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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 | 29 June, 2019

KABIR SINGH came like a hurricane and swept the box-office off its feet.

Kabir Singh started outstandingly strong and held on wonderfully all through the first week. It joined the 100-crore club on the fifth day itself. It netted a whopping Rs. 20.21 crore on the first day. Collections increased by a little over 10% on Saturday (Rs. 22.71 crore) and shot up to Rs. 27.91 crore on Sunday, thanks to phenomenally positive word of mouth. After a weekend of Rs. 70.83 crore, collections were super-strong during the weekdays too: Monday – Rs. 17.54 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 16.53 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 15.91 crore, Thursday – Rs. 13.61 crore. By adding Rs. 63.59 crore to its kitty in the weekdays, it took its first week’s total to Rs. 134.42 crore. The love story is all set for a long run and will definitely join the Rs. 200-crore club very soon. Although one section of the public is criticising the film on social media (for showing the hero as one who drinks, smokes up and even beats his girlfriend but yet emerges a winner in the end), the collections reflect that that section is in a minority and its words have not had much bearing on the public.

Fastey Fasaatey is a box-office dud which fared poorly in 1st week.

Toy Story 4 (animation; dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 4.50 crore in the first weekend, and another Rs. 1.75 crore in the weekdays. Its total for the first week was, therefore, Rs. 6.25 crore.

Game Over (dubbed) and the ori­ginal Tamil and Telugu versions netted Rs. 2.30 crore in the second weekend. They added Rs. 0.95 crore to the kitty in the weekdays so that the total for 2nd week was Rs. 3.25 crore. The 2-week total was Rs. 12.19 crore.

Bharat collected Rs. 3.45 crore in the third weekend, and Rs. 1.60 crore during the weekdays. By adding Rs. 5.05 crore in the third week, the film took its 3-week total to Rs. 199.95 crore.

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Bandishala (Marathi) could not do much in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

Tujhich Re… (Marathi) failed to make a mark of any kind in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

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Shadaa (Punjabi) is a runaway hit. It netted Rs. 2.60 crore on day 1, Rs. 3 crore on day 2, and Rs. 3.60 crore on Sunday, taking the weekend total to a historic Rs. 9.20 crore. Collections during the weekdays were equally fantastic: Monday – Rs. 2.35 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.10 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 2 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.85 crore. In this way, it added Rs. 8.30 crore to its kitty in the weekdays. Its total for the first week was an astounding Rs. 17.50 crore!!

LATEST POSITION | 22 June, 2019

The initial of KABIR SINGH this week is terrific, Shahid Kapoor’s best to-date.

Khamoshi fared badly in 1st week all over.

Kissebaaz was rejected at the box-office in the first week.

Rescue could not rescue itself from the pit hole of losses in the first week.

Khel Khallas could not do any­thing substantial in the first week in Bombay.

Game Over (dubbed) and the ori­ginal Tamil and Telugu versions did ordinary in 1st week. The film netted Rs. 0.97 crore on day 1. Collections increased to Rs. 1.94 crore on Saturday, and only marginally to Rs. 2.04 crore on Sunday. After a total of Rs. 4.95 crore in the first weekend, it collected Rs. 1.14 crore on Monday, Rs. 1.07 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.93 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.85 crore on Thursday. In other words, the film collected Rs. 3.99 crore during the weekdays. Its total for the first week was therefore, Rs. 8.94 crore.

Men In Black: International (dub­bed) and the English original of the same name did fair business in 1st week. It collected Rs. 3.25 crore on Friday. Collections jumped by Rs. 1 crore on Saturday so that the second day’s total was Rs. 4.25 crore. Coll­ections dropped on Sunday to Rs. 3.15 crore, taking the first weekend’s total to Rs. 10.65 crore. Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 1.45 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.25 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.05 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.95 crore. In other words, it netted Rs. 4.70 crore in the weekdays. Its first week, therefore, closed at Rs. 15.35 crore.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (dub­bed) and the English original of the same name did reasonably well only in the first weekend, after which coll­ections dropped. It collected Rs. 0.40 crore on the first day. Collections in­creased to Rs. 0.80 crore on Saturday while the total for Sunday was Rs. 0.70 crore. After a weekend of Rs. 1.90 crore, collections fell down quite dramatically. Consequently, the film netted Rs. 0.25 crore on Monday, Rs. 0.20 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.20 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.18 crore on Thursday. Hence it added Rs. 0.83 crore to its kitty in the weekdays and took its total for the first week to Rs. 2.73 crore only.

