This week will see the release of Sudhir Mishra’s Richa Chaddha starrer DAAS DEV, Hrishita Bhatt’s ISHQ TERA and above all the Hollywood venture, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR etc. Why we are saying ‘above all’ is due to the fact that AVENGERS is sure to decimate all other films releasing alongside, and in all versions. Having said that DAAS DEV too may find it’s fair share of admirers amongst the discerning audience.
BAAGHI 2 MOVIE POSTER
Moving on to the biggest hit of 2018 (after PADMAAVAT), Tiger Shroff’s BAAGHI 2, the film continued to rake in the moolah as it collected 1crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 32.25 lakhs from Surat, 12.15 lakhs from Baroda, 16.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 35 lakhs from Pune, 7.75 lakhs from Nasik, 7.50 lakhs from Goa, 1.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 55 lakhs from Delhi city, 15.50 lakhs from Noida, 17.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 14.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 25 lakhs from Lucknow , 6.25 lakhs from Agra, 6 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 6.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 12.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 6 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.50 lakhs from Panipat, 2.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 3 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 4.25 lakhs from Patna, 3.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 5.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 1.55 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 2 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 11.55 lakhs from Nagpur, 11.15 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 4 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 6 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.50 lakhs from Kota, 5.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6 lakhs from Aurangabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 2lakhs from Mangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Madras and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. With another 11 crore, BAAGHI 2 has netted 155 crore in three weeks from India and is a blockbuster hit. BAAGHI 2 is also a good overseas hit grossing $8m with £435,000 from UK and $1,300,000 from the US.
Concluding with YRF’s Rani Mukerji starrer, HICHKI, the film added another 2.50 crore, thus netting 46 crore (approx.) in four weeks from India and is a clean hit.
VARUN DHAWAN IN OCTOBER
Meanwhile, after a dull opening day, the Shoojit Sircar directed Varun Dhawan starrer, OCTOBER, held quite well during the opening week collecting 3.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 60 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 22.25 lakhs from Surat, 16 lakhs from Baroda, 6.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 1crore from Pune, 10.75 lakhs from Nasik, 16 lakhs from Goa, 3.75 lakhs from Belgam, 2.50 crore from Delhi city, 63.75lakhs from Noida, 40 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 14.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 35.75 lakhs from Lucknow , 11 lakhs from Agra, 5.55 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 14.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 20 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.75 lakhs from Panipat, 15.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.50 lakhs from Patiala, 5 lakhs from Amritsar, 7.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.25 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs from Shimla, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 1.25 crore from Calcutta, 8.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 9.25 lakhs from Patna, 3.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 8.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 11 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 9.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 3 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 15.15 lakhs from Raipur, 25 lakhs from Indore, 7 lakhs from Gwalior, 20 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 6.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.15 lakhs from Ajmer, 7.50 lakhs from Kota, 7.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 45 lakhs from Hyderabad, 8.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.15 crore from Bangalore, 5. 25 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.55 lakhs from Mysore, 1.75 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 4.55 lakhs from Madras and 2.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 29 crore during the opening week and given the steady second week run, OCTOBER, may finally end up as a creditable break even project, after taking into account the 35 crore recovery (already in) from non-theatrical rights. OCTOBER saw an ordinary overseas run (better in US) grossing £ 65,000 from UK and $445,000 from the US, till the second weekend (20-22 April).
Checking out Irrfan Khan’s BLACKMAIL, the film continued it’s pedestrian run as it added another 3 crore, thus netting 20.50 crore in two weeks from India and is a commercial failure.
NANU KI JAANU and BEYOND THE CLOUDS MOVIE POSTER
Coming to last Friday’s two major releases, Faraz Haider’s NANU KI JAANU and renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s BEYOND THE CLOUDS, the audience did not quite take to either, though the Abhay Deol starrer expectedly lead the show comprehensively. Coming to number crunching, while NANU KI JAANU netted 3.50 crore, BEYOND THE CLOUDS could muster just around 1.25 crore, both during the opening weekend.