Movies downpour fails to bring BO succour

MUMBAI: There was a downpour of mainstream movies at the theatres this week; unfortunately, none brought sweet succour.


It fell to last Friday’s releases, Shootout At Lokhandwala and Chini Kum, to provide the much needed relief in terms of collections. In its second week, Shootout At Lokhandwala had netted a collection of Rs 17.7 million (Rs 1.77 crore) from Bombay city, suburbs and Thane, while Cheeni Kum managed to amass Rs 12 million (Rs 1.2 crore) from Bombay city and suburbs alone.


The Train, that had a red carpet premiere at the ongoing IIFA awards at Yorkshire, derailed at the home box-office. Incidentally, this crime thriller is said to have been inspired by Hollywood film  Derailed. The film’s opening has been far from satisfactory. Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Pvt Ltd released the film in Bombay circuit with 78 prints. The film managed to gross around 40 – 50 per cent collections in Bombay and other parts on its opening day.


MP3 – Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, fell flat too. Shot extensively in France, the remarkable photography by Amitabh Singh also failed to appeal to youth. Shringar Films released the film on behalf of Percept Picture Company with 43 prints, 33 of them set aside for Bombay alone, nine for Delhi and one for Tamil Nadu. The film opened to 15 – 20 per cent collections all over.< Page Break >


Dharm was distinctly ‘naram’ at the box-office. It was and is a film to be screened at festivals alone. It registered 18 – 20 per cent opening collections in Bombay and some parts on the opening day. Adlabs has released the film all over.  


Choreographer-turned-director Ganesh Acharya’s debut film Swami is set in the 1950s and has failed to appeal to the young generation. The prospects are bleak at the box-office. Except in Gujarat, Adlabs has released the film in the Bombay circuit with 13 prints. It fetched an average of 18  per cent collections in parts of Bombay; while in some, it registered a low  one to seven per cent collection.


Another new release, Red Swastik lacks suspense value. At the box-office, it is a non-starter, but could find a few patrons in ‘C’ class centres. Vinod Kakkad of Mass Media released the film in Bombay with nine prints and two UFOs. In Gujarat, Saurashtra and Maharashtra, the film is expected to release next week. In Bombay, the film opened to an average 40 per cent collection.


Ghutan is supposed to be a horror film, but the horror element may just find some audience among the front benchers. Paramanand Pictures released the film in Bombay with three prints and six UFOs in Bombay and Thane.< Page Break >


Fool –N- Final’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 13.3 million (Rs 1.33 crore) from 41 cinemas (58 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 53,00,000 from 10 cinemas (53 per cent), Delhi Rs 64,07,952 from 17 cinemas (59 per cent),  four prints were on fixed hire. Lucknow (six days) Rs 5,24,993 from two cinemas (59 per cent), Agra Rs 4,50,100 on one print (66 per cent), Nagpur Rs 19,33,000 from five cinemas (67 per cent), Ujjain Rs 99,681 from one cinema (49 per cent), Ajmer 5,75,584 from one cinema (69 per cent), Bikaner Rs 3,33,492 from one cinema (69 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 35,53,499 from 15 cinemas (69 per cent).


Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (English)’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 88,22,245 from 24 cinemas, Delhi Rs 41,00,000 from 11 cinemas (45 per cent), Kolkata Rs 17,72,000 from five cinemas (80 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 7,67,808 from four cinemas (59 per cent).


Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (Hindi)’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 8,35,612 from seven cinemas (43 per cent), Thane Rs 1,02,555 from one cinema (42 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 9,82,307 from eight cinemas (48 per cent), Delhi Rs 10,39,971 from seven cinemas (26 per cent).


Shrek 3 entered second week at 23 cinemas in Bombay. In Delhi, it collected Rs 15,05,822 from six cinemas.< Page Break >


Bajrangi Mere Sangi (Bhojpuri film, dubbed from Telugu)’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 2,43,690 from three cinemas. The film entered the second combined week at one cinema in Pune to full houses.


