The fantastic collections of Yamla Pagla Deewana in North India have brought back the smiles on the faces of the trade people. In other circuits too, the film has done well. Yamla Pagla Deewana proves a hit in East Punjab and semi-hit in Delhi-U.P. and Rajasthan. The film, produced by Nitin Manmohan and Samir Karnik, did a nett business of Rs. 330 million (Rs. 30 crore) approx in the first week. In good news, the distributor share for YPD is estimated to be around Rs. 180 million (Rs. 18 crore).

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Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Bobby Deol (Yamla Pagla Deewana Movie Stills)

This is more good news for everyone associated with the film, after a good weekend opening, and the fact that producers had already made a profit on their investments in the film even before it released.

Last week’s other releases, Mumbai Mast Kallander and Turning 30!!! have failed to have much impact at the box-office. Mumbai Mast Kallander is a disaster and Turning 30!!! (English-Hindi & dubbed) also could not make much of a mark.

The Green Hornet (E.) is alright. The film collected a total of Rs. 91,95,330 from 90 cinemas. It’s Hindi dubbed version, Kanoon Ke Rakhwale did dull business. However, the Seth Rogen starrer led the Hollywood box-office in its opening weekend.

UTV Spotboy’s No One Killed Jessica dropped badly in 2nd week at many places while holding on reasonably well in some big cities.

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COMPARATIVE FIGURES IN INDIA

No Film Week Collections (Rs.) No. of prints Average per print (Rs.)
1 Yamla Pagla Deewana 1st 20,40,44,862 442 4,61,640
2 No One Killed Jessica 2nd 4,10,48,295 257 1,59,721
3 Turning 30!!! 1st 70,52,966 92 76,663
4 Kanoon Ke Rakhwale 1st 39,01,459 94 41,505
5 Band Baaja Baaraat 6th 20,34,130 51 39,885
6 Tees Maar Khan 4th 3,57,495 19 18,816

All collections are in Indian rupees. Collections for the week from January 14 – January 20, 2011.

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