This Friday will witness the release of Rajkumar Hirani’s Ranbir Kapoor starrer, SANJU, and the film is all set to embark on a good if not great start this Friday and in all probabilities beat the best opening day (Hindi) record of RACE 3 (29 crore). Banking on a great multiplex advance, huge hype and anticipation (next from maverick director Hiranai), SANJU should easily sail past the 100 crore during the opening weekend itself and also go on to be the biggest ever for Ranbir Kapoor, zipping past YE JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI (180-190 crore). SANJU is also sure to rock the overseas box-office as well.
VEERE DI WEDDING MOVIE POSTER
Meanwhile Anil Kapoor Film Company and Balaji Telefilms Ltd’s Kareena, Sonam, Swara and Shikha starrer, VEERE DI WEDDING, saw another paying week collecting 85 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.55 lakhs from Surat, 4 lakhs from Baroda, 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 65 lakhs from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 10.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Agra, 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1 lakh from Aligarh, 3.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 16.65 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Panipat, 6.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2 lakhs from Amritsar, 3 lakhs from Ludhiana, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 3 lakhs from Patna, 1.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 6.50 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 4 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 1.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 40 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 5 crore, VEERE DI WEDDING has netted 78 crore in three weeks from India and is a hit plus. VEERE DI WEDDING is superb in the overseas grossing $5.50m with £535,000 from UK and $2,650,000 from the US, till fourth weekend (22-24 June).
Concluding with John Abraham’s PARMANU-THE STORY OF POKHRAN, the film added another 3.25 crore thus netting 59.25 crore in four weeks from India and is an above average fare along with decent contributions from the overseas ($475,000 approx from US).
RACE 3 MOVIE POSTER
After a superlative opening weekend (104 crore) Salman Khan Films and Tips Industries Ltd’s Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline, Saqib and Daisy starrer, RACE 3, could not maintain the tempo Tuesday onwards as it collected 13.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 3.75 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.75 crore from Surat, 85 lakhs from Baroda, 40.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.85 crore from Pune, 55.25 lakhs from Nasik, 65.75 lakhs from Goa, 22.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 9 crore from Delhi city, 2.50 crore from Noida, 2.75 crore from Ghaziabad, 1.50 crore from Kanpur, 2.75 crore from Lucknow, 1.25 crore from Agra, 63.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 33.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 71.25 lakhs from Dehradun, 2 crore from Gurgaon, 1crore from Faridabad, 13.85 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 25.50 lakhs from Panipat, 60.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 43.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 20 lakhs from Patiala, 46.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 65 lakhs from Ludhiana, 20.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 10.75 lakhs from Ambala, 3.75 lakhs from Shimla, 25 lakhs from Jammu, 3.55 crore from Calcutta, 5.50 lakhs from Darjeeling, 37.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 37.75 lakhs from Patna, 21.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 41.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 27.75 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 41.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 27.25 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 80 lakhs from Nagpur, 62.50 lakhs from Raipur, 1.25crore from Indore, 35 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 85 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved) 2.75 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 45.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 33.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 16.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 50 lakhs from Kota, 40 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.75 crore from Hyderabad, 51.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 3 crore from Bangalore, 25 lakhs from Mangalore, 20.75 lakhs from Mysore, 11.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 15.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 21.25 lakhs from Madras and 12.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 144 crore during the opening week from India , safety for it’s major distributors (Mumbai-Maharashtra, East Punjab) and profitable for some (Delhi-UP, Bihar-Bengal, CP & CI and Hyderabad-Nizam ) but at the same time losing for a few (Tamil Nadu/Kerala)! RACE 3 is quite good in the overseas (read as US) grossing nearly $10m with £1,080,000 from UK and $2,500,000 from the US, till the second weekend (22-24 June).
OCEAN\'S 8 and INCREDIBLES 2
With no significant domestic film last week, it was left to the two Hollywood ventures, INCREDIBLES 2 and OCEAN’S 8, but neither of the two could make much of an inroad into audiences heart. Having said that INCREDIBLES 2 fared reasonably while OCEAN’S 8 could not make much of a mark.