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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.”
On account of a sudden and severe viral attack, Aishwarya Rai had to give Rajnikanth’s music launch for Enthiran/Robot a miss
The rampant viral fever in Mumbai is sparing no one. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was all set to leave Mumbai on Friday morning for the music release of the Telugu version of Shankar’s Enthiran/Robot.
But on Friday morning Aishwarya woke up with burning fever and was hardly able to move out of her bed.
Says a source very close to Ash, “She panicked on Friday morning. They had arranged a lavish function in Hyderabad for the music release. Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi was to be the chief guest. Aishwarya’s co-star Rajnikanth, who recently called her ” the female Rajnikanth” had personally requested her to come.”
Apparently, On Abhishek’s and mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan’s insistence, Aishwarya gave the function a miss.
At the function however, a recorded message from her was played for the crowd that had gathered to see her. She also sent personal apologies to Rajnikanth and Chiranjeevi.
Regretting her sudden illness, Aishwarya said, “I was so looking forward to being in Hyderabad. But due to high fever, the doctor insisted I stay home and rest.” Don’t worry Abhi, she didn’t forget to mention your name on purpose.