Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week 27th August 2015
The coming Friday will witness the release Anees Bazmee’s WELCOME BACK, the sequel to the highly successful, WELCOME. Starring Anil, John, Naseer, Nana, Paresh and Shruti, the film is expected to dominate the proceedings this week. Having said that WELCOME BACK (surprisingly!) does not carry the hype associated with a super hit sequel. Some trade experts attribute it to the absence of stars like Akshay and Katrina, as also to the audio, which has not really caught on. The other prominent release of the week, Vije Bhatia’s LAKHON HAIN YAHAN DILWALE has not been promoted and will suffer on that account.
Last week’s Kabir Khan venture, the Saif-Katrina starrer, PHANTOM, was never expected to set the box-office on fire, but the 34 crore opening weekend can be termed as impressive, given the fact that Saif Ali Khan’s last few films have ended in the 25-35 crore range. The film with a 55 crore budget (raw) may not turn out to be a runaway hit but will end up as profitable venture for all concerned. PHANTOM is decent in the overseas grossing £100,000 from UK and $270,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (28-30 August).
The other release of the week, BAANKEY KI CRAZY BARAAT, which saw a limited release and some critical acclaim, failed to make a mark at the turnstile. The last release, KAUN KITNE PAANI MEIN, which saw a very dull start, turned out to be a damp squib.
Moving on, the Umesh Shukla directed Abhishek, Asin, Rishi and Zeeshan starrer, ALL IS WELL, could not build on a reasonable (10 crore) opening weekend. During the week, ALL IS WELL collected 1.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 15.50 lakhs from Surat, 10 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 5 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 5.25 lakhs from Nasik, 5.50 lakhs from Goa, 1.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.25 crore from Delhi city, 20 lakhs from Noida, 20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 11.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 19 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.50 lakhs from Agra, 4.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 7.65 lakhs from Dehradun, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 6.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.55 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.75 lakhs from Patiala, 2.85 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 1 lakh from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 30 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.20 lakhs from Patna, 2.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 4 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 7 lakhs from Jabalpur, 11.15 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3.15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.15 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.25 lakhs from Kota, 4.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5.65 lakhs from Aurangabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 2 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 4 lakhs from Madras. During the opening week ALL IS WELL has netted 16 crore from India. Given the 27-28 crore budget, ALL IS WELL will struggle for survival. ALL IS WELL has under-performed in the overseas grossing £100,000 from UK and $125,000 from the US, till the second weekend (28-30 August).
The other release of the same week, Ketan Mehta’s Nawaz-Radhika starrer, MANJHI-THE MOUNTAIN MAN (a biopic on Dashrath Manjhi) , surprised with a very steady run collecting 1.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8 lakhs from Surat, 8.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 40 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 5.25 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 31.50 lakhs from Noida, 30 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 11.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 21.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 4.55 lakhs from Agra, 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 12.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshtera, 2.15 lakhs from Panipat, 11 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 1 lakh from Ambala, 1.25 lakhs from Jammu, 30 lakhs from Calcutta, 5.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2 .55 lakhs from Guwahati, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 6 lakhs from Jabalpur, 15 lakhs from Raipur, 16.55 lakhs from Indore, 5 lakhs from Gwalior, 11 lakhs from Bhopal, 25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.50 lakhs from Kota, 4.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 30 lakhs from Bangalore, 2.15 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam , 4.20 lakhs from Madras and 1.75 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 10.50 crore during the opening week, MANJHI - THE MOUNTAIN MAN, with a very reasonable budget (7.50 crore), is all set to be the first solo success for Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Checking out Karan Malhotra’s Akshay , Sidharth, Jacqueline and Jackie starrer, BROTHERS, the film, after a good opening week, crashed in the second collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5 lakhs from Surat, 5 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Rajkot, 10 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 3.55 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 8 lakhs from Noida, 9.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 13.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 5.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 6.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 1.75 lakhs from Panipat, 5.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.75 lakhs from Patiala, 3.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 3.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Patna, 1.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 1.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.50 lakhs from Jabalpur, 8 lakhs from Raipur, 7.20 lakhs from Indore, 2.25 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Bhopal, 30 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 3.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.75 lakhs from Kota, 3.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 2 lakhs from Madras and 2.15 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 8 crore, BROTHERS, has netted 80 crore in two weeks from India and despite it’s high budget (80 crore) will end as a safe project for most of it’s investors, thanks to impressive recovery from satellite and audio rights, apart from the worldwide run. BROTHERS have done well in the overseas grossing £285,000 from UK and $665,000 from the US till the third weekend (28-30 August).
Meanwhile, Nishikant Kamat’s Ajay, Tabu and Shriya starrer, DRISHYAM, saw another decent week collecting 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.50 lakhs from Surat, 5lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 2.75 lakhs from Nasik, 3 lakhs from Goa, 30 lakhs from Delhi city, 10.15 lakhs from Noida, 4.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 7.55 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 1.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.65 lakhs from Dehradun, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Bhatinda, 1 lakh from Ambala, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Siliguri, 1 lakh from Ranchi, 3.15 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore , 1 lakh from Gwalior, 2.15 lakhs from Bhopal , 3.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.75 lakhs from Aurangabad and 10 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 3.50 crore DRISHYAM has netted 65.50 crore in four weeks from India and is a below average fare, after accounting for non-theatrical rights. DRISHYAM has disappointed in the overseas grossing £101,000 from UK and $560,000 from the US.
Concluding with Kabir Khan’s Salman, Kareena and Nawazuddin starrer, BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, the film has more or less ended its run but not before adding another 3 crore, thus netting 320 crore in six weeks from India and is an all-time blockbuster. BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is an overseas blockbuster grossing $26m with £2,575,000 from UK and $8,050,000 from the US.