Ready and now Double Dhamaal, ticket counter rejoicing
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, Double Dhamaal (DD), took a fantastic opening, as expected and did good business in its first week. In fact, DD became the second highest grossing film of this year, after Salman Khan’s Ready, which is really a good thing for the film trade.
If the month of June started with a bang with Ready breaking all sorts of records at many places, it ended with DD, which has been appreciated by one and all.
July looks promising too. Though Amitabh Bachchan’s Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap didn’t take a flying start, it has been liked and appreciated and the collection is expected to rise. Imran Khan’s Delhi Belly has had a good opening at most of the multiplexes. Though it’s made with a hugh budget; tradewallahs feel that it will still manage to recover its cost; if the collection remains steady for a few more days, Fingers crossed.
As for Hollywood is concerned, the first two versions of Transformers did very well in India and much is expected from this film. Transformers 3. It is also in 3D and since this technology has been received very well in India, the collections has been good.
Though the promotion is yet to kick-start for Ajay Devgn’s Singham in a big way, this film is carrying an excellent report and has a strong buzz around it. The theatrical trailer has already been loved by one and all and the film is expected to take a flying start and is also expected to do big business.
And of course, the big success of Ready has generated lot of curiosity 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, Wanted and Dabangg? Well, he certainly will; is what the general belief is in the film trade. Eid is followed by Ganesh Chaturthi which might slow down the business to an extent, some traders feel.
Though the release date of Agneepath is not yet finalised but it is likely to be released in the month of November. The expectation is very high as the film has Hrithik Roshan as the hero and Sanjay Dutt as the villain.
Apart from Singham, Bodyguard and Agneepath, two more movies were the talk of the trade this week –Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One and Don 2. Those who have had a peek of the 30-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 by each passing day.
|Update Date||Release||Movie||BoxOffice||Prev Week||Current Week||Weekly Change|
|July 02, 2011||July 01, 2011||Bbuddah?Hoga Terra Baap||First Weekend||16||20||23||5||10||7||-11||-10||-16|
|July 02, 2011||July 01, 2011||Delhi Belly||First Weekend||9||15||10||12||15||15||3||0||5|
|July 02, 2011||July 08, 2011||Murder 2||First Weekend||15||18||15||15||18||15||0||0||0|
|July 02, 2011||July 08, 2011||Zindagi Na||First Weekend||12||20||15||12||20||18||0||0||3|
|July 02, 2011||July 22, 2011||Singham||First Weekend||36||35||36||33||35||35||-3||0||-1|
|July 02, 2011||August 12, 2011||Aarakshan||First Weekend||32||40||35||32||40||35||0||0||0|
|July 02, 2011||August 31, 2011||Bodyguard||First Weekend||50||50||50||51||50||51||1||0||1|
|July 02, 2011||September 09, 2011||Mausam||First Weekend||10||10||9||10||10||10||0||0||1|
|July 02, 2011||September 09, 2011||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||First Weekend||11||15||12||12||14||12||1||-1||0|
|July 02, 2011||September 16, 2011||Force||First Weekend||12||15||12||12||13||11||0||-2||-1|
|July 02, 2011||October 06, 2011||Rascals||First Weekend||22||27||25||23||27||26||1||0||1|
|July 02, 2011||October 26, 2011||Ra.One||First Weekend||53||55||56||54||58||57||1||3||1|
|July 02, 2011||October 27, 2011||Damadamm!||First Weekend||1||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|July 02, 2011||November 10, 2011||The Dirty Picture||First Weekend||15||20||20||16||20||20||1||0||0|
|July 02, 2011||November 18, 2011||Desi Boyz||First Weekend||20||25||22||21||25||22||1||0||0|
|July 02, 2011||December 09, 2011||Agent Vinod||First Weekend||18||20||20||18||20||19||0||0||-1|
|July 02, 2011||December 09, 2011||Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl||First Weekend||9||12||10||10||12||10||1||0||0|
|July 02, 2011||December 23, 2011||Don 2||First Weekend||45||50||45||48||50||47||3||0||2|