Bollywood box-office report of the week : 25 september 2014

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As is the norm, a week before  the two biggies, BANG BANG and HAIDER, there are more than 6 films slated for release. The list includes BALWINDER SINGH …. FAMOUS HO GAYA, 3 A.M., DESI KATTEY, MAINU EK LADKI CHAAHIYE, MUMBAI DELHI MUMBAI, CHAARFUTIYA CHOKARE etc. Needless to add that so many releases, on a single day, and just a six-day run till the upcoming blockbuster BANG BANG (not to forget HAIDER)  will ensure that none of the above mentioned new releases achieve anything significant.

Meanwhile, last week saw the release of Yash Raj Films’ Parineeti Chopra starrer DAAWAT-E-ISHQ. The film, which opened to  a dull response, picked up on Saturday and Sunday, but ended up netting an ordinary 13.50-13.75 crore during the opening weekend despite 1500 screens. The film also under-performed in the overseas grossing $1m  with £70,000 from UK and $212,000 from the US during the opening weekend (19-21 September).
The second release of last Friday, Sonam Kapoor’s KHOOBSURAT also saw a dull start but once again picked up on the next two days netting 11.25-11.50 crore during the opening weekend, but from just 900 screens. The film fared quite well in the overseas grossing $1.5m with £170,000  from UK and  $345,000 from the US during the first weekend (19-21 September).

Moving on, Vikram Bhatt’s Bipasha Basu starrer CREATURE 3D  failed to achieve anything significant collecting 1.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 45 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11.05 lakhs from Surat, 7.65 lakhs from Baroda, 8.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 30 lakhs from Pune, 7 lakhs from Nasik, 3.20 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.20 crore from Delhi city, 17 lakhs from Noida, 30 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 21.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 31.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.65 lakhs from Agra, 9.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 13 lakhs from Gurgaon,  7 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.50 lakhs from Panipat, 7.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.15 lakhs from Amritsar, 4 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.15 lakhs from Ambala, 35 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.65 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.65 lakhs from Patna, 3.60 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.15 lakhs from Ranchi, 4 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 16.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 8.15 lakhs from Jabalpur, 10 lakhs from Raipur, 20 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived),  7.25 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Jodhpur, 6.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 1 lakh from Bikaner, 6.15 lakhs from Kota, 4.35 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7 lakhs from Aurangabad,  20 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 2 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1 lakh from Kochi. Netting 17 crore during the opening week, CREATURE 3D,  will have to rely on non-theatrical rights for recovery.

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The other release of the week, Homi Adajania’s FINDING FANNY, fared much better (thanks to high end metro multiplexes) as it collected (all versions) 4.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 18.25 lakhs from Surat, 15 lakhs from Baroda, 8.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.15 crore from Pune, 9.75 lakhs from Nasik, 18 lakhs from Goa, 3.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.85 crore from Delhi city, 52.50 lakhs from Noida, 30.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 12.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 32.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.25 lakhs from Agra, 5.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.35 lakhs from Aligarh, 35.20 lakhs from Gurgaon,  10 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3.50 lakhs from Panipat, 21 lakhs from Chandigarh, 6.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 7 lakhs from Amritsar, 8.65 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2 lakhs from Ambala, 70 lakhs from Calcutta, 4.50 lakhs from Siliguri,  3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Ranchi, 6 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 21.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 7.60 lakhs from Jabalpur, 14 lakhs from Raipur, 31.75 lakhs from Indore, 6.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived),  20 lakhs from Bhopal, 44.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.35 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 6 lakhs from Kota, 6.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5 lakhs from Aurangabad,  1.50 crore from Bangalore, 8 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1.75 lakhs from Coimbatore and 5 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 26 crore during the opening week, FINDING FANNY, is a below average fare, based on worldwide run. The film is good in the overseas (read US) grossing £180,000 from UK and $740,000  from the US till the second weekend (19-21 September).

Meanwhile Omung Kumar’s  Priyanka Chopra starrer, MARY KOM, fell heavily but still managed good returns in the wake of new releases (FINDING FANNY and CREATURE 3D). During the week, MARY KOM  collected 2 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 9.50 lakhs from Surat, 9 lakhs from Baroda, 7 lakhs from Rajkot, 80 lakhs from Pune, 8.65 lakhs from Nasik, 5.25 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.25 crore from Delhi city, 18.50 lakhs from Noida, 17.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 25.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.65 lakhs from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 28 lakhs from Gurgaon,  4.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.75 lakhs from Panipat, 10.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda,  40 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Patna, 2 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.15 lakhs from Ranchi, 4 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 18.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.75 lakhs from Jabalpur, 7 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 2.50 lakhs from Gwalior,  8 lakhs from Bhopal, 20.55 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 11 cinemas unreceived), 4.25 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.55 lakhs from Ajmer, 4 lakhs from Kota, 5 lakhs from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5 lakhs from Aurangabad,  50 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 3 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 3 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 11 crore MARY KOM has netted 55 crore in two weeks from India and is approaching a semi-hit status, given the reasonable costs and global performance. MARY KOM  has  performed very well in the overseas (for a female solo) grossing £115,000 from UK and $630,000 from the US till the third weekend (19-21 September).

Concluding with Yash Raj Films’ Rani Mukerji starrer, MARDAANI, the film added another crore and has thus ended its run netting 39 crore in four weeks from India and is an above average fare. MARDAANI  has also done very well in the overseas (for a female solo) grossing £105,000 from UK and $380,000 from the US.

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