This week’s new releases include, Anupam Kher and Jimmy Sheirgill starrer RANCHI DIARIES, Screenshot Media and Entertainments’ KAUN MERA KAUN TERA and the Ram Kumar Pawadia directed ISHQ KA MANJAN etc. As things stand, the audience is holding on to its purse strings and will loosen it only for Ajay Devgn’s GOLMAAL AGAIN and the Aamir Khan offering, SECRET SUPERSTARS.
Last week’s premier release, Saif Ali Khan's CHEF, faced outright rejection and may turn out to be the actor’s lowest grosser of recent times. The film barely managed a paltry 3 crore plus during its opening weekend. The outcome is all the more sad as the it’s an offering from the acclaimed AIRLIFT director, Raja Krishna Menon. Time for Saif to smell the coffee and go in for multi-starrers. The other releases of the week, Milind Dhaimade directed TU HAI MERA SUNDAY, Annu Kapoor starrer MUAVZA- ZAMEEN KA PAISA and Filmquest Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Production’s CALL FOR FUN etc fared worse. And just as we had predicted, the week old JUDWAA 2 was indeed more than a handful for the new releases as well as CHEF.
Checking out David Dhawan’s Varun Dhawan starrer, JUDWAA 2, the film saw a big festive week as it collected 11.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 2.75 crore from Ahmedabad, 1.15 crore from Surat, 66.50 lakhs from Baroda, 30.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 3 crore from Pune, 40 lakhs from Nasik, 51.75 lakhs from Goa, 11.25 lakhs from Belgaum, 8.50 crore from Delhi city, 2 crore from Noida, 1.85 crore from Ghaziabad, 1 crore from Kanpur, 2.15 crore from Lucknow , 68. 75 lakhs from Agra, 40 lakhs from Allahabad, 15.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 58.15 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.75 crore from Gurgaon, 90.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 8.65 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 16.75 lakhs from Panipat, 46.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 31.65 lakhs from Jalandhar, 11.15 lakhs from Patiala, 30 lakhs from Amritsar, 50.25 lakhs from Ludhiana, 10.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 6.50 lakhs from Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Shimla, 5.50 lakhs from Jammu, 3.50 crore from Calcutta, 35 lakhs from Siliguri, 62.50 lakhs from Patna, 23.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 35 lakhs from Ranchi, 28.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 27 lakhs from Guwahati, 45.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 70.25 lakhs from Raipur, 1.15 crore from Indore(collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 30 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 75 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 2.50 crore from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 23.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 10.15 lakhs from Bikaner, 47.50 lakhs from Kota, 35 lakhs from Udaipur, 85 lakhs from Hyderabad, 42.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.75 crore from Bangalore, 21 lakhs from Mangalore, 16.75 lakhs from Mysore, 5.75 lakhs from Vijayawada, 10 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 10 lakhs from Madras and 5.50 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 97.50 crore during the opening week from India, JUDWAA 2 is on way to emulating its previous avatar, the super hit JUDWAA. The film is also doing extremely well in the overseas grossing $5m with £350,000 from UK and $1,185,000 from the US, till the second weekend (6-8 October).
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