MUMBAI: The Emperor and the King of Indian cinema finally came face to face. After many years, a film with Amitabh Bachchan in the cast – Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – was pitched against southern superstar Rajnikanth in Sivaji: The Boss. The verdict is out and Rajnikanth’s movie is said to have grossed nearly Rs 20 million (Rs 2 crores) in advance bookings from 17 theatres in Chennai.
Last week’s releases The Train, Red Swastik, Swami, Dharm and Ghutan were non-starters. They proved duds at the box-office in their first week itself. The only saving grace was Shootout At Lokhandwala, which managed to amass Rs 10 million (Rs 1 crore) in its third week in Bombay, including Thane, in its third week while Cheeni Kum managed to generate Rs 90,00,000 in Bombay and Thane in its third week.
Yash Raj Films have reason to rejoice, though as its previous release, the Saif Ali Khan Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Rani Mukerjee starrer Ta Ra Rum Pum celebrates 50 days in Bombay and many other circuits.
Coinciding with that success, the company has released the highly hyped film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom with a record number of 265 prints with 86 UFOs, 18 E-City digital and one Real Image format in the Bombay circuit alone. Though the film carried excellent reports among the distributors and exhibitors, it could not take a flying start like Dhoom:2. The film took a decent opening and is expected to cover its investments from metros and multiplexes. On the opening day, it could not generate houseful collections. In Bombay, the main cinema house Regal, could only collect 82 per cent of its capacity. The other cinemas could manage around 50 to 60 per cent collections on the opening day. The surprising factor was that Chitra and Geeta cinemas managed 100 per cent collectons.
The Rajnikant starrer Sivaji: The Boss gave stiff opposition to Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. The film had a terrific opening with windows at most of the cinemas displaying houseful boards across the country.
In Bombay, the Tamil version of the film opened at Metro Adlabs (one show), Aurora (three shows), PVR Juhu (two shows), Fame Adlabs (one show), Cinemax Versova (one show), Fame Malad (three shows), Imax (one show), Huma Adlabs (one show), PVR Mulund (two shows), R Adlabs (one show), Cinemax Wonder (Thane-one show), Cinemax Eternity (Thane Ã¢â‚¬â€œtwo shows), Palm Beach Adlabs (Vashi-two shows), Jawahar (Ulhasnagar- Fri- one show) on Sunday at Madhuban (Dombivali Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one show) and Deepmandir (Mulund) (one show) on Saturday, 16 June, Monday 18 June to Thursday 21 June at Fame Nakshatra (Dadar Ã¢â‚¬â€œ morning show).
The Telugu version opened only at PVR Mulund (three shows) and Ashish.
Fantastic 4: Rise of Silver Surfer (English and Hindi versions) opened to good response.
Bhojpuri film Nirhua Rikshawala, after smashing records in Bihar, has opened to a good start. Udit Narayan’s second Bhojpuri film, Kab Kahabe Tu I Love You, opened to average response in Bombay.< Page Break >
The Train’s first week collections were: Entered second week at six cinemas in Bombay, Ahmedabad Rs 44,00,000 from 17 cinemas (59 per cent), Delhi Rs 51,00,000 from 24 cinemas (51 per cent), Lucknow Rs 5,44,007 from three cinemas (48 per cent), Allahabad Rs 61,596 on one print (48 per cent), Nagpur Rs 3,87,700 from two cinemas (49 per cent), Ajmer Rs 1,02,460 from one cinema (58 per cent), Bikaner Rs 78,542 from one cinema (55 per cent), Kolkata Rs 18,46,997 from 11 cinemas (59 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 27,13,662 from 14 cinemas ( 42 per cent).
Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar‘s (MP3) first week collections were : Bombay Rs 17,69,560 from 27 cinemas (24 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 3,31,690 from five cinemas (32 per cent), Delhi Rs 4,85,000 from nine cinemas (11 per cent), Nagpur Rs 2,55,907 from two cinemas (36 per cent) and Kolkata Rs 2,61,195 from five cinemas (39 per cent).
Dharm’s first week collections were : Bombay Rs 3,26,875 from 14 cinemas (10 per cent), Thane Rs 39,170 from three cinemas (eight per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 27,670 from two cinemas (nine per cent), Kanpur (12 shows) Rs 29,388 from one cinema (eight per cent).
