This week sees the release of Priyadarshan's Anil, Ajay and Kangana starrer, TEZZ, along with LIFE KI TOH LAG GAYI. Given the star power of TEZZ the film will obviously open better, though surprisingly it lacks the expected hype. With the moderate budgeted well made films (HATE STORY & VICKY DONOR) doing well, there is a lot of hopes riding on LIFE KI TOH LAG GAYI, and so it may just spring a surprise!
It was one of the happiest weekends (20-22 April) of 2012 for Bollywood as not only did HOUSEFULL 2 become the second 100 crore plus netter of the year (after AGNEEPATH), but it also saw two successes simultaneously- VICKY DONOR and HATE STORY. While VICKY DONOR netted around 7.50 crores, HATE STORY grabbed 7 crore! Given that VICKY DONOR has a total cost of 11 crore and HATE STORY 7 crore, both the films will get into the plus zone by the end of the first week itself! Additionally VICKY DONOR has managed surprisingly good numbers (for a starless film) in the overseas grossing ?40,250 from UK and $ 1,69,200 from the US during the opening weekend (20-22 April).
Moving on, Wide Frame Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures' BITTOO BOSS could not achieve anything significant at the ticket window as it collected 30 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.15 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 2.25 lakhs from Pune, 1.25 lakhs from Nasik, 35 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.50 lakhs from Noida, 3.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 6.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 2.20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.20 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Jabalpur, 1.65 lakhs from Raipur, 3 lakhs from Indore, 4 lakhs from Jaipur, 1 lakh from Kota, 1 lakh from Udaipur, 3.35 lakhs from Hyderabad and 4.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting around 1.90 crore during the opening week from India, BITTOO BOSS has failed at the box-office.
After a great first week Sajid Nadiadwala's Sajid Khan directed HOUSEFULL 2 saw a rock steady run during the second week collecting 3.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 crore from Ahmedabad, 35.55 lakhs from Surat, 50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 52.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 9.55 lakhs from Jamnagar, 42 lakhs from Pune, 20 lakhs from Nasik, 10.50 lakhs from Goa, 5 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.20 crore from Delhi city, 36 lakhs from Noida, 30.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 24.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 42 lakhs from Lucknow, 16.65 lakhs from Agra, 10 lakhs from Allahabad, 4 lakhs from Aligarh, 50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 8.30 lakhs from Faridabad, 20.20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 11.35 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9.30 lakhs from Amritsar, 6.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6.35 lakhs from Bhatinda, 56.60 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 7.35 lakhs from Siliguri, 36 lakhs from Nagpur, 13.75 lakhs from Jabalpur, 21.50 lakhs from Raipur, 45 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 8 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Bhopal, 84 lakhs from Jaipur, 10 lakhs from Ajmer, 13 lakhs from Kota, 12 lakhs from Udaipur, 65 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 6.50 lakhs from Latur, 72.50 lakhs from Bangalore, 8.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.65 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 6.50 lakhs from Madras and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 30 crores, HOUSEFULL 2 has netted a superb 93 crores in two weeks from India. The Mithun, Rishi, Akshay, John, Boman, Ritesh, Shreyas and Asin starrer is a superhit. The film is doing wonderfully in the overseas grossing ?922,000 from UK and $1,503,000 from US till the third weekend (20-22 April).
Concluding yet again with Sujoy Ghosh's Vidya Balan starrer KAHAANI, the film once again manages decent numbers collecting 10 lakhs from Bombay, 2.40 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 5.50 lakhs from Pune, 7 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.55 lakhs from Noida, 8 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Hyderabad, 9 lakhs from Bangalore and 1 lakh from Mangalore. With another 75 lakhs, KAHAANI has netted a superb 58.25 crores in six weeks from India and is a blockbuster hit, based on its worldwide run. KAHAANI has also done very well in the overseas grossing ?217,300 from UK and $1,018,000 from the US.