Shootout At Lokhandwala second week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,33,30,339 from 40 cinemas (69 per cent), Thane Rs 44,25,933 from 20 cinemas (68 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 42,93,507 from 14 cinemas (63 per cent), Delhi Rs 71,00,000 from 23 cinemas (45 per cent), Nagpur Rs 4,97,592 from three cinemas (60 per cent), Ujjain Rs 55,100 from one cinema (40 per cent), Ajmer Rs 1,35,260 (49 per cent), Bikaner Rs 59,320 from one cinema (40 per cent), Kolkata Rs 21,34,152 from 10 cinemas (60 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 13,50,000 from four cinemas (68 per cent).


Cheeni Kum’s second week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,01,01,190 from 29 cinemas (68 per cent), Thane Rs 17,07,161 from 10 cinemas (69 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 19,68,715 from nine cinemas (69 per cent), Delhi Rs 59,00,000 from 16 cinemas (58 per cent), Lucknow Rs 1,57,912 from two cinemas (62 per cent), Nagpur Rs 2,18,795 (69 per cent), Kolkata Rs 27,79,381 from eight cinemas (69 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 9,26,734 from five cinemas (69 per cent).


Raqeeb-Rivals In Love’s third week collections were – Bombay Rs 2,457 from one cinema (14 shows); shifted to Sapna (Vasai).


Ek Chalis Ki Last Local entered the fourth combined week at four cinemas in Bombay.


Aaj Ka Neta entered third combined week in Bombay, netting Rs 13,000 from one cinema.< Page Break >


Life In A….Metro’s fourth week collections were – Bombay Rs 18,65,099 from 22 cinemas, Thane Rs 1,89,861 from five cinemas, Delhi Rs 9,42,076 from five cinemas, Kanpur Rs 23,326 from one cinema, Hyderabad Rs 5,13,810 from three cinemas.


Good Boy Bad Boy’s fourth week collections were – Ahmedabad Rs 31,244 from one cinema (seven shows). In its fourth combined week at Kanpur, the film netted Rs 46,220 from two cinemas, Hyderabad Rs 72,660 from one cinema.


Tohar Pyaar Chahi (Bhojpuri) entered fifth combined week in Bombay at Paramount (Ulhasnagar).


Spider-Man 3 (English)’s fifth week collections were – Bombay Rs 5,06,710 from four cinemas.


Spider-Man 3 (Hindi)’s fifth week collections were – Bombay Rs 99,222 from three cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 21,209 from three cinemas; one cinema collection not received. Delhi Rs 54,363 from one cinema.


Ta Ra Rum Pum’s sixth week collections were – Ahmedabad Rs 2,12,356 from six cinemas (40 per cent), Delhi Rs 6,89,470 from nine cinemas (38 per cent), Lucknow Rs 39,265 (six shows, 36 per cent), Nagpur Rs 1,10,807 (22 per cent),  Hyderabad Rs 6,76,720 from three cinemas.


Bheja Fry’s eighth week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,36,110 from three cinemas; discontinued, Ahmedabad Rs 21,810 from one cinema (seven shows), Delhi Rs 1,90,080 from three cinemas.


Ram Balram (Bhojpuri) ran for eight combined weeks in Bombay at Payal cinema in Bhiwandi.


Namastey London entered 12th week in Bombay at one cinema – Naaz in matinees.


Eklavya – The Royal Guard entered 17th combined week in Bombay at one cinema in matinees.


Dhoom: 2 entered 29th combined week at Dreamland, Mumbai, in matinees.


Vivah entered 31st combined week in Bombay at Cine Gold (Bhiwandi) in matinees. Ahmedabad netted Rs 23,795 from one cinema (seven shows).


Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered the 607th week in Bombay, netting Rs 39,349 from one cinema in matinees.

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