Bollywood box-office report of the week : 28 october 2010

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This week once again sees multiple releases; the reason being that the makers want to avoid the big booming guns of 'Diwali' (read GOLMAAL 3 and ACTION REPLAYY). The list of scheduled releases include MAALIK EK, MUSSA- THE MOST WANTED, NAKSHATRA and DAAYEN YA BAAYEN. It's obvious that none of the mentioned films will make any mark whatsoever as the audience are holding tight their purse strings and will only come to the theaters during the 'Diwali' Friday.

Last week's four releases, Ram Gopal Varma's RAKHT CHARITRA, Abbas Tyrewala's JHOOTHA HI SAHI, the Mallika Sherawat starrer HISSS and DUS TOLA featuring Manoj Bajpai, all failed to achieve anything significant. While JHOOTHA HI SAHI has already been dismissed (due to its huge price and ordinary start), RAKHT CHARITRA has fantastic collections from its Telugu version. The real surprise comes from Mallika Sherawat whose HISSS is doing very well at the single screens of North, East and Central India and is matching the overall collections of RAKHT CHARITRA (Hindi). The last release, DUS TOLA is a washout. In the Overseas, JHOOTHA HI SAHI has managed low level collections in the UK grossing ?32,680 during the opening weekend and RAKHT CHARITRA has reportedly done very well in the US (Telugu and Hindi) though the numbers are not officially available.

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After overpowering the other film (KNOCK OUT) that released with it the Priayadarshan directed AAKROSH could not quite capitalize on it and has not found acceptance. The film collected 1.75 crores from Bombay (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 54.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakh each from Vapi and Bharuch, 1.50 lakhs from Palanpur, 2.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 8 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.55 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1 lakh from Gandhidham, 13.65 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Solapur, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 4 lakhs from Goa, 1.75 lakhs from Hubli, 3 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.15 crores from Delhi city, 18 lakhs from Noida, 11.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 21.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.75 lakhs from Agra, 5.85 lakhs from Allahabad, 4.20 lakhs from Meerut, 4 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 23 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.65 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 7.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Zirakpur, 2.65 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.25 lakhs each from Ludhiana and Amritsar, 1.65 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs from Pathankot, 45 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 4.15 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh each from Darjeeling and Dibrugarh, 13 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.55 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3 lakhs from Amravati, 2 lakhs from Akola, 8 lakhs from Raipur, 16.55 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Sehore, 3.35 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Ujjain, 30 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.20 lakhs from Bikaner, 6.65 lakhs from Kota, 40 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5.75 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.15 lakhs from Latur, 1.50 lakhs from Gulbarga, 17.75 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.75 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Davangere, 1.25 lakhs each from Vishakhapatnam and Kochi and 1.15 lakhs from Madras (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived). Netting just about 11.50 crores in its opening week from India the Ajay, Bipasha and Akshaye starrer AAKROSH is unlikely to touch even the safety mark. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas grossing just ?58,500 from UK till the second weekend (22-24 October).

After a poor start Sohail Maklai's Mani Shankar directed KNOCK OUT did not show any improvement and has been knocked out at the box office with low collections of 80 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 54 cinemas unreceived), 27 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.20 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Bharuch (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Rajkot , 1.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 2.65 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.25 lakhs from Gandhidham, 7.50 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Solapur, 3 lakhs each from Goa and Nasik, 2.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 52 lakhs from Delhi city, 8.50 lakhs from Noida, 6.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6 lakhs from Kanpur, 9.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.75 lakhs each from Agra and Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Meerut, 1 lakh each from Moradabad and Muzaffarnagar, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 8.65 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.35 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 1.75 lakhs from Panipat, 5 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.10 lakhs from Zirakpur, 1.75 lakhs each from Bhatinda and Ludhiana, 1.15 lakhs each from Ambala and Patiala, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 30.75 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.15 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 6.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.40 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.50 lakhs from Amravati, 1 lakh each from Durg and Dhule, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 6.15 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs each from Jodhpur and Ajmer, 2.65 lakhs from Kota, 8.20 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.65 lakhs from Latur, 10.35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 12.50 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.35 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam and 1 lakh from Madras. Netting a paltry 7 crores in its first week, the Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan starrer KNOCK OUT is a washout.

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The collections of Mohit Suri's Emraan Hashmi starrer CROOK plummeted further as the film collected 5 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.15 lakhs from Ahmdedabad, 1.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 12 lakhs from Delhi city, 2 lakhs from Noida, 2.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.60 lakhs from Kanpur, 2 lakhs each from Lucknow and Gurgaon, 1.85 lakhs from Faridabad, 1lakh each from Panipat and Bhatinda, 4.25 lakhs from Chandigarh , 1.25 lakhs each from Ambala, Ludhiana and Patiala, 1.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived) and 2 lakhs from Hyderabad. Adding another 95 lakhs, CROOK has netted a very ordinary 11.75 crores in two weeks from India and has flopped.

While on DO DOONI CHAAR, the film is steady in parts of North and select cinemas of Bombay and collected 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 8 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs each from Ahmedabad and Pune, 33.25 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.25 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 7.20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Hyderabad and 3 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 1.50 crores, the Rishi-Neetu starrer has netted a below par 4.50 crores in two weeks from India and has failed commercially, though the losses will be minimal once non-theatrical rights are accounted for.

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Meanwhile Siddharth Anand's ANJAANA ANJAANI is on its way out from the cinemas as it collected 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 15 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1 lakh from Rajkot, 2 lakhs from Pune 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 2 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh each from Ghaziabad and Kanpur, 2.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 4 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Ludhiana, 4.20 lakhs from Calcutta , 1.25 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.65 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10.65 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.20 lakhs from Mangalore. With another 1.25 crores, ANJAANA ANJAANI has a netted a satisfactory 40.50 crores in three weeks from India. The Ranbir-Priyanka starrer is now an above average fare. ANJAANA ANJAANI has also grossed well in the Overseas with ?453,000 from UK and $ 855,000 from US till the fourth weekend (22-24 October).

In the end, Shankar's ROBOT continues it's steady run collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 13 cinemas unreceived), 8.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 3.25 lakhs from Rajkot , 4.35 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Solapur, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.25 lakhs from Goa, 3.50 lakhs from Hubli, 2.60 lakhs from Belgaum, 2 lakhs each from Dharwad and Gadag, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 4 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs each from Ghaziabad and Kanpur, 5.25 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Gorakhpur, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Ludhiana, 8 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.35 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2 lakhs from Raipur, 3.50 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 5.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 1 lakh from Kota, 1.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.50 lakhs from Latur, 2.75 lakhs from Gulbarga, 10.25 lakhs from Bangalore, 3 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.75 lakhs from Davangere and 4.65 lakhs from Tenali. Adding a further 2.50 crores, ROBOT has netted a decent 20 crores in three weeks from India. The Rajnikanth-Aishwarya starrer ROBOT has now reached an average status (Hindi dubbed version). ROBOT is superb in the Overseas with the Tamil and Hindi version grossing ?725,500 from UK till the fourth weekend (22-24 October) and a record breaking $ 2,166,178 from US (all three versions combined), during the opening weekend.

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