The coming Friday will witness the release of Govinda’s AA GAYA HERO, Abbas-Mustan’s MACHINE, Vikramaditya Motwani directed Rajkummar Rao starrer TRAPPED and the Rajat Kapoor venture MANTRA. While none of the mentioned films are expected to make a significant impact at the ticket window, MACHINE may just be the front runner (comparatively), while the remaining ventures may see a limited appeal from their target audience. To elaborate, AA GAYA HERO for the hinterland, TRAPPED and MANTRA for the niche multiplex audience.MACHINE, TRAPPED and AA GAYA HERO
Checking out the Holi week release, Varun Dhawan and Aliya Bhatt starrer, BADRINATH KI DULHANIA, after a good opening, the film went from strength-to-strength and ended the extended Holi weekend (4-days), netting 56 crore from India. Given the all-inclusive 55 crore cost, BADRNATH KI DULHANIA is sure to be a hit, if not a super hit, and we are not surprised!
BADRINATH KI DULHANIA has impressed in the overseas (third best of 2017 after RAEES & KAABIL) grossing $2.85m with £180,000 from UK and $865,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (10-12 March).
~pgbr~ COMMANDO 2
Meanwhile, after a decent opening weekend (16 crore) the Vidyut Jamwal , Adah Sharma and Esha Gupta starrer, COMMANDO 2- THE BLACK MONEY TRAIL, managed a reasonable hold during the weekdays collecting 1.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 32 lakhs from Surat, 17.75 lakhs from Baroda, 10.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 45 lakhs from Pune, 8.55 lakhs from Nasik, 16 lakhs from Goa, 3.15 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.15 crore from Delhi city, 30 lakhs from Noida, 27.55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 20 lakhs from Kanpur, 35 lakhs from Lucknow , 6.25 lakhs from Agra, 9.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 12 lakhs from Dehradun, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 18 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.15 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 4.15 lakhs from Panipat, 15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 9 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.75 lakhs from Patiala, 7.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 10.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.75 lakhs from Ambala, 2 lakhs from Jammu, 45 lakhs from Calcutta, 6 lakhs from Siliguri, 10.50 lakhs from Patna, 5 lakhs from Dhanbad, 7.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 7 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 20 lakhs from Nagpur, 18.50 lakhs from Raipur, 30 lakhs from Indore, 5 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 8 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 2 lakhs from Bikaner, 6.15 lakhs from Ajmer, 5.50 lakhs from Kota, 8 lakhs from Udaipur, 30 lakhs from Hyderabad, 9.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 40 lakhs from Bangalore, 4 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.50 lakhs from Mysore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2.75 lakhs from Madras and 3.50 lakhs from Kochi.
Netting 25 crore (including dubbed versions) COMMANDO 2 will be a safe proposition for it’s maker, as they already have a reasonable non-theatrical earning in.
Concluding with Subhash Kapoor’s Akshay Kumar starrer, JOLLY LLB 2, the film added another 2 crore, thus netting 111 crore in four weeks from India and is a hit. JOLLY LLB 2 has also impressed in the overseas grossing around $5.30m with £302,000 from UK and $1,335,000 from the US.