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Ticket counters are rejoicing!

The ticket counters are rejoicing with Ready, DD, BHTB and DB

(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!!

Trade Trac

Update Date Release Movie BoxOffice Prev Week Current Week Weekly Change
Exh Dist bookies Exh Dist Bookies Exh Dist Bookies
July 09, 2011 July 08, 2011 Murder 2 First Weekend 15 18 15 18 20 20 3 2 5
First Week 22 24 24 24 27 26 2 3 2
total 28 30 30 32 33 33 4 3 3
July 09, 2011 July 08, 2011 Zindagi Na First Weekend 12 20 18 13 20 19 1 0 1
First Week 24 32 22 25 31 26 1 -1 4
total 28 35 30 35 38 40 7 3 10
July 09, 2011 July 22, 2011 Singham First Weekend 33 35 35 30 32 31 -3 -3 -4
First Week 50 55 53 48 50 49 -2 -5 -4
total 75 85 82 65 70 72 -10 -15 -10
July 09, 2011 August 12, 2011 Aarakshan First Weekend 32 40 35 32 38 33 0 -2 -2
First Week 48 60 53 45 56 52 -3 -4 -1
total 75 80 80 72 75 75 -3 -5 -5
July 09, 2011 August 12, 2011 Soundtrack First Weekend 0 0 0 2 4 3 2 4 3
First Week 0 0 0 5 6 5 5 6 5
total 0 0 0 8 9 9 8 9 9
July 09, 2011 August 19, 2011 Not A Love Story First Weekend 0 0 0 7 6 7 7 6 7
First Week 0 0 0 10 11 10 10 11 10
total 0 0 0 13 14 14 13 14 14
July 09, 2011 August 31, 2011 Bodyguard First Weekend 51 50 51 50 48 48 -1 -2 -3
First Week 81 82 81 78 70 80 -3 -12 -1
total 122 131 132 120 125 122 -2 -6 -10
July 09, 2011 September 09, 2011 Mausam First Weekend 10 10 10 11 12 11 1 2 1
First Week 15 15 14 17 17 16 2 2 2
total 19 21 21 22 23 22 3 2 1
July 09, 2011 September 09, 2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan First Weekend 12 14 12 12 14 12 0 0 0
First Week 17 20 18 17 21 18 0 1 0
total 22 24 22 22 24 22 0 0 0
July 09, 2011 September 16, 2011 Force First Weekend 12 13 11 12 13 12 0 0 1
First Week 18 20 18 19 20 18 1 0 0
total 25 27 25 25 27 25 0 0 0
July 09, 2011 October 06, 2011 Rascals First Weekend 23 27 26 23 27 26 0 0 0
First Week 32 40 36 33 40 37 1 0 1
total 51 52 54 52 52 54 1 0 0
July 09, 2011 October 26, 2011 Ra.One First Weekend 54 58 57 53 57 57 -1 -1 0
First Week 76 77 75 76 76 75 0 -1 0
total 108 110 111 110 112 112 2 2 1
July 09, 2011 October 27, 2011 Damadamm! First Weekend 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
First Week 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
total 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
July 09, 2011 November 10, 2011 The Dirty Picture First Weekend 16 20 20 18 23 22 2 3 2
First Week 26 32 30 28 34 33 2 2 3
total 34 40 36 37 41 38 3 1 2
July 09, 2011 November 18, 2011 Desi Boyz First Weekend 21 25 22 22 25 23 1 0 1
First Week 34 40 35 35 40 37 1 0 2
total 46 53 50 48 52 51 2 -1 1
July 09, 2011 December 09, 2011 Agent Vinod First Weekend 18 20 19 19 20 19 1 0 0
First Week 25 30 28 25 30 28 0 0 0
total 43 53 51 45 52 51 2 -1 0
July 09, 2011 December 09, 2011 Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl First Weekend 10 12 10 10 12 10 0 0 0
First Week 14 19 15 15 18 15 1 -1 0
total 22 25 25 22 23 24 0 -2 -1
July 09, 2011 December 23, 2011 Don 2 First Weekend 48 50 47 49 50 47 1 0 0
First Week 72 76 72 73 76 72 1 0 0
total 95 94 96 95 95 96 0 1 0
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