Tuesday, November 12, 2019

LATEST POSITION | 8 November, 2019

Ujda Chaman could not make a mark in the first week. It started slow and hardly picked up in the weekend. Collections during the week days were, of course, dull. The film netted Rs. 1.75 crore on the first day. The total for Saturday was Rs. 2.50 crore. The increase on Sunday was not much as the day closed at only Rs. 2.75 crore. After a first weekend total of Rs. 7 crore, the collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.90 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.80 crore, Wednesday – 0.70 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.60 crore. In other words, the total for the weekdays was only Rs. 3 crore. Thus, the first week closed at a very ordinary Rs. 10 crore.

Terminator: Dark Fate (dubbed) and the English original of the same name recorded average collections in the first week. It started the first weekend with a total of Rs. 2.85 crore. Collections on Saturday (Rs. 3.25 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 3.50 crore) were not very impressive. The first weekend’s total of Rs. 9.60 crore was also so-so. Collections during the weekdays were as follows. Monday Rs. 1.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.05 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.85 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.80 crore. It, therefore, netted Rs. 3.90 crore in the weekdays and thereby took its total for the first week to Rs. 13.50 crore.

Housefull 4 maintained very well in the second weekend. Collections during the weekdays were quite good. Overall, the film’s performance in week 2 was good. The second weekend started with Rs. 8.05 crore on the first day. Collections increased to Rs. 10.10 crore on Saturday. The Sunday total was an excellent Rs. 13.12 crore. In this way, the film netted Rs. 31.27 crore in the second weekend. Collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 5.45 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 4.75 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.80 crore, Thursday – Rs. 3.15 crore. By adding Rs. 17.15 crore to its kitty during the weekdays, the film took its total for 2nd week to Rs. 48.42 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 182.67 crore.

Saand Ki Aankh was steady at medium collections in 2nd week. The second weekend began with a take of Rs. 1.28 crore on Friday. Collections on Saturday totalled Rs. 1.89 crore while the total for Sunday was Rs. 2.32 crore. The second weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 5.49 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 0.80 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.80 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.65 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.63 crore. In this way, the film added Rs. 2.88 crore to its kitty in the weekdays. Its total for the second week was Rs. 8.37 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 20.05 crore.

War added Rs. 1.54 crore to its kitty in the fifth weekend, and another Rs. 0.80 crore in the weekdays. In other words, its total for the fifth week was Rs. 2.34 crore. Grand total for 5 weeks: Rs. 317.01 crore.

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Khari Biscuit (Marathi) did well at the box-office in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

Shri Ram Samarth (Marathi) fared poorly in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

Hirkani (Marathi) did very well in the second week. In fact, it did better business in the second week than in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and the other centres of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 1 November, 2019

Housefull 4 may have started slow because of the pre-Diwali dullness at the box-office in general but collections shot up phenomenally on Monday (New Year’s day), after which it maintained fabulously well. The Diwali advantage was, quite understandably, more pronounced in Gujarat, U.P., Rajasthan, Bihar, C.P. Berar and C.I. The film opened with a net collection total of Rs. 16.50 crore. Collections picked up only marginally on Saturday which closed at Rs. 17 crore. There was actually a drop in collections on Sunday (Rs. 14 crore) due to Laxmi pooja and other festivities in Hindu households. In this way, the first weekend’s total was Rs. 47.50 crore. The jump in collections on Monday was extraordinary as the film collected Rs. 33.50 crore which was more than double the Friday figure. Collections on the other weekdays were: Tuesday – Rs. 24 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 16.25 crore, Thursday – Rs. 13 crore. With a total of Rs. 86.75 crore during the weekdays, the first week’s total was an outstanding Rs. 134.25 crore.

Made In China started very slow, picked up on Monday but not much, and then went back to the below-average level after the festive days. It started with a net total of Rs. 0.90 crore on the first day. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 1.25 crore and Rs. 0.90 crore respectively. It, therefore, netted Rs. 3.05 crore in the first weekend. The dull total was due not only to the dull pre-Diwali period but also because of the poor reports of the film. Collections increased on Monday (Rs. 2.50 crore) and Tuesday (Rs. 1.55 crore) but came down on Wednesday (Rs. 1 crore). Collection on Thursday was Rs. 0.90 crore. Thus, by adding Rs. 5.95 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs. 9 crore. Although made at a modest budget, the film has turned out to be a disappointment — both, in artistic as well as commercial terms.

