Honeymoon… stabilises after patchy start

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MUMBAI: Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar released their latest offering Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd on 23 February 2007 to a mixed response.

The film that got off to a shaky start appears to have stabilised and should sail through the weekend successfully in metros, in single screen and multiplexes.

A medium budget film, it is also likely to succeed in its aim of keeping its investors happy. Debutant director Reema Kagti has done a fair job.

Anil Thadani has released the film in the Bombay circuit with 72 prints. The digital prints include 19 UFOs, nine DLPs and two E-City prints.

HTPL opened at Regal in downtown Coloba (Mumbai) in the matinee show. The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,178 persons with a capacity of Rs 65,812.55. The opening day (Friday) fetched around Rs 10,000 ( 15.19 per cent). On the second day, the collections were reportedly more than 50 per cent.

Chitra cinema in Dadar (Mumbai), which seats 635 persons and has a capacity of Rs 27,847.15 per show collected Rs 83,564.10 on its first day (four shows) against the capacity of Rs 111,388.60 (75.02 per cent). On the second day, the film improved at the box-office windows. The first, second and third shows were almost housefull. A similar response is expected for Sunday, with the advance booking window witnessing brisk business. The management is hopeful of repeating the same box-office performance on Monday too, since most of the traders in the vicinity keep their establishments shut on that day.

Gaiety cinema in Bandra (Mumbai) which seats 972 persons and has a capacity of Rs 28,990.05 per show, registered Rs 77,115 on its first day (four shows), which is 66.50 per cent of the total capacity of four shows. The weekend prospects of the film at this cinema hall look brighter than the first day too.
Haseena – Smart, Sexy and Dangerous, opened to a lukewarm response. Dilip Dhanwani of Dilsa Distributors managed to release the film in Bombay and Maharashtra with four prints and three UFOs.

A remake of Ganga Jamuna in the Bhojpuri language, titled Ab Ta Banja Sajanwa Hamaar was released to a fair response in Bombay. The film, which was earlier released in Bihar, has Ravi Kissen playing the role essayed by Dilip Kumar in the original. Nagma and Mona Theeba play the female leads. The film is a Saira Banu presentation.

A Bhojpuri family drama, Piritiya Tohaar, also opened to a satisfactory response.

A Marathi devotional film, Shree Siddhivinayak Mahima, released at Plaza cinema in central Mumbai.

The English film Ghost Rider and its dubbed version in Hindi, titled Mahakaal… Aag Lagaa Dega, opened to an average response all over. Sony Pictures Releasing India Ltd released the film in English and Hindi in the Bombay circuit with 80 prints.

Eklavya – The Royal Guard had, in its first week, collected Rs 27,742,964 in Bombay from 49 cinemas (58 per cent). In Thane, it collected Rs 569,124 from two cinemas (59 per cent); collections of 16 cinemas were undisclosed. In Ahmedabad, the film netted Rs 6,812,949 from 17 cinemas (59 per cent). In Jamnagar, it managed a business of Rs 331,607 from one cinema (58 per cent), in Delhi, it collected Rs 13,415,290 from 23 cinemas (53 per cent), in Kanpur Rs 714,216 (six days) from three cinemas (59 per cent), in Agra Rs 285,570 from one cinema (57 per cent), in Aligarh Rs 314,021 from one cinema (63 per cent), in Allahabad Rs 214,887 from one cinema (38 per cent), in Nagpur Rs 1,420,972 from five cinemas (56 per cent), Indore Rs 1,767,860 from five cinemas (49 per cent), in Ujjain Rs 98,249 from one print (50 per cent), in Jaipur Rs 2,668,934 from 10 cinemas (52 per cent), in Ajmer Rs 511,963 from one cinema (48 per cent), in Amristar Rs 70,126 from one cinema (45 per cent), in Vijaywada Rs 174,154 from one cinema (46 per cent), in Hyderabad Rs 4,756,289 from 19 cinemas (63 per cent), Chennai Rs 1,764,228 from six cinemas (60 per cent).

In its first week, Baanke Bihari M L A, a Bhojpuri film, collected Rs 876,196 from four cinemas in Mumbai; eight cinemas were on fixed hire.

Another Bhojpuri film, Senura Ke Laaj collected Rs 427,411 from three cinemas in its first week in Bombay.

