This week will see the release of the Shadab Mirza directed BARKHAA and Karan Raj Kanwar’s YAHAAN SABKI LAGI HAI. Both the mentioned films don’t carry much hype and trade predicts that the audience will prefer to watch the older releases.
Last week saw a three cornered box-office battle between Shemaroo Entertainment’s HUNTERRR, Ab Infosoft Creation DOZAKH-IN SEARCH OF HEAVEN and Jap Films’ DILLIWAALI ZAALIM GIRLFRIEND. The opening round was comprehensively won by HUNTERRR which netted around 5.50 crore while DILLIWAALI ZAALIM GIRLFRIEND lagged far behind with around 2 crore, both during the opening weekend. The third release DOZAKH-IN SEARCH OF HEAVEN was out rightly rejected. From the three releases, it is just HUNTERRR that has some chances of breaking even, but for that a half decent second week is a must.
Moving on, after a creditable opening weekend (13.50 crore), Anushka Sharma’s debut production venture, NH10, maintained very well during the weekdays as well, and has done quite well in the first week collecting 2.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 50.55 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 15.25 lakhs from Surat, 15 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 9.15 lakhs from Rajkot, 85 lakhs from Pune, 9.15 lakhs from Nasik, 6.50 lakhs from Goa, 3 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.75 crore from Delhi city, 40 lakhs from Noida, 27.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 25.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 6 lakhs from Allahabad, 60 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.55 lakhs from Panipat, 20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7.65 lakhs from Jalandhar, 6.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 10 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2 lakhs from Bhatinda, 65 lakhs from Calcutta, 5.55 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.15 lakhs from Patna, 3.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3 lakhs from Ranchi, 6.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.55 lakhs from Guwahati, 20 lakhs from Nagpur, 9.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 15 lakhs from Raipur, 35 lakhs from Indore, 6 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Ajmer, 4 lakhs from Kota, 7 lakhs from Udaipur, 75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7 lakhs from Aurangabad, 90 lakhs from Bangalore, 4.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.25 lakhs from Mysore, 2.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2.50 lakhs from Madras and 5 lakhs from Kochi. Netting nearly 21 crore during the opening week, and seeing a very steady second weekend, the moderately budgeted NH10 is already an above average fare. The film has also grossed around $1m from the overseas.
Meanwhile Yash Raj Films’ very reasonably costing (15 crore all inclusive) venture, DUM LAGA KE HAISHA, saw another very steady week as it collected 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.55 lakhs from Surat, 2.55 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 1.55 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 85 lakhs from Delhi city, 15lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 10 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 10 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.55 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Gwalior, 5 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 2.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad and 20 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 5.50 crore DUM LAGA KE HAISHA has netted 26 crore in three weeks from India and is a clean hit. DLKH already has a good satellite price (8 crore) in its kitty and is still to release in the overseas.
Concluding with the Sriram Raghavan directed Nawazuddin, Varun, Huma and Yami starrer, BADLAPUR, the film added another 1.25 crore and has thus netted 52 crore in four weeks from India and is a semi-hit. BADLAPUR has also done well in the overseas grossing nearly $2.1m.