This Friday will witness an interesting clash with two well promoted and mounted projects- Diljit -Sonakshi’s WELCOME TO NEW YORK and Luv Ranjan’s (PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA fame) SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY, vying for the attention of the audience. The front runner will obviously be SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY because of the Gen X and campus crowd appeal of the subject. Having said that WELCOME TO NEW YORK too will find its patrons especially in Delhi-NCR, as well as East Punjab (due to Diljit).
PADMAAVAT MOVIE POSTER
Concluding with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shahid, Deepika and Ranveer starrer, PADMAAVAT, the film saw another very stable week collecting 4 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.50 crore from Pune, 21.55 lakhs from Nasik, 14.75 lakhs from Goa, 6.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 3.15 crore from Delhi city, 61.50 lakhs from Noida, 70 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 33.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 67 lakhs from Lucknow , 17.75 lakhs from Agra, 20 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.55 lakhs from Aligarh, 22.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 90 lakhs from Gurgaon, 30 lakhs from Faridabad, 5 lakhs from Kurukshtera, 7 lakhs from Panipat, 30 lakhs from Chandigarh, 14.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 8.15 lakhs from Patiala, 16.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 20 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 4.25 lakhs from Ambala, 1.75 lakhs from Shimla, 5 lakhs from Jammu, 1.25 crore from Calcutta, 9.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 17.25 lakhs from Patna, 6.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 12.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 7.85 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 9 lakhs from Guwahati, 6 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 40 lakhs from Nagpur, 25 lakhs from Raipur, 1.25 crore from Indore (first week, collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 55 lakhs from Hyderabad, 16.25 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.75 crore from Bangalore, 5.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 8.75 lakhs from Mysore, 1.15 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 6.25 lakhs from Madras and 8 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 32 crore, PADMAAVAT has netted 257 crore (including previews) in three 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, till the fourth weekend (16-18 February).
PAD MAN MOVIE POSTER
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s PAD MAN managed a good to decent run (got hit by the three week old PADMAAVAT) collecting 8.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 2 crore from Ahmedabad, 87 lakhs from Surat, 56.50 lakhs from Baroda, 20.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.50 crore from Pune, 22.50 lakhs from Nasik, 32.50 lakhs from Goa, 7.15 lakhs from Belgaum, 5.15 crore from Delhi city, 1.50 crore from Noida, 1 crore from Ghaziabad, 41.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 85 lakhs from Lucknow , 30 lakhs from Agra, 20 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 37.15 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.25 crore from Gurgaon, 44.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 4 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 6.50 lakhs from Panipat, 41.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 20.15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 10 lakhs from Patiala, 18.15 lakhs from Amritsar, 27.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 6.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1.75 lakhs from Shimla, 5.50 lakhs from Jammu, 1.85 crore from Calcutta, 1.75 lakhs from Darjeeling, 17.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 18.55 lakhs from Patna, 8.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 18 lakhs from Ranchi, 8 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 25 lakhs from Guwahati, 6.50 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 50 lakhs from Nagpur, 40 lakhs from Raipur, 75 lakhs from Indore, 20 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 45 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1.50 crore from Jaipur, 24 lakhs from Jodhpur, 12.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 5 lakhs from Bikaner, 21 lakhs from Kota, 21.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.50 crore from Hyderabad, 24.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.50 crore from Bangalore, 14.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 10.50 lakhs from Mysore, 5 lakhs from Vijayawada, 11.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 17.25 lakhs from Madras and 9.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 62 crore during the opening week from India, PAD MAN is approaching an above average status. PAD MAN is doing well in the overseas (good in US) grossing £215,000 from UK and $1,345,000 from the US, till the second weekend (16-18 February).
WELCOME TO NEW YORK and SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY
Checking out last Friday’s prominent release, Neeraj Pandey’s Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee starrer, AIYAARY, the film, which saw a fair start, could not build on it and ended the opening weekend netting an ordinary 12-13 crore. With the weekend not throwing up good numbers, the film has its task cut out. AIYAARY is fair in the overseas grossing £42,000 in the UK and $350,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (16-18 February).