Swami’s first week collections were : Bombay Rs 5,51,354 from 16 cinemas (13 per cent), Thane Rs 1,14,494 from four cinemas (15 per cent), Delhi Rs 2,60,000 from eight cinemas (12 per cent), Kanpur (12 shows) Rs 51,676 from one cinema (six per cent).
Red Swastik’s first week collections were : Bombay Rs 4,83,990 from five cinemas (39 per cent), Delhi Rs 4,27,652 from three cinemas (29 per cent).
Ghutan’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 4,49,198 from five cinemas (60 per cent), Thane Rs 1,78,400 from two cinemas (68 per cent).< Page Break >
Ocean’s Thirteen entered second week in Bombay at 21 cinemas.
Fool-N-Final’s second week collections were : Bombay Rs 35,18,685 from 29 cinemas (42 per cent), Thane Rs 2,21,340 from two cinemas (44 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 35,02,758 from 16 cinemas (47 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 2,90,986 from one cinema (49 per cent), Delhi Rs 38,00,000 from 18 cinemas (34 per cent), Lucknow Rs 8,70,894 from five cinemas (52 per cent), Allahabad Rs 53,446 from one cinema (39 per cent), Nagpur Rs 6,50,000 from five cinemas (48 per cent), Bikaner Rs 1,52,988 from one cinemas (48 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 5,37,294 from four cinemas (52 per cent).
Pirates of The Caribbean: At World’s End (English and Hindi) entered the third week in Bombay at two cinemas.
Shrek 3 entered third week in Bombay at 17 cinemas.
Shootout At Lokhandwala’s third week collections were : Bombay Rs 61,34,477 from 33 cinemas (68 per cent), Thane Rs 23,29,430 from 16 cinemas (69 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 36,41,897 from 14 cinemas (68 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 3,23,983 from two cinemas (58 per cent), Delhi Rs 19,70,958 from 14 cinemas (60 per cent), Lucknow Rs 7,14,931 from five cinemas (60 per cent), Allahabad Rs 3,39,582 from two cinemas (58 per cent), Nagpur Rs 3,33,040 from two cinemas (59 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 7,39,492 from three cinemas (67 per cent).
Cheeni Kum’s third week collections were : Bombay Rs 77,72,964 from 33 cinemas (59 per cent), Thane Rs 11,99,752 from eight cinemas (44 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 15,50,000 from nine cinemas (49 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 56,276 from one cinema (32 per cent), Delhi Rs 43,00,000 from 16 cinemas (48 per cent), Kanpur Rs 21,737 from two cinemas (28 per cent), Lucknow Rs 4,66,262 from three cinemas (62 per cent), Allahabad Rs 54,236 from three cinemas (45 per cent), Nagpur Rs 1,97,803 from one cinema (64 per cent), Kolkata Rs 18,93,228 from eight cinemas (68 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 7,47,447 from four cinemas (59 per cent).< Page Break >
Raqeeb Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Rivals In Love ran for four combined weeks in Bombay at Sapna cinema (Vasai).
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local ran for four combined weeks in Bombay at Prince cinema (Bhayander).
Life In AÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Metro’s fifth week collections were : Bombay Rs 7,54,225 from 10 cinemas.
Spider-Man 3 ran for six combined weeks in Bombay at Edward cinema.
Ta Ra Rum Pum’s seventh week collections were : Bombay Rs 3,43,635 from 12 cinemas, Delhi Rs 1,97,584 from three cinemas, Lucknow Rs 89,390 from two prints, Hyderabad Rs 4,36,770 from two cinemas.
Bheja Fry’s ninth week collections were : Delhi Rs 1,41,407 from two cinemas.
Namastey London entered 13th week in Bombay at Naaz (matinees).
Eklavya Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Royal Guard entered 18th combined week in Bombay at Imperial cinema (matinees).
Dhoom: 2 entered 30th combined week in Bombay at Dreamland (matinees).
Vivah’s 31st week collections were : Bombay Rs 32,406.60 from one cinema, Ahmedabad Rs 24,364.80 from one cinema, Jaipur Rs 2,08,267.30 from one cinemas.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered 609th week in Bombay at Maratha Mandir (matinees).