This week will witness the release of Farhad-Sajid’s Akshay Kumar and Tamannah Bhatia starrer, ENTERTAINMENT. As we had already stated in one of our write ups, sandwiched between Salman’s (still) strong KICK and Ajay Devgn’s sureshot hit SINGHAM RETURNS, Akshay’s ENTERTAINMENT, despite being a well-made film, will not be able to achieve the success that it would have, had it released at another date. Having said that, ENTERTAINMENT is all set to embark on a good to decent start, this Friday.
It was an almost a blank week at the box-office with just two small releases, LATEEF: KING OF CRIME and VATSYAYANA KAMASUTRA -2. Both were trade disasters.
The craze for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Salman, Jacqueline, Nawazuddin and Randeep starrer, KICK, continued throughout the festive Eid-ul-Fitr week as it collected 15 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 5.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.25 crore from Surat, 1 crore from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1.20 crore from Rajkot, 3.65 crore from Pune, 76 lakhs from Nasik, 36.50 lakhs from Goa, 21.65 lakhs from Belgaum, 12 crore from Delhi city, 1.70 crore from Noida, 1.75 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.20 crore from Kanpur, 2 crore from Lucknow, 84.20 lakhs from Agra, 30 lakhs from Aligarh, 2 crore from Gurgaon, 45.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 19 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 31.65 lakhs from Panipat, 76.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 55.10 lakhs from Jalandhar, 52.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 61.85 lakhs from Ludhiana, 22.55 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.15 crore from Calcutta, 7.55 lakhs from Darjeeling, 41.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 17 lakhs from Patna, 38.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 16.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 37 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 7.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.60 crore from Nagpur, 73.25 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.10 crore from Raipur, 2.15 crore from Indore, 31.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.20 crore from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5.25 crore from Jaipur, 62.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 26.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 83.35 lakhs from Kota, 63.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 1 crore from Hyderabad, 50 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2.75 crore from Bangalore, 27 lakhs from Mangalore, 13 lakhs from Vijayawada, 15 lakhs from Visakhapatanam, 12.50 lakhs from Madras, 2.75 lakhs from Coimbatore and 11 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 160 crore during the opening week, KICK is already a super hit, and is on way to a blockbuster status. In the overseas, KICK is doing superbly grossing (nearly) $9m with £1,051,000 from UK and $2,100,000 from the US, till the second weekend (1-3 August).
Moving on, Bhushan Kumar’s Sushant-Surveen starrer, HATE STORY 2, added another crore, thus netting 24 crore in two weeks from India and is an above average fare, thanks to the reasonable involved costs.
Concluding with Dharma Productions’ Varun-Alia starrer, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA, the film managed to grab the KICK overflow collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 8.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.65 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Rajkot, 15 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Goa, 45lakhs from Delhi city, 6 lakhs from Noida, 3.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 5.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 10 lakhs from Guragon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 4 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.10 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1 lakh from Amritsar, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.10 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 3 crore, the reasonably priced, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA, has netted 75 crore in three weeks from India and is a hit. The film has also done quite well in the overseas (especially US) grossing £155,000 from UK and $840,000 from the US.