Bollywood box-office report of the week : 9 september 2010

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This weekend is going to be very special because it will see the nation swinging to the joint festivities of Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi, and additionally a tsunami by the name of DABANGG will give the box-office reasons to rejoice.

The Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer is all set to embark on a huge start, not only in India but in Middle East as well. Even UK will see a decent to good performance.

The opening of Karan Johar's WE ARE FAMILY was never expected to be great but no one expected it to be so much below the mark. Except for Gujarat the Kajol, Kareena and Arjun starrer has had a very ordinary (extended) weekend numbers to show and will just about break even. Even more shocking is the performance of the Dharma Production venture in the Overseas, as it grossed a very ordinary ?162,863 from UK during the opening weekend (3-5 September) and a disappointing $366,354 from US during the 4-day extended opening weekend (3-6 September).

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In comparison the low budget Wilson Louis starrer MALLIKA can take solace from the fact that it did stand up to the might of WE ARE FAMILY, though with dull collections and was not exactly steam rolled into submission, as certain quarters were hinting.

The fate of Nagesh's John Abraham starrer AASHAYEIN was obvious from day one. The film had a poor week collecting 40 lakhs from Bombay, 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.25 lakhs from Baroda, 3 lakhs from Surat, 1.65 lakhs from Anand, 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 8.50 lakhs from Pune, 1.15 lakhs from Nasik, 25 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.35 lakhs each from Noida and Ghaziabad, 1.10 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.35 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.25 lakhs from Agra, 1 lakh each from Allahabad and Meerut, 7 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.35 lakhs from Amritsar, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.20 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.50 lakhs each from Guwahati and Gangtok, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.50 lakhs from Raipur, 4 lakhs from Indore, 1.25 lakhs from Bhopal, 2.10 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Kota, 10.50 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 10 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.35 lakhs from Mangalore, 1 lakh from Vishakhapatnam and 2.55 lakhs from Madras. Netting just around 2.75 crore in its opening week from India AASHAYEIN is a disaster.

Even Mukta Arts' HELLO DARLING went the AASHAYEIN way collecting 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 26 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.10 lakhs from Nasik, 40 lakhs from Delhi city, 5 lakhs from Noida, 3.65 lakhs each from Ghaziabad and Kanpur, 5 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.35 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.35 lakhs each from Meerut and Gorakhpur, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs each from Nagpur and Indore, 2.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.55 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived) and 2 lakhs from Bangalore. HELLO DARLING found no love from the audience and it ended up as a flop netting just about 2.25 crore during the opening week.

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The collections of Yash Raj's Pradeep Sarkar directed Deepika-Neil starrer LAFANGEY PARINDEY fell heavily as it collected 80 lakhs from Bombay, 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Rajkot (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.20 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.50 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 6.50 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 1 lakh from Belgaum, 35 lakhs from Delhi city, 9 lakhs from Noida, 5.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.65 lakhs from Kanpur, 8 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.10 lakhs from Agra, 2.35 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.25 lakhs from Meerut, 1.15 lakhs each from Aligarh and Gorakhpur, 12 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4.10 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 25 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.10 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2 lakhs from Raipur, 8.50 lakhs from Indore, 5.65 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1.55 lakhs each from Ajmer and Jodhpur, 1.10 lakhs from Bikaner, 1 lakh from Kota, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.15 lakhs from Mangalore and 2.25 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam.

Adding 4.50 crores, LAFANGEY PARINDEY has netted 21.50 crores in two weeks from India and is an average grosser. The film is a washout in the Overseas, grossing just ?29,359 from UK

Meanwhile Aamir Khan's PEEPLI [LIVE] still has some fire power left in its arsenal as it collected 16 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 24 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Baroda, 3.15 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Delhi city, 8 lakhs from Noida, 4.15 lakhs Ghaziabad, 2.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 6.25 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs each from Allahabad, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.20 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Ludhiana, 6 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.65 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.20 lakhs from Raipur, 4.50 lakhs from Indore, 4 lakhs from Bhopal, 3.25 lakhs from Jaipur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived) and 7 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 2 crore, PEEPLI [LIVE] has netted a superb 30 crores in three weeks from India and is a hit plus. The starless Anusha Rizvi directed film has astonishing numbers to show from the US, grossing $754,837 till the fourth weekend (3-6 September).

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Ending this week's column once again with Milan Luthria's ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI, the film continues to trickle in the collections with 15 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 26 cinemas unreceived), 6.35 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.25 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.25 lakhs from Nasik, 15 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.35 lakhs from Noida, 1.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.65 lakhs from Lucknow, 4 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.10 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs each from Nagpur and Jabalpur, 1.05 lakhs from Raipur, 1.25 lakhs each from Indore and Bhopal and 2.50 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived).

Adding a further 1.10 crore, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI has netted an excellent 55.80 crore in five weeks from India.

The Ajay-Emraan starrer is now a hit plus from India. The film though has failed in the Overseas grossing just ?126,696 from UK.

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