Bollywood box-office report of the week : 26 august 2010

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The start of last Friday's Pradeep Sarkar directed LAFANGEY PARINDEY was expectedly below the mark as the film could not really generate much hype. The opening varied from dull to average (in pockets) and no jump in collections was witnessed during the weekend. The 12-13 crore film will be a coverage or at most manage minimal profits, as the makers also hold all the rights.

The Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone starrer has also been totally rejected in the Overseas grossing ?15,545 from UK during the opening weekend (20-22 August). The other release of the same week, the Amol Palekar directed … AND ONCE AGAIN (English) is a washout.

This week is going to be a very crowded one with as many as five new releases – AASHAYEIN, HELLO DARLING, ANTARDWAND, MADHOLAL KEEP WALKING, SOCH LO and GUMSHUDA. The reason is very simple, next Friday (Thursday to be precise) will see the big guns like Karan Johar's WE ARE FAMILY and a week later Salman's DABANGG, firing in anticipation of the festive Janamashtmi and Eid season.

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Coming back to the new releases, none of the four are expected to make much headway at the ticket window and it will only be Nagesh's much delayed John Abraham starrer AASHAYEIN and Mukta Arts' HELLO DARLING which may find limited patronage.

Moving on brand Aamir Khan has done the trick and PEEPLI [LIVE] has fantastic business to show. The first week's share in India is over Rs. 10 crore! The film collected 2.15 crores from Bombay (collections from 48 cinemas unreceived), 65 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 8 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs each from Nadiad, Vapi , Valsad and Bardoli, 1.75 lakhs from Bharuch (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.10 lakhs from Palanpur, 8.50 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.75 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3.50 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 35 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Solapur, 1.50 lakhs from Sangli, 10.35 lakhs from Nasik, 8.50 lakhs from Goa, 3.15 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.15 crores from Delhi city, 50 lakhs from Noida, 35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 25 lakhs from Kanpur, 35 lakhs from Lucknow, 12 lakhs from Agra, 10.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 4 lakhs from Meerut, 2.15 lakhs from Bareilly, 5.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 2.15 lakhs from Mathura, 75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 30.10 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.35 lakhs each from Kurukshetra and Panipat, 18.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.65 lakhs each from Zirakpur and Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 4 lakhs from Amritsar, 2 lakhs from Pathankot, 60 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 5.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 4.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 30 lakhs from Nagpur, 13.25 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3.35 lakhs from Amravati, 2 lakhs from Akola, 10 lakhs from Raipur, 2.50 lakhs from Chhindwara, 2 lakhs each from Wardha and Chandrapur, 1.35 lakhs from Khandwa, 41.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Sehore, 7.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 8.25 lakhs from Bhopal, 1 lakh each from Ujjain and Shivpuri, 35 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 4.50 lakhs each from Jodhpur and Ajmer, 3.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 10.20 lakhs from Kota, 45 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.15 lakhs from Nanded, 1.10 lakhs from Parbhani, 1.50 lakhs from Gulbarga, 30 lakhs from Bangalore, 4.55 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Vijaywada, 4.35 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam, 1.10 lakhs from Madras and 1.65 lakhs from Kochi. In its first week, PEEPLI [LIVE] has netted nearly 21.80 crore from India.

The film is a clean hit in India.

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The Anusha Rizvi directed starless film has also done wonders in the Overseas, grossing a superb $600,627 from US up to the second weekend (20-22 August).

Unfortunately the Bobby-Mugdha starrer HELP has dull collections to show. The film collected 35 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 48 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Bhavnagar, 2 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Solapur, 1.55 lakhs from Goa, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 3 lakhs from Noida, 4 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.20 lakhs from Kanpur, 6 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.55 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.35 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 3 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh each from Zirakpur and Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.65 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1 lakh from Amravati, 2.65 lakhs from Indore, 1.25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Hyderabad and 1.50 lakhs from Bangalore.

Netting just about 2.30 crores in its first week from India, HELP has failed commercially.

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The collections of the Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor starrer, AISHA, crashed heavily. The film collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 15 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 4.15 lakhs from Pune, 1.65 lakhs from Goa, 60 lakhs from Delhi city, 6.50 lakhs from Noida, 3.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.20 lakhs from Kanpur, 4 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.65 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Indore, 2.15 lakhs from Jaipur, 7 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived) and 15 lakhs from Bangalore.

Adding 2.50 crores, AISHA has netted 18 crore in two weeks from India and has failed commercially, but the makers will break even thanks to pre-selling the non-theatrical rights. AISHA has also been rejected in the Overseas grossing a below par ?115,589 from UK till the third weekend (20-22 August).

Meanwhile the collections of Milan Luthria's ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI are quite stable as compared to the second week. The film has once again yielded good shares collecting 60 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 38 cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.20 lakhs from Patan, 6.55 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Solapur, 3.35 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 45 lakhs from Delhi city, 8.50 lakhs from Noida, 4.55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5 lakhs from Kanpur, 9.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 2 lakhs from Agra, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Meerut, 1.15 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 11 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh each from Panipat and Kurukshetra, 4.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh each from Ambala and Amritsar, 10 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.15 lakhs from Amravati, 1 lakh from Akola, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 1.50 lakhs from Durg, 7 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior, 4.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 6.55 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.15 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.50 lakhs from Kota, 11 lakh from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Gulbarga, 10.65 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore.

Adding 5.60 crore during its latest outing, the Ajay-Emraan starrer has netted a good 52.50 crores in three weeks from India and is now a clean hit. Unfortunately ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI has been rejected in the Overseas grossing a paltry ?126,696 from UK.

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