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Thursday, January 21, 2021

LATEST POSITION | 20 December, 2020

Indoo Ki Jawani fared poorly in the first week. It took a dismal start and also failed to improve as the week progressed. The first week ended at less than even Rs. 1.5 crore! Yes, the entire week could not even amass a crore-and-a-half from all-India.

Tenet (English and Hindi dubbed) netted around Rs. 1.80 crore in 2nd week. Collections maintained mainly in the IMAX screens and the premium multiplexes of the big cities. Adding the first week’s net of Rs. 6.75 crore, the two-week total went up to Rs. 8.55 crore.

LATEST POSITION | 20 November, 2020

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari found appreciation but since people have still not started visiting cinemas in large numbers, it did not manage to garner even average collections, leave alone impressive collections in the first week. The public is still not sure about the safety and security of enclosed spaces like cinema halls and is, therefore, not coming to the cinemas in substantial numbers. This was the main reason why a comedy entertainer like Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari could not deliver in monetary terms despite delivering in terms of content. The film netted Rs. 65 lakh on the first day (Sunday, New Year holiday), Rs. 51 lakh on day 2, Rs. 36 lakh on the third day, Rs. 27 lakh on the fourth day, and Rs. 15 lakh on day 5. The first week’s (5 days) total, therefore, was only Rs. 1.94 crore.

LATEST POSITION: ‘WW84’ SCORES BEST AMONG POST-LOCKDOWN RELEASES | 2 January, 2021

Shakeela could not do anything substantial at the box-office in the first week. It started extremely slow and did not show improvement as the week progressed.

Tute Kanch bombed miserably in the first week wherever it was released.

WW84, in its original and Hindi and other dubbed versions, fared the best among the post-lockdown releases. It netted around Rs. 0.80 crore in paid previews on Wednesday. The total for Thursday was Rs. 1.40 crore. Collections picked up by 50% on Friday so that the day ended at Rs. 2.10 crore. Saturday and Sunday saw the film closing at Rs. 1.70 crore and Rs. 1.75 crore respectively. In this way, the first weekend closed at Rs. 7.75 crore. Collections on the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.75 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.60 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.55 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.50 crore. With a weekdays’ total of Rs. 2.40 crore, the first week’s grand total went up to Rs. 10.15 crore. Warner Bros.’ earlier cinema release, Tenet, had netted Rs. 6.75 crore in the first week, and another Rs. 1.80 crore in 2nd week. As compared to Rs. 8.55 crore of Tenet in the first 2 weeks, WW84 netted Rs. 10.15 crore in the first week.

LATEST POSITION | 12 December, 2020

Tenet (English and Hindi dubbed) did well in the first week in the IMAX screens and the high-end multiplexes of the big cities. Its performance was dull, as expected, in most single-screen cinemas and lesser multiplexes as also in the smaller cities and towns. The original and all dubbed versions together collected Rs. 1.4 crore on the first day. Collections increased a bit on day 2 which closed at Rs. 1.5 crore. Sunday recorded a figure of Rs. 1.6 crore. After a first weekend total of Rs. 4.5 crore, the film managed to net Rs. 2.25 crore in the weekdays. Its total of Rs. 6.75 crore is quite alright, considering that cinemas are running at 50% capacities, and people are still not coming to the cinemas in large numbers for fear of contracting the coronavirus.

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 July, 2019

Jhootha Kahin Ka did not do anything substantial at the box-office. It couldn’t manage to collect even Rs. 5 crore in the first week.

Family Of Thakurganj proved to be a debacle at the ticket windows in the first week.

Penalty faced rejection at the turnstiles in the first week all over.

Wig Boss turned out to be a box-office disaster in 1st week.

The Lion King (animation; dubbed) and the English original of the same name as well as the other dubbed versions did phenomenally well in the first week. It took a flying start with a net collection of Rs. 11.06 crore on Friday. Collections on Saturday took one of the best jumps for a film which started off in double-digit crores – it netted Rs. 19.15 crore! The figure for Sunday was even higher – Rs. 24.54 crore. After a weekend of Rs. 54.75 crore, collections were very good during the weekdays too: Monday – Rs. 7.90 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 7.02 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 6.25 crore, Thursday Rs. 5.65 crore. In this way, it added Rs. 26.82 crore to its kitty in the weekdays and took its total for the first week to Rs. 81.57 crore. It should join the Rs. 100-crore club this week.

