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The battle between the two releases of last Friday went the expected and predicted way. Just like another hugely popular and critically acclaimed Hollywood venture (with Indian connections) WATER, the latest release, Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE could not really translate all the global hype into a good opening in India. In fact, it could not even match up to the opening of the ‘desi’ horror from the Bhatts, RAAZ -THE MYSTERY CONTINUES… The original English version though fared comparatively better in Bombay and Bangalore multiplexes, as opposed to the dubbed Hindi SLUMDOG CROREPATI.
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The year’s first major release, Nikhil Advani’s Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Gordon Liu and Ranvir Shorey starrer failed to sustain beyond the weekend (especially Sunday). The collections fell heavily during the weekdays. Checking out the numbers, the film obtained 2.55 crores from Bombay, 86 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.75 lakhs from Nandiad, 2.65 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 3.15 lakhs from Valsad, 20.35 lakhs from Rajkot, 8 lakhs from Jamnagar, 6.35 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 2 lakhs from Surendranagar, 2.15 lakhs from Junagarh, 2.25 lakhs from Bhuj, 20 lakhs from Pune, 2.35 lakhs from Sangli, 10 lakhs from Nasik, 2.75 crores from Delhi city, 37 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 34.10 lakhs from Lucknow, 10.10 lakhs from Agra, 5.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.40 lakhs from Meerut, 5.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 5.45 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 2.25 lakhs from Muzaffarnagar, 8 lakhs from Chandigarh, 60 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 3.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 16.20 lakhs from Calcutta, 25.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.25 lakhs from Amravati, 3 lakhs from Akola, 6 lakhs from Raipur, 3.25 lakhs from Bhillai, 2 lakhs from Wardha, 3.25 lakhs from Chandrapur, 22.35 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Sehore, 2 lakhs from Ujjain, 45.10 lakhs from Jaipur, 6.20 lakhs from Jodhpur, 8 lakhs from Ajmer, 6.10 lakhs from Bikaner, 75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.60 lakhs from Warangal, 2.70 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2 lakhs from Nanded, 7.25 lakhs from Mangalore and 1.15 lakhs from Coimbatore.
As per the makers/distributors, during its opening week, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA netted around 27 crores (45 crore gross) from India. Given the high number of prints and the huge involved costs, its a poor show and CC2C will be a heavy loser for all concerned. Even in the Overseas, the collections have crashed heavily as the film grossed $601,890 from UK and $869,611 from US.
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Adding another 5 crores, GHAJINI has now netted an unprecedented 110.50 crores in four weeks from India. The Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan and Pradeep Rawat starrer is now within touching distance of an all time blockbuster status from India. GHAJINI is already Aamir Khan’s biggest overseas success, grossing $998,737 from UK and $2,444,668 from the US.
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Adding around a crore in its sixth week, RAB NE BANA DI JODI has now netted in excess of 85 crores from India. After becoming the biggest grosser for Yash Raj Films (beating DHOOM:2’s 80.60 crores), the all time blockbuster, RAB NE BANA DI JODI is now sure to cross Shah Rukh Khan’s highest grosser, OM SHANTI OM. In the Overseas RAB NE BANA DI JODI is a blockbuster hit, grossing $2,063,916 from UK and $2,078,956 from the US.