Bollywood box-office report of the week : 30 september 2009

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The coming Friday is all set to see an interesting clash between David Dhawan's DO KNOT DISTURB and Karan Johar's Ayan Mukherji directed WAKE UP SID.

Why we are saying interesting is because the two movies look quite diverse and cater to separate audiences. While the Govinda, Lara and Ritesh starrer DO KNOT DISTURB looks funny and interesting and will appeal to the masses and a section of the multiplex crowd, the Ranbir-Konkona starrer WAKE UP SID seems to be on the top of the list of the to-see films of the city youth and the campus crowd.

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Last Friday saw the release of Ashutosh Gowariker's Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja starrer, WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE? and Anjum Rizvi's FAST FORWARD (except in Delhi-U.P.). WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE ?, which released at 92 cinemas of Bombay-Thane and at 60 cinemas of Delhi-U.P. (thru UTV Motion Pictures), saw a very good opening at some cinemas of Bombay circuit, the opening was good in select cinemas of some other circuits, but average to dull otherwise. Trade feels that despite the creditable effort, the 22-23 crore WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE ? will entail losses to the makers, mainly due to the excessive length and lack of humour in the proceedings. In the Overseas WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE? has been rejected, grossing a poor ?58,577 from UK and a disappointing $169,005 from the US, till the second weekend (25-27 September).

The second release of the same week, Y.T. Entertainment Ltd. and Anjum Rizvi Film Co.'s FAST FORWARD has turned out to be the expected trade disaster.

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Moving on to Boney Kapoor's Prabhu Deva directed WANTED, it has done supremely well in single-screens and small centers, but is not upto the mark in the multiplexes. But what cannot be denied is that it has managed impressive shares, thanks to a surge in collections on Monday and Tuesday (Eid festival). During its opening week, WANTED collected 4.75 crores from Bombay, 1.50 crores from Ahmedabad, 45 lakhs from Baroda, 2.50 lakhs from Dahod, 16 lakhs from Anand, 9 lakhs from Nadiad, 2 lakhs from Vapi, 6 lakhs each from Palanpur and Mehsana, 7 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 29 lakhs from Rajkot, 8.50 lakhs from Jamnagar, 2.75 lakhs from Porbandar, 2.50 lakhs from Surendranagar, 4 lakhs from Junagarh, 13.25 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 3.50 lakhs from Bhuj, 5.45 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.50 lakhs from Adipur, 1.25 crores from Pune, 10 lakhs from Solapur, 4.50 lakhs from Sangli, 13.75 lakhs from Nasik, 7 lakhs from Hubli, 6.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.25 crores from Delhi city, 34 lakhs from Noida, 30 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 31 lakhs from Kanpur, 50 lakhs from Lucknow, 21 lakhs each from Agra and Varanasi, 8 lakhs from Allahabad, 18 lakhs from Meerut, 5 lakhs from Bareilly, 2.75 lakhs each from Azamgarh and Bahraich, 1.35 lakhs each from Ghazipur and Ballia, 13.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 5 lakhs from Muzzafarnagar, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 17.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.50 lakhs from Zirakpur, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 4 lakhs from Pathankot, 1.50 crores from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 45 lakhs from Nagpur, 7 lakhs each from Jabalpur and Akola, 8.25 lakhs from Amravati, 10.50 lakhs from Raipur, 4.50 lakhs from Wardha, 6 lakhs from Chandrapur, 2.50 lakhs from Dhamtari, 4.25 lakhs from Gwalior, 2.50 lakhs from Sagar, 38 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Sehore, 2 lakhs from Dewas, 20 lakhs from Bhopal, 4 lakhs from Ujjain, 50 lakhs from Jaipur, 26 lakhs from Jodhpur, 10 lakhs each from Ajmer and Bikaner, 3.35 lakhs from Kishangarh, 1.10 crores from Hyderabad, 3.10 lakhs from Warangal, 27 lakhs from Aurangabad, 3.30 lakhs from Nanded, 5 lakhs from Parbhani, 7.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1 lakh from Tirupati, 1.50 lakhs from Ananthpur and 2.75 lakhs from Coimbatore. In its first week, the Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia and Prakash Raj starrer, WANTED, has netted an impressive 34.50 crores from India and has already achieved an average status, that is surely going to move up a couple of notches. In the Overseas, WANTED has grossed a very ordinary ?177,100 in the UK and a so-so $332,816 from the US, till the second weekend (25-27 September).

Checking out Yash Raj's DIL BOLE HADIPPA, after a dull start, the film picked up on Sunday and continued its upward curve on Monday (Eid festival), but collections crashed thereafter. Checking out the numbers, DIL BOLE HADIPPA collected 3 crores from Bombay, 57 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8 lakhs from Rajkot, 3 lakhs from Jamnagar, 15 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs from Solapur, 5.25 lakhs from Nasik, 2.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.20 crores from Delhi city, 30 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 14 lakhs from Kanpur, 21.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 7 lakhs from Agra, 8 lakhs from Varanasi, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 3 lakhs from Meerut, 2 lakhs from Bareilly, 4.10 lakhs from Aligarh, 5.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 45 lakhs from Gurgaon, 12 lakhs from Faridabad, 8 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4 lakhs from Zirakpur, 8 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.30 lakhs from Guwahati, 15.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.10 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.65 lakhs from Amravati, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 1.35 each lakhs from Dhule and Durg, 1 lakh each from Wardha, Akola and Chandrapur, 24 lakhs from Indore, 4.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 25 lakhs from Jaipur, 11 lakhs from Jodhpur, 4.20 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.20 lakhs from Bikaner, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Warangal, 1.50 lakhs from Nanded and 6 lakhs from Mangalore. In its opening week DIL BOLE HADIPPA has netted an ordinary 18 crores from India, with a major chunk coming from the multiplexes. The film has grossed around ?399,340 from UK till the second weekend (25-27 September), while the US collections have not been disclosed. However, given its reasonable costs and the fact that Yash Raj are also the worldwide distributors and hold all the non-theatrical rights as well, DIL BOLE HADIPPA will ultimately be profitable for them.

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Meanwhile the Vishal Bhardwaj directed Shahid, Priyanka and Amole starrer KAMINEY, is likely to end its run in India netting around 45 crores and a semi-hit status.

The film that released with KAMINEY, LIFE PARTNER collected 2 lakhs from Bombay, 1.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad and 1.35 lakhs from Surat during its sixth week. The film is likely to end its run with about 22.50 crores and an average plus status.

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