This week’s release Aakrosh is more grim than entertaining. Since entertainment is the catchword in films today and because the public likes to watch entertaining fare, this film loses out on that count. At the box-office, it will have a run which will not be exciting or inspiring enough for the kind of issue it tackles. The dull period (for the box-office) will also take its toll on the earnings. The opening for Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna and Bipasha Basu’s ‘Aakrosh’ was below the mark everywhere. All the releases of this week have opened to depressing houses.
Knock Out may be a well-made thriller but it won’t do anything at the box-office as it has appeal for a thin minority of the audience. Considering the unrealistically high cost (in the region of Rs. 27-30 crore) of the Sanjay Dutt, Irrfan Khan and Kangna Ranaut starrer, it will prove to be a disaster. Its difficult English title will only add to its tale of woes. The film’s opening was very dull and disastrous in most places.
The animation movie Ramayana – The Epic has zero entertainment and had a frighteningly weak opening.
Emraan Hashmi’s Crook has failed to make a mark. The film gathered a total Rs. 7,27,01,072 from 525 cinemas. Rishi and Neetu Kapoors Do Dooni Chaar did fairly in Delhi-Up and East Punjab. It had a total Rs. 1,82,23,253 from 192 cinemas. Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor’s romance adventure Anjaana Anjaani dropped further with a total Rs. 4,13,83,372 from 281 cinemas. Rajnikant’s Robot is steady at medium collections of Rs. 4,15,53,988 from 306 cinemas. Khichdi The Movie is alright in pockets with a total Rs. 85,04,031 from 143 cinemas. Salman Khan’s Dabangg collected a total Rs. 62,76,525 from 115 cinemas in its 5th week.
COMPARATIVE FIGURES IN INDIA
|No.||Film||Week||Collections (Rs.)||No. of prints||Average per print (Rs.)|
|4||Do Dooni Chaar||1st||1,82,23,353||192||94,913|
|5||Khichdi The Movie||2nd||85,04,031||143||59,469|