The coming Friday will witness the release of the critically acclaimed and award winning Richa Chadda starrer MASAAN. Given the super strong way that BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is still dominating the box-office, MASAAN, may not make much of an impact commercially, but for sure it’ll manage its due share of critical appreciation from India.
Last Friday’s Eid bonanza, the Salman, Kareena and Nawazuddin starrer, BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, went the expected and predicted way. As per the makers, BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN saw collections of 27 crore on Friday, which zoomed to over 36 crore on Eid (Saturday). The last day of the weekend saw the film amass a huge 39 crore, which meant that the film ended up netting a record breaking 102 crore plus in three days flat. Given the very stable weekdays, the already super hit Kabir Khan directed film is expected to end up netting nearly 180 crore during the first week from India. BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is also Salman’s biggest overseas opener, grossing a huge $8m with £760,000 from UK and $2,621,000 from the US, during opening weekend (17-19 July).
Checking out S.S. Rajamoli’s BAHUBALI (Hindi dubbed), the film saw an impressive first week (for a dubbed film) as it collected 5.15 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 crore from Ahmedabad, 50 lakhs from Surat, 40 lakhs from Baroda (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 54 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.15 crore from Pune, 31.75 lakhs from Nasik, 14 lakhs from Goa, 10.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.50 crore from Delhi city, 54.50 lakhs from Noida, 60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 30 lakhs from Kanpur, 62 lakhs from Lucknow, 13 lakhs from Agra, 15.85 lakhs from Allahabad, 7 lakhs from Aligarh, 65.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 40 lakhs from Faridabad, 5 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 10 lakhs from Panipat, 20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 12.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 11.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 13.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3 lakhs from Ambala, 4 lakhs from Jammu, 75 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 9 lakhs from Siliguri, 5 lakhs from Patna, 10.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 20 lakhs from Ranchi, 15 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 4 lakhs from Guwahati, 65 lakhs from Nagpur, 50 lakhs from Raipur, 1 crore from Indore, 12 lakhs from Gwalior, 44.50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 12.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 15 lakhs from Kota, 20 lakhs from Udaipur, 35 lakhs from Aurangabad, 12.50 lakhs from Bangalore and 24 lakhs from Mangalore. Netting 41 crore during the opening week, BAHUBALI (Hindi dubbed), is a hit. The film is rocking the US box-office grossing $6,500,000 (for all versions) till the second weekend (17-19 July).
Concluding with Walt Disney Pictures and UTV Motion Pictures’ Remo Dsouza directed Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Dheva starrer, ABCD- ANYBODY CAN DANCE 2, the film is ending it’s triumphant run, collecting 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Surat, 2.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.50 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.50 lakhs from Noida, 2.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1 lakh from Kanpur, 2.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Bhubaneshwar, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Raipur, 2.50 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Aurangabad, 10 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 2 crore, ABCD- ANYBODY CAN DANCE 2 has netted 106 crore in four weeks from India and is a super hit. ABCD 2 is also a good overseas success grossing £215,000 from UK and $870,000 from the US.