Box Office sees multiple film releases

MUMBAI: This Friday saw multiple releases like Water, Red – The Dark Side, Sarhad Paar, 1971, Wounded, Sakura – A Flower, Bunty – Babloo Aur Jackie and Sausurari Jindabad (Bhojpuri), but none of the films had an enthusiastic opening.

Overall, all the films have been non starters at the box-office.

Among the Hollywood films to release this week were – winner of two Academy Awards Dreamgirls, Will Smith starrer The Pursuit of Happyness and Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

Sarhad Paar, directed by Raman Kumar, has nothing new to offer. The film had been lying in the cans for five years. It’s an attempt to show patriotism at its best, but fails to hold the viewers’ interest. Nimbus Film Distributors has released the film in Bombay circuits with 40 prints. The opening day fetched around 30 per cent collections.

In Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane, Sarhad Paar opened at New Excelsior (two shows), Dreamland (one show), Apsara (two shows), Premiere Gold (one show), Premiere (two shows), PVR Juhu (one show), Cinemax Versova (one show), 24 Karat, Movie Time Goregaon (three shows), Fame, Cinemax Kandivli (two shows), PVR Mulund (two shows), Cinemax Eternity (Thane, one show), Cinemax Wonder (Thane, two shows), Ganesh (Thane), Bhanu (Kalyan), Ashok (Ulhasnagar), Galaxy (Bhiwandi) and Meghdoot (Vashi – two shows).

New Excelsior is screening two shows (6.30 and 9.30 pm) with a seating capacity of 1,101 persons per show. On the opening day, the film collected Rs 12, 029.60 against a capacity of Rs 94,519.20 (12.73 per cent).

Dreamland is showing the film in the matinee slot ( 12.30 pm). The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,037 persons. Against a capacity of Rs 17,903, on the opening day the film registered around Rs 2,500; while on Saturday, it crossed the Rs 3,000 mark which is 13.96 per cent and 16.76 per cent respectively.

Apsara cinema is showing the film in two shows ( 4 pm and 11 pm ) and has collected Rs 20,235 against a capacity of Rs 64,400 (31.42 per cent).< Page Break>

Deepa Mehta’s Oscar-nominated film, Water finally hit the screens across the nation.  It is a niche film for the elite audiences, with hardly any attraction for the masses. VIP Movies released the film with 39 prints in 60 cinemas in the Bombay circuit and mostly at multiplexes, and has registered around 30 to 50 per cent collections.

In Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane, Water opened at Metro Adlabs, Inox, Regal (two shows), Apsara, Central Plaza (one show), Roxy (two shows), Premiere, Fame Nakshatra, Starcity (three shows), Galaxy, Globus (three shows), Suburbia (two shows), PVR Juhu, Chandan (two shows), Sun City, Fame Adlabs (six shows), Fun Republic, Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Andheri (one show), 24 Karat, Movie Time Goregaon (six shows), Movie Star, Fame Malad (six shows), Movie Time Malad (three shows), Fame Kandivli (six shows), Thakur Fame Kandivli (two shows), Cinemax Kandivli (two shows), Movie Gem (one show), Cinemax Sion, Ashish, Huma Adlabs (two shows), R Adlabs (two shows), PVR Mulund, Cinemax Eternity (Thane, two shows), Cinemax Wonder (Thane, two shows), Cinemax (Mira Road, two shows), Rassaz (Mira Road, three shows), Fun Fiesta (Nala Sopara), Gopi (Dombivali, one show), Tilak (Dombivali, one show), Joker (Kalyan, two shows), Broadway (Ghansoli), Fun Square (Sanpada) and Meghraj (Vashi, five shows).

Water’s collections were – Metro Adlabs collected Rs 51,425 in its first four shows against the capacity of Rs 1,42,400 (36.11 per cent). It has a seating capacity of around 300 persons.

Inox with a seating capacity of around 260 odd persons, collected Rs 43,460 against an estimated capacity of around Rs 1,15,000; namely 37.79 per cent in its first four shows.

Regal, which seats 1,178 persons opened with two shows (4.30 and 10.00 pm). The first day’s collection was Rs 57,264 against a capacity of Rs 1,31,700 (43.48 per cent).

Galaxy, which has a seating capacity of 818 persons per show, registered Rs 48,165 against the capacity of Rs 95,608 in its first four shows (50.37 per cent).< Page Break>

Red-The Dark Side is an obsessive love story. Director Vikram Bhatt manages to keep the narration alive and has peppered the story with bold scenes.

The film has opened with 400 prints across the country, which includes 160 digital prints. Balaji Exhibitors has released the film in Thane and Raigad districts. Rupali Entertainment has the Maharashtra and Karnataka rights while the film has been released in Gujarat and Saurashtra by Ishika Entertainment. The production company, Horseshoe Pictures has itself released the film in Mumbai city and suburbs with 90 prints and 60 digital formats. The film has opened to around 40 plus per cent.