The dubbed film, Jaanbaaz Rambo entered the second week in Bombay.

Another dubbed film, Jaadui Nagari entered the second week in Bombay at one cinema.

In its second week, Black Friday’s collections were – Bombay Rs 4,349,426 from 30 cinemas (58 per cent), Thane Rs 717,786 from eight cinemas (52 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 330,169 from five cinemas (40 per cent), Delhi Rs 849,461 from 11 cinemas (40 per cent), Kanpur Rs 26,161 (six days) from one cinema (31 per cent), Nagpur Rs 18,250 from one cinema (24 per cent), Indore Rs 81,700 from four cinemas (36 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 344,130 from two cinemas (38 per cent).

A Bhojpuri film, Dulha Babu entered the third combined week in Bombay at one cinema.

Undertrial entered its third week in Bombay at eight cinemas.
In its third week, Traffic Signal’s collections were – Bombay Rs 1,041,437 from 21 cinemas (48 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 167,412 from six cinemas (42 per cent), Delhi Rs 201,065 from seven cinemas (36 per cent), Kanpur Rs 27,052 (six days) from one cinema (24 per cent), Agra Rs 54,580 from one cinema (30 per cent), Allahabad Rs 29,623 from one cinema (25 per cent), Nagpur Rs 104,235 from two cinemas (33 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 742,984 from three cinemas (52 per cent), Chennai Rs 85,158 from two cinemas (34 per cent).

Parzania ran for four weeks in Bombay at five cinemas. In Gurgaon, it collected Rs 31,385 from one screen (seven shows).

Salaam-E-Ishq entered the fifth week in Bombay at 15 cinemas. The film entered the fourth week in Ahmedabad, collecting Rs 264,582 from four cinemas (34 per cent), in Delhi Rs 470,647 from nine cinemas (31 per cent), in Kanpur Rs 243,600 from four cinemas (41 per cent), in Agra Rs 75,000 from one cinema (40 per cent), in Allahabad Rs 47,957 from one cinema (38 per cent), in Nagpur Rs 53,698 from one cinema (31 per cent), Jaipur Rs 38,840 from one cinema (30 per cent), in Hyderabad Rs 423,924 from three cinemas (34 per cent).

Bhojpuri film Kasam Dharti Maiya Ki entered the fifth combined week in Bombay at one cinema.
Another Bhojpuri film, Pappu Ke Pyar Ho Gayeel, also entered the fifth combined week in Bombay at four cinemas.

Guru entered the sixth week in Bombay, collecting Rs 2,149,833 from 21 cinemas (50 per cent), in Thane it collected Rs 603,514 from nine cinemas (42 per cent), in Jamnagar Rs 173,223 from one cinema (48 per cent), in Delhi Rs 1,518,659 from two cinemas (42 per cent), in Agra Rs 110,000 on one print (40 per cent), in Allahabad Rs 120,847 from one cinema (48 per cent), in Bareilly Rs 39,270 from one cinema (39 per cent), in Nagpur Rs 291,247 from two cinemas (44 per cent), in Indore Rs 1,377,290 from four cinemas (48 per cent), in Ujjain Rs 30,184 from one cinema (31 per cent), in Vijaywada Rs 68,814 from one cinema (38 per cent), in Hyderabad Rs 846,372 from three cinemas (56 per cent).

Kabul Express entered the 11th week in Bombay with one print (seven shows).

Dhoom:2 entered the 13th week in Bombay, collecting Rs 64,096 from four cinemas.

Lage Raho Munnabhai entered the 16th tax free week in Bombay at two cinemas.

Vivah entered the 16th week in Bombay at eight cinemas. It entered the 15th week in Ahmedabad, netting Rs 853,382 from seven cinemas (40 per cent), in Jamnagar it entered the 12th week, collecting Rs 27,974 on one print (31 per cent), in Agra Rs 28,160 from one cinema (21 per cent), in Allahabad Rs 53,011 from one cinema (28 per cent), in Bareilly Rs 30,640 from one print (30 per cent), in Nagpur Rs 72,091 from two cinemas (32 per cent).

Don entered the combined 18th week at Imperial (matinee show).

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered the 592nd week in Bombay, collecting Rs 32,110 from one cinema, Maratha Mandir (six shows).