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Sudden Impact

As we enter the last lap of 2016, we look at the trailers of the films lined up for release – which one’s creating the biggest buzz? There is no arguing that the best way to hook the audience and

The Sequel Returns

It will rain sequels in November Sequels generally tend to do well in our market with many of them displaying a doubling, tripling or even better multiplication of their business. Now call it coincidence but November is going to be

Right On Target

PINK lifts the crown for the best promoted film in September The month jump-started with AR Murugadoss’ Akira featuring Sonakshi Sinha. The film’s solo attraction was Sinha in an action avatar. Apart from Akira the films which released on September

The Final Countdown

Just how much of a firecracker will the last quarter of 2016 be? Here’s what the trade expects In a few weeks from now, we will kick off the fourth and final quarter of the year 2016, and it’s time

Cracking The Curse

Animation is a stepchild of the Hindi film industry. How can we turn it into a money spinner? This week, we’re returning to a conundrum that’s been plaguing the Hindi film industry for a long time – why aren’t animation

Naval Salute

Akshay Kumar’s Rustom lifts the crown for best-promoted film in August A strong dose of patriotism, strong content, a winning streak from the lead actor and an intelligent marketing campaign polled Rustom as the best-promoted film of the month among

A Star Is Born

The trailer of Mirzya suggests that Harshvardhan Kapoor will break the dry spell of male debutant actors and might just be that talented new star the film industry is looking for Anil Kapoor ruled the box office back in the

First Things First!

With so many exciting trailers releasing, the audience is spoilt for choice in the coming weeks They say, the first impression is the last impression. And the same goes for our films. Cut the perfect trailer and that’s half the

Good,So-So Or Tough?

  With the GST expected to be rolled out next year, we spoke to industry experts about its effects on our film industries across states   The  decks have finally been cleared for what has been billed as the most

Sultan Rules

A film that promoted itself, Sultan, was the best-marketed film of July The roster of films in the month of July included a mixed bag of small- and big-budget releases. But regardless of budgets, producers still put as much muscle

Foreign Exchange

It’s early days yet but international stars featuring in pivotal roles in Bollywood films is a trend that’s here to stay Time was when our Hindi films included only a smattering of foreign actors, mainly as background dancers. Now international

Found In Translation

Big-ticket Hollywood films are penetrating markets in India thanks to local superstars lending their voices to dubbed versions   Ours is the largest film industry in the world, clearly establishing the fact that we Indians love watching movies. It is

Queen Of Hearts

Will the dearth of new Hindi film heroines end in the next few months? Women actors have undergone several changes over the years in Hindi cinema. Sometimes, they’ve been central to the plot, sometimes mere eye candy or an item

Bringing The House Down

With the crackling chemistry of the cast and a promotional blitzkrieg, Housefull 3 wins top honours as the best marketed film of June   As we enter a new month, we analyse the marketing strategies and promotions used by various

Take Two

Six months into 2016, we take stock of the business, with films that released and those that are highly anticipated in the next few months In a few days from now, we will be halfway through 2016, and it’s time

Mom’s The Word

Is Bollywood’s obsession with iconic motherly roles over? Mere paas maa hai,’ was, is and always will be one of the most iconic lines ever spoken in Hindi cinema. This unforgettable line, from the 1975 Hindi film, Deewar, transcends emotion…

Hollywood’s Hurrah!

The best-marketed film of May was not a Hindi film but the Hollywood release, The Angry Birds Movie

Small Is Big

Children’s films are perhaps the most unexplored genre in India even though they have the potential to bring in handsome returns India is one of the most flourishing film markets in the world, churning out more than a thousand films

Jungle Story

April belonged to Disney’s The Jungle Book, whose marketing strategy helped make India a top global market for the film April came to an end and we’re back with our regular analysis of films that scored and those that didn’t,

Pen & Park

Film writers discuss whether or not this is the most creative time for Hindi cinema   The tide is finally turning in the Hindi film industry, and content has come to matter more than anything else. This trend is being fuelled

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As on 17th November, 2017
FilmsWeekWeeklyTotal
Qarib Qarib Singlle111.20CR11.20CR
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana16.14CR6.14CR
The House Next Door192.43LK92.43LK
Mera Bura Saaya108.2K08.2K
Safe101.01K01.01K
Maheruh112K12K
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