This Friday will see an almost open week as there is just the much delayed ADA … A WAY OF LIFE and Jackie Shroff's BHOOT AND FRIENDS. Needless to add that both the films will sink without a trace and it will benefit last week's TEES MAAR KHAN and Yash Raj Films' old release BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (which has got additional shows this week). Last week's three releases, Farah Khan's TEES MAAR KHAN, the live animation project TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO, and the Rajshri venture ISI LIFE MEIN…! fared expectedly. While the Akshay-Katrina starrer set a blistering pace and ended up with the second best weekend ever (after DABANGG), the Ajay-Kajol venture had a very dull start and could not improve much during the weekend. The limited release venture ISI LIFE MEIN..! had a very poor start and was rejected from the first show itself.
However, trade feels that due to the negativity about TEES MAAR KHAN, the film will not be able to sustain at the same level, but given the huge weekend, it will end up as a profitable venture. The other two releases of the week have no future and in fact at many places it is the two week old BAND BAAJA BAARAAT that is the second choice after TEES MAAR KHAN. In the Overseas, both ISI LIFE MEIN …! and TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO are disasters. Even TEES MAAR KHAN has not done the business that it should have given the extended Christmas weekend, grossing a very ordinary ?318,419 (including paid previews on Tue, Wed and Thur) from UK (24-26 December) and $741,162 from US (22-26 December).
Though it fared best from the bunched December 17 releases, still MIRCH could not achieve much as it collected 35 lakhs from Bombay, 3 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 1 lakh from Surat, 5 lakhs from Pune, 10 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.25 lakhs from Noida, 1 lakh from Ghaziabad, 1.20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Nagpur, 1.20 lakhs from Raipur, 2 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived) and 4 lakhs from Bangalore. The film managed around 1 crore during its first week and is a losing fare. Wilson Louis's KAALO had a poor run as it collected 10 lakhs from Bombay, 1.10 lakhs from Ahmedabad and 2 lakhs from Delhi city. The film managed barely 25 lakhs during the opening week and is a disaster. The other two releases of the same week, PAYBACK and 332… MUMBAI TO INDIA, have negligible collections and are washouts.
Meanwhile Anees Bazmee's NO PROBLEM fell heavily during the second week, collecting 80 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 20 cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5 lakhs from Baroda, 1.30 lakhs from Bharuch (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 1.20 lakhs from Mehsana, 1.10 lakhs from Patan, 1.25 lakhs from Palanpur, 5 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Jamnagar, 3 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 7 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Solapur, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Malegaon, 3.25 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Hubli, 1.15 lakhs from Belgaum, 70 lakhs from Delhi city, 12 lakhs from Noida, 8.35 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 7 lakhs from Kanpur, 14.20 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.50 lakhs from Agra, 4 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.65 lakhs from Meerut, 1.55 lakhs from Aligarh, 16.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 7 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.10 lakhs from Panipat, 7.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.65 lakhs from Zirakpur, 2.55 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.50 lakhs from Ambala, 2.85 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.65 lakhs from Patiala, 2.55 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.40 lakhs from Pathankot, 10.75 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 8 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1 lakh from Amravati, 1.65 lakhs from Akola, 5.65 lakhs from Raipur, 7.50 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Sehore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.25 lakhs from Bhopal, 22.65 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.70 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.10 lakhs from Bikaner, 3.40 lakhs from Kota, 14 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.55 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.25 lakhs from Latur, 1.55 lakhs from Gulbarga, 10.20 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Mangalore. Adding another 7 crores, NO PROBLEM has netted a very ordinary 29 crores in two weeks from India and has failed. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas grossing ? 215,000 from UK till the third weekend (24-26 December) and $327,000 from US.
Meanwhile Yash Raj's BAND BAAJA BAARAAT held up quite well and came up with steady medium end collections during its second week. The film obtained 1.35 crores from Bombay (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4.35 lakhs from Baroda, 3.30 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Bhavnagar, 8.10 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.20 lakhs from Nasik, 1.30 lakhs from Malegaon, 1.75 lakhs from Goa, 1.10 crores from Delhi city, 14.35 lakhs from Noida, 8.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 1.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.15 lakhs from Meerut, 1.35 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 22 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshetra, 1.70 lakhs from Panipat, 8 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Zirakpur, 1.25 lakhs from Ambala, 3 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.55 lakhs from Patiala, 1.85 lakhs from Jalandhar, 20 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 8 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.10 lakhs from Amravati, 4.30 lakhs from Raipur, 1 lakh from Durg, 9.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 6.55 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.30 lakhs from Kota, 10.75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.15 lakhs from Latur, 19 lakhs from Bangalore , 1 lakh from Mangalore and 1 lakh from Madras (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived). With another 7.50 crores, BAND BAAJA BAARAAT has netted a very creditable 17 crores in two weeks from India. The Ranveer-Anushka starrer is now an above average. The film though is a washout in the Overseas grossing just ?59,628 from UK till the third weekend (24-26 December).
Concluding with PHAS GAYA RE OBAMA, the film managed steady low end numbers as it collected 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 10 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Ahmedabad, 7 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.60 lakhs from Noida, 2 lakhs from Gurgaon and 2.55 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding a further 40 lakhs, PHAS GAYA RE OBAMA has netted around 3.40 crores in three weeks from India and is a below average fare.