Bharat faced a steep fall in collections in 2nd week, which was around 70% at many places. It collected Rs. 4 crore on the first day of the second weekend, Rs. 5.75 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 5.50 crore on Sunday. After a total of Rs. 15.25 crore in the second weekend, it collected as follows during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 2.60 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.30 crore, Wed­nesday – Rs. 2 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.75 crore. By adding Rs. 8.65 crore to the kitty in the weekdays, the film took its total for the second week to Rs. 23.90 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks (16 days) was Rs. 194.90 crore.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (dubbed) and the English original generated very average collections in 2nd week.

Godzilla II – King Of The Mons­ters (dubbed) and the English original of the same name added barely Rs. 1.50 crore to its kitty in the third week. Its total for 3 weeks was Rs. 25.45 crore.

Aladdin (dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 2.45 crore in the fourth weekend, and another Rs. 1.30 crore during the weekdays. That is to say, it added Rs. 3.75 crore to its total in 4th week. Its grand total for 4 weeks was Rs. 53.05 crore.

De De Pyaar De netted Rs. 2.15 crore in the fifth week, taking its 5-week total to Rs. 93.90 crore.

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Mogra Phulaalaa (Marathi) did average in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

Welcome Home (Marathi) did not fare too well in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

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Shadaa (Punjabi) took a bumper opening this week all over East Punjab circuit.

LATEST POSITION | 15 June, 2019

After a flying start (Rs. 41.50 crore, not Rs. 42.30 crore as mentioned in this column last week) on Wednes­day, Bharat dropped to Rs. 28.50 crore on Thursday. The seven days thereafter were as follows: on Friday, it fell down to Rs. 20.25 crore; collections picked up on Saturday (Rs. 25.50 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 26.50 crore) but the jump was not as much as it should’ve been. The India-Australia World Cup cricket match on Sunday was a formidable opposition, of cour­se, but the figure of Saturday (as also of Thursday and Friday) gave an in­dication that the film was on shaky grounds. The fears started to come true after the five-day weekend as collections came down to single-digit crores: Monday – Rs. 9 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 7.85 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 6.40 crore, Thursday – Rs. 5.50 crore. In this way, while the first 5-day weekend closed at Rs. 142.25 crore, the addition to the kitty during the week­ days thereafter was only Rs. 28.75 crore. The film’s first 9-day week, therefore, closed at Rs. 171 crore. The film, this week, has the advantage of lack of major opposition. But overall, the film’s business has been a damp­ener for the trade after Salman starr­ers like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, which were all 300-crore-plus films. Little wonder then that shows of Bharat were dec­reased in multiplexes after the long weekend, and those of De De Pyaar De and a couple of other running films, increased.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (dubbed) and the English original of the same name did fair business in the first week. It opened at Rs. 3.10 crore on Wednesday (Eid). Collections dropp­ed to Rs. 2.10 crore on Thursday. On Friday, the film netted Rs. 2.15 crore. Collections increased to Rs. 3.35 crore on Saturday, and decreased again to Rs. 2.85 crore on Sunday. The 5-day weekend closed at Rs. 13.55 crore. Collections on the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 1.10 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1 crore; Wednesday – Rs. 0.90 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 0.80 crore. In this way, the film netted Rs. 3.80 crore during the weekdays and thereby took its first 9-day week’s total to Rs. 17.35 crore.

Godzilla II – King Of The Monsters (dubbed) and the English original of the same name netted Rs. 2.40 crore in the second weekend, and another Rs. 1.40 crore during the weekdays. In other words, it added Rs. 3.80 crore to its kitty in the second week, thereby taking its 2-week total to Rs. 23.95 crore.

Aladdin (dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 3.20 crore in its third weekend, and Rs. 2.10 crore during the week­ days. That is to say, it added Rs. 5.30 crore to its kitty in the third week, taking its total for 3 weeks to Rs. 49.30 crore.

