 10.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 33.50 lakhs from Kota, 38 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.25 crore from Hyderabad, 31 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.50 crore from Bangalore, 11.75 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.75 lakhs from Mysore, 6.75 lakhs from Vijayawada, 11.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 21 lakhs from Madras, 3.25 lakhs from Coimbatore and 6 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 174 crore during the opening 9-day week BHARAT is a semi-hit, given the recoveries from satellite, digital and audio rights are quite handsome. The film is decent in the overseas grossing $9.25m with £835,000 from UK and $2,685,000 from the US, till the second weekend (14-16 June). Concluding with Luv Ranjan’s Akiv Ali directed Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet starrer DE DE PYAR DE saw another steady week adding 3 crore, thus netting 93 crore in four weeks from India and is a semi-hit after accounting for non-theatrical rights. The film is fair in the overseas grossing $2.75m with £185,000 from UK and $1,012,000 from the US.