With its bumper publicity, the Dabangg epidemic has taken India in its grip. The film has had an earth-shattering opening everywhere and is all set to write new box-office history in the first weekend itself! Business in single-screen cinemas will be historic, of course, but collections in multiplexes will also be outstanding. ‘Dabangg’ will click in big, medium and small centres, with the Eid festival and the heavy anticipation only adding to the business. New records were created at hundreds of cinemas on the opening day.


The other release this weekend, Resident Evil 4: Afterlife holds little appeal for the Hindi film-going audiences, and will do ordinary business. The opening was below the mark almost everywhere in spite of Eid holiday.

Last week’s release We Are Family has not been appreciated. After a fair weekend, the film crashed at most places. Total 7,99,07,070 from 233 cinemas.

Last week’s other releases, The Film Emotional Atyachar, Mallika and Piranha 3D have fared poorly. ‘The Film Emotional Atyachar’ had a total 63,29,249 from 256 cinemas while ‘Mallika’ had a total 30,93,679 from 117 cinemas.

John Abraham starrer Aashayein is out while Neil Nitin Mukesh-Deepika Padukone’s Lafangey Parindey is in its 3rd week with total 48,81,544 from 169 cinemas. Aamir Khan’s Peepli Live raked in a total 36,51,628 from 93 cinemas in its 4th week.

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai is going good with total 26,56,264 from 71cinemas in its 6th week.

Detailed collections:

No. Film Week Collection No. of Prints Average per print
1 We Are Family 1st 7,99,07,070 233 3,42,949
2 The Film Emotional Atyachar 1st 63,29,249 256 24,724
3 Lafangey Parindey 3rd 48,81,544 169 28,885
4 Peepli Live 4th 36,51,628 93 39,265
5 Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 6th 26,56,264 71 37,412

India Box Office Collections for the week of September 3 – September 9, 2010 (Figures in Rs.)

By Komal Nahta





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