De De Pyaar De added Rs. 2 crore in the fourth weekend, and another Rs. 1.55 crore during the weekdays. In this way, it added Rs. 3.55 crore to its total, and took its 4-week total to Rs. 91.75 crore.

LATEST POSITION | 8 June, 2019

Bharat was off to a flying start on Eid (Wednesday, June 5) and althou­gh collections in the morning shows were not great at many places, they became solid from 12 noon. The film managed a net total of Rs. 42.30 crore on the first day, which is the highest for a Salman Khan starrer. Collections dropped by 30% on the second day – despite Baasi Eid – because of generally negative reviews and reports. The second day closed at Rs. 29 crore. The question on everyone’s lips in the trade is whether the film is another Tubelight – the answer to which is ‘No’. The other question is whether the film will join the 200-crore club, to which the ans­wer is ‘It will not’.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (dubbed) and the original of the same name didn’t open too strong. It netted Rs. 3 crore on Wednesday (June 5) and collected Rs. 2 crore on the second day.

Nakkash was rejected by the pay­ing public in the first week.

Naughty Gang could not do any­thing exciting in 1st week.

Godzilla II – King Of The Mons­ters (dubbed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 2.35 crore on the first day (Thursday). Coll­ections increased to Rs. 3.10 crore on Friday, further increased to Rs. 4.45 crore on Saturday, and increased even further to Rs. 5.20 crore on Sunday. In this way, it netted Rs. 15.10 crore in the 4-day weekend. Collections on the first two days of the weekdays were good but once Bharat opened on Wednesday, the drop was perceptible. It collected Rs. 1.80 crore on Monday, Rs. 1.85 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.80 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.60 crore on Thursday. Its total for the weekdays was Rs. 5.05 crore. The total for the 8-day week was Rs. 20.15 crore.

PM Narendra Modi collected Rs. 1.05 crore on the first day of the sec­ond weekend, Rs. 1.50 crore on the second day, and Rs. 2.25 crore on the third day. After a second weekend total of Rs. 4.80 crore, collections were mediocre on Monday (Rs. 0.75 crore) and Tuesday (Rs. 0.80 crore) but they came crashing down on Wednesday (Rs. 0.20 crore) and Thursday (Rs. 0.15 crore). In other words, it netted Rs. 1.90 crore during the weekdays, taking the second week’s total to Rs. 6.70 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks is Rs. 23.35 crore.

India’s Most Wanted crashed in the second week everywhere.

Aladdin (dubbed) and the English original of the same name dropped a little more than 50% in 2nd week. It collected Rs. 2 crore on the first day of the second weekend, Rs. 3.15 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 3.80 crore on Sunday. After a second weekend total of Rs. 8.95 crore, the collections dur­ing the weekdays were also quite good: Monday – Rs. 1.50 crore, Tues­day – Rs. 1.70 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.70 crore. It, therefore, added Rs. 4.90 crore to its kitty during the weekdays. Its total for the second week was, therefore, Rs. 13.85 crore. Total for 2 weeks: Rs. 44 crore.

De De Pyaar De fell 50% in the third week, collecting Rs. 11.30 crore. It netted Rs. 1.75 crore on day 1 of the third weekend, Rs. 2.50 crore on Sat­urday, and Rs. 3.40 crore on Sunday. In other words, it collected Rs. 7.65 crore in the third weekend. Collections during weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 1.35 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.35 crore, Wednesday (thanks to opposition of new release Bharat) – Rs. 0.50 crore, Thursday – Rs.  0.45 crore. By adding Rs. 3.65 crore during the weekdays, it took its third week’s total to Rs. 11.30 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 88.20 crore.

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Babo (Marathi) failed to make its mark in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

Koyta Ek Sangharsh (Marathi) faced rejection in the first week in Bombay and other centres of Maha­rashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 1 June, 2019

PM Narendra Modi could not do much in its first week and although it got a boost due to Modi’s election victory a day before its release, the overall collections were not exciting enough. It started slow with a take of Rs. 2.35 crore. Collections increased to Rs. 3.25 crore on Saturday, and further to Rs. 4.65 crore on Sunday. After a weekend of Rs. 10.25 crore, the collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.75 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.50 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.15 crore. By adding Rs. 6.40 crore during the weekdays, it took its total to Rs. 16.65 crore.

