A dull start to the new year

MUMBAI: Both the closing of 2006 and the opening of the new year were disappointing for Bollywood, except for Bhagam Bhag’s initials.


Both Bhagam Bhag and Kabul Express covered their returns and made their investors happy.


V.I.P. Movies released Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana in the Bombay circuit with 33 prints and 16 UFOs. In Bombay, the film opened to around 20 per cent collections on the opening day.


Ikon Enterprises has released Game with an estimated 35 to 40 prints in the Bombay circuit. Innocuous fare, yet Game managed to register more than 35 per cent collections on the opening day.


The collections of this action thriller starring lesser known faces like Sameer Dharmadhikari, Mona Chopra, Prashant Narayan and Govind Namdeo managed to trounce the comedy of female bonding starring biggies like Rekha, Mahima Chaudhary, Kim Sharma, Vasundhara Das, Ashmit Patel and others with bigger shares at the box-office windows.


Arjun Rampal’s maiden home production with K Sera Sera, I See You, is a washout all over. It has entered the second week in Bombay at 11 cinemas. Its first week collections at Ahmedabad were Rs 3,32,300 from six cinemas (27 per cent), Delhi Rs 8,69,235 from 12 cinemas (17 per cent). Meerut Rs 42,677 from one cinema (19 per cent), Kanpur Rs 1,13,081 from two cinemas, Jaipur Rs 55,000 from one cinema (23 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 5,35,845 from three cinemas (29 per cent).


Museum Ke Andar Phans Gaya Sikandar (dubbed) entered its second week at 29 cinema halls in Bombay. Its first week collections were – Ahmedabad Rs 9,65,190 from 11 cinemas (39 per cent), Delhi Rs 19,75,470 from 11 cinemas (33 per cent), Meerut Rs 1,50,500 from two cinemas (43 per cent), Nagpur Rs 29,99,562 from 13 cinemas (32 per cent), Jaipur Rs 5,11,700 from three cinemas (59 per cent).


Rajkumar Kohli’s Jaani Dushman starring Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar and others, which was re-released last week in Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane collected Rs 7,37,231 from four cinemas in its first week.


The Mithun Chakraborty starrer Bengali film Coolie, dubbed in Bhojpuri, collected Rs 7,15,714 from five cinemas in Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane in its first week.


Bhagam Bhag’s second week collectins were – Bombay Rs 1,78,34,632 from 51 cinemas (60 per cent), Thane Rs 58,36,636 from 25 cinemas (43 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 53,00,000 from 20 cinemas (60 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 4,18,250 from one cinema (65 per cent), Delhi Rs 1,05,53,883 from 25 cinemas (63 per cent), Agra Rs 4,95,000 from one cinema (50 per cent), Allahabad Rs 2,27,263 from two cinemas (37 per cent), Aligarh Rs 4,85,981 (54 per cent), Nagpur Rs 15,54,810 from four cinemas (59 per cent), Amravati Rs 1,90,127 from one cinema (64 per cent), Jaipur Rs 22,76,800 from seven cinemas (57 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 36,89,029 from 10 cinemas (59 per cent), Chennai Rs 4,83,314 from two cinemas (61 per cent).


Kabul Express’ third week collections were – Bombay Rs 43,20,469 from 31 cinemas (52 per cent), Thane Rs 7,04,939 from eight cinemas (40 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 2,84,127 from five cinemas (39 per cent), Delhi Rs 6,80,394 from six cinemas (38 per cent), Agra Rs 50,800 from one cinema (19 per cent), Allahabad Rs 16,955 from one cinema (17 per cent), Kolkata Rs 12,87,759 from seven prints (40 per cent), Udaipur Rs 91,674 from one cinema (24 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 4,45,304 from three cinemas (54 per cent).


Aryan – Unbreakable’s third week collections were – Bombay unreceived, from one print


Baabul entered fifth week at Bombay at five cinemas, fourth week Ahmedabad Rs 4,61,000 from 10 cinemas (40 per cent), Delhi Rs 11,15,100 from five cinemas (40 per cent), Agra Rs 91,280 from one print (33 per cent). Kanpur Rs 2,28,850 from three cinemas (23 per cent), Allahabad Rs 61,605 from one cinema (30 per cent), Nagpur Rs 84,820 from three cinemas (15 per cent); discontinued. Amravati Rs 52,000 from one cinema (17 per cent).


Dhoom:2 sixth week collections were – Bombay Rs 40,48,200 from 28 cinemas (53 per cent), Thane Rs 9,80,612 from eight cinemas (35 per cent), Delhi Rs 45,84,300 from 10 cinemas (55 per cent), Lucknow Rs 6,49,698 from two cinemas (45 per cent), Kanpur Rs 5,26,500 from four cinemas (42 per cent), one cinema collection unreceived Nagpur Rs 3,40,241 from two cinemas (37 per cent), Amravati Rs 68,447 from one cinema (22 per cent), Jabalpur Rs 1,41,000 from one cinema (33 per cent) (Total six weeks Rs 18,03,400), Bikaner Rs 85,000 from one cinema (22 per cent).


Vivah eighth week collections were – Bombay Rs 9,21,030 from eight cinemas. Entered ninth week at Vadodara, Delhi Rs 49,055 from two cinemas (seven shows each), Kanpur eighth combined week Rs 48,083 from one cinema (six days), Nagpur Rs 2,23,893 from two cinemas, Allahabad Rs 80,044 from one cinema, Indore Rs 1,22,622 from one cinema, one was on fixed hire, Ujjain Rs 35,720 from one cinema. Entered ninth week at Bhopal, entered ninth combined week at Ajmer. Ran for eight weeks at Bikaner. Kolkata Rs 2,73,188 from three cinemas.


Apna Sapna Money Money ran for eight weeks in Bombay; collected Rs 50,180 from three cinemas.


Don entered twelfth week in Bombay in one cinema (seven shows).


Lage Raho Munnabhai entered the nineteenth week in Bombay (tax free) in three cinemas.


Krrish ran its 28th week in Bombay Rs 7,000 from one cinema (seven shows)


Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in its 585th week in Bombay collected Rs 48,140 from one cinema (Maratha Mandir – seven shows).

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