None of the releases of last week made a mark at the ticket windows. The dull box-office was matched only by the dull spirits of the trade at this juncture.
Punjabi film Qismat 2 opened on Thursday (23rd September) to an absolutely phenomenal start. It netted Rs. 1.21 crore on the first day from East Punjab, Delhi and other places where it released. The second day’s (Friday) collections are said to have been as fantastic as the first day, perhaps, slightly better!! Not only are the collections in Punjab exceptional but the film has recorded wonderful collections in Haryana and Delhi too. The Qismat sequel is set for a long and hugely profitable run as public reports are also terrific.
Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai? proved a damp squib in the first week. It recorded dull collections almost everywhere. The only place where collections were slightly decent was in some single-screen cinemas in North India because of the advantage of title value.
Free Guy (English and the dubbed versions) did not do well in 1st week.
Don’t Breathe 2 (English and dubbed versions) also fared poorly in the first week.
Old (English and dubbed versions) bombed at the box-office in 1st week.
Thalaivii could not do anything substantive in its 2nd week.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (English and dubbed versions) netted Rs. 1.85 crore in the third weekend, and another Rs. 0.94 crore during the weekdays. In this way, its total for the third week was Rs. 2.79 crore. Grand total for 3 weeks: Rs. 24.36 crore.