Saand Ki Aankh showed a marked growth on New Year’s day, and the positive reports helped the film sustain all through the weekdays. Yet, the film managed an ordinary total for the first week because the first weekend’s total was poor and also because the increase in collections was not phenomenal in absolute terms. Housefull 4 proved a formidable opposition to the film. Saand Ki Aankh netted Rs. 0.48 crore on Friday. Collections more than doubled on Saturday which, therefore, closed at Rs. 1.08 crore. The figure for Sunday was Rs. 0.91 crore. After a weekend total of just Rs. 2.47 crore, collections on Monday and Tuesday were superb, relatively speaking. It collected Rs. 3.19 crore on Monday, and Rs. 2.85 crore on Tuesday. While Wednesday closed at Rs. 1.63 crore, Thursday ended at Rs. 1.54 crore. In other words, the total for the weekdays was Rs. 9.21 crore. The first week’s total, therefore, was Rs. 11.68 crore — very impressive, considering that the first day’s total was only Rs. 0.50 crore, but not too exciting because the figure per se is ordinary.

Laal Kaptaan crashed in the second week — that is, in the very few cinemas where it did run in 2nd week.

Ghost also fared poorly in the second week — of course, in the cinemas where it found playing time!

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (dubbed) and its English original of the same name did below-average business in the second week.

The Sky Is Pink recorded poor collections in 3rd week in the few shows it managed to get.

War collected Rs. 1.80 crore in the fourth weekend, and another Rs. 3.52 crore in the weekdays. In other words, its total for 4th week was Rs. 5.32 crore (Rs. 5.14 crore for the Hindi version; Rs. 0.18 crore for the dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions). Grand total for 4 weeks: Rs. 314.67 crore. Breakup: Hindi version – Rs. 300.14 crore, dubbed versions – Rs. 14.53 crore.

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Hirkani (Marathi) did well in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Triple Seat (Marathi) did ordinary business in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 26 October, 2019

Laal Kaptaan met with a disastrous fate in the very first week. If its start was poor, its collections thereafter were no better. It opened with a net collection of Rs. 0.50 crore. Collections on Saturday went up only marginally, to Rs. 0.60 crore. The figure for Sunday was the same, Rs. 0.60 crore, which sealed the film’s fate if it was not already sealed. After a weekend total of Rs. 1.70 crore, collections dipped to Rs. 0.23 crore on Monday. Collections on the remaining days of the week were as follows: Tuesday – Rs. 0.18 crore, Wednesday – 0.14 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.11 crore. By adding Rs. 0.66 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its total for the first week to Rs. 2.36 crore only.

Ghost also fared poorly in the first week. It started on a rather dull note by netting Rs. 0.30 crore on Friday. Collections increased by Rs. 10 lakh on Saturday and another Rs. 10 lakh over Saturday’s total, on Sunday. In other words, the film netted Rs. 0.40 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 0.50 crore on Sunday. Hence its total for the first weekend was Rs. 1.20 crore only. The collections for the weekdays were worse: Monday – Rs. 0.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.16 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.11 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.09 crore. In this way, the film collected Rs. 0.56 crore in the weekdays and took its total for the first week to Rs. 1.76 crore.

P Se Pyaar F Se Farraar recorded miserable collections in the first week all over.

Hashtag Yaaram proved to be a disaster in the first week.

Jacqueline I Am Coming proved to be a debacle in the first week.

Junction Varanasi recorded horrendous collections in 1st week.

Life Mein Time Nahi Hai Kisi Ko seemed to prove its title as hardly anyone had the time (and the inclination) to watch it in its first week.

Kirket got out for a duck. It fared very poorly in the first week.

Officer Arjun Singh IPS sank without a trace in its first week.

Love Shots got absolutely no love from the audience in 1st week.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (dubbed) and its English original of the same name did average business in the first week. It collected Rs. 0.70 crore on Friday. Collections almost doubled to Rs. 1.35 crore on Saturday, and went up to Rs. 1.60 crore on Sunday, taking its total for the first weekend to Rs. 3.65 crore. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.35 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.35 crore. By netting Rs. 1.60 crore in the weekdays, its total for the first week went up to Rs. 5.25 crore.

