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- By Taran Adarsh, October 29, 2010 – 20:01 IST
The new releases – NAKSHATRA, DAAYEN YA BAAYEN and MAALIK EK – opened to dismal houses on Friday. The response was as low as 3% and 5% and is not likely to improve over the weekend. DAAYEN YA BAAYEN and MAALIK EK had a limited release, while NAKSHATRA had a slightly extensive release as compared to the two films.
The pre-Diwali phase is considered the weakest period for film business and even holdover titles like JHOOTHA HI SAHI and RAKHT CHARITRA remained thanda on the first day of their second week.
Saturday 23rd October 2010 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
The pre Diwali phase is hitting business badly as the new releases opened to very low numbers. Only Hisss managed to have face saving collections but only at select screens.
Jhootha Hi Sahi opened around the 35% mark and did not show much improvement in the evening as some romantic comedies do. The film has a fairly big investment which will be impossible to recover unless it has a miraculous turnaround.
Rakht Charitra opened at around the 25% mark and is likely to make little impact at the box office.
Dus Tola was very bad with 0-5% and will be out of theatres very quickly.
Aakrosh had an 11 crore nett week one and despite steady weekdays the overall collection is very low. FLOP
Knock Out also had steady weekdays but only a 4.25 crore nett week. DISASTER
Anjaani Anjaani added around 1.50 crore nett in its third week and will finish at 40.25 crore nett and a distributor share of 19.50 crore approx.
- By Taran Adarsh, October 22, 2010 – 21:51 IST
Four releases – RAKHT CHARITRA, JHOOTHA HI SAHI, HISSS and DUS TOLA – and the business seemed clearly divided. JHOOTHA HI SAHI opened marginally better at plexes of metros, while HISSS was poor at plexes but better at single screens of mass centres. The Telugu version of RAKHT CHARITRA fetched a flying start, but the Hindi version didn’t, while DUS TOLA went completely unnoticed. The films may generate some interest over the weekend in some sectors, but weekdays onwards, the films are not expected to sustain.
The pre-Diwali phase is expected to take a toll next week and the industry feels that the business on weekdays is expected to decline considerably.
By Taran Adarsh, October 23, 2010 – 11:40 IST
RAKTACHARITRA [Telugu] has opened to packed houses in Andhra Pradesh. The film got a huge response from its Telugu audiences, who are already very well versed with the real life incidents and had gathered in huge numbers outside theatres since morning.
RAKTACHARITRA [Telugu] opened in 280 screens and due to its growing popularity and high public demand, it will open in additional 40 screens with 90 additional shows. The film is already sold out for the week.
Saturday 16th October 2010 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Crook had first week of around 11 crore nett. The film fared very poor all over. FLOP
Do Dooni Chaar picked up and grossed around 3 crore nett in week one. The film is doing well in the Delhi/NCR area.
Anjaana Anjaani dropped in week two with around 6.50 crore nett collcetions. The two week total is 38.50 crore nett and the film will finish around the 41 crore nett mark. ABOVE AVERAGE
Robot was steady on the lower side with around 5.50 crore nett collections in week two. The two week total is 16.75 crore nett. The film has done average business in the Maharashtra area. BELOW AVERAGE
- By Taran Adarsh, October 15, 2010 – 21:50 IST
The two major releases of the week, AAKROSH and KNOCK OUT, both starring known names, started on a dull note across the country. Call it the affect of the pre-Diwali phase [film business slips considerably during these days] or bad luck, but despite aggressive promotion undertaken by the respective producers, the opening numbers of the two films were way below the mark. While AAKROSH had a 40% start at places, KNOCK OUT was 15% to 20% generally. The third release, RAMAYANA [animation], was dismal as well.
Saturday and Sunday are crucial for the three films, since next Friday will witness the release of four new films and if the business isn’t encouraging during the weekend and subsequently on weekdays, the films will be left with very little screen time at cineplexes next week.
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; October 9, 2010)
Mumbai: Rajnikanth-starrer Endhiran has netted a collection of Rs 117 crore, surpassing the first-week collection of Bollywood’s highest firstweek grosser, Dabangg (Rs 82 crore).
Distributor and trade analyst Suniel Wadhwa said, “The film’s net collection is Rs 60 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 30 crore in Andhra Pradesh, Rs 8 crore in Karnataka and Rs 4 crore in Kerala. The Hindi version (Robot) has managed to collect Rs 15 crore. As the numbers suggest, the film has already crossed Dabangg’s two weeks’ net collection in just the first week of its release.’’
