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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.

Trade Trac

Update Date Release Movie BoxOffice Prev Week Current Week Weekly Change
Exh Dist bookies Exh Dist Bookies Exh Dist Bookies
June 25, 2011 June 24, 2011 Double Dhamaal First Weekend 20 18 22 18 25 20 -2 7 -2
First Week 32 30 34 28 35 32 -4 5 -2
total 48 51 53 48 50 45 0 -1 -8
June 25, 2011 July 01, 2011 Bbuddah?Hoga Terra Baap First Weekend 18 19 22 16 20 23 -2 1 1
First Week 26 28 33 26 27 32 0 -1 -1
total 41 43 45 42 44 44 1 1 -1
June 25, 2011 July 01, 2011 Delhi Belly First Weekend 9 12 10 9 15 10 0 3 0
First Week 14 18 15 14 22 15 0 4 0
total 20 24 26 18 25 21 -2 1 -5
June 25, 2011 July 08, 2011 Murder 2 First Weekend 12 15 12 15 18 15 3 3 3
First Week 18 21 20 20 24 22 2 3 2
total 26 27 27 28 30 26 2 3 -1
June 25, 2011 July 08, 2011 Zindagi Na First Weekend 15 20 20 12 20 15 -3 0 -5
First Week 24 31 30 24 32 22 0 1 -8
total 35 41 45 30 38 41 -5 -3 -4
June 25, 2011 July 22, 2011 Singham First Weekend 36 36 36 36 35 36 0 -1 0
First Week 45 47 48 50 55 53 5 8 5
total 61 62 64 75 85 80 14 23 16
June 25, 2011 August 12, 2011 Aarakshan First Weekend 36 37 37 32 40 35 -4 3 -2
First Week 54 55 55 58 60 53 4 5 -2
total 72 73 75 70 80 80 -2 7 5
June 25, 2011 August 31, 2011 Bodyguard First Weekend 50 50 49 50 50 50 0 0 1
First Week 67 68 69 80 80 80 13 12 11
total 87 89 90 120 130 130 33 41 40
June 25, 2011 September 09, 2011 Mausam First Weekend 0 0 0 10 10 9 10 10 9
First Week 0 0 0 15 15 14 15 15 14
total 0 0 0 18 20 21 18 20 21
June 25, 2011 September 09, 2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan First Weekend 0 0 0 11 15 12 11 15 12
First Week 0 0 0 16 20 18 16 20 18
total 0 0 0 21 25 22 21 25 22
June 25, 2011 September 16, 2011 Force First Weekend 0 0 0 12 15 12 12 15 12
First Week 0 0 0 18 22 20 18 22 20
total 0 0 0 25 30 25 25 30 25
June 25, 2011 October 06, 2011 Rascals First Weekend 0 0 0 22 27 25 22 27 25
First Week 0 0 0 30 40 35 30 40 35
total 0 0 0 50 51 54 50 51 54
June 25, 2011 October 26, 2011 Ra.One First Weekend 55 54 57 53 55 56 -2 1 -1
First Week 74 76 76 75 77 75 1 1 -1
total 99 100 105 105 108 110 6 8 5
June 25, 2011 October 27, 2011 Damadamm! First Weekend 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
First Week 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
total 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2
June 25, 2011 October 27, 2011 Kahaani First Weekend 0 0 0 2 3 4 2 3 4
First Week 0 0 0 4 6 8 4 6 8
total 0 0 0 10 9 12 10 9 12
June 25, 2011 November 10, 2011 The Dirty Picture First Weekend 0 0 0 15 20 20 15 20 20
First Week 0 0 0 24 32 28 24 32 28
total 0 0 0 30 40 35 30 40 35
June 25, 2011 November 18, 2011 Desi Boyz First Weekend 0 0 0 20 25 22 20 25 22
First Week 0 0 0 32 40 35 32 40 35
total 0 0 0 45 55 50 45 55 50
June 25, 2011 November 18, 2011 Agneepath First Weekend 38 37 35 38 37 36 0 0 1
First Week 52 51 50 52 52 51 0 1 1
total 72 73 75 76 78 80 4 5 5
June 25, 2011 December 09, 2011 Agent Vinod First Weekend 0 0 0 18 20 20 18 20 20
First Week 0 0 0 25 32 28 25 32 28
total 0 0 0 42 55 51 42 55 51
June 25, 2011 December 09, 2011 Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl First Weekend 0 0 0 9 12 10 9 12 10
First Week 0 0 0 14 18 15 14 18 15
total 0 0 0 20 25 25 20 25 25

 

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