This Friday's two new releases are the Emraan Hashmi starrer MURDER 2 and the children's film CHILLAR PARTY. Though there are names like Salman and Ranbir associated with CHILLAR PARTY, as things stand today it will be MURDER 2 that will get the better start. However, due to the low hype and not so popular music (as compared to recent Bhatt ventures) MURDER 2 is likely to lose out to the still strong DELHI BELLY, especially at the multiplexes.
Once again the new releases of last Friday went the expected way. Due to the popularity of D.K. Bose and Aamir's innovative publicity DELHI BELLY was patronized by the city multiplexes and the weekend saw the 32 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) film netting a good 21.50 crore. The other release Puri Jagannadh's BBUDDAH…HOGA TERRA BAAP saw a dull start but a positive growth saw the 20-21 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) film netting a below par 6.50 crore during the initial weekend. In the Overseas too it was once again DELHI BELLY which won the race grossing ?154,000 from UK and $582,000 from US, as opposed to ?43,000 from UK and $161,000 from US, for BBUDDAH… HOGA TERRA BAAP, during the opening weekend (1-3 July).
Moving on, Indra Kumar's DOUBLE DHAMAAL did very well during the opening weekend after which it dropped quite a bit. Nevertheless, it managed good shares in the first week. The film collected 5.50 crore from Bombay, 1.70 lakhs from Lonavala, 1.60 crores from Ahmedabad (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 45.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 90 lakhs from Surat, 14 lakhs from Bharuch, 43 lakhs from Rajkot, 9 lakhs from Jamnagar, 15 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 6.55 lakhs from Junagarh, 7 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.35 crores from Pune, 25 lakhs from Nasik, 30 lakhs from Goa, 10 lakhs from Belgaum, 4 crores from Delhi city, 31.50 lakhs from Noida, 36 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 32 lakhs from Kanpur, 55 lakhs from Lucknow, 16 lakhs from Agra, 13.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 11.35 lakhs from Meerut, 70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 26.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 14 lakhs from Ludhiana, 11 lakhs from Amritsar, 75 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Guwahati, 38 lakhs from Nagpur, 14.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 7 lakhs from Amravati, 5.25 lakhs from Akola, 22 lakhs from Raipur, 1.60 lakhs from Wardha, 8 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 68 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Jodhpur, 12.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 6 lakhs from Bikaner, 15.55 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Kishangarh, 6 lakhs from Gulbarga, 17 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 50 lakhs from Bangalore, 7 lakhs from Mangalore, 3 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam, 4 lakhs from Madras (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Coimbatore and 2.25 lakhs from Kochi. Netting around 37 crores during the first week, DOUBLE DHAMAAL is already an average plus fare. The film has also done well in the overseas (with no overseas savvy stars) grossing ?228,000 from UK and $478,000 from US till the second weekend (1-3 July).
Meanwhile BHEJA FRY 2 has crashed and is now hanging on the lower side collecting 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 11 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Baroda, 2 lakhs from Pune, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.35 lakhs from Noida, 1.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.35 lakhs from Chadigarh, 3.35 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Jaipur , 2.35 lakhs from Hyderabad and 5 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting another 85 lakhs, BHEJA FRY 2 has netted a below par 9.35 crore in two weeks from India and will have to rely on non-theatrical rights for recovery.
During the second week BIN BULAYE BARAATI collected 1 lakh from Bombay (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 2 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived) and 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur. With another 35 lakhs, BIN BULAYE BARAATI has netted 2.85 crores in two weeks and remains a flop.
Checking out Anurag Kashyap's SHAITAN, the film collected 30 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 12 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Pune, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Hyderabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 85 lakhs SHAITAN has netted an ordinary 7.85 crores in three weeks from India and is a losing fare.
Concluding with Anees Bazmee's READY, the film saw the first major fall since its release but still collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 17 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 8 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.65 lakhs from Surat, 2.50 lakhs from Bharuch, 7.35 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.55 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1 lakh from Bhavnagar, 1.30 lakhs from Junagarh, 1 lakh from Gandhidham, 4.35 lakhs from Pune, 2.65 lakhs Nasik, 32 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.25 lakhs from Agra, 1.70 lakhs from Allahabad, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh from Faridabad, 4.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.10 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.65 lakhs from Ludhiana, 10.50 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6.20 lakhs from Nagpur, 4 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2 lakhs from Amravati, 1.55 lakhs from Akola, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 6.35 lakhs from Indore, 1.55 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 5.65 lakhs from Bhopal, 25 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 2 lakhs from Kota, 5.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.50 lakhs from Aurangabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 4.25 crore, READY has netted 119.50 crore in four weeks from India. The Salman-Asin starrer is a blockbuster hit that has also done good business in the overseas grossing ?622,500 in the UK till the fifth weekend (1-3 July) and $935,000 from US.