LATEST POSITION | 18 December, 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home (original English and Hindi, Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions) took an absolutely breathtaking start on Thursday (December 16), netting Rs. 32.67 crore on the first day. Point to note is that the Hollywood film collected such a huge figure in spite of the fear of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, capacity restrictions in some states, and the odd-day release without a holiday. Its opening day’s total was three-and-a-half times the initial of the previous Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Shows as early as at 5 a.m. were house-full! This was the second-biggest opening ever for a Hollywood film in India. According to the Multiplex Association of India, the franchise film saw the second busiest advance ticket sales for any film in the history of cinema exhibition! The first day’s total in India ranked no. 1 in Asia, and fifth in the world.

Pushpa: The Rise Part 1 (dubbed) opened (on Friday, December 17) extremely well for a dubbed film. At places, the start was extraordinary. The original Telugu version, of course, opened to bumper houses.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui could not make much of a mark. It appealed to the gentry mainly and, therefore, did fair business in the multiplexes in the first weekend. It collected Rs. 3.10 crore on the first day. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 4.05 crore and Rs. 5.10 crore respectively. The first weekend’s total was, therefore, Rs. 12.25 crore. Collections dropped sharply on Monday which closed at Rs. 1.65 crore. Collections on Tuesday and Wednesday were Rs. 1.65 crore and Rs. 1.50 crore respectively. The film lost more ground on Thursday with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The day closed ar Rs. 1 crore. In this way, the total for the weekdays was Rs. 5.80 crore. First week’s total: Rs. 18.05 crore.

Velle, as expected, met with a disastrous fate in its first week.

Code Name Abdul proved a damp squib in 1st week.

Muddy (dubbed) could not do much in the first week.

Tadap faced a steep fall in 2nd week but did manage to yield shares. It added Rs. 5.50 crore to its kitty in 2nd week. Total for 2 weeks: Rs. 26.54 crore.

Antim is on its way out. Its third week was very ordinary.

Sooryavanshi added Rs. 0.73 crore to its kitty in the sixth weekend, and another Rs. 0.31 crore during the weekdays. In other words, its 6th week’s total was Rs. 1.04 crore. Grand total for 6 weeks: Rs. 195.35 crore.

Darling (Marathi) did not do well in the first week.

Pandu (Marathi) continued to score in its second week too.

Jhimma (Marathi) was strong in the fourth week too all over Maharashtra.