In Mumbai city and suburbs, Red – The Dark Side opened at Eros, Inox (six shows), Metro Adlabs (five shows), Maratha Mandir, Apsara (six shows), Roxy (two shows), Central Plaza (two shows), Premiere Gold, Deepak, Chitra (two shows), Fame Nakshatra (two shows), Plaza (three shows), Aurora (one show), Gaiety, Globus (two shows), Chandan (three shows), PVR Juhu (five shows), Sun City, Fame Adlabs (five shows), Pinky, 24 Karat, Cinemax Goregaon (five shows), Movie Time Goregaon (six shows), Movie Star, Fame Malad, Movie Time Malad (three shows), Kasturba, Fame Kandivli, Cinemax Kandivli (five shows), Cinemax Kandivli (two shows), Jaya, Movie Gem (three shows), Cinemax Sion (six shows), Kalpana, Shreyas, Amar, Saaz, Sahakar Plaza, Huma Adlabs (five shows), R Adlabs (five shows), Jaiganesh, PVR Mulund (five shows), Cinemax Eternity (Thane, seven shows), Cinemax Wonder (Thane, five shows), Vandana (Thane), Cinemax (Mira Road, five shows), Rassaz (Mira Road, five shows), H M Deluxe (Bhayander), Alishan (Mumbra), Madhuban (Dombivali, two shows), Tilak (Dombivali, two shows), Sagar (Kalyan), Joker (Kalyan), Anil (Ulhasnagar), Haseen (Bhiwandi), Broadway (Ghansoli), Fun Square (Sanpada, three shows) and Meghraj (Vashi, five shows).

Red-The Dark Side’s collections were – Eros opened to daily three shows. It has a seating capacity of 1,024 persons. The total three shows capacity is Rs 1,46,565, while the film managed to collect Rs 40,950 ( 27.93 per cent).

The film opened at Maratha Mandir with three shows and collected Rs 31,655 in its first day against the capacity of Rs 1,01,757 (31 per cent). The cinema seats 1102 persons per show.

Gaiety, which seats 972 persons per show, collected Rs 49,240 in its first four shows against the capacity of Rs 1,15,960 ( 42.46 per cent).< Page Break>

Sagar Arts’ 1971 delves on the tragic escape of India’s ‘Prisoners-of-War’ from Pakistan. The story has been told a few times earlier too, including Deewarein-Let’s Bring Our Heroes Home, but 1971 lacks star appeal. Studio 18 has released the film in Bombay circuit with 40 prints. The response is around 25 to 35 per cent.

In Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane, 1971 opened at Inox (one show), Metro Adlabs, Apsara (two shows), Gossip (one show), PVR Juhu (two shows), Fame Adlabs (one show), Cinemax Versova (one show), 24 Karat (one show), Movie Time Goregaon (three shows), Movie Star (two shows), Fame Malad (two shows), Fame Kandivli (one show), Cinemax Kandivli (two shows), Diamond (two shows), Huma Adlabs (two shows), R Adlabs (two shows), PVR Mulund (two shows), Cinemax Eternity (Thane, one show), Cinemax Wonder (Thane, two shows) and Meghdoot (Vashi, two shows).

1971’s collections were – Apsara opened to two shows (1.30 and 6.15 pm). The film collected Rs 16,075 against the capacity of Rs 46,662 ( 34.44 per cent) on its first day.

Likewise, Metro cinema opened to three shows and collected Rs 33,460 against the capacity of Rs 1,27,500 ( 26.47 per cent).< Page Break>

Director Krishna Mishra’s Wounded is a reality based story, revolving around the life of dacoit Seema Parihar and has been shot at actual locations. The film might find some patrons in the interiors of the northern territory. Devgade Films released the film in entire Bombay circuit with six prints.

In Bombay the film opened at Capitol and New Vijay.

Sakura – A Flower was also released in Bombay by Sangeeta Exhibitors with a mere two prints, one at Naaz and the other at Kings in Kurla.

Damani Pictures’ Bhojpuri film Sasurari Jindabad, released on Friday, is a family entertainer and good enough to pull in the audiences by word of mouth.

The dubbed version of the Jackie Chan starrer, Bunty-Babloo Aur Jackie also released to a fair response. Star Entertainment has released the film in Bombay circuit (excluding Gujarat and Saurashtra) with around 40 prints. Chitradoot Film Distributors has released the film in Gujarat and Saurashtra to a good response.

