All the releases of this week opened to disastrous houses, thanks to lack of face value and also because of school, college and Board examinations.
Jodi Breakers could not score at the box-office and fared rather poorly in the first week. After a terribly slow start on Friday (all-India net:Rs. 1.5 crore), collections picked up on Saturday (Rs. 2 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 2.5 crore) but nosedived on Monday. The week ended at just around Rs. 8.5 to 9 crore, which is often the first day’s collection for a fair-budgeted film. Given the public report, the film is not expected to do even 30% of the first week, in its second week.
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya also started slow, collecting Rs. 1.75 crore on Friday. But the jump on Saturday (Rs. 2.5 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 3.25 crore) was quite impressive.It maintained reasonably well after it netted Rs. 7.5 crore in the weekend. The week ended at approximately Rs. 12.5 crore, giving hopes that the second week may also let the comedy film take a breather, especially in view of the fact that none of the releases of this week has any chance of working at the ticket windows.
Ekk Deewana Tha, which had bombed in the first week itself, crashed further in second week.
Mahakaal – Badle Ki Aag (dubbed) and the original English film, Ghost Rider:Spirit Of Vengeance, from which it is dubbed, did ordinary business in 2nd week.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu could not collect much in its third week and is now breathing its last in the cinemas, whether multiplex or single-screen.
Journey 2 – Ajab Dweep Ki Ghazab Kahaani (dubbed) is also on its way out from the cinemas after four weeks.Of course, the original English film, Journey 2:The Mysterious Island, of which the Hindi fare is a dubbed version, did better than the dubbed fare, in its fourth week in the big cities.
Agneepath crossed the Rs.125 crore-mark in five weeks, amply rewarding all associated with the remake of the old flop of the same name.