MUMBAI: The coming week will see the clash of titans at the box office. On one hand are three Hindi aces – Apne, Awarapan and Aap Kaa Surroor; on the other hand, Hollywood film Die Hard 4, starring Bruce Willis too is poised for a release.
If the turnstiles come alive thanks to the ensuing fireworks, it seems just what the doctor ordered for the box office.
The Rajnikant starrer Sivaji Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Boss was the undisputed ruler at the box-office this past week. The collections were unprecedented and this prompted the Bombay distributor Nambi Rajan of Aurora Talkies, Matunga, who has bought the Tamil and Telugu rights, to increase the number of shows.
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom managed to collect Rs 38.7 million (Rs 3.87 crores) in Bombay city-suburbs and Thane.
Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii, a children’s film by Saregama, opened in the Bombay circuit with 40 prints with around 20 to 40 per cent collections on the opening day.
Miss Anara, is a film based on the real life story of Anara Gupta, who won the title of Miss Jammu & Kashmir in a beauty contest. In Bombay circuit, the film opened with 28 prints, fetching around 35 per cent collections on the opening day.
Bhojpuri films Purab and Ankhiya Ladiye Gayel were also released.
Dubbed films like Veer Jaanbaaz, Ek Jwalamukhi and Jaanwar added to the flock of released films this week.
The Sandra Bullock starrer Hollywood film Premonition, a thriller produced by Ashok Amritraj, was also released.< Page Break >
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’s first week collections were: Bombay Rs 3,19,91,962 from 50 cinemas (67 per cent); Thane Rs 67,49,197 from 17 cinemas (69 per cent); Ahmedabad Rs 10.5 million (Rs 1.05 crore) from 16 cinemas (60 per cent); Jamnagar Rs 5,11,371 on two prints (64 per cent); Delhi Rs 19 million (Rs 1.90 crore) from 20 cinemas (69 per cent); Kanpur Rs 33,13,001 from five cinemas; Bareilly Rs 2,66,616 from one cinema print (68 per cent); Aligarh Rs 4,63,102 from one print (62 per cent); Nagpur Rs 20,06,684 from four cinemas (64 per cent); Jaipur Rs 24,81,691 from six cinemas (62 per cent); Kolkata Rs 39,83,823 from five cinemas (60 per cent); Hyderabad Rs 59,77,921 from 17 cinemas (70 per cent).
Udit Narayan’s second Bhojpuri film Kab Kahba Tu I Love You, entered the second week in Bombay at three cinemas.
Niruha Rickshawala (Bhojpuri)’s first week collections were : Bombay Rs 9,08,764 from three cinemas.
Sivaji Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Boss (Tamil) entered the second week in Bombay at 25 cinemas. Most of the cinemas were houseful but collections were not available.
Fantastic Four (dubbed) entered the second week in Bombay at 13 cinemas, Lucknow Rs 2,16,027 from three prints.
Red Swastik ran for two weeks in Bombay at four cinemas.
Swami entered third week in Bombay at 21 cinemas.< Page Break >
Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar (MP3)’s second week collections were : Bombay Rs 1,46,162 from 11 cinemas.
Ghutan’s second week collections were : Bombay Rs 89,412 from one cinema.
The Train’s second week collections were : Ran for two weeks in Bombay at six cinemas. Ahmedabad Rs 67,615 from five cinemas totaling seven shows; (44 per cent); Delhi Rs 4,13,202 from 10 cinemas (35 per cent); Allahabad Rs 23,935 on one print (36 per cent); Kanpur Rs 2,01,321 from five cinemas.
Fool N Final’s third week collections were : Entered third week in Bombay at 11 cinemas. Ahmedabad Rs 4,17,471 from eight cinemas (46 per cent); Delhi Rs 4,28,647 from nine cinemas; Kanpur Rs 2,28,731 from four cinemas; Aligarh Rs 38,866 from one cinema (26 per cent); Nagpur Rs 1,15,394 from two cinemas (26 per cent); Jaipur Rs 4,41,423 from three cinemas (36 per cent); Hyderabad Rs 1,02,105 from one cinema (36 per cent).
Pirates Of The Carribbean: At World’s End (dubbed) entered fourth combined week in Bombay. Pirates Of The Carribbean: At World’s End (English)’s third week collections were : Bombay Rs 3,85,624 from 14 cinemas.
Shrek 3 (English) entered fourth week in Bombay at 14 cinemas.
Shootout At Lokhandwala’s fourth week collections were : Bombay Rs 27,47,207 from 25 cinemas (42 per cent); Thane Rs 10,01,236 from 16 cinemas (45 per cent); Ahmedabad Rs 10,50,000 from 15 cinemas (54 per cent); Jamnagar Rs 81,763 from one print (57 per cent); Delhi Rs 6,97,654 from 10 cinemas (40 per cent); Kanpur Rs 2,72,983 from four cinemas; Jaipur Rs 38,310 from one cinema (23 per cent); Hyderabad Rs 6,28,645 from four cinemas (52 per cent).< Page Break >
Cheeni Kum’s fourth week collections were : Bombay Rs 35,66,346 from 31 cinemas (52 per cent); Thane Rs 4,60,638 from six cinemas (50 per cent); Ahmedabad Rs 23,015 from one cinema (31 per cent); Delhi Rs 19,30,400 from 14 cinemas (45 per cent); Kanpur Rs 1,85,369 from three prints; Jaipur Rs 1,42,308 from one print (42 per cent).
Life In A… Metro’s sixth week collections were : Bombay Rs 4,64,326 from nine cinemas, Thane Rs 26,716 from two cinemas, Kanpur Rs 74,355 from two cinemas.
Spider-Man 3 (dubbed)’s seventh week collections were : Bombay Rs 1,91,112 from three cinemas.
Ta Ra Rum Pum’s eighth week collections were : Bombay Rs 1,59,892 from nine cinemas. Thane Rs 20,184 from three cinemas, Kanpur Rs 15,277 from one cinema.
Bheja Fry entered 11th combined week in Bombay at one cinema.
Namastey London entered 14th combined week in Bombay at Naaz (matinees).
Eklavya Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Royal Guard entered 19th combined week in Bombay at Imperial (matinees).
Dhoom: 2 entered 30th combined week in Bombay, collecting Rs 6,991 from one cinema.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered 609th week in Bombay collected Rs 38,306 from one cinema (Maratha Mandir Ã¢â‚¬â€œ matinees).