In Mumbai city, suburbs and Thane, Bunty – Babloo Aur Jackie opened at Apsara (two shows), Central Plaza (two shows), 24 Karat, Anupam, Movie Star (two shows), Diamond (two shows), Uday, Anand (Thane), Cinemax Eternity (Thane, two shows), Cinemax Wonder (Thane, one show), Cinemax (Mira Road, two shows), Parvati (Vasai), Fun Fiesta (Nala Sopara), Gopi (Dombivali, two shows), Diamond Plaza (Bhiwandi) and Broadway (Ghansoli).< Page Break>

Nishabd’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 78,86,377 from 40 cinemas (46 per cent),  Thane Rs 18,66,074 from 14 cinemas (42 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 27,11,881 from 11 cinemas (36 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 2,27,792 from two cinemas (28 per cent), Delhi Rs 68,31,212 from 19 cinemas (27 per cent), Kanpur Rs 4,27,675 (six shows) from two cinemas (37 per cent), Nagpur Rs 3,30,054 from three cinemas (29 per cent), Raipur Rs 95,168 from one cinema (25 per cent), Bikaner Rs 63,565 from one cinema (24 per cent), Kolkata Rs 23 92,651 from seven cinemas (42 per cent), Hyderbad Rs 29,28,321 from eight cinemas (48 per cent), Chennai Rs 54,290 from two cinemas (49 per cent).

Nehlle Pe Dehlla’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 39,12,017 from 38 cinemas (42 per cent), Thane Rs 9,95,650 from 12 cinemas (37 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 25,34,217 from 17 cinemas (46 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 1,76,175 from one cinema (42 per cent), Delhi Rs 21,92,217 from 19 cinemas ( 29.5 per cent), Kanpur Rs 3,15,572 from three cinemas (35 per cent), Nagpur Rs 3,56,937 from four cinemas (24 per cent), Raipur Rs 1,35,283 from one cinema, Kolkata Rs 2,35,362 from one cinema (38 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 15,78,165 from nine cinemas (51 per cent), Chennai Rs 3,03,000 from two cinemas (48 per cent).

Tu Hamaar Haoo (Bhojpuri)’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 13,72,310 from eight cinemas. Thane collected Rs 7,78,212 from six cinemas.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’s second week collections were – Bombay Rs 80,42,779 from 25 cinemas (60 per cent), Thane Rs 16,75,195 from 12 cinemas (52 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 21,00,763 from nine cinemas (56 per cent), Delhi Rs 30,76,303 from 12 cinemas (38 per cent), Kanpur  Rs 1,71,276 from one cinema (12 shows, 34 per cent), Nagpur Rs 74,814 from two cinemas (36 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 7,91,490 from four cinemas (58 per cent), Chennai Rs 1,69,200 from two cinemas (58 per cent).< Page Break>

Ghost Rider (English) entered the third week in Bombay at four cinemas, and collected Rs 6,38,124 from seven cinemas in Delhi.

Eklavya – The Royal Guard’s third week collections were – Bombay Rs 15,26,260 from 19 cinemas (30 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 2,69,631 from five cinemas (32 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 63,637 from one cinema (29 per cent), Delhi Rs 7,32,044 from 11 cinemas (18 per cnet), Kanpur Rs 1,61,359 from three cinemas (32 per cent), Allahabad Rs 39,470 from one cinema (24 per cent), Nagpur Rs 96,215 from two cinemas (22 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 14 shows Rs 3,01,280 (36 per cent).

Black Friday’s fourth week collections were – Bombay Rs 8,50,771 from 17 cinemas. The film entered the fifth week at eight cinemas, in Delhi Rs 65,003 from three cinemas.

Traffic Signal entered the sixth week in Bombay at two cinemas (New Empire and Gossip) with daily one show each. It entered the fifth combined week in Ahmedabad, collecting  Rs 11,078 from one cinema (seven shows).

Guru entered the eighth week in Bombay, collecting Rs 5,41,129 from 16 cinemas, Thane Rs 1,55,647 from seven cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 2,44,121 from six prints,  Delhi Rs 1,41,559 from three cinemas.

Bhagam Bhag entered the 11th week in Ahmedabad, collecting  Rs 18,597 from one cinema (morning shows).

Kabul Express entered the 12th week in Bombay, collecting Rs 2,604 from one cinema in matinees.

Vivah entered the 14th week in Jamnagar, collecting Rs 27,612, and the 17th week in Allahabad collecting Rs 21,368 in one cinema (20 per cent), Agra Rs 86,890 from two cinemas, Nagpur Rs 24,215 from one cinema (22 per cent).

Dhoom:2 entered the 15th week in Bombay, collecting Rs 50,749 from four cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 45,400 from one cinema, Delhi Rs 49,388 from three cinemas.

Don entered the 20th combined week in Bombay at one cinema hall in matinees.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered the 594th week in Bombay, collecting Rs 36,594 from one cinema (seven shows).

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