LATEST POSITION | 10 February, 2024

The initial of this week’s TERI BAATON MEIN AISA ULJHA JIYA yesterday (9th February) was disappointing. Although collections picked up as the day progressed, because of the decent star cast and its very popular music, the day did not end at a figure befitting the cast and the banner. After all, an all-India total net collection figure of Rs. 6.50 crore is not impressive for a film starring a hero who charges Rs. 25-plus crore! The first weekend (9th to 11th) and the Valentine’s Day (on 14th) will see decent collections but what remains to be seen is the drop on the rest of the days. 

Argylle (dubbed and the original English versions) performed poorly in the first week all over.

Fighter dropped very badly — more than 70% — in its second week. Considering that collections in the first week itself were not up to the mark, the 70% drop was nothing short of dismal. Collections during the second weekend were at least fair but thereafter (i.e. during the weekdays), they were rather bad. The second weekend started with a take of Rs. 5.50 crore on Friday. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 10 crore and Rs. 11.75 crore respectively so that the second weekend closed at Rs. 27.25 crore. The drop from Monday onwards was alarming as evidenced by the collections for the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 3 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 2.70 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 2.60 crore, Thursday – Rs. 2.30 crore. With the total for the weekdays being only Rs. 10.60 crore, the second week closed at Rs. 37.85 crore. Grand total for 2 weeks: Rs. 167.50 crore.

HanuMan (dubbed) managed fairly good collections in the fourth week too. The film netted Rs. 38 lakh on the first day of the fourth weekend. Collections increased two-and-a-half times on Saturday which, therefore, closed at Rs. 95 lakh. The total for Sunday was an impressive Rs. 1.25 crore. Hence the fourth weekend closed at Rs. 2.58 crore. Collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 30 lakh, Tuesday – Rs. 28 lakh, Wednesday – Rs. 27 lakh, Thursday – Rs. 25 lakh. In this way, the total for the weekdays was Rs. 1.10 crore. Therefore, the total for 4th week was Rs. 3.68 crore. Grand total for 4 weeks: Rs. 49.86 crore.

Sridevi Prasanna (Marathi) did not perform well in the first week all over Maharashtra.

Musafira (Marathi) fared poorly in 1st week in Maharashtra.

Chhatrapati Sambhaji (Marathi) failed to attract the public to the cinemas in 1st week in Bombay and the other centres of Maharashtra.

Sur Lagu De (Marathi) bombed miserably in the first week all over Maharashtra.

Gaafil (Marathi) performed terribly in first week in the whole of Maharashtra.