With no prominent film(s) listed for release this week, the Rohit Shetty directed SIMMBA will continue to rule the box-office. Having said that, there is Pehal Entertainment’s MUMBAI GANGSTER that may just make a blink and miss appearance!
Last Friday’s mega release, Dharma Productions, Reliance Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Picturez’ Ranveer-Sara starrer, SIMMBA capitalised a good start (bumper in Mumbai-Maharashtra) as it netted 20.50 crore and upped the ante with the collections hitting the roof on Sunday, thereby netting 75 crore during the opening weekend. The film continued with a rock steady weekday run and zipped past the 100 crore mark on Tuesday and by the end of the day the collections stood at an astonishing 125 crore! As things stand, SIMMBA is all set to be a super hit and more. SIMMBA has also rocked the overseas grossing $5.60m with £250,000 from UK and $1,760,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (28-30 December).
Meanwhile, last year’s second last major release, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Anushka Sharma starrer, ZERO, flattered to deceive and flattened out after the Christmas holiday collecting 8.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.75 crore from Ahmedabad, 65 lakhs from Surat, 40.75 lakhs from Baroda, 27.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.25 crore from Pune, 28 lakhs from Nasik, 34.55 lakhs from Goa, 5.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 7.75 crore from Delhi city, 2 crore from Noida, 1.75 crore from Ghaziabad, 80 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.75crore from Lucknow, 55.25 lakhs from Agra, 32.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 21 lakhs from Aligarh, 50 lakhs from Dehradun, 2 crore from Gurgaon, 70.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 14.25 lakhs from Panipat, 55.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 23.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 10.25 lakhs from Patiala, 21.55 lakhs from Amritsar, 43.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 11 lakhs from Bhatinda, 5 lakhs from Ambala, 3.25 lakhs from Shimla, 20.25 lakhs from Jammu, 3.25 crore from Calcutta, 4.50 lakhs from Darjeeling,31.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 31 lakhs from Patna, 14 lakhs from Dhanbad, 30 lakhs from Ranchi, 30 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 25.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 13 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 55 lakhs from Nagpur, 48 lakhs from Raipur, 80 lakhs from Indore, 35 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 60 lakhs from Bhopal(collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 2 crore from Jaipur , 26 lakhs from Jodhpur, 20 lakhs from Ajmer, 8.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 35.50 lakhs from Kota, 25.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.50 crore from Hyderabad, 35.25 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.50 crore from Bangalore,10.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 12.25 lakhs from Mysore, 7.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 12.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 27.25 lakhs from Madras and 10.25 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 85 crore during the opening week from India, ZERO will find it difficult to cross the 100 crore mark and is a box-office debacle. ZERO has also seen an ordinary outing (for an SRK movie) in the overseas grossing $6.50m with £650,000 from UK and $2,100,000 from the US, till the second weekend (28-30 December).
One cannot help but mention the dubbed film KGF : CHAPTER 1 which saw quite an impressive first week (in the wake of ZERO) netting 20 crore and is an unquestionable success for a Hindi (dubbed) venture.
Concluding with Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor’s Sushant-Sara starrer, KEDARNATH, the film continued to impress as it collected 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 23 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11.25 lakhs from Surat, 8.25 lakhs from Baroda, 3.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 35 lakhs from Pune, 2.75lakhs from Nasik,1.75 lakhs from Goa, 55 lakhs from Delhi city, 7.75 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.50 lakhs from Agra, 2.75 lakhs from Allahabad, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Panipat, 7.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2 lakhs from Jalandhar,2.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 5.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.75 lakhs from Jammu, 25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 3 lakhs from Patna, 4.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 4 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.50 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 10 lakhs from Nagpur, 10.75 lakhs from Raipur, 10.75 lakhs from Indore, 3.75 lakhs from Gwalior, 7.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 15 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Ajmer, 2.25 lakhs from Kota, 3 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.50 lakhs from Aurangabad and 15 lakhs from Bangalore.. Adding another 6 crore crore, KEDARNATH has netted 68.50 crore in three weeks from India and is sure to end up as a clean hit. KEDARNATH has also impressed the audience in the overseas (especially US) grossing over $2m £120,000 from UK and $900,000 from the US, till the second weekend (28-30 December).