This Friday's major release is going to be Rohit Dhawan's Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh starrer, DESI BOYZ. Given the live publicity blitzkrieg (by Akshay & John in particular), the interesting promos and the popular music (especially the title track) DESI BOYZ is expected to commence on a good start in India and UK. Having said that DESI BOYZ will have to sustain at least till the second weekend to be termed a clear success.
Both the new releases of last week, Linc Entertainment and Ipix Movies' SHAKAL PE MAT JA and Creative Steps Productions Pvt. Ltd.'s NA JAANE KABSE have disappointed at the box-office. Though SHAKAL PE MAT JA fared comparatively better than NA JAANE KABSE still the collections can only be termed as dull to poor and at the end of the day both the releases have been rejected.
After a wonderful weekend of 34-35 crore (and a stable Monday) the collections of Imtiaz Ali's Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri starrer ROCKSTAR fell Tuesday onwards but the film still managed a good first week.
During the week ROCKSTAR collected 5.25 crore from Bombay (collections from 53 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 20.50 lakhs from Surat (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 8 cinemas unreceived), 5.50 lakhs from Bharuch (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.55 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 70 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 21 lakhs from Nasik, 12.60 lakhs from Goa, 7.65 lakhs from Belgaum, 6 crore from Delhi city (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 85 lakhs from Noida, 55.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 33.60 lakhs from Kanpur, 35.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 21 lakhs from Agra, 15.20 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.65 lakhs from Aligarh, 1.20 crore from Gurgaon, 19 lakhs from Faridabad, 9 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 11.20 lakhs from Panipat, 33 lakhs from Chandigarh, 12 lakhs from Zirakpur, 18 lakhs from Jalandhar
10 lakhs from Amritsar, 12 lakhs from Ludhiana, 8.35 lakhs from Bhatinda, 5.50 lakhs from Pathankot, 1.65 crore from Calcutta, 2.55 lakhs from Darjeeling, 10.20 lakhs from Siliguri, 8 lakhs from Guwahati, 56 lakhs from Nagpur, 20 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2 lakhs from Amravati, 27 lakhs from Raipur, 52.35 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 9.60 lakhs from Gwailor (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived)
50 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.20 crore from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7.50 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 12.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 8.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 31.25 lakhs from Kota, 1.65 lakhs from Sriganganagar, 17.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.10 crore from Hyderabad, 11.75 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 6.65 lakhs from Latur, 4 lakhs from Nanded, 1.10 crore from Bangalore, 10.55 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.60 lakhs from Vijayawada, 7 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 5.65 lakhs from Madras. During the week ROCKSTAR has netted 49 crore (a crore lower than early estimations) from India. The film has also done well in the Overseas (good in US, ordinary in UK) grossing ?321,200 from UK and $911,064 from US till the second weekend (18-20 November).
Concluding this week's box office report with RA.ONE, the collections of Shah Rukh Khan's Anubhav Sinha directed RA.ONE have hit rock bottom in the third week, although the film was into the profit zone just after the first extended week. The film collected 20 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 17 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Surat, 3.50 lakhs from Pune, 4.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 3 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur
4 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.35 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Raipur, 16.20 lakhs from Indore, 2.25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived)
3.25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Mangalore and 2 lakhs from Madras. Netting 1.75 crores (lower than Saturday estimations), RA.ONE has netted 116.50 crores in three weeks, RA.ONE fails to improve its status but is still a semi-hit for its worldwide distributor EROS International.
RA.ONE has also crashed in the overseas grossing ?1,420,250 from UK and $2,496,825 from US till the fourth weekend (18-20 November) but is still Bollywood's biggest overseas hit of 2011.