India’s Most Wanted, as expected, faced rejection from the public in the first week. It netted a meagre Rs. 1.75 crore on the opening day. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were hardly impressive – Rs. 2.50 crore and Rs. 3 crore respectively. With the weekend closing at Rs. 7.25 crore, it was clear that the film had no future, and collections during the weekdays only proved that: Monday – Rs. 0.95 crore, Tuesday – Rs. – 0.85 crore, Wed­nesday – Rs. 0.70 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 0.35 crore. By adding Rs. 2.85 crore in the weekdays, the film took its first week’s total to an unexciting Rs. 10.10 crore.

Yeh Hai India proved a debacle in 1st week.

On The Ramp Never Ending Show failed to show strength at the box-office in the first week.

Kadke Kamaal Ke did anything but kamaal at the ticket windows. It fared miserably in 1st week.

Aladdin(dubbed) did quite well in the first week. It netted Rs. 4.15 crore on the first day. Collections picked up on Saturday (Rs. 6.35 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 7.50 crore) so that the first weekend closed at Rs. 18 crore. The collections maintained well during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 3.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.15 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 3 crore, Thursday – Rs. 2.50 crore. Adding Rs. 12.15 crore in the weekdays, it took its first week’s total to Rs. 30.15 crore.

De De Pyaar De fared better in its second week than the two Bollywood releases of last week did in their first week. It started its second weekend with a net collection of Rs. 3 crore. Collections on Saturday (Rs. 4.50 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 5.35 crore) were impressive. The total for the sec­ond weekend was Rs. 12.85 crore. Collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2.50 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.20 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 2 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.70 crore. In other words, it added Rs. 8.40 crore to its kitty in the weekdays. Its total for the second week was Rs. 21.25 crore. The grand total for 2 weeks went up to Rs. 76.90 crore.

Student Of The Year 2 netted only Rs. 1.50 crore in its third week. Its total for 3 weeks is Rs. 64.90 crore.

Avengers: Endgame (dubbed) and the English original of the same name added Rs. 3.20 crore to its kitty in its fifth week. Its grand total for 5 weeks was Rs. 370.30 crore.

The Tashkent Files completed 50 days of its run yesterday (May 31) when it entered 8th week – a rare feat for a small film.

Judgement (Marathi) failed to make any mark in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Tandav (Marathi) was rejected by the public in 1st week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maha­rashtra.

Halgi Shaan Maharashtrachi (Marathi) proved a damp squib in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other stations of Maharashtra.

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LATEST POSITION | 25 May, 2019

None of the new releases of this week could take a great initial. While INDIA’S MOST WANTED opened to poor houses, PM NARENDRA MODI and ALADDIN (English and Hindi dubbed) started better but not good enough.

De De Pyaar De did decently well in 1st week after an ordinary opening. It netted Rs. 1.15 crore in paid previews in multiplexes on Thursday. It managed only Rs. 8.25 crore on Friday but due to positive word of mouth, collections grew almost 50% on Saturday (Rs. 12.25 crore). Sunday ended at Rs. 13.85 crore. The weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 35.50 crore (including paid previews). Collections during the weekdays were: Monday – Rs. 5.65 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 5.40 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 5 crore, Thursday – Rs. 4.10 crore. In other words, it added Rs. 20.15 crore during the weekdays, taking the first week’s total to Rs. 55.65 crore.

Gunwali Dulhaniya fared very poorly in 1st week in Bombay and Delhi-U.P.

Savdhan Ek Adbhut Kahaani could not impress the paying public in the first week.

Grihalakshmi The Awakening performed miserably at the ticket counters in the first week.

Student Of The Year 2 fell more than 80% in the second week. It collected Rs. 1.50 crore on Friday. Collections did not show a jump on Saturday (Rs. 2 crore) or Sunday (Rs. 2.50 crore). It collected just Rs. 6 crore in the second weekend. Its fate in the weekdays was no better. It collected Rs. 1.10 crore on Monday, Rs. 1 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.95 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.85 crore on Thursday. In this way, the film added Rs. 3.90 crore to its kitty during the weekdays. Its total for the second week was Rs. 9.90 crore only. Its grand total for 2 weeks was Rs. 63.40 crore.

