There were no major releases this week. The small films that opened on Friday fared miserably due to lack of face value, merits and promotion.
Rockstar did wonderfully well in the first weekend, netting around Rs. 34.5 to 35 crore in India. However, collections began to drop fast from Monday/Tuesday onwards due to extremely mixed reports. Only one section of the youth and the elite audience gave the film the thumbs up. Others found the extra-marital affair between the hero and the married heroine too bold for comfort and especially found the second half boring. If, in spite of the mixed reports, the film did so well in the first weekend and reasonably well even in the next four days of the week (Rs. 15.5 crore approximately; total for week Rs. 50-51 crore), it was because of the extraordinary word of mouth for Ranbir Kapoor’s performance in the film. It fared the best in Delhi, East Punjab and Mysore territories. The film will just about prove to be an earning proposal for Eros International. However, the extra money spent by Shree Ashtavinayak, over and above the budget, and not received by it from Eros, may well prove to be a loss for Shree Ashtavinayak.
Tintin – Karname Kamaal Ke (dubbed) did fair business in its opening week. It collected Rs. 1,03,83,364 from 146 prints. Its original English version, The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn, has done excellent business in the first week.
Mrityunjay (dubbed) could not make much of a mark at the ticket windows in its first week (Rs. 88,22,504 from 106 prints). Even its original English version, Immortals, did ordinary in 1st week.
Loot could do almost nothing in its 2nd week. It is now breathing its last wherever it has not already been pulled out of the cinemas.
Miley Naa Miley Hum also failed miserably in 2nd week – that is, at the very few cinemas which screened it!
Ra.One is on its way out if it has not been discontinued after three weeks. Even in its third week, its collections were dismal.
Komal Nahta, the Editor of Koimoi.com, is Bollywood’s most trusted trade analyst & film reviewer. You can follow him on Twitter and check out his Video Blog.
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