This week's (Thursday) solo Hindi release, the Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer, AGNEEPATH, is all set embark on a bumper start and a huge weekend. In fact some records are certainly going to be broken and Mumbai circuit will surely be magical. AGNEEPATH is also expected to generate good shares in the overseas circuit.
Checking out Hriday Shetty's CHAALIS CHAURAASI, the numbers could not do justice to the reputed cast as the film collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 41 cinemas unreceived), 9 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Surat, 2.30 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.70 lakhs from Pune, 1.65 lakhs from Nasik, 26 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.30 lakhs from Noida, 2.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.20 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 8.30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.55 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.15 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Jabalpur, 1.70 lakhs from Raipur, 3 lakhs from Indore, 4.35 lakhs from Jaipur, 1 lakh from Aurangabad and 2 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting around 2.25 crores during the opening week, CHAALIS CHAURAASI has failed.
Though initially it appeared that Shiney Ahuja's GHOST had not done well but when the collections from big cities (non metros) and the interiors were disclosed it was quite a reasonable performance. During the first week, GHOST collected 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 41 cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.35 lakhs from Surat, 6 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 5.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 7 lakhs from Pune, 3.85 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 45 lakhs from Delhi city, 6.35 lakhs from Noida, 4.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5 lakhs from Kanpur, 3.60 lakhs from Lucknow, 8.50 lakhs from Agra, 3.35 lakhs from Allahabad, 4 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 3 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.55 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.60 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.60 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 10.55 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.75 lakhs from Bhopal, (collecions from 2 cinemas unreceived), 12 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Ajmer, 5 lakhs from Kota, 9.35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakh from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Latur, 2.75 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore. Netting a decent 5.50 crores in the first week, GHOST may just about touch the average status, provided it manages to show some stability during the second week.
The other two releases of the same week, SADDA ADDA and TUTIYA DIL, have been rejected, the latter being a disaster.
Moving on, Abbas-Mustan's Abhishek, Bipasha, Bobby, Sonam and Neil starrer PLAYERS saw a crash in the second week as it collected 1.20 crore from Bombay (collections from 17 cinemas unreceived), 42.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11.25 lakhs from Surat, 12.70 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 9 lakhs from Rajkot, 8.60 lakhs from Pune, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 2.60 lakhs from Goa, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 7.50 lakhs from Noida, 6.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 5 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Agra, 2.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 8 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.35 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.65 lakhs from Panipat, 3.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.20 lakhs from Siliguri, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 7.75 lakhs from Indore, 4.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.75 lakhs from Kota, 8.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.10 lakh from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.80 lakhs from Latur and 7.30 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 5.50 crores, PLAYERS has netted 28 crores in two weeks from India and will have to rely on non-theatrical revenues even for recovery. The film has also disappointed in the overseas grossing ?221,000 from UK and $ 339,000 from the US till the third weekend (20-22 January).
Meanwhile Farhan Akhtar's DON 2: THE KING IS BACK managed to add another significant amount to its kitty as it collected 30 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 8 cinemas unreceived), 5.65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.65 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.20 lakhs from Pune, 1.25 lakhs from Goa, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.20 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Siliguri, 2.40 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Indore, 13.35 lakhs from Jaipur , 2.55 lakhs from Hyderabad, 12 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1 lakh from Kochi. With another 1.75 crores during the latest outing DON 2 has netted 107.50 crores in four weeks from India, and the dubbed (Tamil & Telugu) version(s) have added another 3.50 crores. The film is a hit plus in India and a superhit worldwide for the global distributor Reliance Big Pictures, who paid Rs. 80 crore (excluding print & publicity cost) for the global rights of DON 2 and have already recovered 36 crore from satellite rights and 9 crores from audio rights. The Shah Rukh Khan -Priyanka Chopra starrer, DON 2, is an overseas blockbuster grossing $ 11.75 million, with ?1,439,500 coming from UK till the fifth weekend (20-22 January) and $3,651,700 from the US.
Concluding yet again with Milan Luthria's Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor starrer, THE DIRTY PICTURE, the film collected 10 lakhs from Bombay , 3.35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.70 lakhs from Baroda, 6 lakhs from Delhi city, 1 lakh from Noida, 1.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.80 lakhs from Hyderabad and 2 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 50 lakhs, THE DIRTY PICTURE has netted 81 crores in seven weeks from the India. Celebrating its 50-days, TDP is a blockbuster hit and another triumph for Balaji Motion Pictures.