Bollywood box-office report of the week : 24 february 2011

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This week will see the release of the anticipated Madhavan-Kangna starrer TANU WEDS MANU and the children's film SATRANGEE PARACHUTE. It is quite obvious that the reasonably budgeted TANU WEDS MANU will be the first choice of the audience and even with limited patronization it may well be a surprise success.

Just like most of the recent releases, after a slow start Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 KHOON MAAF too showed some improvement over the weekend. However the pick up was not substantial and given the fact that 7 KHOON MAAF is a 22 crore film it will have to improve further and more importantly perform well in the coming weeks as well. The film has been rejected in the Overseas grossing ?46,746 from UK and $165,000 from US during the opening weekend (18-20 February).

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The other releases of the same week, KACCHA LIMBOO and MASTI EXPRESS, had quite a weak start and the collection went from bad to worse as the week progressed.

On paper the run of Nikhil Advani's PATIALA HOUSE appeared quite steady with no alarming crash after the weekend. Unfortunately the weekend (15.25 crore ) was itself quite below par (for an Akshay Kumar starrer). During the opening week PATIALA HOUSE collected 2.75 crores from Bombay (collections from 71 cinemas unreceived), 85.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 16 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 2.65 lakhs from Bharuch, 22.15 lakhs from Rajkot, 5.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 6 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.20 lakhs from Porbandar, 1.20 lakhs from Morbi, 2 lakhs from Junagarh, 2.25 lakhs from Bhuj, 3.65 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.15 lakhs from Adipur, 11 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Satara, 1.25 lakhs from Karad, 2.20 lakhs from Solapur, 8.50 lakhs from Nasik (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.10 lakhs from Malegaon, 8.50 lakhs from Goa, 1 lakh from Belgaum (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.35 crores from Delhi city, 33 lakhs from Noida, 26.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 17 lakhs from Kanpur, 30 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.65 lakhs from Agra, 6.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.35 lakhs from Meerut, 3 lakhs from Aligarh, 45 lakhs from Gurgaon, 23.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.25 lakhs from Panipat, 23 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3 lakhs from Bhatinda, 11 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 71.50 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Siliguri, 4.55 lakhs from Guwahati, 21.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 8.25 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3.20 lakhs from Amravati, 2.15 lakhs from Akola, 6 lakhs from Raipur, 14.50 lakhs from Indore (collections from 9 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Sehore, 4.55 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 13.50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 48 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 7 lakhs from Kota, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.65 lakhs from Aurangabad, 3 lakhs from Latur, 2.50 lakhs from Gulbarga, 38 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Vijaywada, 3.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1.65 lakhs from Madras (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting about 24.50 crores during the first week, PATIALA HOUSE has under-performed for an Akshay-Anushka starrer, despite quite a stable run. The film though has improved during the latter run in the UK grossing ?508,500 till the second weekend (18-20 February) and $495,000 from US till the extended second weekend (18-21 February).

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Meanwhile YEH SAALI ZINDAGI saw a big fall in the second week as it collected 40 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 28 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Nasik, 35 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 6 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Allahabad, 8 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.35 lakhs from Raipur, 4 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived) and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding a further 2.50 crore, YEH SAALI ZINDAGI has netted 10 crores in two weeks from India. With a price tag of 10.50 crores (including price and publicity), YEH SAALI ZINDAGI may just about break even after accounting for the non-theatrical rights.

Concluding with DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI, the film fell heavily but still managed some more rewards for the distributors as it collected 30 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 10 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs from Kolhapur, 1 lakh from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 12 lakhs from Delhi city, 2 lakhs from Noida, 1.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.35 lakhs from Agra, 1.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 1.35 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.50 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.25 lakhs from Raipur, 2 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3 lakhs from Hyderabad and 5.25 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 1.50 crore DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI has netted around 28.25 crores in three weeks from India. As DTBHJ has been sold to the distributors for a very reasonable 13 crore, the Ajay-Emraan starrer is now an average fare.

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