(This column has been faithfully tracking films in the news, whether good or bad. However, we’ve been receiving torrential feedback and suggestions to also track films that could potentially set the box office on fire. So, from last week, we’re watching all the big films that make news, regardless.)
Last week’s release, Delhi Belly, took a fantastic opening, as expected and did good business in its first week. The collection though dipped from Monday onwards but very marginally. In fact, this film did extraordinary business in metros.
There was a general belief that the marketing and promotion gimmick of Delhi Belly might boomerang after first few days, but it didn’t happen. The collections were rock steady and everyone in the film trade is rejoicing with the fact that the movie is doing good business at the ticket counter.
As for Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap (BHTB), it didn’t open well, but it did show growth in the collections from Saturday onward. Though it wasn’t a big jump, still going by the low investment and the way, the business at the ticket counters have been steady, it will be a fruitful venture for the people behind it.
If June month started with a bang with Ready, breaking all sorts of records at many places, it ended with Double Dhamaal which has been appreciated by one and all. And now July month started with one moderate (BHTB) and one big success (Delhi Belly).
There’s a big promotion plan waiting for Ajay Devgn’s Singham which will kick start from next week. The planning was, keep injecting the audience with teasers about the film and go full out just two weeks before the release. This film is carrying an excellent report and has a strong buzz around it.
And of course, the big success of Ready has increased the expectations for Salman Khan’s next Eid release - Bodyguard. Will Salman Khan manage to score a hat-trick of success with Bodyguard? After delivering two hits during Eid with Wanted and Dabangg. Well, he certainly will; is what the general belief is in the film trade.
The release date of Agneepath was announced this week and now this film is not due this year but in 2012 on January 13. The expectation is very high as this film has Hrithik Roshan as the hero and Sanjay Dutt as the villain.
January month of 2012 is going to be very exciting for the viewers as well as the film trade. If Karan Johar will release his magnum opus Agneepath on January 13, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani will have their next film featuring Aamir Khan, tentatively titled Dhuan and UTV Motion Picture is also toying with the idea of releasing their next Barfee, being directed by Anurag Basu and featuring Ranbir Kapoor, in the same month. Hold your breath!!
|Update Date||Release||Movie||BoxOffice||Prev Week||Current Week||Weekly Change|
|July 09, 2011||July 08, 2011||Murder 2||First Weekend||15||18||15||18||20||20||3||2||5|
|July 09, 2011||July 08, 2011||Zindagi Na||First Weekend||12||20||18||13||20||19||1||0||1|
|July 09, 2011||July 22, 2011||Singham||First Weekend||33||35||35||30||32||31||-3||-3||-4|
|July 09, 2011||August 12, 2011||Aarakshan||First Weekend||32||40||35||32||38||33||0||-2||-2|
|July 09, 2011||August 12, 2011||Soundtrack||First Weekend||0||0||0||2||4||3||2||4||3|
|July 09, 2011||August 19, 2011||Not A Love Story||First Weekend||0||0||0||7||6||7||7||6||7|
|July 09, 2011||August 31, 2011||Bodyguard||First Weekend||51||50||51||50||48||48||-1||-2||-3|
|July 09, 2011||September 09, 2011||Mausam||First Weekend||10||10||10||11||12||11||1||2||1|
|July 09, 2011||September 09, 2011||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||First Weekend||12||14||12||12||14||12||0||0||0|
|July 09, 2011||September 16, 2011||Force||First Weekend||12||13||11||12||13||12||0||0||1|
|July 09, 2011||October 06, 2011||Rascals||First Weekend||23||27||26||23||27||26||0||0||0|
|July 09, 2011||October 26, 2011||Ra.One||First Weekend||54||58||57||53||57||57||-1||-1||0|
|July 09, 2011||October 27, 2011||Damadamm!||First Weekend||1||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|July 09, 2011||November 10, 2011||The Dirty Picture||First Weekend||16||20||20||18||23||22||2||3||2|
|July 09, 2011||November 18, 2011||Desi Boyz||First Weekend||21||25||22||22||25||23||1||0||1|
|July 09, 2011||December 09, 2011||Agent Vinod||First Weekend||18||20||19||19||20||19||1||0||0|
|July 09, 2011||December 09, 2011||Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl||First Weekend||10||12||10||10||12||10||0||0||0|
|July 09, 2011||December 23, 2011||Don 2||First Weekend||48||50||47||49||50||47||1||0||0|