The major release of this Friday is going to be the three Deol starrer, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2. Though film is all set for a good start but releasing so close to YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI (which will still be hot during the second weekend) may just affect its collections. Having said that the YPD brand image and good promotion will ensure a good outcome for YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2.
It is now old news that Ayan Mukerji's Ranbir-Deepika starrer, YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, has smashed many existing box-office records. After netting a record breaking 62 crore during the opening weekend, YJHD continued its stunning run even during the weekdays and is likely to race past the 100 crore mark on the 7th day. The question on everyone's lip is whether YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI will end up as a blockbuster or an all-time blockbuster! YJHD is also a big hit in the overseas grossing $4m with ?406,000 from UK and and $1,569,000 from the US during the opening weekend (May31- June 2).
Checking out Preity Zinta's ISHKQ IN PARIS, the film saw a poor run as it collected 30 lakhs from Bombay, 5 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.75 lakhs from Surat, 1.50 lakhs from Baroda, 4.15 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Nasik, 1.15 lakh from Goa, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.55 lakhs from Noida, 2.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 4.65 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Jalandhar, 1.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 1.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior, 1.75 lakhs from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Hyderabad and 7.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting around 2 crore during the opening week ISHKQ IN PARIS is a debacle.
The other two releases of the week, HUM HAI RAAHI CAR KE and ZINDAGI 50-50 are washouts.
Meanwhile YRF's Arjun Kapoor starrer, AURANGZEB, crashed badly in the second week and collected 50 lakhs from Bombay, 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.65 lakhs from Surat, 4 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.25 lakhs from Nasik, 9.50 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 45 lakhs from Delhi city, 9.65 lakhs from Noida, 5 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 8 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Agra, 2.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 10.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 3.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3.75 lakhs from Indore, 2.50 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.55 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Kota, 2.25 lakhs from Udaipur, 5.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7.15 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam and 1lakh from Kochi. Adding 3.25 crore AURANGZEB has netted 22 crore in two weeks from India and is a below average fare. The film has also disappointed in the overseas grossing ?47,000 from UK and $150,000 from the US.
Moving on the Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK directed Saif Ali Khan starrer, GO GOA GONE (budget 9-10 crore), maintained well at some good cinemas collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Surat, 1.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Nasik, 1 lakh from Goa, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 4 lakhs from Noida, 2.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 5.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Jaipur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 2 crore GO GOA GONE has netted 27 crore in three weeks from India and is an average plus fare. The film has not done well in the overseas (better in the US) grossing ?90,000 from UK and $300,000 from the US.
Concluding with T-Series and Vishesh Films' AASHIQUI 2, the film continued its dream run (even in the fifth week) collecting 45 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.65 lakhs from Surat, 5.75 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2.85 lakhs from Rajkot, 10 lakhs from Pune, 3.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.55 lakhs from Belgaum, 55 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.50 lakhs from Noida, 6.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 9.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 8 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.75 lakhs from Agra, 2.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 4.65 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.55 lakhs from Jabalpur, 8.50 lakhs from Indore, 3.15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3.75 lakhs from Bhopal, 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.75 lakhs from Kota, 3.70 lakhs from Udaipur, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 12.75 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. Adding another 5.50 crore, AASHIQUI 2 has netted 77 crore in five weeks from India and is the first blockbuster of the year.