The Sky Is Pink faced a fall of more than 70% in 2nd week. It started the second weekend by collecting Rs. 0.70 crore on Friday. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 1.15 crore and Rs. 1.40 crore respectively so that the second weekend’s total went up to Rs. 3.25 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 0.55 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.42 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.38 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.30 crore. By netting Rs. 1.65 crore in the weekdays, the second week’s total went up to Rs. 4.90 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 20.15 crore.

War collected Rs. 21.35 crore in the third week. The third weekend started with a take of Rs. 3.05 crore (for the Hindi and dubbed versions combined). Collections increased to Rs. 4.70 crore on Saturday, and even more, to Rs. 6 crore on Sunday. In this way, the film netted Rs. 13.75 crore in the third weekend. Collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.25 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.95 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.80 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.60 crore. By adding Rs. 7.60 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its third week’s total to Rs. 21.35 crore. The break-up: Hindi version – Rs. 19.85 crore, dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions – Rs. 1.50 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 309.35 crore. Breakup: Hindi version – Rs. 295 crore, dubbed versions – Rs. 14.35 crore. This is the third YRF film to cross the Rs. 300-crore mark, the earlier two being Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Dream Girl collected Rs. 0.95 crore in the sixth weekend, and Rs. 0.65 crore in the weekdays. By adding Rs. 1.60 crore to its kitty in the sixth week, the film took its grand total for 6 weeks to Rs. 140.35 crore.

Chhichhore added Rs. 0.38 crore to its kitty in the seventh weekend, and Rs. 0.22 crore in the weekdays. In other words, its total for 7th week was Rs. 0.60 crore. Grand total for 7 weeks: Rs. 147.61 crore.

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Rom Com (Marathi) failed to make any mark at the box-office in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 19 October, 2019

The Sky Is Pink did average business in the first week. It started slow with a net collection of Rs. 2.40 crore on the first day. Collections picked up on Saturday which, therefore, closed at Rs. 3.95 crore. The increase on Sunday was minuscule (Rs. 4.05 crore). After a weekend total of Rs. 10.40 crore, the film collected as follows during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 1.30 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.25 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.10 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.20 crore. By adding Rs. 4.85 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs. 15.25 crore.

War added Rs. 49.65 crore to its kitty in the second week to become the highest-grossing film of the year so far. It surpassed the Rs. 285-crore total of Kabir Singh which held the record for being 2019’s biggest grosser so far. Of the Rs. 49.65 crore, the Hindi version netted Rs. 46.65 crore while the dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions netted Rs. 3 crore. It started its second weekend with a total collection of Rs. 7.60 crore on Friday. Collections increased on Saturday (Rs. 11.80 crore) and even more on Sunday (Rs. 13.90 crore). In this way, it netted Rs. 33.30 crore in the second weekend. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 4.75 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 4.20 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.60 crore, Thursday – Rs. 3.80 crore. It, therefore, collected a total of Rs. 16.35 crore in the weekdays. In other words, its total for the second week was Rs. 49.65 crore. The 2-week total went up to Rs. 288 crore. The total for the Hindi version was Rs. 275.15 crore while for the two dubbed versions, it was Rs. 12.85 crore. Overseas, the film has grossed more than Rs. 86 crore in 2 weeks.

Dream Girl collected Rs. 1.75 crore in the fifth weekend, and Rs. 1.05 crore in the weekdays. By adding Rs. 2.80 crore, as above, in the fifth week, it took its 5-week total to Rs. 138.75 crore. It has thereby become the highest-grossing film of Ayushmann Khurrana, surpassing the collections of Badhaai Ho.

Chhichhore added Rs. 0.75 crore to its kitty in the sixth weekend, and an additional Rs. 0.40 crore in the weekdays. Hence, it netted Rs. 1.15 crore in 6th week. Grand total for 6 weeks: Rs. 147.01 crore.