Super 30 fell a little more than 50% in 2nd week. It joined the 100-crore club on day 11. The second weekend started well with a take of Rs. 4.50 crore on Friday. Collections almost doubled on Saturday which closed at Rs. 8.50 crore. The Sunday figure was Rs. 11 crore. In this way, the second weekend closed at Rs. 24 crore. Collections during the weekdays were also steady at medium level: Monday – Rs. 3.25 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.15 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.10 crore, Thursday – Rs. 2.80 crore. By adding Rs. 12.30 crore in the weekdays, the film took its second week’s total to Rs. 36.30 crore. Its grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 111.82 crore.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the original English version as also the other dubbed versions jointly collected Rs. 0.65 crore on the first day of the third weekend. Collections increased to Rs. 1.45 crore on Saturday, and further to Rs. 1.75 crore on Sunday. After a third weekend of Rs. 3.85 crore, it netted the following in the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.40 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.35 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.30 crore. It, therefore, collected Rs. 1.45 crore in the weekdays. Its total for the third week was Rs. 5.30 crore. Its grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 83.46 crore.

Article 15 netted Rs. 0.40 crore on the first day of the fourth weekend, Rs. 0.80 crore on the second day, and Rs. 1.10 crore on the third day. The fourth weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 2.30 crore. Collections on each of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were Rs. 0.30 crore while on Thursday, the collection figure totalled Rs. 0.25 crore. The fourth week, therefore, closed at Rs. 3.45 crore. Grand total for 4 weeks: Rs. 63.56 crore.

Kabir Singh fared well in its fifth week too. It collected Rs. 1.03 crore on Friday, Rs. 1.65 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 2.30 crore on Sunday. In other words, the total for its fifth weekend was Rs. 4.98 crore. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – Rs. 0.80 crore each, Thursday – Rs. 0.72 crore. By adding Rs. 3.12 crore in the weekdays, the film took its fifth week’s total to Rs. 8.10 crore. Grand total for 5 weeks: Rs. 274.25 crore.

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Smile Please (Marathi) could not fare well in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres 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 | 20 July, 2019

Super 30 did very well in the first week despite an ordinary start. It picked up on Saturday and even more on Sunday. The film opened on Friday with a net total of Rs. 11.83 crore. The Saturday total – Rs. 18.19 crore – was over 50% more than the Friday figure. Collections increased even further on Sunday (Rs. 20.41 crore) in spite of World Cup cricket final. After a weekend total of Rs. 50.43 crore, the film’s collections during the weekdays were good but not excellent. It netted Rs. 6.92 crore on Monday, Rs. 6.39 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 6.16 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 5.62 crore on Thursday. It, therefore, collected a total of Rs. 25.09 crore in the weekdays, taking its first week’s total to Rs. 75.52 crore. Its performance Overseas was fairly good. The second weekend started on a good note.

Malaal crashed in 2nd week all over.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the English original of the same name added Rs. 17.10 crore to its kitty in the second week. Its second weekend started with Rs. 2.60 crore on Friday. Collections almost doubled to Rs. 4.70 crore on Saturday. The Sunday total was Rs. 4.80 crore. Thus, the second weekend closed at Rs. 12.10 crore. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 1.40 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.30 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.20 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.10 crore. By adding Rs. 5 crore in the weekdays, it took its 2nd week’s total to Rs. 17.10 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks was, therefore Rs. 78.16 crore.

Article 15 continued to score well. It netted Rs. 1.15 crore on the first day of the third weekend, Rs. 2.15 crore on the second day, and Rs. 2.25 crore on the third day. Its total for the third weekend was, therefore, Rs. 5.55 crore. It collected Rs. 0.65 crore on each of the four weekdays, taking the total for 4 days to Rs. 2.60 crore. Hence, its total for 3rd week was Rs. 8.15 crore. The grand total for 3 weeks was Rs. 60.11 crore.

Kabir Singh held sway over the box-office despite the opposition of the newly-released Super 30. It started its fourth weekend with a net collection of Rs. 2.50 crore on Friday. Collections increased to Rs. 3.75 crore on Saturday, and even more on Sunday (Rs. 4 crore). In this way, the film netted Rs. 10.25 crore in the fourth weekend. It collected Rs. 1.65 crore on Monday. Collections were super-steady on the balance three days of the week as it netted Rs. 1.55 crore on each of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. By netting Rs. 6.30 crore in the weekdays, the film took its fourth week’s total to Rs. 16.55 crore. Its grand total for 4 weeks went up to Rs. 266.15 crore.

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WhatsApp Love (Marathi) did not fare well in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

Takatak (Marathi) shone at the box-office in its third week too – in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 6 July, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the English original of the same name as well as the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions opened on Thursday and netted Rs. 10 crore on the first day.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the English original of the same name as well as the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions opened on Thursday and netted Rs. 10 crore on the first day.

Article 15 did very well in the first week. It netted Rs. 5.02 crore on the first day. Collections jumped to Rs. 7.25 crore on Saturday. The increase on Sunday was not much as the film collected Rs. 7.77 crore. In this way, it netted Rs. 20.04 crore in the first weekend. Collections during the weekdays were also good: Monday – Rs. 3.97 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.67 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3.48 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 3 crore. In other words, the film collected Rs. 14.12 crore in the weekdays. The first week’s total was an impressive Rs. 34.16 crore.

Noblemenwas a non-starter in the first week.

