Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 10th September 2015
This week’s new releases include Nikhil Advani’s Imran-Kangana starrer KATTI BATTI, Zeishan Quadri’s MEERUTHIYA GANGSTERS and MSG - 2: THE MESSENGER. It is obvious that while KATTI BATTI will appeal to a section of the multiplexes audience, MEERUTHIYA GANGSTERS is sure to appeal to the hinterland audience, thirsting for another WASSEYPUR! The third release, MSG - 2: THE MESSENGER will be patronised by the followers of Baba Ram Rahim.
Meanwhile, last Friday saw Salman Khan`s Nikhil Advani directed Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty and Tigmanshu Dhulia starrer, HERO. The film started on a decent note but could not show much growth, ending the first weekend netting 20-21 crore from India. While the film will prove to be a plus fare for the producers (as distribution and music rights have been pre-sold at a handsome price), many of the distributors will be in the red. HERO has been rejected in the overseas grossing £40,000 from UK and $60,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (11-13 September).
The other release of the week, Vije Bhatia’s LAKHON HAIN YAHAN DILWALE could not make any mark whatsoever.
Moving on, Anees Bazmee’s Anil, John, Naseer, Nana, Paresh and Shruti starrer, WELCOME BACK, which saw a great opening weekend (51 crore) maintained very well during the weekdays too collecting 7.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3.15 crore from Ahmedabad, 70.50 lakhs from Surat, 55 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 1 crore from Rajkot, 2.15 crore from Pune, 35.50 lakhs from Nasik, 30 lakhs from Goa, 10 lakhs from Belgaum, 6.50 crore from Delhi city, 1 crore from Noida, 1 crore from Ghaziabad, 60 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.15 crore from Lucknow, 25.50 lakhs from Agra, 16 lakhs from Allahabad, 12 lakhs from Aligarh, 41.25 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.35 crore from Gurgaon, 75 lakhs from Faridabad, 11.15 lakhs from Kurukskhetra, 19.50 lakhs from Panipat, 50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 33.20 lakhs from Jalandhar, 20 lakhs from Amritsar, 40.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 12 lakhs from Bhatinda, 7.65 lakhs from Ambala, 3 lakhs from Shimla, 6 lakhs from Jammu, 1.50 crore from Calcutta, 3.15 lakhs from Darjeeling, 13 lakhs from Siliguri, 11 lakhs from Dhanbad, 16.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 16.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 70 lakhs from Nagpur, 36.15 lakhs from Jabalpur, 60 lakhs from Raipur, 1 crore from Indore, 16.55 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 55.15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 31.10 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 24.15 lakhs from Ajmer, 5.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 25.50 lakhs from Kota, 30 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.55 crore from Hyderabad, 36.55 lakhs from Aurangabad, 8.50 lakhs from Gulbarga, 1.25 crore from Bangalore, 14.15 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.55 lakhs from Mysore, 2.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 7.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 15.25 lakhs from Madras, 2 lakhs from Coimbatore and 4.20 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 74 crore during the opening week from India, WELCOME BACK is an above average fare, based on worldwide run despite a high cost (90-95 crore). WELCOME BACK is the second biggest hit of 2015 in the overseas (after BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN) grossing £385,000 from UK and $1,250,000 from the US, till the second weekend (11-13 September).
Checking out Kabir Khan’s Saif-Katrina starrer, PHANTOM, the film crashed in the second week collecting 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.50 lakhs from Surat, 3.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Rajkot, 10 lakhs from Pune, 2.15 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 10 lakhs from Noida, 7.55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 10 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 1.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 3.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Panipat, 10 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 1lakh from Dhanbad, 1.15 lakhs from Ranchi, 1.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.50lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Bhopal , 10 lakhs from Jaipur , 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 10 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.15 lakhs from Madras. Adding another 6 crore, PHANTOM has netted 55 crore in two weeks from India and will be lucky to break even. PHANTOM is decent in the overseas grossing £185,000 from UK and $490,000 from the US till the third weekend (11-13 September).
Concluding with Ketan Mehta’s Nawazuddin-Radhika starrer, MANJHI - THE MOUNTAIN MAN, the film added another crore thus netting 15 crore in three weeks from India and ends up as an above average (as of now) fare and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first solo success. Another aspect that has to be kept in mind is that MANJHI -THE MOUNTAIN MAN is still to release in the overseas and is sure to do well there too.