On the whole Kareena-Kajol-Arjun starrer We Are Family will fail to make a mark at the box office. By and large it will be liked by the high-class ladies and balcony class audience but rejected by the youngsters and the masses. Its business only in select multiplexes in the big cities will be good in the weekend but the business in the other multiplexes most single screen cinemas and smaller cities and towns will be disastrous. Even with good publicity, the opening was so-so.

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The other release this weekend, The Film Emotional Atyachar, with Kalki Koechlin, Mohit Alawat, is an ordinary fare and will not be able to do much at the box-office. The opening was dull and weak at most places. The supernatural thriller Mallika is a poor fare which will find favour with some front-benchers only. The publicity was fair and the opening dull. The dubbed version of the Hollywood action, horror, science-fiction drama Piranha 3D is an average fare.

Last week’s release, the John Abraham starrer Aashayein has not found appreciation, even among the classes. Total 2,00,87,124 from 385 cinemas. Even Celina Jaitly, Gul Panag and Eesha Koppikhar’s joint pouting could not endear Hello Darling to the public. Total 1,34,71,996 from 258 cinemas.

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone’s Lafangey Parindey has crashed. 2nd week collections (August 27 to September 5) are 3,04,21,992 from 265 cinemas. Peepli Live is going good even in its 3rd week with 1,35,59,597 from 174 cinemas. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai stands at 69,98,729 from 133 cinemas.

Detailed collections:

COMPARATIVE FIGURES IN INDIA
No.FilmWeekCollectionNo. of PrintsAverage per print
1Lafangey Parindey2nd3,04,21,9222651,14,800
2Aashayein1st2,00,87,12438552,174
3Peepli Live3rd1,35,59,59717477,929
4Hello Darling1st1,34,71,99625852,217
5Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai5th69,98,72917452,622

India Box Office Collections for the week of August 27 – September 2, 2010 (Figures in Rs.)

By Komal Nahta

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