The coming Friday will witness multiple releases in the form of the Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill and Divya Dutta starrer TRAFFIC, Vikram Bhatt’s Sharman Joshi-Meera Chopra venture 1920 LONDON and the Tanuj Virwani and Sunny Leone starrer, ONE NIGHT STAND. Needless to add that the still hot BAAGHI (as also THE JUNGLE BOOK ) will give a tough competition to the new releases, even as 1920 LONDON and ONE NIGHT STAND vie for pole position.
|TRAFFIC, 1920 LONDON AND ONE NIGHT STAND|
|BAAGHI MOVIE WALLPAPERS|
|NIL BATTEY SANNATA, LAAL RANG, SANTA BANTA PVT. LTD. AND THE JUNGLE BOOK|
The second release of the week, the Syed Ahmad Afzal directed Randeep Hooda starrer, LAAL RANG, could not make much of a mark (except in parts of NCR and East Punjab) netting around 2 crore during the opening week from India, thus ending up as a box-office failure.
The last film of the same week, Boman Irani’s SANTA BANTA PVT. LTD. is a washout, netting just about 50 lakhs during the opening week.
One can’t help but mention the Hollywood venture, THE JUNGLE BOOK, which is now vying for a blockbuster status at the Indian box-office, as it has crossed the 155 crore mark (for all formats and versions) in three weeks and is still going great guns.~pgbr~
|FAN MOVIE WALLPAPER|
Concluding with the Maneesh Shama directed Shah Rukh Khan starrer, FAN, after netting 72 crore during the opening week, the film crashed in the second, as it collected 1.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 40 lakhs from Ahmedebad, 10 lakhs from Surat, 7.15 lakhs from Baroda, 4 lakhs from Rajkot, 50 lakhs from Pune, 5 lakhs from Nasik, 7.50 lakhs from Goa, 1.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.15 crore from Delhi city, 20 lakhs from Noida, 15.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 11.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 20 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.15 lakhs from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 7.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Kurukshetra, 1.25 lakhs from Panipat, 7.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5 lakhs from Jalandhar, 2.50 lakhs from Patiala, 4.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 6.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 75 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.25 lakhs from Darjeeling, 5.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 7.55 lakhs from Patna, 3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 4.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 3.15 lakhs from Guwahati, 15 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Jabalpur, 10 lakhs from Raipur, 10 lakhs from Indore (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 3 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 30 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 3.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 1 lakh from Bikaner, 3 lakhs from Kota, 3.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 45 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.25 lakhs from Aurangabad, 55 lakhs from Bangalore, 5 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.15 lakhs from Mysore, 2.55 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 3.50 lakhs from Madras and 6 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 11.50 crore, FAN has netted 83.50 crore in two weeks from India, and folds up as an average fare. While the 105 crore (all inclusive cost) FAN is a profitable venture for producer and distributor (worldwide) Yash Raj Films, as 60 percent of the cost has already been recovered via non-theatrical rights, it is a disappointing outcome for a YRF- SRK venture, despite the film not being in the super star’s comfort zone. In the overseas FAN has crossed the $10m mark (the first of the year thus far) grossing £765,000 from UK and $2,250,000 from the US, till the third weekend (29 April - 1 May).