MUMBAI: Despite the cricket match between India and Sri Lanka, Namastey London, put up a brave front at the box-office. Mira Nair’s The Namesake opened to a mixed response. Hattrick managed a face saving grace in its first week by registering 60 per cent in Bombay, 58 per cent in Nagpur, 59 per cent in Indore, 63 per cent in Kolkata and 58 per cent in Hyderabad. Just Married managed to cross 50 per cent in Bombay, Nagpur, Indore, Kolkata and Hyderabad where it touched the 60 per cent mark.
Just Married 1st week Bombay: Rs 88,47,187 from 48 cinemas (59 per cent). Ahmedabad Rs 9,96,464 from 11 cinemas (45 per cent). Delhi Rs. 31,02,384 from 16 cinemas (29 per cent). Kanpur Rs. 2,24,264 (6 days) from 1 cinema (43 per cent). Agra Rs. 80,027 from 1 cinema (43 per cent). Nagpur Rs. 4,41,361 from 3 cinemas (52 per cent). Indore Rs. 2,94,250 from 4 cinemas (59 per cent). Kolkata Rs. 43,34,754 from 9 cinemas (59 per cent). Hyderabad Rs. 9,63,658 from 5 cinemas (60 per cent).
Namastey London’s story hardly has any novelty in it… an NRI girl from London marrying an Indian boy. Most of the characters and situations are unconvincing. The performance of all the actors and Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s handling the job is just average. The film opened to satisfactory response in Bombay, parts of North and Overseas territories.
Rajeev Malhotra has released the film in Bombay city and suburbs at 73 cinemas; whereby the film opened to around 40 to 50 per cent. Vinay Choksey of V.I.P. Films has released the film in other Bombay circuit with 72 prints, 60 UFOs, 22 DLPs and 26 E-City. He has received good response from the Gujarat and Saurashtra territory.
Bombay: Maratha Mandir ( Grant Road) with a seating capacity of 1,107 opened with 3 shows daily. On the first day it collected Rs. 64,447 against the capacity of Rs. 1,01,757.30 (63.33 per cent). Chitra (Dadar) with a seating capacity of 635 persons opened with 4 shows daily. The film collected Rs. 59,110 against the capacity of Rs. 1,03, 953.85 (56.86 per cent). On the second day, it registered Rs. 15,845.10 against Rs. 20,412.40 in the matinees while in the first show it was Rs. 26,004 against Rs. 27,847.15. Kalpana (Kurla) which seats 550 persons collected Rs. 44,841 in its first 4 shows against the capacity of Rs. 87, 073.60 (51.50 per cent). Jaya (Borivali) with a seating capacity of 812 persons collected Rs. 29,385 against the capacity 1,07,377.60 (27.37 per cent).
Nair’s The Namesake is the tale of Indian immigrants in America who are torn between tradition and modernity. The film is based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s prize winning novel with the same title. The film is meant for niche audiences and expected to do better in multiplexes in cities.
I’m In Love is all about organ donation. The newcomers have put in amateurish performances; while director B.M. Mirza’s direction is routine.
Yaara revolves around the film industry with sacrifices and ordeals. It has nothing to offer at the box-office.
Bhojpuri film Hamra Se Biyaah Karba is a triangular love story. Ravi Kissen plays a doctor and is loved by Pratibha Pandey, a mental patient under his treatment. There is another girl Nilofer also in love with him. The film has opened to good response in Bombay.
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Hattrick 1st week Bombay: Rs. 97,63,740 from 70 cinemas (68 per cent). (From the 25 multiplex screens the collection was Rs. 55,92,416 while the 45 single screens collected Rs. 41,71,334 in Bombay) Ahmedabad Rs. 18,03,890 from 16 prints (47 per cent). Delhi Rs. 44,02,542 from 25 cinemas (27 per cent). Kanpur Rs. 2,60,898 from 2 cinemas (6 days) (45 per cent). Allahabad Rs. 94,520 from 1 cinema (48 per cent). Bareilly Rs. 30,265 from 1 cinema (29 per cent). Nagpur Rs. 1,72,024 from 2 cinemas (58 per cent). Indore Rs. 4,36,487 from 5 cinemas (59 per cent). Jodhpur Rs. 1,79,600 from 1 cinema (54 per cent). Kolkata Rs. 16,71,656 from 9 cinemas (63 per cent). Hyderabad Rs. 13,13,986 from 9 cinemas (58 per cent).
