Aamir Khan (Delhi Belly Movie Box Office), Amitabh Bachchan (Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap Movie Box Office)

Exclusive report by Koimoi.com Editor Komal Nahta on the box-office fate of Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly and Amitabh Bachchan’s Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap. Plus the box-office collections and analysis of Transformers, Double Dhamaal and Ready.

Aamir Khan’s comedy film, Delhi Belly, abounding in obscenities, cuss words and bold scenes, has done remarkable business not just in India but abroad too. In spite of the more orthodox and conservative audience not approving of the language and the ‘scandalising’ scenes in the film, both the versions – Hinglish and dubbed Hindi – have recorded extraordinary numbers. The weekend net collection of approximately Rs. 23 crore was in itself a magical figure considering that it was a 95-minute film with just an Imran Khan as the saleable name (Aamir Khan can’t be considered as a hero because the audience was aware that his was a special appearance in the film). No doubt, Aamir Khan’s banner also contributed to the wonderful initial but one must not forget that Aamir had himself cautioned the people about the use of four-letter words in the film, virtually amounting to asking the public to use their sense of judgement before coming to the cinemas to watch the film.

Delhi Belly: 1st Week Box-Office

There was a day-wise upward movement in collections in the weekend with Friday, Saturday and Sunday recording Rs. 6.25 crore, Rs. 7.5 crore and Rs. 9 crore net collections. The collections did not come crashing down on Monday or even Tuesday, as is the norm nowadays. Monday (4 July) ended at Rs. 4.75 crore and Tuesday’s total of Rs. 4.25 crore conclusively proved that the film had been accepted in a major way by the youth. Like there was a drop of only Rs. 50 lakh from Monday to Tuesday, the fall from Tuesday to Wednesday was also just half a crore. So, Wednesday’s Rs. 3.75 crore made the six-day total swell to Rs. 35.5 crore. With the last day of the week recording Rs. 2.5 crore, the film did a week of Rs. 38 crore which is phenomenal.

With approximately $1,00,000 from rest of the Overseas territories, a weekend gross of nearly $15,00,000 is no mean achievement.

In the US and Australia, Delhi Belly had the best opening weekend this year so far. Yes, better than even Ready and Yamla Pagla Deewana. The gross in the first weekend in the US was US $6,00,000. In UK, the film performed well in spite of a ‘15’ certificate. It grossed £1,56,000 or, in other words, $2,50,000. In Gulf and Australia, the comedy grossed $4,00,000 and $1,50,000 respectively. With approximately $1,00,000 from rest of the Overseas territories, a weekend gross of nearly $15,00,000 is no mean achievement. Converted into Indian rupees, we are talking of a weekend gross Overseas of Rs. 6 crore! The heartening part is that the film is being repeated by the youngsters. While there are sections among the audience which are repeating the same version, there are other sections which are watching the Hindi dubbed version after the original Hinglish version and vice versa.

Slowly but surely, Delhi Belly is on its way to becoming a sort of a cult film for the youth because it  speaks the language they speak.

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap: 1st Week Box-Office

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap could not win the appreciation of the audience except the loyal Amitabh Bachchan fans. While the hardcore fans didn’t mind the absence of a great script, the others overlooked the fine performance of Bachchan because of the absence of a decent script. Actually, the unimpressive trailers of the film did it in because it started slow with a net of just Rs. 1.75 crore on the opening day. Collections picked up on Saturday and Sunday for the weekend to close at around Rs. 6.5 to 7 crore. From Monday onwards, it was the downward trend so that it barely managed to cross Rs. 1 crore on Monday and touch that figure on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday could not even accomplish the crore mark so that the week closed at roughly Rs. 11.5 crore only, which is, sometimes, the first day’s net collection of a big film or, at the most, the total for the first two days. The biggest plus point, if one may use the term, for BHTB is that it was made at a controlled budget of around Rs. 13 to 15 crore. The other plus for the film is that it managed to recover a little less than its cost of production from sale of satellite rights. So, effectively, the producers – AB Corp and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures – have to recover a couple of crores more than the cost of promotion, marketing and release, from the theatrical business.

The biggest plus point for BHTB is that it was made at a controlled budget of around Rs. 13 to 15 crore.

