There are no major Hindi releases this week (listed titles include MAIN ZAROOR AAONGA and JHALKI etc.) as the audience awaits the biggie, Gandhi Jayanti and Dussehra week release, Yash Raj Film’s Hrithik-Tiger starrer, WAR 2.
Last week witnessed three prominent Hindi releases, Sanjay Dutt’s PRASTHAANAM, Sunny Deol’s son Karan’s debut venture PAL PAL DIK KE PAAS and Fox Star Studios’ THE ZOYA FACTOR.
As expected and predicted the three releases cut into each other and as a result none had anything substantial to show at the box-office. While PRASTHAANAM was a flop show from day one (barring a few small circuits), PAL PAL DIL KE PAAS too fared badly as also THE ZOYA FACTOR.
In fact, the next edition of Stallone’s iconic series, RAMBO V LAST BLOOD too failed to appeal much.
Checking out Balaji Motion Pictures’ Ayushmann Khurrana-Nusrat Bharucha starrer, DREAM GIRL, the film opened and embarked on a dream run collecting 9 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 52.75 lakhs from Surat, 45 lakhs from Baroda, 13.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.50 crore from Pune, 23.75 lakhs from Nasik, 26.50 lakhs from Goa, 5.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 8.25 crore from Delhi city, 2.75 crore from Noida, 1.85 crore from Ghaziabad, 65 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.75 crore from Lucknow, 46.50 lakhs from Agra, 30.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 13.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 37.55 lakhs from Dehradun, 2.50 crore from Gurgaon, 70.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.25 lakhs from Kurukshtera, 14.50 lakhs from Panipat, 56.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 24.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9.25 lakhs from Patiala, 24.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 40.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 9 lakhs from Bhatinda, 7.50 lakhs from Ambala, 3 lakhs from Shimla, 16.25 lakhs from Jammu, 2 crore from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 11.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 22.75 lakhs from Patna, 9.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 23 lakhs from Ranchi, 46 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 23.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 9 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 50 lakhs from Nagpur, 54.50 lakhs from Raipur, 1.25 crore from Indore, 35 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 75 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 32.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 16.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 7 lakhs from Bikaner, 24.55 lakhs from Kota, 25 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.25 crore from Hyderabad, 22.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.75 crore from Bangalore, 9.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 9 lakhs from Mysore, 4.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 9.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 37.25 lakhs from Madras, 5 lakhs from Coimbatore and 4.25 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 71 crore during the opening week from India, DREAM GIRL is on way to a super hit status. DREAM GIRL has also impressed in the overseas grossing $3.25m with £241,000 from UK and $1,535,000 from the US, till the second weekend (20-22 September).
The other release of the week, Akshaye Khanna-Richa Chaddha’s SECTION 375, which started on a slow note picked up during the weekends and remained steady during the weekdays as it collected 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 45 lakhs from Pune, 70 lakhs from Delhi city, 25 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 30 lakhs from Calcutta, 10 lakhs from Jaipur(collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Hyderabad and 45 lakhs from Bangalore.
Netting 8.50 crore during the opening week from India the film may just about escape with an honourable below average tag, with some luck.
Meanwhile Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sushant Singh Rajput starrer CHHICHHORE continued its winning march collecting 5.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 crore from Ahmedabad, 42.25 lakhs from Surat, 31.55 lakhs from Baroda, 14.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.25 crore from Pune, 20.75 lakhs from Nasik, 21.50 lakhs from Goa, 7.55 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.75 crore from Delhi city, 1.50 crore from Noida, 80 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 35 lakhs from Kanpur, 82.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 26.75 lakhs from Agra, 18 lakhs from Allahabad, 6 lakhs from Aligarh, 19.55 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.50 crore from Gurgaon, 34.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 5 lakhs from Kurukshtera, 8 lakhs from Panipat, 30.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 14.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 7 lakhs from Patiala, 12.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 21.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 4.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3 lakhs from Ambala, 1.75 lakhs from Shimla, 6.25 lakhs from Jammu, 1.25 crore from Calcutta, 8.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 14 lakhs from Patna, 5.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 17.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 25.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 18 lakhs from Guwahati, 5 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 45 lakhs from Nagpur, 37.25lakhs from Raipur, 60 lakhs from Indore, 15 lakhs from Gwalior , 30 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 18.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 9 lakhs from Ajmer, 5 lakhs from Bikaner, 13 lakhs from Kota, 18 lakhs from Udaipur, 75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 19.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2 crore from Bangalore, 4.75 lakhs from Mangalore, 3 lakhs from Vijayawada, 8.50 lakhs from Mysore, 5.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 33.75 lakhs from Madras, 4 lakhs from Coimbatore and 4 lakhs from Kochi.
Adding another 40 crore, CHHICHHORE has netted 107 crore in two weeks from India and is on way to a super hit status. The film is also an overseas success (hit in US) grossing $3m with £220,000 from UK and $1,715,000 from the US, till the third weekend (20-22 September).
Concluding with Akshay Kumar’s MISSION MANGAL, the film has almost ended its successful run adding another 1.50 crore during its fifth week. MISSION MANGAL has thus netted 200 crore (first ever double century for Akshay) in five weeks from India and is a super duper hit, given the quite reasonable production cost (35 crore sans Akshay’s remuneration). The film is also Akshay’s biggest overseas hit grossing $7.25m with £450,000 from UK and $3,570,000 from the US.