Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 7th Mar 2019

Badla
S Abid By S Abid | 07 Mar 2019 09:35:15 IST

The prominent release of the week is Red Chillies and Azure Entertainment’s Amitabh-Taapsee starrer, BADLA. Of course there are other names like Raghubeer Yadav’s  BLACKBOARD/ WHITEBOARD, Piecewing Productions’ YEH SUHAAG RAAT IMPOSSIBLE etc, to name a few. The front runner will obviously be Sujoy Ghosh’s Glasgow (Scotland) based taut, suspense drama BADLA. However, the Hollywood venture, CAPTAIN MARVEL will be more than a handful for the Hindi releases as well as the still strong older ventures like TOTAL DHAMAAL and LUKA CHUPPI etc.  

Last Friday’s clash between Maddock Film’s  LUKA CHUPPI and Abhishek Chaubey’s SONCHIRIYA turned out to be a tame affair as the former turned out to be a runaway hit while the latter a commercial disaster. Coming to the Kriti Sanon and Katrik Aryan rom-com, the film saw a decent start (7.75 crore) but showed a big improvement, netting over 30 crore during the opening weekend and is sure to end up as a clean hit, if not more. LUKA CHUPPI has also scored in the overseas (especially US) grossing $1.15m with £65,000 from UK and $440,000 from the US during the opening weekend(1-3 March).  On the other hand  the Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar period dacoit drama saw a huge critical acclaim but barely managed 3 crore at the end of the first weekend and the outcome is obvious. The film has also been rejected in the overseas. 

Checking out the next edition of the DHAMAAL series, Fox Star Studios and Maruti International’s TOTAL DHAMAAL,  the Indra Kumar directed Anil, Madhuri, Ajay, Arshad, Ritesh and Jaaved starrer turned out to be an all favourite collecting 11.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 3.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.50 crore from Surat, 70.50 lakhs from Baroda, 75.55 lakhs from Rajkot, 3.25 crore from Pune, 47 lakhs from Nasik, 60 lakhs from Goa,  10 lakhs from Belgaum, 5.85 crore from Delhi city, 1.50 crore from Noida,  1.50 crore  from Ghaziabad,  70.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 1.55 crore from Lucknow, 61.55 lakhs from Agra, 34.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 16.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 47 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.50 crore from Gurgaon, 70.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 7 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 16.50 lakhs from Panipat, 35 lakhs from Chandigarh, 22.55 lakhs from Jalandhar, 8.50 lakhs from Patiala, 20.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 36 lakhs from Ludhiana,  8.75 lakhs from Bhatinda,  5.25 lakhs from Ambala, 3.25 lakhs from Shimla, 15 lakhs from Jammu, 1.75 crore  from Calcutta, 2.75 lakhs from Darjeeling, 22 lakhs from Siliguri, 25 lakhs from Patna, 14 lakhs from Dhanbad,  31 lakhs from Ranchi, 37.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 33.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 14.55 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 62.50 lakhs from Nagpur,  60 lakhs from Raipur, 1.25 crore from Indore, 30 lakhs from Gwalior(collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 75 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 2 crore  from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 40.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 28.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 10.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 43.50 lakhs from Kota, 41 lakhs from Udaipur, 1.25 crore from Hyderabad,  40 lakhs from Aurangabad,  2 crore  from Bangalore, 10.75 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.25 lakhs from Mysore, 7 lakhs from Vijayawada, 9.55 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 15 lakhs from Madras, 2.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and  3.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 93 crore during the opening week from India, and taking a cue from the second week run, TOTAL DHAMAAL is on way to a hit status. The film is superb in the overseas, grossing nearly $5.50m with £430,000 from UK and $1,737,000 from the US till the second weekend (1-3 March). 

Meanwhile, after a century week, Excel Entertainment’s Zoya Akhtar directed Ranveer-Alia starrer, GULLY BOY, kept on rapping though not so loudly, as it collected  5.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 60 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 18 lakhs from Surat, 16.75 lakhs from Baroda, 5.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.75 crore from Pune, 12.50 lakhs from Nasik, 15 lakhs from Goa,  2.75 lakhs from Belgaum,2.85 crore from Delhi city, 75 lakhs from Noida, 36.50 lakhs  from Ghaziabad,  13.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 28 lakhs from Lucknow,  5.25 lakhs from Agra,  6.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.75 lakhs from Aligarh, 15 lakhs from Dehradun,  1 crore from Gurgaon, 17 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 2.25 lakhs from Panipat, 17 lakhs from Chandigarh, 23.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 11.50 lakhs from Patiala, 22.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 8.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.75 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1 crore from Calcutta, 5.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 9.25 lakhs from Patna, 3.75 lakhs from Dhanbad,  12.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 10.55 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 9.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.50 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 30 lakhs from Nagpur, 13.50 lakhs from Raipur, 25 lakhs from Indore, 5 lakhs from Gwalior, 16.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 40 lakhs  from Jaipur, 6.25 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 4.25 lakhs from Kota,  6.25 lakhs from Udaipur, 60 lakhs from Hyderabad,  8.50 lakhs from Aurangabad,  2 crore  from Bangalore,  6.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.75 lakhs from Mysore, 2.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 7.75 lakhs from Madras, 1.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and 4.75 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 25 crore GULLY BOY has netted 125 crore in two weeks from India  and may end up as a semi-hit, in the end count. The film is superb in the overseas, grossing over $6m with £600,000 from UK and $4,700,000 from the US, till the third weekend (1-3 March). 

Concluding yet again with  Ronnie Screwvala’s Vicky Kaushal starrer  URI- THE SURGICAL STRIKE, the film kept on pounding the box-office collecting 85 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 11 lakhs from Surat, 7 lakhs from Baroda, 3.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 60 lakhs from Pune, 8 lakhs from Nasik, 3 lakhs from Goa, 1.75 lakhs from Belgaum,  40 lakhs from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 8 lakhs  from Ghaziabad, 3.25 lakhs from Kanpur, 8 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.25 lakhs from Agra, 3 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 15 lakhs from Gurgaon,  2.55 lakhs from Faridabad,2.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 25 lakhs  from Calcutta,  1.50 lakhs from Siliguri,  2.25lakhs from Patna, 1.25 lakhs from Dhanbad,  2.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 4 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 7.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 7 lakhs from Indore, 1.75 lakhs from Gwalior, 4.50 lakhs from Bhopal  10.50 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.50 lakhs from Kota, 2.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 30 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.25 lakhs from Aurangabad,  1 crore  from Bangalore, 2 lakhs from Mangalore, 5.25 lakhs from Mysore, 2.25 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 5.25 lakhs from Madras, 1.50 lakhs from Coimbatore and 2.75 lakhs from Kochi. With another 7 crore, URI- THE SURGICAL STRIKE has netted 239 crore in seven weeks from India and is an all time blockbuster. URI-TSG is also an overseas super hit grossing $6.25m with $4.1m from the US.