Bollywood box-office report of the week : 25 october 2012

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This week will see multiple releases in the form of Prakash Jha's CHAKRAVYUH, the Emraan, Sagarika and Neha starrer RUSH, Vashu Bhagnani's AJAB GAZABB LOVE and Glorious Entertainment's COVER STORY- THE ULTIMATE INTERVIEW. From the list it is likely to be Jackky Bhagnani's AJAB GAZABB LOVE and Emraan's RUSH which will lead the pack, while the Arjun-Abhay starrer CHAKRAVYUH is expected to appeal to the discerning audience.

Last Friday's major release, Karan Johar's 50 crore (all inclusive cost), STUDENT OF THE YEAR, surprised all with an inspired weekend (26-27 crore) and a very stable run during the weekdays. The film is looking at a week of nearly 40 crore from India, which is very creditable for a newcomer(s) film! SOTY has not done as well in the overseas (decent in US) grossing ?131,200 from UK and $326,500 in the US, during the opening weekend (19-21 October).

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The other releases of the same week, Sandeep Malani directed JANLEVA 555, the animated DELHI SAFARI and SHUDRA – THE RISING, have all been rejected.

After a so-so opening weekend (except in Maharashtra), Rani Mukerji's AIYYAA failed to improve during the weekdays and collected 1.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 15.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.25 lakhs from Surat, 3.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 22.50 lakhs from Pune, 5.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2.50 lakhs from Goa, 2.55 lakhs from Belgaum, 60 lakhs from Delhi city, 9 lakhs from Noida, 5.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.65 lakhs from Kanpur, 7 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 1.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 3 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 6.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.75 lakhs from Raipur, 8.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 1 lakh from Bikaner, 2.35 lakhs from Kota, 1.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 4 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1.55 lakhs from Madras and 2.15 lakhs from Kochi. Netting a poor 6.50 crore during the opening week, AIYYAA has failed.

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Checking out Ram Gopal Varma's BHOOT RETURNS, the film could not emulate the success of the filmmaker's BHOOT (2003) and just collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 12 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3 lakhs from Surat, 2.65 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 8 cinemas unreceived), 3.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 10 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 1.15 lakhs from Goa, 45 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.50 lakhs from Noida, 5.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 6.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.25 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5.20 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 8.35 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 3.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Raipur, 7 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7.55 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.75 lakhs from Kota, 1.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.65 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.10 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 2 lakhs from Madras. Netting 4.50 crore during the first week from India, BHOOT RETURNS has failed.

Meanwhile S.S. Rajamouli's MAKKHI (dubbed) failed to achieve the magic of EEGA and barely collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 10.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.10 lakhs from Surat, 1 lakh from Baroda (collections from 8 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.65 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 20.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.65 lakhs from Noida, 3 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 6.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.35 lakhs from Agra, 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar, 6.65 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.20 lakhs from Raipur, 3 lakhs from Indore, 5.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Kota, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad and 4 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting around 3.25 crore in the first week from India, MAKKHI has failed.

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In the meantime Sridevi's ENGLISH VINGLISH saw a rock steady second week as it collected 2.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.25 lakhs from Surat, 7.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 3.35 lakhs from Rajkot, 50.25 lakhs from Pune, 8 lakhs from Nasik, 6.25 lakhs from Goa, 3 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 20 lakhs from Noida, 8 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.20 lakhs from Kanpur, 7.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakh from Panipat, 5.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.75 lakh from Amritsar, 1.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 40 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 9.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Raipur, 9.65 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 20 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 3 lakhs from Udaipur, 45 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.15 crore from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 8.50 lakhs from Madras and 1.65 lakhs from Kochi. With another 11.50 crore, ENGLISH VINGLISH has netted 31.50 crores (including dubbed versions) in two weeks from India and is a semi-hit. The film is good in the overseas (great in US) grossing ?414,300 from UK and $ 1,669,000 from the US, till the third weekend (19-21 October).

Moving on, Akshay Kumar's Paresh Rawal starrer, OMG OH MY GOD!, moves from strength-to-strength, collecting 2.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 61 lakhs from Surat, 44.20 lakhs from Baroda, 30 lakhs from Rajkot, 50 lakhs from Pune, 9.25 lakhs from Nasik, 7.35 lakhs from Goa, 3.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 20 lakhs from Noida, 11.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 17.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.35 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 23 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Panipat , 5.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2 lakhs from Ambala, 40 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 10.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 8.35 lakhs from Raipur, 26.65 lakhs from Indore, 4 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 8 lakhs from Bhopal, 24 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 6 lakhs from Kota, 3.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 5.25 lakhs from Udaipur, 16 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5 lakhs from Aurangabad, 35 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Vijayawada and 2.10 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. Adding another 13.50 crore, OMG OH MY GOD! Has netted 72.50 crore in three weeks from India and is now moving towards the blockbuster zone. OMG! Has also done very well in the overseas (good in US) grossing ?360,000 from UK and $901,700 from the US, till the fourth weekend (19-21 October).

Concluding once again with Anurag Basu's BARFI! The film is now ending its superb run as it collected 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Surat, 5 lakhs from Pune, 1.25 lakhs from Nasik, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.65 lakhs from Noida, 1.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 11 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.35 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.10 lakhs from Guwahati, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Bhopal, 8.35 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore and 1 .25 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 1.50 crore BARFI! Has netted a superb 106 crores in five weeks from India. The Ranbir-Priyanka starrer is now a blockbuster. BARFI! is magical in the overseas (blockbuster in US) grossing ?718,800 from UK and $2,800,000 from the US, till the sixth weekend (19-21 October).

 

 

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