This Friday’s prominent releases include T-Series’ Urvashi Rautela starrer HATE STORY 4 and B4U Motion Pictures and Excel Entertainment’s Sharman, Richa, Masumeh and Pulkit starrer 3 STOREYS. As per the reports, based on the brand value HATE STORY 4 has embarked on a decent start (in the interiors) while 3 STOREYS has not found much takers, during the opening day. Having said that, these are early days and both the films still have two more days of the opening weekend, to make amends. Amongst the other releases of the week, Pooja Entertainment’s, DIL JUUNGLEE in particular, well, the film failed to make any impact whatsoever!
PADMAAVAT MOVIE POSTER
Concluding with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shahid, Deepika and Ranveer starrer, PADMAAVAT, the film saw yet another steady week collecting 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20.50 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 2.55 lakhs from Goa, 65 lakhs from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 5.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 11.75 lakhs from Lucknow , 3.75 lakhs from Agra, 1.55 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 2.15 lakhs from Dehradun, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.15 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 4.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 2 lakhs from Ludhiana, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.50 lakhs from Patna, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.50 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 8.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 5.15 lakhs from Raipur, 35 lakhs from Indore (2nd week, collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved ), 10 lakhs from Gwalior(2nd wk), 20 lakhs from Bhopal (2nd wk, collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved ), 8.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 80 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.75lakhs from Mangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Madras and 2.75 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 6.50 crore, PADMAAVAT has netted 277 crore (including paid previews) in five weeks from India and is a super duper hit.PADMAAVAT is an overseas blockbuster grossing $29m with £2,030,000 from UK and $11,340,000 from the US.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s PAD MAN is ending its successful run, as it collected 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.75 lakhs from Surat, 12.25 lakhs from Baroda, 1.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 15 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 7 lakhs from Noida, 4 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 4.50 lakhs from Lucknow , 1.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 6.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Chandigarh, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 2 lakhs from Patna, 1.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.55 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.75 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 3.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.25 lakhs from Raipur, 6.75 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior, 3.25 lakhs from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur(collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1 lakh from Udaipur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad, 70 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Madras and 1.75lakhs from Kochi. With another 3.50 crore, PAD MAN has netted 79.50 crore in three weeks from India and will end up as an above average fare. PAD MAN has performed very well in the overseas (good in US) grossing £250,000 from UK and $1,665,000 from the US, till the fourth weekend (2-4 March).
WELCOME TO NEW YORK and SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY
Checking out Luv Ranjan’s (PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA fame) SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY, the film saw a rock steady first week collecting 5.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 50.55 lakhs from Surat, 37 lakhs from Baroda, 10.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.85 crore from Pune, 17.50 lakhs from Nasik, 13.25 lakhs from Goa, 4.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 5.75 crore from Delhi city, 1.50 crore from Noida, 95 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 35 lakhs from Kanpur, 85 lakhs from Lucknow , 24 lakhs from Agra, 11.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 24 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.50 crore from Gurgaon, 45 lakhs from Faridabad, 4 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 8 lakhs from Panipat, 55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 16.55 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9.75 lakhs from Patiala, 13.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 30 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.55 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 crore from Calcutta, 6.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 16.50 lakhs from Patna, 5.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 15.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 8.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 10 lakhs from Guwahati, 6.25 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 35 lakhs from Nagpur, 34 lakhs from Raipur, 75 lakhs from Indore, 17.55 lakhs from Gwalior, 55 lakhs from Bhopal, 1crore from Jaipur(collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 13 lakhs from Jodhpur, 10 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 18 lakhs from Kota, 17.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad, 16.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.50 crore from Bangalore, 10.15 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.75 lakhs from Mysore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 7.50 lakhs from Madras and 3 lakhs from Kochi. Netting a superb 45 crore during the opening week and given the rock steady second week, SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY is sure to end up a super hit, if not more. SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY has also done very well in the overseas grossing $525,000.
The other release of the same week, WELCOME TO NEW YORK is a washout barely netting 2.25 crore during the opening week from India.
DIL JUNNGLEE, HATE STORY 4 and 3 STOREYS MOVIE POSTER
Meanwhile, the two releases of last week, Anushka Sharma’s horror flick PARI and Pulkit-Kirti’s comedy family drama VEEREY KI WEDDING, fared expectedly. While PARI managed a creditable 20-21 crore during the opening week, VEEREY KI WEDDING faltered with just around 3.50 crore. With some luck, PARI, with the aid of non-theatrical rights, can turn out to be another unconventional success for Anushka, while VEEREY KI WEDDING has little or no chances of survival.