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Appa Ani Bappa (Marathi) did not do well in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Man Udhaan Vara (Marathi) met with a disastrous fate in its first week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 12 October, 2019

WAR has done astounding business in the first 9-day week and is now all set to, perhaps, enter the Rs. 300-crore club.

After netting Rs. 77.70 crore in the first two days (Wednesday and Thursday), the film collected Rs. 22.45 crore on Friday. Collections jumped to Rs.28.70 crore on Saturday, and zoomed up to Rs. 37.40 crore on Sunday. It, therefore, touched the Rs. 100-crore mark in just 3 days. It netted a total of Rs. 166.25 crore in the 5-day weekend. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 21.50 crore, Tuesday (Dassera holiday) – Rs. 28.90 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 11.90 crore, Thursday – Rs. 9.80 crore. In this way, the film collected Rs. 72.10 crore in the weekdays. The film joined the Rs. 200-crore club on the seventh day (Tuesday). At the end of the 9-day week, it collected Rs. 238.35 crore. Of this, the total of the Hindi version was Rs. 228.50 crore while the total of the two dubbed versions (Tamil and Telugu) was Rs. 9.85 crore. The film has become the highest-collecting Hindi film in 1st week. Its performance abroad was also superb. It grossed an equivalent of Rs. 50 crore in the first 5-day weekend. In the 9-day week, its gross collection total was Rs. 65 crore. The film, which was made, promoted and released by investing Rs. 170 crore, has already yielded a profit of Rs. 100 crore — after taking into account the revenues of Rs. 120 crore from sale of satellite, digital and audio rights.

Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (dubbed) could not do much due to the opposition of War. After the first 2-day (Wednesday and Thursday) total of Rs. 2.35 crore, it collected around Rs. 4.25 crore in the balance 7 days of the 9-day week. In this way, it netted Rs. 6.60 crore in the first week. The original Telugu version did extraordinary business in the first 9-day week.

Dream Girl could manage to collect Rs. 4.70 crore in its 4th week, taking its 4-week total to Rs. 135.95 crore.

Chhichhore added Rs. 2.58 crore to its kitty in the fifth week. Grand total for 5 weeks: Rs. 145.86 crore.

LATEST POSITION | 5 October, 2019

The opening of WAR on Wednesday (Gandhi Jayanti holiday) was historic. SYERAA NARASIMHA REDDY took a phenomenal opening in the South on Wednesday but its dubbed Hindi version was a slow starter.

War created history on 2nd October by netting Rs. 51.60 crore on the first day. The dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions collected a total of Rs. 1.75 crore. In this way, the first day’s total was Rs. 53.35 crore. This was the highest opening ever for a straight Hindi film! Collections on the second day fell by more than 50% as it was still an odd day (Thursday) and also a working day. The original Hindi version netted Rs. 23.10 crore on day 2 while the dubbed versions collected Rs. 1.25 crore. In other words, the total for the second day was Rs. 24.35 crore. Hence its total for the first 2 days was Rs. 77.70 crore (Hindi – Rs. 74.70 crore; dubbed versions – Rs. 3 crore). The film held on best in Delhi-U.P., Eastern circuit and South India. Around 150-200 screens were added on Friday.

Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (dubbed) took a very ordinary start on Wednesday but the original Telugu version killed it at the box-office. The original version collected around Rs. 56.50 crore while the dubbed versions in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam collected a total of Rs. 6.75 crore. The dubbed Hindi version netted Rs. 1.65 crore. In this way, the first day’s total for all the versions was Rs. 64.90 crore. The dubbed Hindi version collected Rs. 0.70 crore on the second day; the drop in collections was pronounced because Thursday was an odd day and a working day. It grossed Rs. 14 crore Overseas on the first day.

Main Zaroor Aaunga fared miserably in 1st week everywhere.

Little Baby proved a damp squib at the box-office in the first week.

Kandy Twist – The Crime Story cut a sorry picture in 1st week.

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas crashed so badly in its second week that it is now out of the cinemas after a 12-day run.

Prassthanam also nose-dived in 2nd week. It has been discontinued from most cinemas after a 12-day run.

Dream Girl continued to reign in its third week till War arrived, following which its shows were reduced markedly. It collected Rs. 3.35 crore on Friday, Rs. 6 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 5.90 crore on Sunday. After a third weekend total of Rs. 15.25 crore, it collected as follows in the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 1.80 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.20 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.80 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.40 crore. By adding Rs. 5.20 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its 3rd week’s total to Rs. 20.45 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 131.25 crore.

