The coming Friday will witness the release of one of the most awaited sequels of Indian cinema, BAAHUBALI 2, aptly titled BAAHUBALI-THE CONCLUSION. Needless to discuss about the box-office conquest of the first edition, BAAHUBALI. It is but obvious that the film even its dubbed avatar is all set to post the best opening day figures of 2017, and it will be a shock if it doesn’t!
Both the prominent releases of last week, Sonakshi Sinha’s NOOR and Raveena Tandon’s MAATR, cut a sorry figure at the box-office. For the stat conscious, it was NOOR which fared much better comparatively.
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s FAST AND FURIOUS 8 (dubbed) managed a super opening week netting 68 crore. Given the second weekend progress, FAST & FURIOUS 8, aptly titled FATE OF THE FURIOUS, is all set to emerge as a super hit.
Moving on, the Vidya Balan starrer, BEGUM JAAN, saw a very ordinary run collecting 2.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 60 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 18.15 lakhs from Surat, 13.50 lakhs from Baroda , 7.65 lakhs from Rajkot, 50 lakhs from Pune, 6.15 lakhs from Nasik, 7 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.75 crore from Delhi city, 34.15 lakhs from Noida, 22.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 16 lakhs from Kanpur, 30 lakhs from Lucknow , 10 lakhs from Agra, 5.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 11.20 lakhs from Dehradun, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 16 lakhs from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.25 lakhs from Patiala, 4.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 7.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 55 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 7.50 lakhs from Patna, 3.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 9.25 lakhs from Ranchi, 5 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 15 lakhs from Raipur, 20.50 lakhs from Indore, 5 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Jaipur , 7 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.15 lakhs from Kota, 7.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6 lakhs from Aurangabad, 60 lakhs from Bangalore, 3.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.75 lakhs from Mysore, 1.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2 lakhs from Madras and 3 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 18 crore during the opening week from India, BEGUM JAAN may just scrape to safety, after accounting for non-theatrical rights.
Concluding with Tapsee Pannu’s NAAM SHABANA, the film added another 1.50 crore thus netting 35.50 crore in three week from India. However despite the creditable run, the non-performance in the overseas and given the high involved costs (38-40 crore), the film will incur losses (though small), even with the 9-10 crore (Sony & Zee) non-theatrical rights, already in.