The good performance of last week’s No One Killed Jessica coupled with the fantastic opening of this week’s Yamla Pagla Deewana in North India has come like a ray of hope in the industry.

Yamla Pagla Deewana Poster, No One Killed Jessica Poster

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Yamla Pagla Deewana’s opening was excellent in the single-screen cinemas of North India and fair in the multiplexes. In Gujarat and Saurashtra, collections shot up from the second/third show itself. At many other centres too, a jump was witnessed as the day progressed. The reason being that Yamla Pagla Deewana is a mass entertainer. The film will also do very well in the single-screen cinemas and fair business in the multiplexes in the coming days. The producers of the film have already made a handsome profit before the film’s release, and the distributors, who’ve acquired the film, will also earn on their investments.

‘No One Killed Jessica’ has done well. Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan’s film made a total Rs. 11,96,98,873 from 260 cinemas. Vikalp, Impatient Vivek and Ashoka The Hero have all bombed.

In their 3rd week, Tees Maar Khan made Rs. 68,49,810 from 191 cinemas, Toonpur Ka Superrhero managed Rs. 13,62,035 from 77 cinemas while Isi Life Mein…! earned Rs. 6,16,952 from 9 cinemas.

Band Baaja Baaraat is still good even in its 5th week with Rs, 1,02,63,099 from 170 cinemas.

COMPARATIVE FIGURES IN INDIA

No Film Week Collections (Rs.) No. of prints Average per print (Rs.)
1 No One Killed Jessica 1st 11,96,98,873 260 4,60,980
2 Band Baaja Baaraat 5th 1,02,63,099 170 60,371
3 Tees Maar Khan 3rd 68,49,810 191 35,863
4 Gulliver’s Travels:
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2nd 17,00,678 73 23,297
5 Toonpur Ka Superrhero 3rd 13,62,035 77 17,689
6 Isi Life Mein…! 3rd 6,16,952 9 68,550

India Box Office Collections for the week of January 7, 2011 – January 13, 2011 (All figures in Rs.)

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