Posts tagged box office update
- 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 1, 2010 – 15:16 IST
ANJAANA ANJAANI, riding on the star power of Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, opened to very good houses at multiplexes across the country. Multiplexes in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Hyderabad and other centres opened to almost packed house. The opening and noon shows were in 80% to 90% range. At several stations, they were 100% too. However, the single screens are expected to be slow not just for ANJAANA ANJAANI, but for ROBOT too since the audience hasn’t really gone out in mass-dominated Hindi belt.
ROBOT [Hindi version] has started slowly, its opening was 30% in morning and noon shows, but the reports are very good and the film is expected to grow by evening. The film has opened to an exceptional response in South.
Thursday 23rd September 2010 14.00 IST
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Dabangg missed out on big satellite revenue as the rights were sold well prior to release. The satellite rights were sold for around 10 crore while now after the stupendous success of the film the rights would probably have been worth 30-35 crore.
There is always a case to sell the satellite rights if you are making a film for a limited audience but with a film which has universal all India appeal then it is best to wait as if a film works all over the potential returns jump manifold.
Earlier this year the satellite deal of Raajneeti was linked to its box office collections which meant the film got a much better deal then it would have otherwise.
- By Taran Adarsh, September 10, 2010 – 19:11 IST
As expected and predicted by this writer time and again, DABANGG opened to an earth-shattering and record-breaking response across the country. The film drew full houses from its first show onwards everywhere. Even at multiplexes, where ceetees and taalis are a rarity, the response to DABANGG was overwhelming, with fans clapping and whsitling at Salman’s intro, Salman’s dialogue [at several places] and of course, the climax fight.
DABANGG has opened in 1,584 screens in India and in terms of numbers, the film is expected to have a bigger Friday than RAAJNEETI [the biggest opener of 2010, which collected Rs. 10.5 cr. nett on Friday] and should be at par [or bigger] than 3 IDIOTS, which is the biggest opener ever [collected Rs. 13 cr. nett on Friday]. Eid will be celebrated on Saturday, so once can imagine the [grand] business on not just Saturday and Sunday, but also Monday. As per initial trends, DABANGG will be competing with just one film – 3 IDIOTS.
TOP 5 OPENING FRIDAYS
|3 IDIOTS||Rs. 13 cr.|
|RAAJNEETI||Rs. 10.5 cr.|
|KITES||Rs. 10.5 cr.|
|HOUSE FULL||Rs. 10 cr.|
|GHAJINI||Rs. 9 cr.|
TOP 5 3-DAY OPENING WEEKENDS
|3 IDIOTS||Rs. 41 cr. [incl. Thursday previews]|
|RAAJNEETI||Rs. 34 cr.|
|MY NAME IS KHAN||Rs. 33.2 cr.|
|HOUSE FULL||Rs. 32 cr.|
|GHAJINI||Rs. 30 cr. [4-day wknd. was Rs. 40 cr.]|
- By Taran Adarsh, September 3, 2010 – 16:01 IST
WE ARE FAMILY lived up to its title by attracting families in good numbers! Instead of having a wide release on Thursday [2nd September] due to Janmashtami, Karan Johar and UTV decided to open the film in limited shows [3-4-5 shows] at limited centres [main multiplexes] and the response was excellent. The film collected approx. Rs. 2.75 cr. nett on Thursday, making it the second highest opening in limited preview shows.
The word of mouth amongst the target audience of the film, namely women and family audiences, is wonderful and the Friday evening occupancy as well as Saturday and Sunday numbers are expected to be very strong.
- By Taran Adarsh, August 27, 2010 – 17:26 IST
The new releases, notable among them being Percept’s AASHAYEIN and Mukta Arts’ HELLO DARLING, opened to poor houses. The opening and noon shows ranged from bad to dismal. However, AVATAR, which has been revived in theatres with never-before-seen footage, had a better start than all Hindi films and is expected to be the first choice of moviegoers this weekend.
Saturday 21st August 2010 09.00 IST
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Lafangey Parindey had a decent start of around 50% on day one. The film is an earner for makers due to satellite rights and should have decent weekend but Monday will tell where the film is going theatrically.
Peepli [Live] had a good first week of around 22 crore nett but was mainly due to the weekend. The film has low collections on 8th day and is likely to settle at around 30-32 crore nett lifetime business.
Aisha dropped in week two with around 2.50 crore nett business. The film has done around 15.25 crore nett in two weeks. BELOW AVERAGE
- By Taran Adarsh, August 21, 2010 – 08:17 IST
The opening response to Yash Raj’s new film LAFANGEY PARINDEY was extremely mixed. The opening shows started on a dull note, but the business picked up during the course of the day, especially at multiplexes. However, certain sectors reported below the mark opening, mainly at single screens, which comes as a surprise since it has a mass appealing title. The next two days, Saturday and Sunday, are crucial for the film, although the factor that goes in its favour is its reasonable cost.
Saturday 14th August 2010 09.00 IST
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Help had a poor start of 25-30%. The film may do average business where horror films have a market but little chance of overall success.
Peepli [Live] managed a good start at places and average at others due to the Aamir Khan name. The first day was around 50-60%. The reports are good and the film should score well at multiplexes of big cities in the long run.
Aisha had a decent first week of 14.50 crore nett. The film dropped on Monday but a decent first weekend will enable the film to have fair lifetime business of 20 crore nett total and a 9 crore distributor share. The business was best in the Delhi NCR belt.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai was steady in week two with around 13 crore nett business. The two week total is now 47 crore nett and the film should hit the 55 crore nett mark. HIT
- By Taran Adarsh, August 13, 2010 – 18:46 IST
Despite the absence of any known stars, the rural theme and a difficult language to comprehend [for a few circuits especially], PEEPLI [LIVE] embarked on a decent start in morning and noon shows at several screens, but showed a healthy increase with every show. In fact, a section of the industry was skeptical about its performance at single screens, but the single screens also showed an escalation gradually.
The brand, Aamir Khan, ensured ample shows at plexes throughout the country. The business showed a jump towards evening shows [90% to 100%; superb] and the night shows are packed at many places in advance/block bookings at prime locations. The opening weekend is expected to be extra-ordinary since Sunday is a national holiday [15 August].
The film is a profitable venture for its producers, even if one doesn’t add the revenue generated from theatrical avenues. The cost of production is approx. Rs. 6 cr. [excl. P. & A.] and the makers have already recovered Rs. 8 cr. from Satellite Rights and Rs. 2 cr. from Music Rights. The revenue generated from India theatrical, entire Overseas and Home Video is only going to add to the profits.