Maari 2 (dubbed) fared poorly in 1st week.

Annabelle Comes Home (dub­bed) and the English original of the same name, which opened on Thurs­day, did fairly well in the first six days but collections dropped quite a bit as the 8-day week came to a close. It netted Rs. 3.25 crore on the first day (Thursday). Collections showed a rise on Friday (Rs. 4 crore) and Saturday (Rs. 5.60 crore). The figure for Sunday was Rs. 5.10 crore. The first weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 17.95 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 2.30 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.90 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.10 crore. By adding Rs. 7.30 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs. 25.25 crore.

Kabir Singh continued its sweep in the second week too and joined the Rs. 200-crore club on day 13. It collected a fantastic Rs. 12.21 crore on the first day of the second week­end. Collections shot up to Rs. 17.10 crore on Saturday, and to Rs. 17.84 crore on Sunday. Hence, the total for the second weekend was a phenomenal Rs. 47.15 crore. Collections on the weekdays were also excellent: Monday – Rs. 9.07 crore. Tuesday – Rs. 8.31 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 7.53 crore, Thursday – Rs. 6.72 crore. In other words, it added Rs. 31.63 crore in the weekdays and took its 2nd week’s total to Rs. 78.78 crore. Its grand total for 2 weeks was Rs. 213.20 crore.

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Takatak(Marathi) did phenomenally well in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maha­rashtra. It netted Rs. 3 crore in the first weekend alone!

Miss U Mister (Marathi) fared poorly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Adham (Marathi) could not score in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maha­rashtra.

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Shadaa (Punjabi) continued its stupendous victory march in 2nd week. It added Rs. 8.30 crore in the second week and took its 2-week total to Rs. 25.80 crore.

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Has Jhan Pagli Fas Jabe (Chha­ttis­garhi) has done exceedingly well in 2nd week too.

LATEST POSITION | 3 August, 2019

The opening of FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW (English and Hindi dubbed) this week is very good.

Judgementall Hai Kya started slow, picked up very well on the second day, was fairly nice on Sunday, but collections fell fast and furiously during the weekdays. It netted Rs. 4.50 crore on Friday but collections increased more than 50% on Saturday to close the day at Rs. 6.90 crore. The jump in collections on Sunday was just 10% over Saturday’s total. By netting Rs. 7.60 crore on the third day, the film closed its first weekend at Rs. 19 crore. Collections during the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.25 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.05 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.85 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.70 crore. The total for the weekdays was Rs. 7.85 crore. The first week, therefore, closed at Rs. 26.85 crore.

Arjun Patiala met with a disastrous fate except in some centres of East Punjab and Delhi-U.P., where it did fairly well. It started off with a take of Rs. 1.25 crore on Friday. Collections on Saturday (Rs. 1.60 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 2 crore) were hardly anything to shout about. The first weekend closed at Rs. 4.85 crore. The film was barely able to hold itself together during the weekdays as the public reports were poor. It netted Rs. 0.50 crore on Monday, Rs. 0.45 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.40 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.35 crore on Thursday. By netting Rs. 1.70 crore in the weekdays, the film took its total for the first week to Rs.6.55 crore.

Moksh To Maya proved an unmitigated flop in the first week.

The Lion King (animation; dubbed) and the original English version of the same name continued to score in 2nd week. It joined the Rs. 100-crore club on the 10th day. It collected Rs. 5.25 crore on Friday. Collections jumped to Rs. 12 crore on Saturday, and further to Rs. 14.50 crore on Sunday. In this way, its second weekend closed at Rs. 31.75 crore! Collections during the weekdays were also good: Monday – Rs. 3.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.10 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3 crore, Thursday – Rs. 2.75 crore. By netting Rs. 12.35 crore in the weekdays, it took its 2nd week’s total to Rs. 44.10 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 125.67 crore.

Super 30 held sway at the ticket-windows in the third week also. Like it netted 50% of the first week’s collections in its second week, it netted 50% of the second week’s collections in its third week. The third weekend started with Rs. 2.15 crore on Friday. Collections increased to Rs. 4.40 crore on Saturday, and further to Rs. 5.50 crore on Sunday. After a weekend total of Rs. 12.05 crore, the film collected Rs. 1.50 crore on each of the four weekdays. In other words, it added Rs. 6 crore to its kitty in the weekdays and thereby took its third week’s total to Rs. 18.05 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 129.87 crore.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 1.10 crore in its fourth weekend, and Rs. 0.48 crore during the weekdays. In this way, it netted Rs. 1.58 crore in the fourth week. Total for 4 weeks: Rs. 85.04 crore.

Article 15 added Rs. 1.05 crore to its kitty in 5th week and thereby took its grand total to Rs. 64.61 crore.

Kabir Singh collected Rs. 2.71 crore in 6th week and took its grand total to Rs. 276.96 crore.

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Girlfriend (Marathi) did ordinary in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.