Torpid response to new film releases

MUMBAI: Last week, Spider-Man 3 glittered at the box office. This week, the gleam has faded again considerably, with both new releases, Life In A….Metro and Good Boy Bad Boy not opening to encouraging results.


UTV’s Life In A… Metro opened to a mix response. The film is expected to do average business in metros; especially in Mumbai. In the Bombay circuit, it opened with around 170 prints including UFOs, DLPs and E-City Digital prints.


Among the single screen cinemas in Mumbai, the film opened in Eros Cinema (Churchgate) with daily three shows. The film registered around Rs 45,000 on its first day against the collection capacity of Rs 1,46,565.60 (30.70 per cent); at Gaiety, (Bandra) it opened with four shows daily and collected around Rs 79,000 on its first day against a capacity of Rs 1,15,960 (68.12 per cent). Chandan (Juhu) too opened with daily four shows and registered around Rs 49,000 against the capacity of Rs 1,68, 105.60 (29.00 per cent).


Subhash Ghai’s Good Boy Bad Boy opened to a below average response. The film opened with 157 prints, including 50 UFOs and 25 E-City digital prints.


Among the single screen cinemas in Mumbai, it opened at Liberty Deluxe (Marine Lines) with daily four shows and managed to gross around Rs 37,000; which is around 20 per cent of the total capacity. Pinky Cinema (Andheri – East) collected Rs 41,350 on its first day against the capacity of Rs 1,01,308 ( 40.82 per cent). Anupam cinema (Goregaon-West) collected Rs 33,566 in its first four shows against the capacity of Rs 74,874  (44.83 per cent).


Bhojpuri film Tohaar Pyaar Chaahi starring Krishna Abhishek and Seema Malik has been a non-starter.< Page Break >


Spider-Man 3 (English)’s first week collections were: Bombay Rs 2,22,88,952 from 26 cinemas, Thane Rs 33,67,467 from four cinemas, Delhi Rs 67,27,039 from nine cinemas, Kolkata Rs 64,48,977 from 10 cinemas.


Spider-Man 3 (Hindi)’s first week collections were : Bombay Rs 49,49,778 from 17 cinemas (90 per cent), Thane Rs 38,21,212 from 14 cinemas (75 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 18,15,662 from 13 cinemas (60 per cent), Delhi Rs 36,38,555 from 12 cinema (83 per cent), Lucknow Rs 16,20,305 from eight cinemas (54 per cent), Agra Rs 2,65,454 from one cinema (60 per cent), Raipur Rs 6,01,020 on one cinema (67 per cent), Ratlam Rs 1,22,845 from one cinema, Kolkata Rs 25,26,352 on 15 cinemas (52 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 22,17,869 from nine cinemas.


Yatra’s first week collections were: Delhi Rs 3,43,086 from seven cinemas ( 14.57 per cent), Kolkata Rs 8,56,790 from eight cinemas.


Ta Ra Rum Pum’s second week collections were : Bombay Rs 1,53,94,046 from 38 prints (62 per cent), Thane Rs 37,97,368 on four print (55 per cent), Delhi Rs 80,75,915 on 15 prints (50 per cent), Lucknow Rs 13,15,840 on three print (64 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 7,32,563 on four prints (65 per cent), Agra Rs 1,10,203 on one print, Allahabad Rs 53,300 (40 per cent), Gurgaon Rs 16,15,010 (41 per cent), Indore Rs 14,25,26 on four prints (56 per cent), Raipur Rs 2,54,370 on one print (40 per cent), Ratlam Rs 38,126 on one print (45 per cent), Jaipur Rs 8,25,320 on four prints, Kolkata Rs 21,25,376 on 15 prints (58 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 43,15,775 on 10 cinemas (60 per cent).< Page Break >


Kya Love Story Hai ran for three weeks in Bombay, in Ahmedabad, it collected Rs 1,25,500 from two cinemas, Delhi Rs 43,480 from three cinemas, Lucknow Rs 60,305 from two cinemas, Ujjain Rs 20,236 (six days)  from one cinema, Ratlam Rs 20,236 from one cinema, Jaipur and Kolkata collections are undisclosed.


Big Brother ran for four combined weeks in Bombay at three cinemas, Kanpur Rs 56,193 from two cinemas (six days). The film ran for four weeks at Gwalior .


Bheja Fry’s fourth week collections were : Bombay Rs 21,69,330 from 23 cinemas, Thane Rs 2,29,113 from six cinemas, Delhi Rs 10,90,809 from eight cinemas.


Shakalaka Boom Boom ran for five combined weeks in Bombay at one cinema in matinees.< Page Break >


Namastey London entered the eighth week in Bombay at two cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 1,60,699 from four cinemas, Delhi Rs 2,33,719 from three cinemas, Kanpur Rs 76,651 (36 shows) from two cinemas. Allahabad seventh combined week Rs 27,434 from one cinema, Indore Rs 31,530 from one cinema, Hyderabad Rs 3,24,843 from three cinemas.


The Namesake (English) entered the eighth week in Bombay.


Eklavya – The Royal Guard entered 13th combined week in Bombay at one cinema in matinees.


Dhoom:2 entered 24th  combined week in Bombay,  Rs 10,919 (seven shows) from one cinema.


Vivah entered 26th combined week in Bombay Rs 81,884 from three cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 32,224 from three cinemas.


Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered 603rd week in Bombay at one cinema Rs 37,325 (7 shows).

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