Exclusive report by Koimoi.com Editor Komal Nahta on the box-office fate of Ajay Devgan starrer Singham and Hrithik Roshan starrer Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Singham has done remarkable business in its first week (July 22-28). After a net of Rs. 9 crore on the first day, the weekend ended at Rs. 31 crore as Saturday saw a slight rise in collections and Sunday saw a big jump (Rs. 12.41 crore). The contribution of the single-screen cinemas to the Rs. 31 crore weekend was bigger than that of the multiplexes. In fact, the Ajay Devgan starrer was so strong in the single-screen cinemas that it outshone even blockbusters like Dabangg at some centres. The last four days of the week did not see the usual sharp fall in collections. In fact, the film netted Rs. 6 crore on Monday, Rs. 5.5 crore on Tuesday, Rs. 4.6 crore on Wednesday and approximately Rs. 4 crore on Thursday, taking the week’s net total to Rs. 51 crore. This is the highest first-week collection of a solo Ajay Devgan starrer. The second weekend has also started off very well, thanks to no star-cast opposition this week. At the rate at which the film is going, its second week should touch Rs. 18 to 20 crore in spite of Ramzan starting early next week.
The 2 week total of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is roughly Rs. 63 crore.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara continues to rock in the multiplexes. After the first week’s net of Rs. 44 crore, it added another Rs. 19 crore to its kitty, taking its 14-day total to roughly Rs. 63 crore. Since the multiplexes have contributed much more to the film’s revenues, the producers/distributors have stood to gain in the first two weeks as they are entitled to 52.5% (instead of 50%) in the first week from multiplexes and 45% (instead of 42.5%) in the second week.
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