Bollywood box-office report of the week

By Abid, Glamsham Editorial

This Friday will see multiple releases in the form of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, the Amit Vats directed BOYSS TOH BOYSS HAIN, Zakir Hussain's SIXTEEN and last but not the least TARA-THE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND PASSION, which has impressed at many festivals already. From the list it is likely to be the Farhan-Sonam starrer, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, which will be the front runner while BTBH and TARA may also get selective patronage. Needless to add that the multiple releases will cut into each other's business.

Last Friday's two new releases, Vikramaditya Motwane's Ranveer, Sonakshi and Adil starrer LOOTERA and the K.S. Ravikumar's POLICEGIRI, behaved as per expectations While the multiplex audience patronized LOOTERA, the single screens went for Sanjay Dutt's POLICEGIRI. But as the weekend progressed LOOTERA went from strength-to-strength, while POLICEGIRI remained more or less on the same level and made little or no headway. LOOTERA has also done quite decently in the overseas (good in US) grossing and#163;70,000 from UK and $375,500 from the US during the opening weekend (5-7 July).

Meanwhile UTV Motion Pictures' Emraan-Vidya starrer, GHANCHAKKAR, saw a dull opening week as the film collected 3.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 85 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 20.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 10 lakhs from Rajkot, 75 lakhs from Pune, 19 lakhs from Nasik, 3.15 crore from Delhi city, 40 lakhs from Noida, 26.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 20.35 lakhs from Kanpur, 38.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 6 lakhs from Agra, 9.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 4 lakhs from Aligarh, 55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 18.65 lakhs from Chandigarh, 11.15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 4 lakhs from Amritsar, 8 lakhs from Ludhiana, 3 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.55 lakhs from Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Jammu, 65 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Darjeeling, 5.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.50 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 8 lakhs from Bhubaneswar, 7 lakhs from Guwahati, 30 lakhs from Nagpur, 17.50 lakhs from Raipur, 35 lakhs from Indore (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 18 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 56 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 6 cinemas unreceived), 6.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 5 lakhs from Bikaner, 13 lakhs from Kota, 11.55 lakhs from Udaipur, 35 lakhs from Hyderabad, 8.75 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 70 lakhs from Bangalore, 2 lakhs from Vijayawada, 4.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2 lakhs from Madras and 2.20 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 29 crore during the opening week GHANCHAKKAR is a below average fare. The film has also disappointed in the overseas grossing and#163;144,000 from UK and $203,000 from the US till the second weekend (5-7 July).

Meanwhile the Sonam, Dhanush and Swara starrer, RAANJHANAA, saw a rock steady second week collecting 2.25 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 55.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 15.25 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 5 cinemas unreceived), 9 lakhs from Rajkot, 63 lakhs from Pune, 11.65 lakhs from Nasik, 1.65 crore from Delhi city, 30.50 lakhs from Noida, 18.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 19.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 30 lakhs from Lucknow, 3.75 lakhs from Agra, 8.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 35.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 8.25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 3.15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.20 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.15 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.10 lakhs from Ambala, 2 lakhs from Jammu, 35 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.75 lakhs from Siliguri, 4.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 4.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 5.50 lakhs from Bhubaneswar, 4.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 30.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 12 lakhs from Raipur, 28 lakhs from Indore, 5.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 20 lakhs from Bhopal, 60 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.75 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 6.25 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 9 lakhs from Kota, 11.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 45 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7.65 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 70 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 2.65 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 5.15 lakhs from Madras and 2.35 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 17.50 crore RAANJHANAA has netted 52.50 crore in two weeks from India and is a hit plus. The film has also done very well in the overseas (good in US) grossing and#163;148,000 from the UK and $875,000 from the US till the third weekend (5-7 July).

Checking out the Pulkit, Ali and Vishakha venture, FUKREY, the film saw another good week collecting 65 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 10.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.15 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 13 lakhs from Pune, 1.50 crore from Delhi city, 15 lakhs from Noida, 13 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 8.25 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.75 lakhs from Agra, 1.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 26.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3 lakhs from Ludhiana, 8.50 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.75 lakhs from Nagpur, 3 lakhs from Raipur, 6.25 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 13 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Kota, 2.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 7.50 lakhs from Hyderabad and 8 lakhs from Bangalore. With another 4 crore the low budge t FUKREY has netted 33 crore in three weeks from India and is a hit plus.

Concluding with Ranbir Deepika's YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, the film saw a substantial fall in its numbers for the first time but still managed to collect 25 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 12 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.50 lakhs from Baroda (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 2.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 6 lakhs from Pune, 20.55 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.50 lakhs from Noida, 1.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2 lakhs from Kanpur, 5 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.15 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 3 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.50 lakhs from Raipur, 1.75 lakhs from Indore, 1.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 22 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 5 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.25 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. Adding another 3.50 crore YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI has netted 187 crore in five weeks from India and is an all-time blockbuster. The film has also crossed the $10m mark in the overseas grossing and#163;1,069,600 from UK and $3,807,500 from the US till the sixth weekend (5-7 July).

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