This week will see the release of Kunal Deshmukh's Emraan Hashmi starrer RAJA NATWARLAL, along with Tia Bajpai's IDENTITY CARD and TRIP TO BHANGARH ASIA'S MOST HAUNTED PLACE. With the usual hype surrounding RAJA NATWARLAL missing and popular music which has always been a hallmark of all Emraan-Kunal films (JAANAT etc) too not being the case here, the film is not expected to set the cash registers ringing, in a big way.
However it will still be the front runner followed by IDENTITY CARD and TRIP TO BHANGARH ASIA'S MOST HAUNTED PLACE.
Last week witnessed the release of the Yash Raj Films' Rani Mukerji starrer, MARDAANI. Though the film started on a dull note (due to another cop drama SINGHAM RETURNS), it saw a decent pick up and has maintained quite well in the weekdays too.
The film has done well (for a female solo) in the overseas grossing £47,000 from UK and $170,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (22-24 August).
The other releases of the week, the Sahil Prem directed MAD ABOUT DANCE, Mowgli Productions' MUMBHAI CONNECTIONS (released in Delhi- U.P.) and Vikramaditya Motwane's KATIYABAAZ, could not make a mark commercially.
Meanwhile Rohit Shetty's Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer, SINGHAM RETURNS, maintained very well (after a thumping weekend) even during the weekdays as it collected 12.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.10 crore from Surat , 1 crore from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 crore from Rajkot, 3.55 crore from Pune, 72.50 lakhs from Nasik, 32 lakhs from Goa, 17.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 7.70 crore from Delhi city, 1.15 crore from Noida, 1.25 crore from Ghaziabad, 83.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.50 crore from Lucknow, 16 lakhs from Agra, 19.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 15.35 lakhs from Aligarh, 1.25 crore from Gurgaon, 26 lakhs from Faridabad, 20.55 lakhs from Panipat, 50.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 35.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 32.65 lakhs from Amritsar, 35 lakhs from Ludhiana, 16 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 crore from Calcutta, 5 lakhs from Darjeeling, 20.35 lakhs from Siliguri, 11 lakhs from Patna, 20.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 11.20 lakhs from Ranchi, 19 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 5.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.20 crore from Nagpur, 55 lakhs from Jabalpur, 70 lakhs from Raipur, 1.50 crore from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 70 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 crore from Jaipur (collections from 8 cinemas unreceived), 60 lakhs from Jodhpur, 26 lakhs from Ajmer, 10.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 41 lakhs from Kota, 40 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.75 crore from Hyderabad, 50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.50 crore from Bangalore, 20 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 9 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 6.25 lakhs from Madras, 1.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and 6 lakhs from Kochi. Netting a huge 112 crore during the opening week SINGHAM RETURNS is a superhit. The film is Ajay Devgn's biggest overseas (solo) venture grossing £313,000 from UK and $1,086,000 from the US, till the second weekend (22-24 August).
Checking out Farhad-Sajid's Akshay Kumar starrer, ENTERTAINMENT, the film saw a huge fall (in the second week) but still managed decent numbers, given the SINGHAM RETURNS wave. During the week ENTERTAINMENT collected 1.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 45 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 13.65 lakhs from Surat , 15 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 13.65 lakhs from Rajkot, 16 lakhs from Pune, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 3.75 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.35 crore from Delhi city, 18 lakhs from Noida, 21.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 22 lakhs from Lucknow, 2 lakhs from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.15 lakhs from Panipat, 11.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 9 lakhs from Jalandhar, 7.65 lakhs from Amritsar, 8.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2lakhs from Ambala, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.15 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 13.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 10.15 lakhs from Raipur, 25 lakhs from Indore 5.15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bhopal, 25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 4 lakhs from Kota, 5.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Aurangabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore and 2.15 lakhs from Mangalore.
With another 12 crore ENTERTAINMENT has netted 67 crore in two weeks from India and will end between an average to above average status. ENTERTAINMENT has not performed well in the overseas grossing £265,000 from UK and $375,000 from the US till the third weekend (22-24 August).
Concluding with Sajid Nadiadwala's Salman, Jacqueline, Nawazuddin and Randeep starrer, KICK, the film managed another 2 crore thereby netting 223 crore in four weeks from India and is a blockbuster hit. KICK is Salman Khan's biggest overseas hit grossing $11.50m, with £1,210,000 from UK and $2,400,000 from the US.