MUMBAI: The comeback of the suave Vinod Khanna to Bollywood via Risk could not perk up the film’s collections at the box-office. The film has registered around 50 per cent plus collections, mostly in Mumbai and parts of B and C class centres. The fast paced, stylised action thriller is a film for the masses. It is nothing more than old wine in a new bottle.
The film has been distributed by the sister division of producers K Sera Sera with around 100 prints in Bombay circuit. The rest were 45 UFOs and 25 DLPs.
In Bombay, the film has evoked mixed responses ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ in single screens like Plaza (Dadar) which has a seating capacity of 825 persons, the film opened to daily three shows. On the opening day, it collected Rs 42,022 against a capacity of Rs 87,161.85 (48.21 per cent). In Kalpana (Kurla), the film opened to daily four shows. With a seating capacity of 1,188, on the first day, the film collected Rs 74,054 against the capacity of Rs 87, 073.60 (85.05 per cent). In Regal (Churchgate), it opened to one show (daily night show) which seats 1,178 persons and has a capacity of Rs 65, 812.55, the cinema recorded Rs 21,459 (32.06 per cent). Deepak cinema on Delisle Road, with a seating capacity of 843 collected Rs 28,182 against Rs 41,672 in four shows ( 58.03 per cent).
Interworld Digitals’ Mr Hot Mr Cool has hardly any drama to sustain it. Jaysinh Pictures Pvt Ltd, the distributors who had revived their concern, managed to release 15 prints in the Bombay circuit. The film opened to very poor response all over.
It opened at Plaza (Dadar) in the matinee show. Against the capacity of Rs 29,053.95, the film collected Rs 6,010 (20.69 per cent). In New Excelsior, the film opened at daily two shows and collected Rs 8,428 against a capacity of Rs 1,02,261 ( 8.92 per cent). It has a seating capacity of 1,101 persons. Anupam Cinema (Goregaon), which has a seating capacity of 927 seats opened in daily two shows. It collected Rs 6,193 against the capacity of Rs 37,437 (16.54 per cent).
Bhojpuri film Mayee Ke Acharva Mein Charo Dham, a tear jerker, was also released this week to average response in Bombay and some other parts of the country.
The sudden engagement announcement of star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai is looked on as a bonus for Mani Ratnam’s Guru in Bombay (released by Ramesh Sippy – Rakesh Sippy, Raksha Distributors) and major metros including the US in the overseas market. The Tamil version of the film is far below average. In Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala, many parts of Bengal, C.P.C.I. and even Rajasthan, the reports are not encouraging. Overall, the film managed to net around an average of 65 to 70 per cent.
In its first week, it collected Bombay Rs 3,60,91,000 from 48 cinemas (63 per cent). Thane collected Rs 82,99,894 from 22 cinemas (64 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 1,12,63,200 from 15 cinemas (70 per cent), Delhi Rs 1,89,00,123 from 25 cinemas (59 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 40,17,400 from 10 cinemas (69 per cent), Allahabad Rs 2,46,652 from one cinema (68 per cent), Indore Rs 21,28,070 from five cinemas (67 per cent), Bhopal Rs 2,86,506 from one cinema (68 per cent), Amristar Rs 70,170 from one cinema, Kolkata Rs 60,03,000 from 17 cinemas (73 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 79,10,824 from 14 cinemas (74 per cent).
Anwar – first week in Bombay Rs 1,77,208 from six cinemas, one cinema was on fixed hire. Opened at Ahmedabad in one cinema (daily one show) Delhi Rs 36,787 from two cinemas (10 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 32,729 from three cinemas (12 per cent), Ran for one week in three cinemas at Hyderabad.
Game entered third combined week in Bombay at two cinemas.
Bhagam Bhag fourth week Bombay collections undisclosed. Ahmedabad Rs 15,42,400 from 10 cinemas (40 per cent), Allahabad Rs 57,576 on one print (31 per cent), Agra Rs 1,30,635 from one cinema ( 30 per cent), Indore Rs 1,15,630 from four cinemas (36 per cent), Ujjain Rs 45,725 from one cinema (36 per cent), entered fifth week at Jodhpur, Hyderabad Rs 8,92,501 from five cinemas (48 per cent), Chennai Rs 1,79,300 from one cinema (48 per cent).
Kabul Express – fifth week Bombay Rs 6,76,471 from 20 cinemas, Thane Rs 1,38,852 from six cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 1,52,078 from two cinemas, Hyderabad Rs 2,94,760 from one cinema (13 shows).
Dhoom:2 – eighth week Bombay Rs 12,70,454 from 23 cinemas (38 per cent), Thane Rs 3,20,478 from seven cinemas (34 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 4,69,335 from 10 cinemas (40 per cent), Delhi Rs one million (Rs 10 lakh) from seven cinemas (29 per cent), Lucknow Rs 1,85,488 from one cinema (43 per cent), Ujjain Rs 18,000 from one cinema on one print (19 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 7,28,990 from three cinemas (70 per cent).
Baabul – entered seventh week at Bombay at one cinema in matinees, Ahmedabad Rs 76,490 from four cinemas, Delhi Rs 1,58,684 from five prints, Allahabad sixth combined week Rs 35,920 from one cinema.
Vivah – eighth week Bombay Rs 2,65,379 from five cinemas (43 per cent), Thane Rs 92,038 from two cinemas (41 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 7,57,700 from 10 cinemas (46 per cent), Allahabad Rs 37,691 from one cinema, Indore Rs 35,000 from one cinemas (22 per cent), Kolkata Rs 97,232 on one print (60 per cent), Chennai Rs 1,69,090 from three cinemas (54 per cent).
Don entered 14th combined week in Bombay at one cinema in matinees.
Lage Raho Munnabhai entered 21st week in Bombay (Tax Free) at three cinemas (one in matinees), Ahmedabad 20th week Rs 6,950 from one cinema (seven shows).
Krrish – 30th week in Bombay at one cinema in matinees, collections undisclosed.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge 587th week in Bombay Rs 30,789 (seven shows) against the capacity of Rs 72,898.35 (42.24 per cent).