This Friday will witness an interesting clash between Vivek Oberoi’s topical PM NARENDRA MODI and Arjun Kapoor’s INDIA’S MOST WANTED. While both films belong to different genres, yet keeping into account Raj Kumar Gupta’s (AAMIR, NO ONE KILLED JESSICA,RAID ) excellent track record one does give the patriotic thriller, INDIA’S MOST WANTED an edge, although PM NARENDRA MODI too will find its loyal patronage, especially keeping in mind the current political scenario in the country.
Checking out Luv Ranjan’s Akiv Ali directed Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet starrer, the comic family drama, DE DE PYAAR DE, the film started on a decent note (9-10 crore) but as we had said, picked steam, ending the opening week netting 37 crore (including paid previews). More importantly, the weekdays have been quite stable and the film is all set to be a clean success if not hit! DE DE PYAR DE is fair in the overseas grossing $1.3m with £96,000 from UK and $425,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (17-19 May).
Meanwhile, after a decent weekend (38 crore), Karan Johar’s Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey, Tara Sutaria and Aditya Seal starrer, STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2, saw declining collections during the weekdays as it collected 6.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 81.50 lakhs from Surat, 38.55 lakhs from Baroda, 21.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.75 crore from Pune, 27.25 lakhs from Nasik, 45.75 lakhs from Goa, 6.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 4 crore from Delhi city, 1.25 crore from Noida, 80 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 47 lakhs from Kanpur, 90 lakhs from Lucknow, 45.75 lakhs from Agra, 14.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 9 lakhs from Aligarh, 30 lakhs from Dehradun, 91.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 34 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 9.50 lakhs from Panipat, 27 lakhs from Chandigarh, 15.50 lakhs from Jalandhar , 5.50 lakhs from Patiala, 17.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 26 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 4 lakhs from Ambala, 2.25 lakhs from Shimla, 12.50 lakhs from Jammu, 1.50 crore from Calcutta, 3.75 lakhs from Darjeeling, 16.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 21 lakhs from Patna, 7.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 21 lakhs from Ranchi, 21.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 25.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 7.50 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 45 lakhs from Nagpur, 45 lakhs from Raipur, 65 lakhs from Indore, 20.55 lakhs from Gwalior, 30 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.25 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 23.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 14.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 5 lakhs from Bikaner, 23.50 lakhs from Kota, 20.55 lakhs from Udaipur, 55 lakhs from Hyderabad, 22.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.50 crore from Bangalore, 8.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 8.50 lakhs from Mysore, 3.75 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 13.50 lakhs from Madras, 2.25 lakhs from Coimbatore and 4.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 55 crore plus during the opening week from India, STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2 is an average fare. SOTY 2 is so-so in the overseas (better in US) grossing £162,000 from UK and $727,000 from the US, till the second weekend (17-19 May).
Coming to the Hollywood biggie AVENGERS : ENDGAME (all versions), continued making merry at the ticket window. Adding another 20 crore AVENGERS : ENDGAME (all versions), has netted 356 crore in three weeks from India and is a huge blockbuster.
Concluding with Vivek Agnihotri’s THE TASHKENT FILES, the film continued bringing in the moolah netting 1.50 crore, thus netting 16 crore in five weeks from India and is an average fare.