Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week 28th January 2016
This Friday’s two new releases include Rajkumar Hirani Films & UTV’s R. Madhavan starrer SAALA KHADOOS and PNC Productions’ Sunny Leone venture MASTIZAADE. With AIRLIFT still being the sought after film, it will prove to be a tough opposition for both the new films. Having said that, SAALA KHADOOS will appeal to the multiplexes while MASTIZAADE will cater to the single screen audience.
|SAALA KHADOOS AND MASTIZAADE|
|AIRLIFT AND KYAA KOOL HAIN HUM 3|
Checking out the Raja Krishna Menon directed Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur starrer, AIRLIFT, after a good opening weekend (44 crore), the collections continued to lift remarkably (except for the normal working Monday fall) on each day. The film is likely to end up netting 84-85 crore during the opening week; a figure that is more than the entire run of most of Akshay’s recent starrers. As things stand, AIRLIFT is sure to be the first hit of 2016, how big, time will tell! AIRLIFT is quite strong in the overseas grossing $2.80m, with £170,000 from UK and $820,000 from the US during the opening weekend (22-24 January).
The other release of the same week, Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi starrer, KYAA KOOL HAIN HUM 3, could not match the pre-release hype. The opening day was decent and the opening weekend quite fair (18-19 crore) but the run after that was not (barring Republic day)! While KYAA KOOL HAIN HUM 3 is going to be a success, more due to the modest budget (reportedly 25 crore), but will not proceed much beyond that.
|WAZIR MOVIE STILLS|
Moving on, the Bejoy Nambiar directed Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar starrer, WAZIR, saw a pronounced fall in the second week collecting 1.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 12.55 lakhs from Surat, 10 lakhs from Baroda, 4.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 30.55 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 3.50 lakhs from Goa, 2.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 1 crore from Delhi city, 18.25 lakhs from Noida, 13.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 7.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 15.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 7.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshetra, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 10.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Jalandhar, 7.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 9 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.15 lakhs from Ambala, 55 lakhs from Calcutta, 4 lakhs from Siliguri, 5 lakhs from Patna, 2.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 5.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 4.55 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 6 lakhs from Nagpur, 10.50 lakhs from Raipur, 10.75 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Jaipur, 3.25 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.15 lakhs from Kota, 4.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 55 lakhs from Bangalore, 3.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.75 lakhs from Mysore and 2 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 10 crore, WAZIR, has netted 40 crore in two weeks from India and with some luck it may end up as a coverage venture, after accounting for non-theatrical rights. WAZIR has performed very well in the overseas (especially US) grossing $3m with £155,000 from UK and $1,085,000 from the US, till the third weekend (22-24 January).
Meanwhile CHHOTA BHEEM - HIMALAYAN ADVENTURE (animated) saw a reasonably stable second week with another crore and has thus netted a praiseworthy 4 crore in two weeks from India and is a plus fare.
|DILWALE MOVIE WALLPAPERS|
While on Gauri Khan’s Rohit Shetty directed Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun and Kriti venture, DILWALE, the film has more or less ended its run with another 1.40 crore, thus netting nearly 150 crore in five weeks from India. DILWALE will have to thank the overseas audience as well as the non-theatrical rights for being considered a success in the end count (for the producers), despite a disappointing run in India. It is a loss making venture for some distributors. DILWALE is also ending its extra ordinary overseas run (highest for an SRK film) grossing $25m with £2,332,000 from UK and $4,866,000 from US.
Concluding with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Priyanka, Ranveer and Deepika starrer, BAJIRAO MASTANI, the film saw another fruitful week as it collected 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.25 lakhs from Surat, 3.50 lakhs from Baroda, 2.65 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 3.50 lakhs from Nasik, 2 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 8 lakhs from Noida, 7 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.50 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 10.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3 lakhs from Amritsar, 4.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.15lakhs from Patna, 1.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 1.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.15 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 7 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore, 1 lakh from Gwalior, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 2.15 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 2 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Mangalore. Adding another 6 crore, BAJIRAO MASTANI, has netted 182 crore in five weeks from India and is a hit, based on the worldwide run. BAJIRAO MASTANI continues it’s remarkable ( hitting a century!) overseas run grossing $15m with £1,375,000 from UK and $6,530,000 from the US, till the sixth weekend (22-24 January).