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Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 27th September 2018

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SUI DHAGA, BATTI GUL METER CHALU, MANTO AND STREE SUI DHAGA, BATTI GUL METER CHALU, MANTO AND STREE
SUI DHAGA, BATTI GUL METER CHALU, MANTO AND STREE

This Friday will witness quite a variety- Yash Raj Films’ Varun-Anushka starrer SUI DHAGA- MADE IN INDIA, Vishal Bhardwaj Picture Pvt. Ltd.’s PATAAKHA, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala’s PIHU as well as Himashu Yadav directed FALSAFA. As is obvious, the front runner is going to be SUI DHAGA which will witness a slow to decent start as it is not a usual commercial pot-boiler but should pick up later on, followed by PATAAKHA which aims for the hinterland (especially Punjab, Haryana, Western UP).

 

Last week saw Shree Narayan Singh’s Shahid-Shraddha starrer, BATTI GUL METER CHALU, which managed a decent 23.25 crore weekend, but faltered post that. Given the heavy budget (45 crore plus), the film will have to work hard, despite the fact that nearly 60 percent investment has already been recovered from non-theatrical rights.

 

The other major release, Nandita Das directed Nawazuddin starrer, MANTO, saw great critical acclaim but a very selective patronage, netting just 2.50 crore (to be validated) during the opening weekend.

 

The remaining releases, such as Richa Chadha and Neil Nitin Mukesh’s ISHQERIA, Modern Moviee Pvt. Ltd’s GAME PAISA LADKI and Sachin Gupta’s PAKHI etc. are washouts.

 

Checking out Anurag Kashyap’s Abhishek, Vicky and Taapsee starrer MANMARZIYAAN, the film found select appreciation and faltered after a decent weekend collecting 3.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 40.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 12.50 lakhs from Surat, 11.25 lakhs from Baroda, 3.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 1 crore from Pune, 7.50 lakhs from Nasik, 10 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.75 crore from Delhi city, 80 lakhs from Noida, 40 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 15.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 40 lakhs from Lucknow, 8.75 lakhs from Agra, 5.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.75 lakhs from Aligarh,15 lakhs from Dehradun, 80 lakhs from Gurgaon, 18.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3.50 lakhs from Panipat, 25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 4 lakhs from Patiala, 9 lakhs from Amritsar, 12.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs from Shimla, 3.50 lakhs from Jammu, 75 lakhs from Calcutta, 5 lakhs from Siliguri, 8 lakhs from Patna, 3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 7 lakhs from Ranchi, 5.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 8.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 3 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 20 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 5.75 lakhs from Gwalior, 15 lakhs from Bhopal(collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 50 lakhs from Jaipur , 16.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 8 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 15.25 lakhs from Kota, 17.55 lakhs from Udaipur, 55 60 lakhs from Indore, 30 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 75 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 6.25 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1 crore from Bangalore, 5 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.75 lakhs from Mysore, 1.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 3lakhs from Visakhapatnam , 4 lakhs from Madras and 2.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 22 crore during the opening week from India, MANMARZIYAAN, will have to show strong legs during the coming week(s). MANMARZIYAAN is fair in the overseas grossing $0.90m with £95,000 from UK and $510,000 from the US, till the second weekend (21-23 September).

 

 

The other release of the same week as MANMARZIYAAN, Jackky Bhagnani’s MITRON fared well but only in Gujarat and parts of Maharashtra as it collected 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10.75 lakhs from Surat, 8 lakhs from Baroda, 3 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 3.55 lakhs from Nasik, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.50 lakhs from Noida, 5 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 6 lakhs from Lucknow, 5 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7 lakhs from Calcutta, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 60 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Gwalior , 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 5.50 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Gwalior, 3.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur , 5 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.50 lakhs from Aurangabad and 5 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting 3.75 crore during the opening week from India, MITRON has found very few friends at the box-office.

 

Concluding with Maddock Films and D2R Film Pvt Ltd’s Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer STREE, the film held its own despite a volley of new releases collecting 2.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 45 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11.75 lakhs from Surat, 9 lakhs from Baroda, 3 lakhs from Rajkot, 90 lakhs from Pune, 3.55 lakhs from Nasik, 7 lakhs from Goa, 2.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.85 crore from Delhi city, 60 lakhs from Noida, 40 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 17.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 50 from Lucknow, 10 lakhs from Agra, 10 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 14.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 13.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshetra, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 14.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 4.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.50 lakhs from Patiala, 3.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 8 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.75 lakhs from Jammu, 60 lakhs from Calcutta, 5 lakhs from Siliguri, 9.50 lakhs from Patna, 2.75 lakhs from Dhanbad,9.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 5.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 3.25 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 20 lakhs from Nagpur, 16.50 lakhs from Raipur, 25 lakhs from Indore, 6.50 lakhs from Gwalior, 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Jaipur , 8 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 2.50 lakhs from Kota, 8 lakhs from Udaipur, 25 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 80 lakhs from Bangalore, 4.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Madras and 2 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 17 crore, STREE has netted 112 crore in three weeks from India. The Krishna D.K and Raj Nidimoru venture is a blockbuster, given the 24 crore all inclusive cost. STREE has also grossed $1.75m from the overseas with $775,000 from the US.

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