MUMBAI: Madhur Bhandarkar’s Traffic Signal has had a tame opening this Friday.
The film carries the filmmaker’s unmistakable stamp, but this time the bite, that marked his earlier ventures, Page 3 and Corporate, is missing. The box-office prospects of Traffic Signal are not encouraging, though the film has opened to good resposes in the Bombay circuit.
Traffic Signal was released in the entire Bombay circuit with 86 prints, apart from 21 UFOs and 13 DLPs. Bombay distributor Shringar Films and Prime Focus are reported to have raked in good profits much before the film released. Apart from Mumbai city and suburbs, Shringar and Prime Focus had sold the rest of the territories to VIP Movies, which too tabled profit by selling the film to sub-distributors.
VIP retained Maharashtra and sold Thane and Saurashtra to a new buyer – Ishika Entertainment, Gujarat to DT Enterprises and Karnataka to Raiker Theatres. Unlike Bombay circuit, where the film opened to a 55 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 65 per cent response, it was greeted in the rest of the territories with a lukewarm response.
Liberty cinema at Marine Lines, Mumbai with a seating capacity of 1,196, opened to daily two shows – 3 pm and 9 pm, (different rates for different shows). On the first day, it collected Rs 26,203.80 against a capacity of Rs 52,599 and Rs 50, 238.20 against Rs 58,000. A total of Rs 76,442 against Rs 1,10,599 (69.12 per cent) was collected. On Saturday, the advance booking at this single screen theatre was just around 25 per cent. The management expects to register full shows on weekends during current bookings.
Pinky cinema in Andheri with a seating capacity of 866 seats collected Rs 51,484 from four shows, against a capacity of Rs 1,01,308 ( 50.82 per cent).
Kalpana cinema in Kurla, having a seating capacity of 1,188 persons, collected Rs 41,544 from its first four shows against a capacity of Rs 87, 073.60 (47.71 per cent).
Jai Ganesh cinema in Mulund, having a seating capacity of 986, collected Rs 41,072 against Rs 63,555.68 (64.62 per cent).
Bhojpuri film Driver Babu, a family drama, released this Friday by Friends Movies in Bombay.
In its first week, Salaam-E-Ishq in Bombay collected Rs 2,87,26,430 from 50 cinemas (60 per cent), Thane Rs 65,14,329 from 23 cinemas (62 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 79,00,595 from 17 cinemas (66 per cent), Delhi Rs 1,59,15,828 from 25 cinemas (51 per cent), Allahabad Rs 1,95,476 from one cinema (52 per cent), Agra Rs 2,85,000 from one cinema (66 per cent), Bareilly Rs 2,07,226 from one cinema (53 per cent), Indore Rs 17,63,948 from four cinemas (63 per cent), Ajmer (gross) Rs 5,59,527 from one print (54 per cent), Kolkata Rs 60,27,717 from 12 cinemas (66 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 73,78,977 from 25 cinemas (68 per cent), Vijayawada Rs 3,22,881 from one cinema (69 per cent), Chennai Rs 15,84,799 from four cinemas (62 per cent).
Parzania’s first week Bombay collections have not been disclosed. In Delhi, the film collected Rs 5,09,271 from two cinemas (30 per cent), Noida Rs 2,56,708 from two screens (31 per cent), Gurgaon (49 shows) Rs 2,07,909 from three screens (28 per cent), Hyderabad collections unreceived as yet.
Mission Vande Mataram ran for a week in Bombay.
Mr Hot Mr Cool ran for two weeks in Bombay, and opened in Hyderabad this Friday.
Risk’s second week collections – Rs 2,60,296 from six cinemas (24 per cent), Thane Rs 33,112 from two cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 2,27,461 from nine cinemas (21 per cent), Delhi Rs 17,136 from one cinema (18 per cent), Allahabad Rs 41,824 from one cinema (16 per cent), Bareilly Rs 40,135 from one cinema (21 per cent), Ghaziabad Rs 1,07,547 from five cinemas (22 per cent), Indore (seven shows) Rs 4,503 from one cinema.
Guru’s third week collections in Bombay were Rs 1,13,50,351 from 31 cinemas (67 per cent), Thane Rs 30,90,935 from 13 cinemas (70 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 33,07,220 from 12 cinemas (70 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 3,88,180 from one cinema (72 per cent), Delhi Rs 51,64,000 from 14 prints (68 per cent), Allahabad Rs 1,29,746 from one print (59 per cent), Indore Rs 8,66,255 from five cinemas (62 per cent), Kolkata Rs 34,75,760 from 10 cinemas (71 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 26,43,705 from nine cinemas (70 per cent).
Bhagam Bhag’s sixth week collections were – Bombay Rs 49,498 from three cinemas, Ahmedabad Rs 1,96,658 from five cinemas (40 per cent), Jamnagar (seven shows) Rs 33,750 from one cinema (40 per cent), Delhi Rs 23,200 from two cinemas (36 per cent), Allahabad Rs 32,000 from one cinema (30 per cent), Agra Rs 75,830 from one cinema (28 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 1,24,361 from one cinema (30 per cent).
Baabul ran for eight weeks in Bombay at one cinema in the matinees show. Its eighth combined week collections were – Allahabad Rs 45,946, Chennai Rs 38,967 from one cinema.
Dhoom: 2’s tenth week collections were – Bombay Rs 3,29,267 from eight cinemas, Thane Rs 1,42,361 from two prints, Ahmedabad Rs 55,280 from one print (seven shows), Delhi Rs 2,21,700 from two cinemas. Tenth week combined collections at Allahabad were Rs 29,924 from one cinema. Entered eleventh week at Amritsar. Chennai collections unreceived.
Vivah’s twelfth week collections were – Ahmedabad Rs 3,45,571 from eight cinemas (45 per cent), Jamnagar Rs 33,008 from one cinema (42 per cent), Allahabad Rs 34,220 from one cinema (31 per cent), Agra Rs 36,860 from one cinema (30 per cent). Entered 13th week in Amritsar in one cinema, and in Vadodara at two cinemas.
Don entered the 16th combined week in Bombay at one cinema.
Lage Raho Munnabhai entered the 23rd week in Bombay (T.F.) at two cinemas. Its collections – Ahmedabad Rs 4,140 from one cinema (seven shows).
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered its 590th week in Bombay in one cinema in the matinee show (Maratha Mandir).