This week will see two similar genre (suspense) thrillers Arbaaz-Ashmit’s NIRDOSH and Kay Kay Menon’s VODKA DAIRIES along with Samir Soni's MY BIRTHDAY SONG. Needless to add that the three films will see limited patronage as the audience will hold on to its purse strings for next week’s PAD MAN and PADMAAVAT, while almost a month old, TIGER ZINDA HAI will continue to be the favourite.
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Checking out Yash Raj Films’ Ali Abbas Zafar directed Salman-Katrina starrer TIGER ZINDA HAI, the film saw another good week as it collected 2.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 90 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 41.75 lakhs from Surat, 20 lakhs from Baroda, 14.15 lakhs from Rajkot, 75 lakhs from Pune, 14.50 lakhs from Nasik, 11 lakhs from Goa, 3.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.50 crore from Delhi city, 50 lakhs from Noida, 50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 33.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 65 lakhs from Lucknow , 22.25 lakhs from Agra, 14.20 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 17 lakhs from Dehradun, 50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 21.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5.50 lakhs from Panipat, 20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 12.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 5.75 lakhs from Patiala, 15 lakhs from Amritsar, 15.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 4.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.50 lakhs from Ambala, 3.50 lakhs from Jammu, 75 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 8.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 13 lakhs from Patna, 6.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 13.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 5.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 10.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 3.75 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 25 lakhs from Nagpur, 20 lakhs from Raipur, 30 lakhs from Indore, 10 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 70 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 6 cinemas unrecieved), 12.15 lakhs from Jodhpur, 6.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 10 lakhs from Kota, 12.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 40 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10 lakhs from Aurangabad, 75 lakhs from Bangalore, 4 lakhs from Mangalore, 4 lakhs from Mysore, 1.75 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 1.50 lakhs from Madras and 2.50 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 28 crore, TIGER ZINDA HAI has netted an astonishing 320 crore in three weeks from India and is a blockbuster hit and still has some fire power left! TIGER ZINDA HAI is also on a dream overseas run, grossing over $20m with £1,720,000 from UK and $5,570,000 from the US.
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The new releases of the week, Cinestaan Film Company’s KAALAKAANDI, Anurag Kashyap directed MUKKABAAZ and Vikram Bhatt’s 1921 could not make a significant mark at the box office. Comparatively speaking, after the initial (release) hiccups the Zareen Khan starrer 1921 surprised with a 6.50 crore weekend followed by MUKKABAAZ with 4.25 crore while the Saif Ali Khan’s venture KAALAKAANDI faced outright rejection netting just 3 crore, all during the opening weekend.