Section 375 did fairly well in its 3rd week, in the premium multiplexes of big cities.

Chhichhore did well in the fourth week but only till War came on the scene, after which its shows were drastically reduced. It collected Rs. 2.20 crore on the first day of the fourth weekend. Collections increased to Rs. 4 crore on the second day, and to Rs. 4.05 crore on the third day. It, therefore, netted Rs. 10.25 crore in the fourth weekend. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 1.38 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.77 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.69 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.39 crore. By collecting Rs. 4.23 crore in the weekdays, it took its total for the fourth week to Rs. 14.48 crore. Grand total for 4 weeks: Rs. 143.28 crore.

LATEST POSITION | 27 September, 2019

There’s no major release this week. All the releases of last week fared miserably at the box-office. Hence, CHHICHHORE and DREAM GIRL are having dream runs at the ticket windows.

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas met with a dismal fate in 1st week. It started on a bad note when it collected only Rs. 1.15 crore on the first day. Collections increased by only Rs. 20 lakh on Saturday so that the day closed at Rs. 1.35 crore. Collections on Sunday also were pathetic (Rs. 1.65 crore). After a weekend of Rs. 4.15 crore, collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.60 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.55 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.50 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.45 crore. By adding Rs. 2.10 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its first week’s total to Rs. 6.25 crore. It will entail huge losses to all concerned.

Prassthanam has turned out to be a debacle. It started on a miserable note and ended likewise. Its first day closed at Rs. 0.75 crore. Collections increased to Rs. 0.85 crore on Saturday and further to Rs. 1.15 crore on Sunday. In fact, Sunday was the only day when it touched/crossed the crore-mark. Therefore, its first weekend closed at Rs. 2.75 crore. Collections during the weekdays were no better: Monday – Rs. 0.45 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.35 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.30 crore. In this way, the film netted only Rs. 1.50 crore in the weekdays. The first week, therefore, closed at Rs. 4.25 crore.

The Zoya Factor was the worst of the lot of last week’s films. It collected less than Rs. 1 crore on each single day of the first week. It started off with Rs. 0.70 crore on day 1. Collections increased by Rs. 10 lakh only, on Saturday so that the second day closed at Rs. 0.80 crore. The total for Sunday was also only Rs. 0.80 crore. In this way, the first weekend closed at Rs. 2.30 crore. Collections thereafter were horrifyingly poor: Monday – Rs. 0.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.15 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.15 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.10 crore. By netting only Rs. 0.60 crore in the weekdays, the film took its first week’s total to Rs. 2.90 crore. Total loss!

Rambo: Last Blood (dubbed) and the English original of the same name fared poorly in its first week. Its first day closed at Rs. 0.90 crore. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 1.10 crore and Rs. 1.25 crore respectively so that the first weekend closed at Rs. 3.25 crore. Collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.35 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.30 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.30 crore. Hence it added Rs. 1.35 crore to its kitty in the weekdays. In this way, its first week closed at Rs. 4.60 crore.

Dream Girl had a fantastic second week also. It joined the Rs. 100-crore club on the eleventh day. The second weekend started off very well, with the film netting Rs. 5.30 crore on the first day. Collections increased by 70% on the second day of the second weekend! After a total of Rs. 9.10 crore on Saturday, collections increased by another 21% on Sunday when it ended at Rs. 11.05 crore. In this way, the film netted Rs. 25.45 crore in its second weekend. Collections during the weekdays were also pretty good: Monday – Rs. 3.75 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.30 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.10 crore, Thursday – Rs. 3 crore. With the total for the weekdays being Rs. 13.15 crore, its total for 2nd week was Rs. 38.60 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 110.80 crore.

Section 375 netted Rs. 1.90 crore in its second week. Its total for 2 weeks was, therefore, Rs. 10.40 crore.

