LATEST POSITION | 19 November, 2022

The excellent initial of DRISHYAM 2 yesterday (November 18) has brought back smiles to the faces of trade people. The film netted Rs. 15.38 crore on the first day, making it the second biggest opening of 2022, next only to BRAHMASTRA – PART ONE: SHIVA.

Uunchai has found huge but limited appreciation — limited to people above 35-40 years of age — in the first week. Youngsters have not patronised the film in decent numbers because of which its collections, after picking up very well on Saturday and Sunday, settled at the mediocre level. Collections during the weekdays were very steady. The first day closed at Rs. 1.81 crore, but collections doubled on Saturday (Rs. 3.64 crore) and increased further on Sunday (Rs. 4.71 crore). The first weekend, therefore, closed at Rs. 10.16 crore which was more than five times the first day’s total. Collections for the weekdays were extremely steady but at mediocre levels: Monday – Rs. 1.88 crore (more than first day), Tuesday – Rs. 1.76 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 1.66 crore, Thursday – Rs. 1.56 crore. In this way, the total for the weekdays was Rs. 6.86 crore. Total for 1st week: Rs. 17.02 crore. The family film grossed an equivalent of Rs. 5.55 crore Overseas in 1st week.

Thai Massage did not entice the audience at all. It collected very poorly in 1st week.

Rocket Gang faced complete rejection in 1st week.

Badhai Ho Beti Huee Hai bombed miserably in the first week.

Anth The End failed right from the start. Collections of the first week were pathetic.

Raebareli met with a disastrous fate in the first week in U.P.

Hai Ishq Vajah fared poorly in 1st week in Gujarat and Saurashtra.

Yashoda (dubbed) could not do anything substantial in 1st week.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (dubbed and original English versions) did well initially in the first week but collections dropped during the weekdays. Nevertheless, it managed good collections in 1st week. The English version fared better than the dubbed version. The first day recorded a net total of Rs. 11.96 crore. Collections on Saturday went up to Rs. 13.72 crore. The total for Sunday was Rs. 13.52 crore. Hence the first weekend closed at Rs. 39.20 crore. Collections dropped fast during the weekdays: Monday – Rs. 4.20 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 3.21 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 2.61 crore, Thursday – Rs. 2.28 crore. With the total for the weekdays being Rs. 12.30 crore, the first week closed at Rs. 51.50 crore.

Ram Setu just about managed to remain afloat in 4th week.

Kantara (dubbed) continued its victory march in its fifth week. The first day of the fifth weekend for the Hindi dubbed version and the original Kannada version put together, in North India closed at Rs. 1.22 crore. Collections on Saturday and Sunday were Rs. 2.52 crore and Rs. 2.88 crore respectively. Hence the total for the fifth weekend was Rs. 6.62 crore. Collections for the weekdays were as follows: Monday – Rs. 0.94 crore, Tuesday – Rs. 0.81 crore, Wednesday – Rs. 0.73 crore, Thursday – Rs. 0.65 crore. In this way, the total for the weekdays was Rs. 3.13 crore. Therefore, the total for the fifth week was Rs. 9.75 crore. Grand total for 5 weeks: Rs. 81.35 crore. Class AA.

Godavari (Marathi) managed very ordinary collections in 1st week in Maharashtra.

Varhadi Vajantri (Marathi) failed to do anything substantial in the first week all over Maharashtra.

Bebhan (Marathi) could not make any mark whatsoever in its first week in Maharashtra.

Kulswamini (Marathi) flopped in the first week in Maharashtra.