The coming Christmas weekend is all set to see three new releases- Rajshri Production Pvt Ltd's ISI LIFE MEIN …!, Farah Khan's TEES MAAR KHAN and the Ajay-Kajol live animation project TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO. It is obvious that the Akshay-Katrina starrer is all set to take a hurricane like start while the other two releases will lag far behind, especially during the opening weekend.
The multiple releases of last week, namely Wilson Louis's KAALO, the Archangel Entertainer production PAYBACK, the Vinay Shukla directed MIRCH and K Sera Sera and Sangeeth Sivan Productions' 332…MUMBAI TO INDIA, were all rejected by the audience. Comparatively speaking, the horror film KAALO performed the best but was nowhere even close to the preferred choice of the audience, the Anushka-Ranveer starrer BAND BAAJA BAARAAT.
Moving on to NO PROBLEM, the film could not improve upon the slow start and collected 2 crore from Bombay (collections from 31 cinemas unreceived), 90 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 13 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Vapi, 2.75 lakhs each from Bharuch, Palanpur and Himmatnagar, 3.25 lakhs from Mehsana, 2.50 lakhs from Patan, 11.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 6.40 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 2 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.25 lakhs from Adipur, 22 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs each from Satara and Karad, 4.20 lakhs from Solapur, 1.50 lakhs from Sangli, 9 lakhs from Nasik, 3.75 lakhs from Malegaon, 3 lakhs from Hubli, 5.20 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.15 crores from Delhi city, 32 lakhs from Noida, 21.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 17 lakhs from Kanpur, 30.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 7.35 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.45 lakhs from Bijnore, 3.70 lakhs from Meerut, 1 lakh each from Moradabad and Mathura, 3 lakhs from Aligarh, 4.35 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 45 lakhs from Gurgaon, 18.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.55 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5 lakhs from Panipat, 10.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.65 lakhs from Zirakpur, 4.35 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.50 lakhs from Ambala, 5.65 lakhs each from Ludhiana and Amritsar, 6.45 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.30 lakhs from Pathankot, 55 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Darjeeling, 5.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.20 lakhs from Guwahati, 1 lakh from Dibrugarh, 23 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.20 lakhs from Amravati, 3.15 lakhs from Akola, 13 lakhs from Raipur, 1.15 lakhs from Chhindwara, 2 lakhs from Chandrapur, 1.50 lakhs from Khandwa, 24.20 lakhs from Indore (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Sehore, 4.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7.20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Ujjain, 1 lakh from Shivpuri, 45 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 5.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 2 lakhs from Bikaner, 10 lakhs from Kota, 1 lakh from Kishangarh, 51 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Warangal, 11 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Nanded, 5.50 lakhs from Latur, 3.50 lakhs from Gulbarga, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 4 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.15 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam, 1.25 lakhs from Madras and 1 lakh from Kochi. During the first week, NO PROBLEM has netted a poor 22 crores. The Anees Bazmee directed venture will end up as a loosing fare. The film has also under-performed in the Overseas, grossing ?195,220 from UK and $327,000 from US till the second weekend (17-19 December).
The dark horse has done it! Yes Yash Raj Films' BAND BAAJA BAARAAT has shown a very impressive run as it collected 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Baroda, 3.35 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs each from Jamnagar and Bhavnagar, 13 lakhs from Pune, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 1.30 lakhs from Malegaon, 2.60 lakhs from Goa, 1.10 crore from Delhi city, 13.65 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 10 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.25 lakhs from Agra, 2.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs each from Meerut and Gorakhpur, 21 lakhs from Gurgaon, 6.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshetra, 1.65 lakhs from Panipat, 4.60 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Zirakpur, 1.45 lakhs each from Bhatinda and Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2 lakhs each from Patiala, Amritsar and Jalandhar, 30 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh Guwahati, 10.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.55 lakhs from Amravati, 1 lakh each from Akola and Dhule, 6 lakhs from Raipur, 1.55 lakhs from Durg, 1.15 lakhs from Chandrapur, 11.20 lakhs from Indore (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 12 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.40 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Ajmer, 1.20 lakhs from Bikaner, 3.55 lakhs from Kota, 31.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.50 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived),1.25 lakhs from Nanded, 2 lakhs from Latur, 14.35 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.70 lakhs from Vijaywada, 1.20 lakhs from Madras and 1.10 lakhs from Kochi. During the opening week, the starless BAND BAAJA BAARAAT has netted an praiseworthy 9.50 crores. Given the fact that the producers YRF hold all the rights, the film will prove to be a reasonably profitable venture for them. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas grossing just ? 51,581 till the second weekend (17-19 December).
Going from bad to worse KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SE collected 2.15 lakhs from Bombay, 1 lakh from Delhi city and 1.20 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived). Adding another 20 lakhs, KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SE has netted a shocking 5.20 crores in two weeks from India. The Abhishek-Deepika starrer is a horrific disaster. The film is also a washout in the Overseas, grossing a paltry ?20,933 from UK.
Meanwhile PHAS GAYA RE OBAMA has done well for itself (given the cost and cast) as it collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Pune, 12 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.10 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh from Ghaziabad, 4 lakhs from Gurgaon and 2.15 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 75 lakhs, PHAS GAYA RE OBAMA has touched 3 crores in two weeks from India. The film may prove to be a safe bet for all concerned.
Concluding with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GUZAARISH, the film is on its way out of the cinemas collecting 5 lakhs from Bombay, 1 lakh from Ahmedabad, 6 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 lakh from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.20 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived) and 2.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 50 lakhs, GUZAARISH has netted a poor 29.50 crores in four weeks from India. The Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer is a huge failure. The film has also under-performed in the Overseas grossing ?354,186 from UK till the fifth weekend (17-19 December) and $1,017,335 from US.