Chhichhore continued its victory march in the third week also. It started the third weekend with a collection of Rs. 3 crore on Friday. Collections increased to Rs. 5.25 crore on Saturday, and further to Rs. 6.75 crore on Sunday. After a third weekend of Rs. 15 crore, the film netted as follows during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 2.10 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.90 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.85 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.70 crore. By adding Rs. 7.55 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its third week’s total to Rs. 22.55 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 128.80 crore.

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Khichik (Marathi) did poor business in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

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Nikka Zaildar 3 (Punjabi) did excellent in 1st week. It netted Rs. 1.30 crore on Friday. Collections increased to Rs. 1.55 crore on Saturday, and further to Rs. 1.95 crore on Sunday. In this way, it collected Rs. 4.80 crore in the first weekend. Collections during the weekdays were also superb: Monday – Rs. 0.65 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.55 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.50 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.40 crore. By netting Rs. 2.10 crore in the weekdays, the film took its first week’s total to Rs. 6.90 crore.

LATEST POSITION | 21 September, 2019

None of the films released this week took any kind of mentionable opening. The weekend will, therefore, belong to DREAM GIRL and CHHICHHORE.

Dream Girl did extraordinarily well in the first week. It was off to a flying start with a net collection of Rs. 10.05 crore on the first day. Collections picked up by 60% on Saturday (Rs. 16.42 crore) and further to Rs. 18.10 crore on Sunday. In this way, it netted Rs. 44.57 crore in the first weekend. The comedy film’s performance during the weekdays was also phenomenal. It collected Rs. 7.43 crore on Monday, Rs. 7.40 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 6.75 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 6.05 crore on Thursday. By netting Rs. 27.63 crore in the weekdays, it took its first week’s total to an exceptional Rs. 72.20 crore. The film will easily join the Rs. 100-crore club in its second week. It fared well abroad too. Released in 480 screens Overseas, it grossed US $1.7 million in the opening weekend. It stood at no. 1 in the UAE, no. 6 in New Zealand-Fiji, no. 8 in Australia, and no. 11 in the UK as well as in Canada.

Section 375 started slow but picked up in the weekend, and remained steady during the weekdays – all thanks to favourable mouth publicity. It netted Rs. 1 crore on the first day. Collections doubled on Saturday which, therefore, closed at Rs. 2 crore. It netted Rs. 2.35 crore on Sunday, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 5.35 crore. Collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.75 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.85 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.80 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.75 crore. In this way, it netted Rs. 3.15 crore in the weekdays. Its total for the first week was Rs. 8.50 crore.

Baadshah Pehlwaan (dubbed) failed to perform in 1st week. The original Kannada version did well but it did not live up to the expectations.

Chhichhore marched forward victoriously in its 2nd week too, joining the Rs. 100-crore club on the 13th day. It netted Rs. 5.25 crore on the first day of the second weekend. Collections took a big jump on Saturday (Rs. 9 crore). The Sunday figure was Rs. 10.25 crore. After a second weekend total of Rs. 24.50 crore, it collected well in the weekdays, too: Monday – Rs. 4 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.90 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.60 crore, Thursday – Rs. 3.25 crore. In this way, the film netted Rs. 14.75 crore in the weekdays. Hence, its total for the second week was Rs. 39.25 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 106.25 crore.

Saaho added Rs. 2.80 crore to its kitty in the third weekend, and Rs. 1.45 crore in the weekdays. By netting Rs. 4.25 crore in the third week, it took its grand total for 3 weeks to Rs. 142.55 crore.

Mission Mangal added Rs. 1.75 crore to its kitty in the fifth week. Grand total for 5 weeks: Rs. 201.91 crore.

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VIP Gadhav (Marathi) fared poorly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 14 September, 2019

The losers have won the box-office race! Chhichhore has done exceedingly well in the first week. It netted Rs. 7.25 crore on the first day but collections picked up splendidly after the mediocre start. The jump on Saturday was 60% so that the day ended at Rs. 11.75 crore. Collections picked up even more on Sunday (Rs. 16 crore). After a weekend of Rs. 35 crore (almost five times the first day’s collection), the film continued its phenomenal run during the weekdays too. It netted Rs 7.75 crore on Monday, Rs. 9.75 crore on Tuesday (increased due to Muharram holiday), Rs. 7 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 7.50 crore on Thursday (Ganpati visarjan partial holiday). By netting Rs. 32 crore during the weekdays, its first week’s total went up to a phenomenal Rs. 67 crore. The film is bound to join the 100-crore club, maybe by the end of the second week or in early third weekend.

