Bollywood box-office report of the week : 4 april 2013

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This week's new releases include the David Dhawan directed, CHASHME BADDOOR, a remake of the Sai Paranjape directed 1981 classic of the same name and the Luke Kenny directed RISE OF THE ZOMBIE.

Given the buzz associated with CHASHME BADDOOR, especially amongst the youths and also the popularity of the sound track as well as the punchy one liners, the film is expected to be the front runner at the box-office.

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Last Friday's major release, UTV's Sajid Khan directed Ajay Devgn starrer, HIMMATWALA, has under-performed at the box-office. While the opening was alright (good at single screens), the multiplexes and Gen-X failed to identify with the film set in 1983. After a good opening day, the collections fell on Saturday, and even Sunday was not all that great, in fact lower than the first day.

During the opening week HIMMATWALA has netted close to 30 crore (to be validated) from India. HIMMATWALA has also failed to emulate the success of Sajid Khan's previous films in the overseas grossing ? 120,000 from UK and $198,000 from the US during the opening weekend (29-31 March).

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Meanwhile Suparn Verma's Bipasha-Nawazuddinn starrer AATMA capitalized on the Holi holidays and managed better than estimated numbers as it collected 1.35 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10 lakhs from Surat, 8.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 2.55 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 80 lakhs from Delhi city, 8.25 lakhs from Noida, 8.55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6.65 lakhs from Kanpur, 10.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 2 lakhs from Agra, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.10 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshetra, 2.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 2.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.55 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 12 lakhs from Nagpur, 6 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 3 lakhs from Kota, 2.65 lakhs from Udaipur, 35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 20 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Visakhapatnam.

Netting close to 9.30 crore (including paid previews) during the opening week, the modest budgeted (8 crore) AATMA, is a safe bet for the makers, who are also the major distributors and hold most non-theatrical rights.

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The other release of the same week, Vashu's Jackky Bhagnani starrer, RANGREZZ, also managed to salvage somewhat during the Holi festivities and collected 85 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 13.25 lakhs from Surat, 9.55 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Rajkot, 15 lakhs from Pune, 4 lakhs from Nasik, 2.25 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.10 crore from Delhi city, 6.35 lakhs from Noida, 5.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 9.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Agra, 2.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 8.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 7 lakhs from Raipur, 21 lakhs from Indore, 1.25 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 17.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 3.50 lakhs from Kota, 5 lakhs from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.55 lakhs from Aurangabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore.

Netting nearly 7.25 crore (including paid previews) RANGREZZ has failed at the ticket window, though the losses will be reduced, once non-theatrical rights are accounted for.

Moving on, Y-Films' MERE DAD KI MARUTI saw an alarming fall during the second week as it collected 30 lakhs from Bombay, 5 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.25 lakhs from Surat, 3 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Nasik, 55 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.50 lakhs from Noida, 5.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 3 lakhs from Lucknow, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 1 lakh from Panipat, 3.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.20 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1lakh from Amritsar, 6.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 8 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.10 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Raipur, 2 lakhs from Indore, 3.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad and 3 lakhs from Bangalore.

Adding another 3 crore, MERE DAD KI MARUTI has netted 11 crore in two weeks from India, and is a plus project, for the makers who are also the global distributors.

Concluding with the real winner of March (and also Holi!), Subhash Kapoor's JOLLY L.L.B., the film saw a rock solid second week as it collected 1.40 crore from Bombay, 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 7 lakhs from Surat, 9.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.65 lakhs from Rajkot, 25 lakhs from Pune, 4.25 lakhs from Nasik, 3.35 lakhs from Goa, 1.75 crore from Delhi city, 25 lakhs from Noida, 15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.85 lakhs from Kanpur, 17 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.55 lakhs from Agra, 3.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Meerut, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra,1 lakh from Panipat, 4.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.65 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.65 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.20 lakhs from Raipur, 9.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.75 lakhs from Kota, 3 lakhs from Udaipur, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 30 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Visakhapatnam.

Adding another 9.50 crore, the Arshad, Amrita and Boman starrer, JOLLY L.L.B. has netted 28.50 crore in two weeks from India and is a semi-hit.

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