Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 3rd September 2015

Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 3rd September 2015 news
S Abid By S Abid | 10 Sep 2015 14:49:30.5670000 IST
The coming Friday will witness the release of Salman Khan`s Nikhil Advani directed Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty and Tigmanshu Dhulia starrer, HERO. Given the hype and the buzz amongst the youth, HERO is expected to impress at the ticket window. However, the still hot WELCOME BACK will prove to be a handful for HERO. The other release of the week, Tara Alisha Berry’s THE PERFECT GIRL, may not be able to achieve much, due to lack of promotion and competition.

HERO MOVIE WALLPAPERS
HERO MOVIE WALLPAPERS

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WELCOME BACK WALLPAPERS
WELCOME BACK WALLPAPERS

Although Anees Bazmee’s Anil, John, Naseer, Nana, Paresh and Shruti starrer, WELCOME BACK, the sequel to the highly successful, WELCOME, did not appear to be high on hype, it surprised with its inspired run, with increasing collections, as the days progressed. The film ended up netting 51 crore, during the opening weekend. Given the weekdays progress, WELCOME BACK is sure to go past the entire run of the prequel (WELCOME: 70-72 crore) in just a week and also go well past 100 crore, by the third weekend. And it means that WELCOME BACK, despite the high cost (90-95 crore, all inclusive), is sure to be another sequel success, if not a hit. WELCOME BACK has rocked the overseas and is the second best 2015 performer (after BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN) grossing $3.25m, with £215,000 from UK and $715,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (4-6 September).

The other release of the week, Vije Bhatia’s LAKHON HAIN YAHAN DILWALE, got side-lined by the audience (as well as the critics!), due to the WELCOME BACK tsunami, despite reasonably good content.

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ALL IS WELL MOVIE AND PHANTOM
ALL IS WELL MOVIE AND PHANTOM

Checking out Kabir Khan’s Saif-Katrina starrer, PHANTOM, the film performed well during the opening week as it collected 5 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 crore from Ahmedabad, 42.55 lakhs from Surat, 35 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 9.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.35 crore from Pune, 20 lakhs from Nasik, 17 lakhs from Goa, 5.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 4.50 crore from Delhi city, 70 lakhs from Noida, 77.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 50 lakhs from Kanpur, 80 lakhs from Lucknow, 19.50 lakhs from Agra, 18 lakhs from Allahabad, 10.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 31.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 1 crore from Gurgaon, 51.20 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 11.75 lakhs from Panipat, 30 lakhs from Chandigarh, 16.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 25.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 7 lakhs from Bhatinda, 4.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1.25 crore from Calcutta, 1.75 lakhs from Darjeeling, 10.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 6.25 lakhs from Patna, 10 lakhs from Dhanbad, 16.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 14 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 9 lakhs from Guwahati, 40 lakhs from Nagpur, 25 lakhs from Jabalpur, 38.75 lakhs from Raipur, 55 lakhs from Indore (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 25.50 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 1 crore from Jaipur (collections from 7 cinemas unreceived), 16.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 11.20 lakhs from Ajmer, 5.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 15.35 lakhs from Kota, 15 lakhs from Udaipur, 65 lakhs from Hyderabad, 18 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1 crore from Bangalore, 8.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.50 lakhs from Mysore, 6 lakhs from Vijayawada, 10.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 13 lakhs from Madras, 1.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and 5 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 49 crore during the opening week from India, PHANTOM will find it hard to survive (more so due to WELCOME BACK). PHANTOM has done well in the overseas grossing £175,000 from UK $450,000 from the US, till the second weekend (4-6 September).

Meanwhile, the Umesh Shukla directed Abhishek, Asin, Rishi and Zeeshan starrer, ALL IS WELL, crashed in the second week, adding just about 50 lakhs, thus netting 16.50 crore in two weeks from India and has failed at the box-office, given the 27-28 crore budget. ALL IS WELL has under-performed in the overseas grossing £100,000 from UK and $125,000 from the US.

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MANJHI - THE MOUNTAIN MAN WALLPAERS
MANJHI - THE MOUNTAIN MAN WALLPAERS

Concluding with the other release of the same week, Ketan Mehta’s Nawazuddin-Radhika starrer, MANJHI – THE MOUNTAIN MAN, the film maintained well in the second week collecting 50 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 5.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.50 lakhs from Surat, 2.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Pune, 1 lakh from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 50 lakhs from Delhi city, 10 lakhs from Noida, 10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 7 lakhs from Kanpur, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.15 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.55 lakhs from Aligarh, 5.55 lakhs from Dehradun, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 4 lakhs from Faridabad, 10 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 1.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.75 lakhs from Jabalpur, 6.75 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore, 1.75 lakhs from Gwalior , 5 lakhs from Bhopal , 10 lakhs from Jaipur , 1.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Kota, 1.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 15 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.50 lakhs from Madras. Adding another 3.50 crore, MANJHI –THE MOUNTAIN MAN has netted 14 crore in two weeks from India and is an above average fare, given the very reasonable budget (7.50 crore). What must also be kept in mind is that MANJHI –THE MOUNTAIN MAN is still to release abroad and is sure to do well there too.


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