It Chapter Two (dubbed) and the original English version of the same name did fair business in the first week. It collected Rs. 2.50 crore on the first day, Rs. 3.50 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 3.75 crore on Sunday. After a weekend total of Rs. 9.75 crore, it added Rs. 4.40 crore in the weekdays as follows: Monday – Rs. 1.15 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.40 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1 crore, Thursday Rs. 0.85 crore. In this way, its first week closed at Rs. 14.15 crore.

Saaho did fairly well in its second week in spite of a drop of around 80%. Its collections in circuits like U.P. were excellent. It netted Rs. 3.25 crore on the first day of the second weekend. Collections on Saturday totalled Rs. 4.50 crore. There was a further increase on Sunday so that the day closed at Rs. 6.75 crore. In this way, the film collected Rs. 14.50 crore in its second weekend. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.35 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.85 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.75 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.85 crore. By adding Rs. 8.80 crore in the weekdays, it took its second week’s total to Rs. 23.30 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks was Rs. 138.30 crore.

Mission Mangal joined the Rs. 200-crore club on the last day of the fourth week. It netted Rs. 0.70 crore on the first day of the fourth weekend. Collections more than doubled to Rs. 1.45 crore on Saturday. They further increased on Sunday so that the day closed at Rs. 2.60 crore. The fourth weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 4.75 crore. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.65 crore, Tuesday Rs. 1.05 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.54 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.63 crore. Hence the total for the weekdays was Rs. 2.87 crore. The total for 4th week was, therefore, Rs. 7.62 crore. Grand total for 4 weeks: Rs. 200.16 crore.

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Despite mixed reports, more towards the negative side, the Hindi version of Saaho managed a fantastic first week. Yet, its heavy cost may not be recoverable from all the versions put together because the public reports aren’t exciting, and also because collections of the Telugu and other South versions are below the mark after the first weekend. The film, made in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil, and dubbed in Malayalam, has cost more than Rs. 350 crore. Of this, a maximum of around Rs. 150 crore has been/will be recovered from satellite, digital and audio rights, leaving over Rs. 200 crore to be recovered from theatrical sources. The film would need to net around Rs. 425 crore in all the languages put together, to break even. This seems rather difficult. It will, therefore, lose part of the investment. The Hindi version netted a phenomenal Rs. 25 crore on the first day. Collections dropped by Rs. 1 crore on Saturday. After collecting Rs. 24 crore on the second day, the film picked up on Sunday but the jump was not huge enough for the film to run to the winning post. It collected only Rs. 29 crore on Sunday. Had the film been a major hit, it should’ve netted over Rs. 40 crore on Sunday. After a weekend total of Rs. 78 crore, collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 14.25 crore (due to Ganesh Chaturthi holiday; but the festival adversely affected collections in parts of Maharashtra mainly), Tuesday – Rs. 9.25 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 6.75 crore, Thursday – Rs. 6.75 crore. In this way, the film added Rs. 37 crore in the weekdays. Its total for the first week was a fantastic Rs. 115 crore. Strange as it may sound, collections of the Hindi version (rather than the Telugu version) in the second week will be a pointer to whether the film makes a huge loss or loses moderately.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (dubbed) and the English original of the same name did not fare too well in the second week.

Mission Mangal netted Rs. 2.20 crore on the first day of the third weekend, Rs. 3.25 crore on the second day, and Rs. 3.64 crore on the third day. In this way, it collected Rs. 9.09 crore in the third weekend. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.10 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.20 crore. By adding Rs. 5.50 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its total for the third week to Rs. 14.59 crore. Its grand total for 3 weeks was, therefore, Rs. 192.54 crore.

Batla House collected Rs. 0.60 crore on the first day of the third weekend, Rs. 1.10 crore on the second day, and Rs. 1.50 crore on the third day. Hence, its third weekend’s total was Rs. 3.20 crore. Collections during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 0.85 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.43 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.45 crore. It, therefore, netted Rs. 2.13 crore in the weekdays, taking the third week’s total to Rs. 5.33 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 85.68 crore.