Poké­mon Detective Pikachu (dubb­ed) and the English original of the same name collected Rs. 0.50 crore on the first day of the second weekend. Collections increased to Rs. 0.95 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 1 crore on Sunday, taking the second weekend’s total to Rs. 2.45 crore. Collections on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were Rs. 0.35 crore each while on Thursday, the figure was Rs. 0.30 crore. Hence, the film netted Rs. 1.35 crore during the weekdays. Its total for the second week was Rs. 3.80 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 11.25 crore.

Avengers: Endgame (dubbed) and the English original of the same name managed to stay afloat in the fourth week. It netted Rs. 1.10 crore on Friday. Collections jumped to Rs. 2.10 crore on Saturday. The figure for Sunday was Rs. 2.20 crore. In this way, the fourth weekend generated a revenue of Rs. 5.40 crore. It collected Rs. 0.85 crore on Monday, Rs. 0.80 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 0.80 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 0.65 crore on Thursday. It, therefore, added Rs. 3.10 crore to its kitty during the weekdays. Its total for the fourth week was Rs. 8.50 crore.

The Tashkent Files managed to yield shares in the sixth week also, which is truly creditable.

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Rampaat (Marathi) did fair business in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and the rest of Maharashtra.

LATEST POSITION | 18 May, 2019

De De Pyaar De took a lukewarm start on Thursday (paid previews) this week. Collections on Friday started slow but positive mouth publicity help­ed collections increase as the day progressed.

Student Of The Year 2 could not live up to the expectations of the first part, SOTY. Although it did well in the first weekend, collections declined quite a bit on Monday. The onset of Ramzan also adversely affected coll­ections but the main reason were the bad public reports of the film. It coll­ected Rs. 11 crore on Friday, which was less than expected. Collections increased to Rs. 13 crore on Saturday but dropped to Rs. 11.50 crore on Sunday. The elections in North India and the IPL cricket final match on Sunday were also responsible for Sunday’s collections being lower than those on Saturday. The weekend total of Rs. 35.50 crore was not upto the mark but what was more frightening was the poor word of mouth for the film. Collections during the weekdays, as expected, dropped fast. It netted Rs. 5.25 crore on Monday, Rs. 4.85 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 4.30 crore on Wednesday, and Rs. 3.60 crore on Thursday, taking the total for the weekdays to Rs. 18 crore. In this way, the first week closed at Rs. 53.50 crore.

Never Give Up had to give up its battle at the box-office due to poor patronage in the first week.

Chhal fared miserably in 1st week in Bombay.

Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhama­ka (animation) did ordinary business in the first week. It netted Rs. 1.77 crore in the weekend, and Rs. 0.83 crore during the weekdays. Its week closed at Rs. 2.60 crore.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (dubbed) and the English original of the same name did fair business in 1st week. It collected Rs. 1 crore on Friday, Rs. 1.75 crore on Saturday, and Rs. 1.70 crore on Sunday. Its total for the first weekend was Rs. 4.45 crore. Collections on Monday and Tuesday were Rs. 0.80 crore each while on Wednesday and Thursday, they were Rs. 0.70 crore each. By adding Rs. 3 crore to the kitty during the weekdays, it took the first week’s total to Rs. 7.45 crore.

Avengers: Endgame (dubbed) and the English original of the same name continued to score in the third week. It collected Rs. 2.75 crore on Friday. Collections almost doubled on Satur­day which closed at Rs. 5.25 crore. Sunday also ended at Rs. 5.25 crore. The third weekend’s total, therefore, was Rs. 13.25 crore. Collections in the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 2 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 1.80 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.70 crore, Thurs­day – Rs. 1.50 crore. The addition of Rs. 7 crore during the weekdays made the third week’s total go up to Rs. 20.25 crore. The grand total for 3 weeks was a fabulous Rs. 358.60 crore.

The Tashkent Files added Rs. 1.65 crore to its kitty in 5th week. Its total for 5 weeks: Rs. 16.04 crore.

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66 Sadashiv (Marathi) fared poor­ly in 1st week in Bombay, Thane dis­trict and the rest of Maharashtra.

Purushottam (Marathi) also failed in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other centres of Maharashtra.

Ek Hota Pani (Marathi) went thirsting for the public which didn’t come in decent numbers in the first week in Bombay, Thane district and other sta­tions of Maharashtra.