This week will see the release Amol Gupte’s SNIFF!!! (not confirmed) and the Rahat Kazmi directed MANTOSTAAN. Given the unabated BAAHUBALI : THE CONCLUSION tsunami, needless to add that both the films will not be able to perform to their full potential. Having said that, SNIFF!!! may just make mark with the target audience.
With the release of the most awaited sequel of Indian cinema, BAAHUBALI 2, aptly titled BAAHUBALI2-THE CONCLUSION, there can be no other tales regarding the box-office! So how did it go? Please read on!
After a 40 crore plus opening day, BAAHUBALI (Hindi) saw a superb opening weekend netting 125 crore. The game went on unabated and at the end of 5-days, the total stood close to 200 crore from just the Hindi version. If we add all the versions BAAHUBALI : THE CONCLUSION has grossed 565 crore (441 crore nett), which is the highest total ever for any Indian film, at the end of the run, while BAAHUBALI 2 achieved in just 5-days flat! In the process BAAHUBALI : THE CONCLUSION has beaten its own sibling BAAHUBALI : THE BEGINNING, the previous record holder, by about 21 crore as also Aamir Khan starrer, DANGAL, which grossed 512 crore (388 crore nett).
As the show goes own let us check out what happened abroad. It is no different, BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION grossed over $20m with £360,000 (Tamil plus Hindi) from UK and $10,355,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (28-30 April).
We will repeat what we had said earlier, this is just the beginning and let us wait for the conclusion.
Meanwhile Sonakshi Sinha’s NOOR saw an ordinary run as it collected 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8.50 lakhs from Surat, 5.50 lakhs from Baroda , 6 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 3.55 lakhs from Nasik, 7 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 60 lakhs from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 10 lakhs from Lucknow , 2.50 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 4.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 6.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Panipat, 5.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.50 lakhs from Patna, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3 lakhs from Ranchi, 3.15 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 7 lakhs from Nagpur, 6.50 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 7 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 2.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 30 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 2 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 7 crore during the opening week from India, NOOR is a box-office failure.
The other release of the same week, Raveena Tandon’s MAATR, turned out to be a disaster netting just around 1.25 crore, during the opening week.
Concluding with Vidya Balan’s BEGUM JAAN, the film added another 3 crore thus netting 21 crore in two weeks from India, and is a below average fare, after accounting for non theatrical rights.