But since they spent heavily on promotion and are continuing to do so even now, this means an investment of around Rs. 10 to 13 crore is to be recovered from theatrical business. This seems to be a difficult proposition, considering that the first weekend and week’s figures are discouraging. Since the downward slide began on Monday, it seems an impossibility that the trend will reverse in the second week.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Komal Jee

    Can you Please name your website Amir Khan becuase everyday there is a topic about amir khan like why not other khan why not srk if you getting money from amir khan ask the same money from srk he will also give and alway tell about his news

  2. Mr Nahta,
    How come you are mentioning the overseas figures of DB but not mentioning the overseas figures of BHTBaap????….the movie did an average business overseas and you are not even mentioning the figures ….Taran has already given the updates ……why are you subtracting the oversears figure which is approximately 5 crores for BHTBaap???

    Sound something fishy eh………..from now on I am not going to visit koimoi

  3. this is incorrects stats. BHTB grossed over 18 crores in India alone. Guys, at least be honest!! There is no harm in being biased towards an actor, in this case, Amir Khan but at least do not mislead people towards the other film. Komal Nahata and gang, god will never forgive you for being dishonest. Amitabh Bachchan is beyond all this, he has seen success which no other actor will ever see but not for Amitabh, at least think of the people whose bread and butter depends of the success of a film. For god’s sake, be honest for them!!

  4. you do not compare amitabh with amir salman or shahrukh,because these star are today’s pidhi star and amitabh is former superstar.amitabha did not make money like shahrukh or salman,but he win most of harts than these khan stars.you cant expect that amitabh single handedly run movies like these khans but he still playing game with this young players this is appreciable thing in my point of view

  5. Both Amitabh & Aamir Khan are Fail :

    1. First it is Amitabh who fails badly in Buddah.., The theme of Buddah is very good for Fans of Every Hero. It it stars DHARMENDRA then it will definietly Super Hit.

    2. Aamir ‘s Delhi Belly definietly doing better at Box Office But only due to its Vulgarity. If Aamir gives Blue Film then it will also break records. Therefore Aamir is Fail only Vulgarity Hit. Aamir starts bad theme for Bollywood. Bollywood should ban Aamir for this.

  6. It is all rubbish about BHTB, and the whole site seems to be under the shadow of Amir khan, Those who think Amitabh should retire, wait till you see Imran or Amir’s movie in their 60’s and compare the quality with today’s Amitabh Movies!(i doubt if the will get one)

  7. seems like distributor of BHTB is desperate to prove that the movie is a box office success.
    tough luck guys. keep working hard. keep juggling with Satellite figures (a package deal that you have done) to prove that you have recovered your investments. we appreciate your passion.

  8. BBUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP has been affected by DELHI BELLY. The opening weekend business ranges from ordinary [U.S.A., U.A.E.] to below average [U.K., Australia and Fiji].
    – TARAN ADARSH on BOLLYWOOOD HUNGAMA

  9. As per Taran Adarsh’s figures for Overseas B.O, on Bollywood Hungama July 13th, – show that BHTB collected approx. Rs. 2.2 Cr. from major markets like North America, UK, Australia. Does KK (the distributor) mean to say UAE contributed close to Rs.2 Cr, despite having an ordinary opening weekend? (I am assuming smaller markets have contributed the balance to make it 5 Cr. as mentioned by KK.)
    Get real boyz.
    Overseas figures are difficult to fake. Everyone in the trade can get them easily.

  10. i think komalnatha doesnt now the height of amitabhji, he is trying 2 flop the film,n in public review bhtb is more considered then db,db is a complete vulgar film ,komalnatha jaise vulgar public ko hi pasand ah sakhti hai,

  11. shame on the AUDIENCE who liked abusive n vulgarity …in the name of a movie…. and could not like BHTB … who cares when there was no script of DABANGG?? wat was in that?? nothing… its just style of AB as he proved that he is still young.. I WAS NOT A DIE HARD FAN OF HIM.. BUT AFTER WATCHIN THIS FLICK.. I AM IN LOVE WITH HIS ACTING, HE IS THE REAL CON… GREAT MOVIE .. ! HATS OFF..
    I CAN SAY IT ALL HAPPENED JUS BCOZ OF LOW PUBLICITY BY THE MAKERS…!!!!!

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