Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 30th September 2015
The coming Friday will see two prominent releases- Akshay Kumar’s SINGH IS BLIING and the Meghna Gulzar directed TALVAR. While it is obvious that the Prabhu Dheva directed SIB will see a great start (boosted further by Gandhi Jayanti holiday), the Irrfan Khan venture TALVAR, inspired by real incidents too will find its fans. Having said that, SINGH IS BLIING will be the front runner by a long distance, and may well turn out to be the biggest grosser of 2015 for Akshay Kumar.
Checking out director duo, Abbas-Mustan (this time in a comic venture unlike their forte; thrillers!) and TV host and now actor Kapil Sharma venture, KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON, the film surprised one and all netting a superb 26 crore during the opening weekend. Given the fact that KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON has cost just 20 crore (all inclusive), the film is on way to be a big success, if not hit. Additionally KKPK has already procured good non-theatrical revenue(s) via satellite and audio rights. KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON has done very well (given the cost and cast) in the overseas grossing £70,000 from UK and $210,000 from the US
The other releases of the same week as KKPK, Madhur Bhandarkar’s CALENDER GIRLS and the Kunal Khemu starrer BHAAG JOHNNY, have both been rejected. Just for records it was CALENDER GIRLS which put up a better performance (comparatively) netting around 3.50 crore during the opening week, while BHAAG JOHNNY was below the crore mark.
Moving on the Nikhil Advani directed Imran-Kangana starrer, KATTI BATTI, which saw an ordinary opening weekend (17 crore) had a further drop during the weekdays as it collected 2.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 35 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 16.50 lakhs from Surat, 12.50 lakhs from Baroda, 7 lakhs from Rajkot, 70 lakhs from Pune, 11.15 lakhs from Nasik, 16.25 lakhs from Goa, 3 crore from Delhi city, 46.75 lakhs from Noida, 34.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 17.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 31.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 6.75 lakhs from Agra, 6.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 18.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 23.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5 lakhs from Panipat, 30 lakhs from Chandigarh, 14.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 6.50 lakhs from Patiala, 9 lakhs from Amritsar, 17.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.50 lakhs from Ambala, 2 lakhs from Shimla, 2.25 lakhs from Jammu, 75 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.15 lakhs from Darjeeling, 6.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 10.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 8.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 6.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 25 lakhs from Nagpur, 9.55 lakhs from Jabalpur, 20 lakhs from Raipur, 30 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 6.15 lakhs from Gwalior, 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 45 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Jodhpur, 5 lakhs from Ajmer 2.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 7 lakhs from Kota, 9.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 40 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7.65 lakhs from Aurangabad, 70 lakhs from Bangalore, 6.20 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.50 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.15 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 8.75 lakhs from Madras and 4 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 21.50 crore during the opening week, KATTI BATTI has failed at the box-office. KATTI BATTI is alright in the overseas grossing £180,000 from UK and $350,000 from the US, till the second weekend.
The other major release of the same week, Zeishan Qadri’s MEERUTHIYA GANGSTERS failed at the ticket window, netting just about 75 lakhs during the opening week.
While on Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’s MSG-2: THE MESSENGER, the film managed more than expected (especially outside North) collecting 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1 lakh from Baroda, 2 lakhs from Pune, 3.15 lakhs from Nasik, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.50 lakhs from Noida, 5.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 1.15 lakhs from Dehradun, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 7.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 20 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 9 lakhs from Panipat, 25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 7.50 lakhs from Ambala, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.55 lakhs from Jabalpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 2.25 lakhs from Indore, 3.15 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Jodhpur, 4 lakhs from Kota, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 3.15 lakhs from Aurangabad and 1.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Netting just about 5.50 crore during the opening week from India, MSG-2: THE MESSENGER will struggle for survival, more so due to the newer releases.
Meanwhile another Nikhil Advani venture, the Sooraj-Athiya starrer, HERO, crashed in the second week with just another 2.75 crore, thus netting 33.75 crore in two weeks from India and is a losing fare. HERO has also been rejected in the overseas grossing £68,000 from UK and $85,000 from the US.
Concluding with Anees Bazmee’s Anil, John, Naseer, Nana, Paresh and Shruti starrer, WELCOME BACK, the film saw another productive week collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 7.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3 lakhs from Surat, 2 lakhs from Baroda, 1.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 15 lakhs from Pune, 3 lakhs from Nasik, 2.25 lakhs from Goa, 25 lakhs from Delhi city, 5 lakhs from Noida, 3.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3 lakhs from Kanpur, 7.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.15 lakhs from Agra, 1.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 5.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1 lakh from Jalandhar, 1.50 lakhs from Patiala, 2.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 2.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1lakh from Bhatinda, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 2.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 1.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.50 lakhs from Raipur, 2.75 lakhs from Indore, 3.75 lakhs from Bhopal, 5.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2 lakhs from Udaipur, 5.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad and 5.50 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 4 crore, WELCOME BACK has netted 97 crore in three weeks from India and is an above average fare, given the world wide run. WELCOME BACK is the second biggest overseas hit of 2015 (after BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN) grossing £485,000 from UK and $1,380,000 from the US, till the fourth weekend.