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Bollywood box-office report of the week : 21 march 2014

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The coming Friday will once again witness multiple releases in the form of Sunny Leone's RAGINI MMS 2, the Satish Kaushik directed Sharman Joshi starrer GANG OF GHOSTS, the Rajat Kapoor venture ANKHON DEKHI and last but not the least Nagesh Kukunoor's LAKSHMI.

There is no doubt that the opening rounds will comprehensively belong to RAGINI MMS 2 (thanks to the super hit music and horrex genre) but given the intrinsic merits GANG OF GHOSTS will make a mark with audience as the days progress. The remaining two releases are aimed at the discerning audience.

Last week saw the release of Yash Raj Films', BEWAKOOFIYAAN, Legacy Film Productions & Subhash Sehgal's W and Ramsay Entertainment's NEIGHBOURS. As expected the front runner was the Sonam Kapoor and Ayushman Khurrana starrer BEWAKOOFIYAAN, though the 7 crore weekend was below expectations. The other two releases turned out to be damp squibs.

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Though the Madhuri-Juhi starrer, GULAAB GANG, saw a decent opening weekend it failed to capitalize on it during the weekdays as it collected 90 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.50 lakhs from Surat, 7 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 25 lakhs from Pune, 4.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 70 lakhs from Delhi city, 11 lakhs from Noida, 7.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8 lakhs from Kanpur, 11.65 lakhs fro Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 11.15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 4.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 25.65 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.75 lakhs from Patna, 2 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.15 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 11 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 7.50 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 2.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.15 lakhs from Kota, 3.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1 lakh from Madras. Netting 14 crore during the opening week, Anubhav Sinha's GULAAB GANG will have to depend on non-theatrical rights for breaking even.

After a slowish start but improving weekend, Vikas Bahl's QUEEN saw rock-steady weekdays as it collected 3.65 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 15 lakhs from Surat, 15 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 4.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 90 lakhs from Pune, 7.50 lakhs from Nasik, 8.50 lakhs from Goa, 2.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.15 crore from Delhi city, 45.75 lakhs from Noida, 23.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8.65 lakhs from Kanpur, 20 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.55 lakhs from Agra, 3.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 66.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 8.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.75 lakhs from Panipat, 25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 8.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 5.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 9 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 65 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 6 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 16 lakhs from Nagpur, 4 lakhs from Jabalpur, 8.50 lakhs from Raipur, 25 lakhs from Indore, 5lakhs from Gwalior, 12 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 40 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.15 lakhs from Kota, 6 lakhs from Udaipur, 75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.15 crore from Bangalore, 2 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 3.55 lakh from Madras and 3 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 18.50 crore during the first week and the way the film has returned almost similar figures in the second week, QUEEN is on way to being the biggest hit of the first quarter of 2014. Very much like in India (after an ordinary start), the Kangana-Rajkumar starrer, QUEEN, has surprised in the overseas (read US) grossing ?78,000 from UK and $530,000 from the US.

Meanwhile the Ali Zafar and Yami Gautam starrer, TOTAL SIYAPAA, saw a poor performance as it collected 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 12 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5 lakhs from Surat, 3.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Rajkot, 12.50 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 95 lakhs from Delhi city, 15.50 lakhs from Noida, 9.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.55 lakhs fro Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 15.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Panipat, 9 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.65 lakhs from Jalandhar, 5 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2 lakhs from Bhatinda, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Siliguri, 1.75 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 6.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.50 lakhs from Raipur, 11 lakhs from Indore, 3.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.15 lakhs from Kota, 2.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Aurangabad, 15.50 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam and 1.50 lakhs from Madras. Netting 7 crore during opening week, TOTAL SIYAPAA has failed at the ticket window.

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Concluding with the Vidya-Farhan starrer, SHAADI KE SIDE/EEFECTS, the film crashed in the second week collecting 1.15 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6 lakhs from Surat, 5.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.15 lakhs from Rajkot, 30 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 3.15 lakhs from Goa, 75 lakhs from Delhi city, 11.50 lakhs from Noida, 6.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 6 lakhs fro Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 13 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 3 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.50 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 7.15 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.15 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Mangalore, 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1.75 lakhs from Madras and 2.50 lakhs from Kochi.

Adding another 6 crore SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS has netted 38 crore in two weeks from India.

The film has performed very well in the overseas (especially US), grossing ?276,000 from UK and $935,000 from the US till the third weekend (14-16 March).

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