This column has been faithfully tracking films in the news, for better or worse. However, we’ve been receiving a barrage of feedback that suggests we also track films that could potentially set the box office on fire. So, from this week, we’re watching all the big films, or, movies that make news, regardless.
Meanwhile, this week’s release, Double Dhamaal, took a very good start, as expected. And judging by the audience reaction, rest assured it will be a money-spinner. How big will it turn out? One can tell only after the first weekend.
The talk of the trade this week is the way Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are going all out to promote their respective movies – Delhi Belly and Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap. Both parties have been playing their trump cards one after another, and both projects are hot among the trade. Zoom out to the big picture and the fact is that both these movies will not only clash with each other, they will also release along with Hollywood’s Transformers 3.
The first two versions of Transformers did very well in India and much is expected from this film. Transformers 3 is also in 3D and since this technology has been received very well in India, expectations are sky high. Thus, both Hindi releases will face tough opposition from the Hollywood flick, especially in multiplexes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Another film carrying an excellent report and has a strong buzz around it is Rohit Shetty’s Singham. The promos have already been loved by one and all and the film is expected to take a flying start and do big business.
Though the release date of Karan Johar’s Agneepath is yet to be announced, Sanjay Dutt’s look in the film was leaked this week, making the move even hotter. If tradewallahs are to be believed, Dutt will take the nation by storm in November. We’re told that Karan Johar will announce the release date next week.
Apart from Singham and Agneepath, three more movies were the talk of the trade this week – Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One and Don 2. those who have had a peek of the 60-second Don 2 teaser are raving about it. And, not surprisingly, going by Shah Rukh Khan’s plans for Ra.One, this film is growing bigger and bigger.
|Update Date||Release||Movie||BoxOffice||Prev Week||Current Week||Weekly Change|
|June 25, 2011||June 24, 2011||Double Dhamaal||First Weekend||20||18||22||18||25||20||-2||7||-2|
|June 25, 2011||July 01, 2011||Bbuddah?Hoga Terra Baap||First Weekend||18||19||22||16||20||23||-2||1||1|
|June 25, 2011||July 01, 2011||Delhi Belly||First Weekend||9||12||10||9||15||10||0||3||0|
|June 25, 2011||July 08, 2011||Murder 2||First Weekend||12||15||12||15||18||15||3||3||3|
|June 25, 2011||July 08, 2011||Zindagi Na||First Weekend||15||20||20||12||20||15||-3||0||-5|
|June 25, 2011||July 22, 2011||Singham||First Weekend||36||36||36||36||35||36||0||-1||0|
|June 25, 2011||August 12, 2011||Aarakshan||First Weekend||36||37||37||32||40||35||-4||3||-2|
|June 25, 2011||August 31, 2011||Bodyguard||First Weekend||50||50||49||50||50||50||0||0||1|
|June 25, 2011||September 09, 2011||Mausam||First Weekend||0||0||0||10||10||9||10||10||9|
|June 25, 2011||September 09, 2011||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||First Weekend||0||0||0||11||15||12||11||15||12|
|June 25, 2011||September 16, 2011||Force||First Weekend||0||0||0||12||15||12||12||15||12|
|June 25, 2011||October 06, 2011||Rascals||First Weekend||0||0||0||22||27||25||22||27||25|
|June 25, 2011||October 26, 2011||Ra.One||First Weekend||55||54||57||53||55||56||-2||1||-1|
|June 25, 2011||October 27, 2011||Damadamm!||First Weekend||0||0||0||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|June 25, 2011||October 27, 2011||Kahaani||First Weekend||0||0||0||2||3||4||2||3||4|
|June 25, 2011||November 10, 2011||The Dirty Picture||First Weekend||0||0||0||15||20||20||15||20||20|
|June 25, 2011||November 18, 2011||Desi Boyz||First Weekend||0||0||0||20||25||22||20||25||22|
|June 25, 2011||November 18, 2011||Agneepath||First Weekend||38||37||35||38||37||36||0||0||1|
|June 25, 2011||December 09, 2011||Agent Vinod||First Weekend||0||0||0||18||20||20||18||20||20|
|June 25, 2011||December 09, 2011||Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl||First Weekend||0||0||0||9||12||10||9||12||10|