300 (Dubbed) entered 2nd week in Bombay. 1st week collections as follows: Ahmedabad Rs 8,29,829 from 5 cinemas (58 per cent). Delhi Rs. 5,88,347 from 5 cinemas (43 per cent) Kanpur Rs. 2,49,336 from 2 cinemas (52 per cent). Meerut Rs. 33,589 from 1 cinema (31 per cent). Nagpur Rs. 7,64,064 from 2 cinemas (56 per cent). Hyderabad Rs. 12,24,880 from 6 cinemas (63 per cent).
Eik Dasttak ran for a week in Bombay and recorded poor collections. Delhi Rs. 615 from 1 cinema (7 shows) against the capacity of Rs. 1,87,586.
Red Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Dark Side 2nd week: Ahmedabad Rs. 1,09,536 from 8 cinemas (18 per cent). Delhi Rs. 1,36,681 from 5 cinemas (18 per cent). Kanpur 82,044 from 2 cinemas (24 per cent), Allahabad Rs. 32,933 from 1 cinema (18 per cent). Nagpur Rs. 38,780 from one cinema from on 1 print (26 per cent). Hyderabad Rs. 1,29,625 from 1 cinema (30 per cent).
Water entered 3rd week at Metro Adlabs and 3 other cinemas. Ahmedabad Rs. 1,87,607 from 5 cinemas. Delhi Rs. 5,37,903 from 7 cinemas. Hyderabad Rs. 1,30,590 from 1 cinema.
Nishabd 3rd week Ahmedabad Rs. 1,87,916 from 3 cinemas. Delhi Rs. 6,57,642 from 11 cinemas. Kanpur Rs. 35,129 from 1 cinema. Hyderabad Rs. 70,194 from 1 cinema.
Nehlle Pe Dehlla 3rd week Ahmedabad Rs. 6,740 from 1 cinema (7 shows). Delhi Rs. 5,784 from 1 cinema (14 shows). 3rd combined week Kanpur Rs. 25,612 from 1 cinema. Ran for 3 weeks in Hyderabad.
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Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. 4th week Bombay Rs. 21,65,596 from 31 cinemas (48 per cent). Ahmedabad Rs. 5,63,286 from 7 cinemas (49 per cent). Delhi Rs. 7,64,563 from 10 cinemas (40 per cent). Kanpur Rs. 35,143 (6 shows) (27 per cent).
Eklavya Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Royal Guard 5th week Rs. 1,62,049 from 10 cinemas. Ahmedabad Rs. 38,432 from 2 cinemas. Kanpur Rs. 11,647 (6 days) from one cinema.
Black Friday entered 7th week in Bombay at one cinema.
Traffic Signal entered 8th week in Bombay at 4 cinemas.
Guru 10th week Rs. 59,947 from 3 cinemas in Bombay . Ahmedabad Rs. 1,62,595 from 6 cinemas. Delhi Rs. 1,14,738 from 3 cinemas. 10th comb. week Kanpur Rs. 53,494 from 2 cinemas.
Kabul Express 14th week Bombay Rs. 2,518 (7 shows) from one cinema.
Dhoom:2 entered 18th week in Bombay at Dreamland (matinees). Delhi Rs. 33,000 from 2 cinemas (7 shows each).
Vivah 19th week Ahmedabad Rs. 1,19,603 from 6 cinemas. Nagpur Rs. 14,579 from 1 cinema. Entered 134th day in Hyderabad at Shalimar (70 mm)
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge 596th week at Maratha Mandir (Bombay) Rs. 37,147.