Incidentally, the entertainment tax structure and ticket-pricing formula are not uniform in India. “Ticket prices in south India are much lower as compared to other states in the country. This is the reason why boxoffice collection in the south pales as against the collection in northern states. Despite all this, the film’s BO collections prove the film has done remarkably well,’’ Wadhwa said.
Moreover, considering the fact that an additional 7% had to be paid as as entertainment tax to the government for being a dubbed movie, the collections are even more significant, an expert said. According to Wadhwa, the contribution of director Shankar too needs to be factored in . “Shankar is one director who has more brand value than Rajinikanth in AP. His films with Arjun, Prabhudeva and Vikram did wonders in the past. His last movie with Rajini did well at the box office though opinions were divided. Robot is an example of what a director like Shankar and a hero like Rajini can cumulatively deliver. ’’
Endhiran opened in 2,200 screens as compared to 1,400 for Dabangg. An industry source said, “More screens mean more revenue and this too has helped Robot. Also about 92 % of cinema halls are running the film and the collection continue to be rock steady,’’ another analyst said.
The film’s report in the Hindi belt too is quite good. Distributor Sunil Bohra said, `“The collection of the film in places like Jodhpur, Ghaziabad and Meerut is also impressive. The film is doing well both in single screens as well as at multiplexes.’’
Sources insist that though it is too early to speculate, the film has definitely grossed Rs 260 crore which is more than the entire collection of Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini.
The Hindi version of the film too has done a business of nearly Rs 30 crore in the first week. Amod Mehra said, “Robot has broken all the records of a dubbed film. I don’t remember any similar film crossing even the Rs 1 crore mark. In fact, Rajinikant’s last release Sivaji was a disaster at the box office.”
- By Taran Adarsh, October 8, 2010 – 14:33 IST
1. ANJAANA ANJAANI
Had a good opening weekend. But slipped considerably from Monday onwards. Collected approx. Rs. 24 cr. nett in its opening weekend and approx. Rs. 9 cr. nett on weekdays. The Week 1 total stands at approx. Rs. 33 cr. nett, with a big chunk of revenue coming from plexes. The film has fared poorly at single screens. However, the film is expected to make decent profits, since a large chunk of investment has been recovered from sale of Satellite Rights, Music Rights and various territories
2. ROBOT (HINDI VERSION)
Has fared exceptionally well in Tamil and Telugu versions, but the business in the Hindi version remained ordinary. (Collected 10.50 crore according to Boxofficeindia.com and 15 crore as per an article in The Times of India dated Oct 9)
Added Rs. 5 cr. nett in its fourth week. Total: Rs. 137 cr. nett. Blockbuster
4. KHICHDI-THE MOVIE
Collected Rs. 3.58 cr. nett in its opening weekend and Rs. 1.46 cr. nett on weekdays. The breakup is as follows:- Fri: Rs. 75 lacs [incl. Thu. previews], Sat: 1.35 cr., Sun: 1.48 cr., Mon: 35 lacs, Tue: 40 lacs, Wed: 35 lacs and Thu: 36 lacs. The Week 1 total stands at Rs. 5.04 cr. nett. Is best in Mumbai-Gujarat. The producers have recovered the cost of production from the sale of Satellite Rights and the revenue generated from India theatrical [after deducting P & A expenses] and Home Video will only add to the profits
5. BENNY AND BABLOO
- By Taran Adarsh, October 9, 2010 – 08:07 IST
Generally, Emraan Hashmi starrers enjoy a good opening at the box-office, but his new film, CROOK, did not muster an encouraging start at the ticket window. The opening was good in Punjab due to the popularity of the ‘Chhalla’ track, but in other circuits, the opening was way below expectations, ranging from ordinary to dull. Since the word of mouth is negative, the film will find the going tough.
DO DOONI CHAAR had a poor start everywhere, but the industry is hopeful that the good reports will translate into good numbers at plexes on Saturday and Sunday.
- By Taran Adarsh, October 4, 2010 – 16:43 IST
The film collected approx. Rs. 3.6 cr. nett in its opening weekend. The breakup is as follows:- Fri: Rs. 75 lacs [incl. Thu. Previews], Sat: 1.35 cr. and Sun: 1.48 cr. Mumbai and Gujarat have been outperforming since Day 1 and now the other markets have followed suit. Saturday was almost double of Friday and Sunday has recorded a 10% growth over Saturday.