Namastey London reaps rich harvest

MUMBAI: Eros International has reason to celebrate, with the Team India debacle inadvertently helping the box office collections of its latest release Namastey London.


Also, new releases falling like nine pins has raised hopes that the film might rule at the box office the coming week too. Nine films were released this week, four of them regular Hindi films – Delhii Heights, Khanna & Iyer, Say Salaam India, Khallas….The Beginning of End, a  Bhojpuri film, Purab Aur Paschhim, as well as four dubbed films -Satya – The Sarkar, Anjaan Khatra Jurassic Park Mein, Nagin (Anaconda 3) and Jaggu, all of which turned out damp squibs at the turnstiles.


The condition of Khanna & Iyer was pathetic in most places where the opening was around two to three per cent on the first day. Similar was the fate of Say Salaam India. The film collected a dismal two per cent, with 15 percent being the maximum figures for the first day. The film could not be released at many places, as distributors backed out the last minute and did not expect to recover even the theatre rentals. Delhii Heights registered around 14 per cent to 18 per cent on the opening day in Bombay and other circuits.


Sivaji Productions’ Delhii Heights opened to a lukewarm response. Shringar has released the film all over India, with 104 prints along with 12 UFOs and 6 DLPs. In Bombay and Thane, only 27 prints were released.


Zee Telefilms and Mukta Tele Media’s Khanna & Iyer’s prospects look bleak at the box office. Excluding the DLPs, UFOs and E-City, the film opened with 46 prints across the country. 12 prints were released in Mumbai city and suburbs, while five prints were released in Gujarat and Maharashtra.


Credence Motion Pictures and Speaking Tree Films’ Say Salaam India has been a non-starter too.< Page Break >


Radha Pushpa Entertainments’ Khallas….The Beginning of End, is a film for the B and C class centres. The film opened at 13 cinemas in Bombay.


Bhojpuri film Purab Aur Paschhim opened in the Bomay circuit at 16 cinemas to a good response.


Dubbed films Satya – The Sarkar (released by Dilip Dhanwani in Bombay, Maharashtra and Gujarat with an estimated 10 prints), Anjaan Khatra Jurassic Park Mein, Nagin (Anaconda 3) and Jaggu opened in Bombay and some other circuits.


I Am In Love ran for one day in Bombay at three cinemas.


Namastey London’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,95,56,325 from 47 cinemas (72 per cent), Thane Rs 41,03,798 from 25 cinemas (69 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 74,86,615 from 20 cinemas (65 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 5,19,027 from two cinemas (60 per cent), Delhi Rs 2,01,27,812 from 28 cinemas (66 per cent), Allahabad Rs 1,96,631 from one cinema (68 per cent), Agra Rs 5,41,700 from one cinema (60 per cent), Jalgaon Rs 2,04,030 from one cinema (60 per cent), Raipur Rs 3,50,512 from one cinema (60 per cent),Indore Rs 18,53,668 from five cinemas (60 per cent), Udaipur Rs 2,25,047 from one cinema (63 per cent), Kota Rs 3,20,675 from one cinema (69 per cent), Ajmer Rs 6,43,868 from one cinema (67 per cent), Jodhpur Rs 6,43,051 (63 per cent), Jaipur Rs 30,31,171 from eight cinemas (68 per cent), Kolkata Rs 34,12,306 from seven cinemas (63 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 50,02,692 from 18 cinemas (69 per cent).


The Namesake (English)’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 61,79,586 from 28 cinemas (73 per cent, Rs 52,11,324 from 20 multiplex screens and Rs 9,68,282 from eight single screens), Delhi Rs 16,94,984 from 12 cinemas (58 per cent), Faridabad Rs 1,26,587 from one cinema (52 per cent), Ghaziabad  Rs 1,92,137 from four cinemas (60 per cent), Kolkata Rs 17,54,746 from eight cinemas (66 per cent). The film opened  this week at Hyderabad.


Yaaraa’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,94,893 from two cinemas.< Page Break >


Hattrick’s second week collections were – Bombay Rs 12,86,404 from 38 cinema (38 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 4,32,138 from eight cinemas (35 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 87, 870 from one cinema (36 per cent), Allahabad Rs 28,891 from two cinemas (23 per cent), Bareilly Rs 11,550 from one cinema (15 per cent), Agra Rs 31,459 from one cinema (26 per cent), Raipur four days Rs 17,066 from one cinema (30 per cent), Kolkata Rs 3,15,660 from six cinemas (43 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 1,02,425 from one cinema (41 per cent).


Just Married’s second week collections were – Bombay Rs 18,45,085 from 32 cinemas (39 per cent),  Ahmedabad Rs 2,58,563 from eight cinemas (24 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 41,792 from one cinema (62 per cent), Allahabad Rs 23,453 from one cinema (36 per cent), Agra Rs 63,098 from one cinema (28 per cent), Indore Rs 66,571 from four cinemas (36 per cent), Jaipur Rs 4,65,544 from two cinemas (38 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 3,15,501 from three cinemas (43 per cent).


300 (Dubbed)’s second week collections were – Ahmedabad Rs 5,22,464 from four cinemas (43 per cent), Raipur (five days, Rs 30,395, 20 per cent), Jaipur Rs 69,903 from two cinemas (30 per cent), Hyderabad (English) Rs 3,26,231 from three cinemas (60 per cent).


Water’s third week collections were – Ahmedabad Rs 60,470 from two cinemas, Delhi Rs 2,52,206 from seven cinemas, Hyderabad Rs 83,630 from one cinema.


Red – The Dark Side entered the third combined week in Bombay at one cinema (Deepmandir, Mulund), Delhi Rs 14,900 from two cinemas, Hyderabad Rs0 1,29265 from one cinema.< Page Break >


Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’s fifth week collections were – Bombay Rs 7,07,663 from 23 cinemas (26 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 1,87,967 from five cinemas (36 per cent), Delhi Rs 2,70,581 from six cinemas. The film entered the sixth week in Chennai.


Eklavya – The Royal Guard entered the seventh week in Bombay at seven cinemas.


Black Friday entered the eighth combined week at one cinema in Thane.


Nehlle Pe Dehlla entered the fourth week in Ahmedabad, netting Rs 15,207 from two cinemas.


Nishabd entered the fourth week in Ahmedabad, collecting Rs 46,320 from two cinemas, Delhi Rs 2,02,055 from five cinemas.


Guru entered the twelfth combined week in Bombay at two cinemas, eleventh week in Ahmedabad, netting Rs 1,38,943 from five cinemas, Delhi Rs 84,018 from three cinemas (seven shows each).


Kabul Express ran for 15 combined weeks in Bombay at one cinema.


Dhoom:2 entered 18th combined week in Bombay, collecting Rs 14,842 at one cinema (matinee show), Delhi Rs 29,500 from two cinemas (seven shows each).


Vivah entered the 20th week in Ahmedabad, collecting Rs 1,14,437 from six cinemas.


Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered the 597th week in Bombay, collecting Rs 26,658 from one cinema (matinee show).

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