The coming Friday will see a very interesting clash as Anees Baazmee's NO PROBLEM is all set to take on the latest offering from the Yash Raj stable, BAND BAAJA BAARAAT. Certainly the multi-starrer comic caper, NO PROBLEM, appears to be clear favourite at this point of time, as far as the opening goes but we would like to stick out our neck and pick BAND BAAJA BAARAAT as the dark horse due to its popular music and unconventional yet identifiable theme.
Last Friday saw three releases in the form of Ashutosh Gowariker's KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY, the RGV directed RAKHT CHARITRA 2 and the relatively lesser known PHAS GAYA RE OBAMA. Though the Abhishek-Deepika starrer was not expected to set the box-office on fire but the horrific start and poor weekend of the historical has shocked the trade. KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY is also washout in the Overseas grossing just ?14,417 from UK during the opening weekend (3-5 December).
On the other hand RAKHT CHARITRA 2 was never expected to do well (as it was the sequel of a flop film) and that is what happened. The last release of the week, Subhash Kapoor's PHAS GAYA RE OBAMA fared the best and showed better legs than its more reputed release partners. However its limited release means that it won't achieve anything significant.
After quite a slow start Danish Aslam's BREAK KE BAAD saw no miraculous pick up and had a poor run collecting 3 crores from Bombay, 55 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 20.65 lakhs each from Baroda and Surat, 6.35 lakhs from Anand, 2 lakhs each from Nadiad , Valsad and Navsari, 2.75 lakhs from Vapi, 3.25 lakhs from Bharuch, 1 lakhs each from Mehsana, Patan and Himmatnagar, 1.50 lakhs from Bardoli, 10.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.15 lakhs each from Jamnagar and Bhavnagar, 1.35 lakhs from Junagarh and Bhuj, 2.50 lakhs from Gandhidham, 82.20 lakhs from Pune, 3.50 lakhs from Kolhapur, 1.70 lakhs from Sangli and Solapur, 1 lakh from Karad, 10 lakhs from Nasik, 1.55 lakhs from Ahmednagar, 1 lakh from Baramati, 7 lakhs from Goa, 2.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.50 crores from Delhi city, 27 lakhs from Noida, 18.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 9.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.55 lakhs each from Allahabad and Agra, 2 lakhs each from Meerut and Aligarh, 2.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 11 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.65 lakhs each from Panipat and Kurukshetra, 11.30 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.75 lakhs from Zirakpur, 4 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.55 lakhs each from Ambala and Amritsar, 4 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.20 lakhs from Patiala, 1.50 lakhs from Pathankot, 41 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.30 lakhs from Darjeeling, 3.65 lakhs each from Siliguri and Guwahati, 17 lakhs from Nagpur, 4.30 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3 lakhs from Amravati, 1.35 lakhs each from Akola and Dhule, 8 lakhs from Raipur, 1.25 lakhs from Chandrapur, 1 lakh from Wardha, 20 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 3.25 lakhs from Bhopal, 22.35 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 2.65 lakhs each from Ajmer and Jodhpur, 7.25 lakhs from Kota, 30 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 4 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.20 lakhs from Nanded, 3 lakhs from Latur, 2 lakhs from Gulbarga, 50 lakhs from Bangalore, 5.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.50 lakhs Vishakhapatnam, 4.50 lakhs from Madras (collections from 6 cinemas unrecieved), 1.25 lakhs from Coimbatore and 2.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting just about 14.75 crores, the Imran-Deepika starrer sees a sad fate at the ticket window. One must add here that the 50 percent of its cost that BREAK KE BAAD recovered from non-theatrical revenues makes it a safe project. The film has been rejected in the Overseas grossing ?152,535 from UK till the second weekend (3-5 December) and $310,329 from US.
Sunny Deol's fungus laden KHUDA KASAM collected 1 lakh from Ahmedabad, 5 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 1 lakh from Lucknow and 1 lakh from Bikaner. Needless to add, KHUDA KASAM is a washout, netting just about 50 lakhs during its opening week.
Despite all the critical acclaim ALLAH KE BANDAY has poor numbers to show as it collected 20 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 34 cinemas unrecieved), 4.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1 lakh from Pune, 5 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.15 lakhs each from Noida, Ghaziabad and Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Gurgaon and 1 lakh from Chandigarh. Netting 65 lakhs during its first week, ALLAH KE BANDAY saw no divine intervention and it is a trade disaster.
The collections of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GUZAARISH dropped further as it collected 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 24 cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Baroda, 1.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 10 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 71 lakhs from Delhi city, 11.20 lakhs from Noida, 7.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 8 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs each from Agra and Allahabad, 1.25 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.50 lakhs from Panipat, 5 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs each from Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar, 20 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.65 lakhs from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Guwahati, 5.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.15 lakhs each from Jabalpur and Raipur, 6.55 lakhs from Indore, 15 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.25 lakhs from Kota, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam, 1.65 lakhs from Madras (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved) and 1.20 lakhs from Kochi. With a very ordinary 5.75 crores, GUZAARISH has netted a poor 27.75 crores in two weeks from India. The Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer is a huge debacle. The film has also under-performed in the Overseas grossing ?341,802 in the UK and $989,527 from the US till the third weekend (3-5 December).
Concluding with Rohit Shetty's GOLMAAL 3, the film continues its merry run, collecting 55 lakhs from Bombay, 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 1.30 lakhs each from Rajkot , Jamnagar and Solapur, 3.75 lakhs from Pune, 2 lakhs each from Nasik and Hubli, 17.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 4.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 4.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1 lakh each from Faridabad and Chandigarh, 1.20 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 6 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.35 lakhs each from Akola and Amravati, 2.85 lakhs from Raipur, 4 lakhs from Indore, 6.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad, 8.25 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.65 lakhs from Mangalore. Adding another 2.50 crores, GOLMAAL 3 has netted a humongous 106 crores in four weeks from India. The Ajay-Kareena starrer is now an all time blockbuster. GOLMAAL 3 is also impressive in the Overseas grossing ?634,132 from UK till the fifth weekend (3-5 December) and $1,132,192 from US.