Industry awaits Cheeni Kum, Shootout At…

MUMBAI: The film trade is abuzz with next week’s two big releases; Shootout At Lokhandwala and Cheeni Kum.


There are hopes that these films bring some respite at the box-office. The former is being released by the father and son duo of Ramesh and Rakesh Sippy in Bombay under their new sister concern, Raksha Entertainment Pvt Ltd; while the latter is being distributed through the offices of Rajiv Malhotra in Bombay territory.


Though both films, Life In A….Metro and Good Boy Bad Boy released last week, did not open to a promising note, both did satisfactorily all over by scoring around 50 – 65 per cent at the box-office.


In Bombay (including Thane), Good Boy Bad Boy managed to collect around Rs 10 million (Rs one crore); while the rest of Bombay circuit brought about a billing of Rs 22.5 million (Rs 2.25 crore). On the other hand, Life In A….Metro generated a collection of approximately Rs 20 million (Rs two crore) in Bombay city and surburbs, including Thane.


This week, the suspense element in Raj Kanwar’s Raqeeb – Rivals In Love failed to evoke the desired anxiety at the box-office. Debutante director Anurag Singh has done a commendable job, but the script lets him down. The subject is nothing new, but Tanushree Dutta gets a lot of footage. She is pitched opposite three men; the rich Rahul Khanna, whom she marries for money, the struggling actor Jimmy Sheirgill who plays her lover and Sharman Joshi, Rahul’s legal advisor. The film had a lacklustre opening at the box-office and will fail to sustain.


Nimbus Film Distributors has released this film in Bombay through Rajesh Thadani. The film opened with 35 prints, three UFOs and two E-City digital prints. The opening prospects look dull with the film registering an average of around 20 per cent collections.< Page Break >


Bharat Shah’s Ek Chalis Ki Last Local is a crime – action thriller. The film revolves around the hero, played by Abhay Deol, who misses his last local train at 1.40 am. He meets a hooker in the form of Neha Dhupia. What happens within the two-hours before the trains resume early morning is what the story is all about. The crisp editing and the fast pace deserves a pat for the new director Sanjay Khanduri. The low investment should fetch returns for the investors.


Bharat Shah and Vinay Choksey of VIP Movies has released the film in entire Bombay circuit with 40 prints and 23 UFOs. The opening was far better than Raqeeb, and managed to notch up around 50 per cent collections in Bombay and some circuits.


Bhojpuri film Piya Tose Naina Lage opened this week in Bombay circuits at seven cinemas.


Life In A….Metro’s first week collections were: Bombay (including Thane) Rs 1,98,55,664 from 47 cinemas (72 per cent), Goa Rs 3,85,999 from one cinema (73 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 37,32,699 from nine cinemas (68 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 2,52,220 from one cinema (70 per cent), Delhi Rs 53,99,877 from 13 cinemas (53 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 4,22,514 from five cinemas (62 per cent), Lucknow Rs 7,49,264 from three cinemas (71 per cent), Allahabad Rs 65,428 from one cinema  (42 per cent), Raipur Rs 71,966 from one cinema (42 per cent), Jaipur Rs 6,04,899 from five cinemas (58 per cent),  Hyderabad Rs 13,10,916 from five cinemas (58 per cent).< Page Break >


Good Boy Bad Boy’s first week collections were: Bombay Rs 50,28,937 from 35 cinemas (65 per cent), Thane Rs 26,40,994 from 21 cinemas (68 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 30,13,319 from 17 cinemas (60 per cent), Delhi Rs 43,30,675 from 18 cinemas (47 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 5,32,506 from four cinemas (63 per cent),  Lucknow Rs 7,11,979 from four cinemas (64 per cent), Raipur Rs 2,15,542 from one cinema (52 per cent), Jaipur Rs 10,65,385 from four cinemas (68 per cent), Ajmer Rs 1,72,968 (14 shows) (54 per cent), Kolkata Rs 12,21,463 from five cinemas (59 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 13,54,280 from 10 cinemas (64 per cent).


Spider-Man 3 (English)’s second week collections were: Bombay Rs 94,92,641 from 30 cinemas (70 per cent), Delhi Rs 63,70,516 from 11 cinemas (73 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 18,8,654 from six cinemas (69 per cent), (Telugu version Rs 3,83,770 from two cinemas (78 per cent).


Spider-Man 3 (Hindi)’s second  week collections were: Bombay Rs 17,92,845 from 12 cinemas (60 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 5,98,420 from two cinemas (62 per cent), Delhi Rs 23,77,062 from 11 cinemas (50 per cent), Lucknow Rs 8,99,113 from five cinemas (69 per cent), Raipur Rs 2,52,034 from one cinema (67 per cent), Jaipur Rs 7,84,955 from four cinemas (69 per cent), Kolkata Rs 4,38,543 from five cinemas (64 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 1,14,369 from one cinema (57 per cent).< Page Break >


Yatra ran for two weeks in Bombay at one cinema.


Ta Ra Rum Pum third week collections: Bombay Rs 85,30,231 from 32 cinemas (59 per cent), Thane Rs 24,58,417 from two cinemas (60 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs. 28,93,156 from 11 cinemas (62 per cent), Delhi Rs 65,60,065 from 16 cinemas (50 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 6,14,292 from five cinemas (43 per cent), Lucknow Rs. 7,60,640 from 4 cinemas (54 per cent), Rs. 81,167 from one cinema, Bareilly Rs 1,56,549 from one cinema, Indore Rs 6,21,861 from four cinemas, Bhopal Rs 2,23,557 from one cinema, Jaipur Rs 8,72,639 from two cinemas (62 per cent), Kolkata Rs 26,08,177 from five cinemas (62 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 15,81,464 from three cinemas (60 per cent).


Bheja Fry 5th week collections: Bombay Rs 16,01,462 from 18 cinemas (44 per cent), Thane Rs 49,502 from three cinemas (30 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 2,67,214 from three cinemas (48 per cent), Delhi Rs 9,99,094 from seven cinemas (43 per cent), Lucknow Rs 90,804 from two cinemas (42 per cent), Allahabad Rs 11,141 from one cinema, Indore Rs 1,03,654 from two cinemas. 


Namastey London entered 9th week in Bombay at one cinema, Ahmedabad Rs 23,712 from one cinema, Delhi Rs 1,87,832 from three cinemas, eighth combined week Allahabad Rs 35,800 from one cinema, Hyderabad Rs 1,49,760 from one cinema (seven shows).


The Namesake eighth week collections: Bombay Rs 56, 854 from seven cinemas.


Eklavya – The Royal Guard entered 14th combined week in Bombay at one cinema in matinees.


Dhoom: 2 entered 26th combined week in Bombay at one cinema in matinees. 25th week Delhi Rs 30,700 from two prints.


Vivah 27th combined week Bombay Rs 16,693 from two cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 27,956 from one cinema (seven shows), Jamnagar Rs 7,060 from one print. Ghaziabad Rs 8,325 from one cinema (seven  shows), Jaipur Rs 2,28,408 from one cinema (seven shows).


Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge 604th week Bombay Rs 31,205 from one cinema in matinees.

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