Exclusive report by Koimoi.com Editor Komal Nahta on the box-office status of Ajay Devgan starrer Singham and Hrithik Roshan starrer Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
All collections in this report, unless mentioned otherwise, are net collections.
Singham reaped the advantage of the flops last week. After the first week of Rs. 51 crore, it added another Rs. 25 crore to its kitty in the second week. The action film is creating havoc in Maharashtra due to a liberal sprinkling of Marathi dialogues in it. While that was expected, what is surprising is that the Ajay Devgan starrer is also going great guns in the rest of India in spite of the Marathi dialogues. With Rs. 76 crore in two weeks and with no worthwhile new competition last week, Singham can easily add another Rs. 12 crore to its kitty in the third week. Since Aarakshan is due this week, the film may not be able to touch the Rs. 100 crore mark. Or maybe, it just might, because of the many holidays (Raksha Bandhan on Saturday, Independence Day on Monday and Parsi New Year on Friday next).
Singham just might touch the Rs. 100 crore mark because of the many holidays.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is doing extraordinary business in multiplexes across the country, more so in the big cities. In fact, collections of this film in the third week at many multiplexes were better than the collections of Singham in its 2nd week. In three weeks, ZNMD has netted Rs. 75 crore and is still going supremely strong in the cities.
Although a dozen films, including Marathi and Bhojpuri, released last week, the box-office presented a pitiable picture on Friday. None of the new releases could attract even 25% of the capacity crowds on its own strength.
Khap has bombed miserably. A number of shows of the film in the first week itself had to be cancelled in different parts of the country due to lack of audience. Poor entertainment value did the film in.
Gandhi To Hitler could not rule at the box-office. The paying public was in no mood for historicals, it would seem, going by the horrendous collections of the film in its first week all over India.
The bubble of Bubble Gum burst on the first day itself. Since there were no saleable names in the cast of the film, people kept away from the cinemas screening this film about a couple and its problem children.
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