Bollywood box-office report of the week : 31 october 2013

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This Friday will witness the release of one of the most awaited and loveable brands of Hindi cinema. Obviously, we are referring to Rakesh Roshan's Hrithik-Priyanka starrer, KRRISH 3. While some of the critics (from the web, published and broadcast media) will find it poor and childish, but the audience (especially kids and families), will love KRRISH 3, and turn out in hordes to watch the film. What must be kept in mind is that due to the dull pre-diwali days, KRRISH 3 may start on a somber note at some cinemas (during the morning shows), but in the end count it will be smashing records, left right and center, both in India and the overseas.

From the bunched releases of last Friday which included Saurabh Varma's MICKEY VIRUS, the Vir Das starrer SOOPER SE OOPER, Rajeev Khandelwal's ISHK ACTUALLY etc, quite expectedly, it was Manish Paul's MICKEY VIRUS which led the race (comparatively) but could not really up the ante during the weekend to achieve anything significant. Still, MICKEY VIRUS will end up as a safe bet for it's investors. All the remaining releases, barring to an extent Vir Das's SOOPER SE OOPER, have been rejected.

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Meanwhile after netting 40 crore during the extended 5-day weekend, the Anthony D' Souza directed Akshay Kumar starrer, BOSS, fell heavily (barring Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan) Tuesday onwards as it collected 2 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 80 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 17.50 lakhs from Surat, 15.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 8.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 45 lakhs from Pune, 11 lakhs from Nasik, 4.50 lakhs from Goa, 3 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.65 crore from Delhi city, 31.50 lakhs from Noida, 40 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 34.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 76.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 7 lakhs from Agra, 20.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 5 lakhs from Aligarh, 36 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.65 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 7.50 lakhs from Panipat, 16 lakhs from Chandigarh, 10.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 5.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 7.55 lakhs from Ludhiana, 4 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.50 lakhs from Ambala, 2.65 lakhs from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.25 lakhs from Darjeeling, 8 lakhs from Siliguri, 5.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3 lakhs from Ranchi, 7 lakhs from Bhubhaneshwar, 3.20 lakhs from Guwahati, 17 lakhs from Nagpur, 21.75 lakhs from Jabalpur, 15 lakhs from Raipur, 23 lakhs from Indore (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 21.25 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 85 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Ajmer, 12 lakhs from Bikaner, 12.50 lakhs from Kota, 12.25 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 8 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Gulbarga, 35 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.75 lakhs from Mangalore, 1 lakh from Vijayawada, 2.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2.65 lakhs from Madras and 1.15 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 50 crore during the 9-day run, BOSS has disappointed with its below par performance, and some of the distributors will end up losing a part of their investment. BOSS is fair in the overseas grossing around $2.50m with ?302,000 from UK and $250,000 from the US till the second weekend (25-27 October).

Concluding with Hansal Mehta's SHAHID, the film despite critical acclaim, could not make a mark commercially collecting 40 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.50 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Pune, 1.15 lakhs from Nasik, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.35 lakhs from Noida, 2.55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 3 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7.65 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Jabalpur, 2 lakhs from Raipur, 3.50 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5.15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1 lakh from Aurangabad and 6.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting 3 crore (a praiseworthy effort!) during the opening week, SHAHID, is a commercial failure.

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