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Bollywood box-office report of the week : 14 october 2010

This Friday will see an interesting clash between Ajay Devgn's AAKROSH and the Sanjay Dutt starrer KNOCK OUT. The third release, Mallika's HISSS, has moved to 22nd October and so AAKROSH and KNOCK OUT are all set for a one to one bout! One feels that given the sustained and intelligent promotion it will be AAKROSH which will score over KNOCK OUT, though neither of the two is expected to set the box-office on fire!


The weak opening of last Friday's Mohit Suri directed CROOK came as a shock for the know alls. Given the topical theme of racial discrimination and the reasonably popular music it was expected that CROOK would embark on at least an above average start. However barring the good start in East Punjab, it was a so-so performance by CROOK all over India and Overseas.

The other release of the same week, the Rishi-Neetu starrer, DO DOONI CHAAR, got a lot of praise and critical acclaim but unfortunately it did not translate into even a half decent opening. Trade predicts a bleak future for both CROOK and DO DOONI CHAAR but expects DDC to fair somewhat better in the long run.

As expected, after a good weekend Ranbir-Priyanka's ANJAANA ANJAANI saw a slump in the collections during the weekdays. The film collected 3.25 crores from Bombay (collections from 53 cinemas unreceived), 1.15 crores from Ahmedabad (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 18.70 lakhs from Baroda (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.75 lakhs from Vapi, 3.75 lakhs from Bharuch (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 1.70 lakhs each from Palanpur , Vapi and Patan, 22.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.75 lakhs from Jamnagar, 6.25 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.50 lakhs each from Porbandar and Surendranagar, 2.75 lakhs from Junagarh, 2.70 lakhs from Bhuj, 4.15 lakhs from Gandhidham, 1.15 lakhs from Adipur, 42 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.85 lakhs each from Sangli and Solapur, 12.50 lakhs from Nasik, 16.65 lakhs from Goa, 5.35 lakhs from Belgaum, 1 lakh from Bijapur, 4.75 crores from Delhi city, 48 lakhs from Noida, 38 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 20 lakhs from Kanpur, 41.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 9.25 lakhs from Agra, 9.65 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.65 lakhs from Bijnore, 4.65 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 4.50 lakhs from Meerut, 2.20 lakhs from Moradabad and Mathura, 95 lakhs from Gurgaon, 31.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 7.50 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 8.50 lakhs from Panipat, 15.20 lakhs from Chandigarh, 5.35 lakhs from Zirakpur, 2.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 8.65 lakhs from Ambala, 12.35 lakhs from Ludhiana, 7.35 lakhs from Patiala, 10.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 4 lakhs from Pathankot, 1.50 crores from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2 lakhs from Darjeeling, 7.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 6 lakhs from Guwahati, 27.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 10.55 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3.65 lakhs from Amravati, 2 lakhs from Akola, 17.75 lakhs from Raipur, 1.15 lakhs from Chhindwara, 40 lakhs from Indore, 7.50 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 6 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 6.55 lakhs from Jodhpur (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 7 lakhs from Ajmer, 3.65 lakhs from Bikaner, 5.75 lakhs from Kota, 90 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Warangal, 6.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.25 lakhs from Nanded, 3.35 lakhs each from Latur and Gulbarga, 62 lakhs from Bangalore, 8.25 lakhs from Mangalore, 2.15 lakhs from Vijaywada, 7.15 lakhs from Vishakhapatnam, 3.35 lakhs from Madras and 1.50 lakhs from Coimbatore.

Netting around 33 crores during the opening week. ANJAANA ANJAANI gets to an average mark and may just scrape through to a higher status. The Siddharth Anand directed film has done quite well in Overseas grossing ?361,811 from UK and $726,271 from US, up to the second weekend (8-10 October).

Though Shankar's ROBOT could not emulate the superb performance of the Tamil version, ENTHIRAN, the dubbed Hindi version picked up from the second day onwards and remained steady with medium collections even during the weekdays. In it's opening week, ROBOT collected 2.15 crore from Bombay (collections from 25 cinemas unreceived), 55 lakhs from Ahmedabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived), 6.65 lakhs from Baroda (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.50 lakhs each from Vapi and Palanpur, 16.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 4.35 lakhs each from Bharuch and Bhavnagar, 1.25 lakhs each from Morbi and Surendranagar, 2.25 lakhs from Junagarh, 2 lakhs from Bhuj, 3.25 lakhs from Gandhidham, 17 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Solapur, 2 lakhs from Sangli, 8.25 lakhs from Nasik, 6 lakhs from Goa, 4 lakhs from Bijapur, 5 lakhs from Belgaum, 1 crore from Delhi city, 11.40 lakhs from Noida, 13.65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 13 lakhs from Kanpur, 19 lakhs from Lucknow, 6.20 lakhs from Agra, 5.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2.25 lakhs each from Meerut and Bareilly, 1.65 lakhs from Aligarh, 2.75 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9.35 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.50 lakhs from Panipat, 3 lakhs from Chandigarh, 2.20 lakhs from Zirakpur, 1.15 lakhs each from Bhatinda and Ambala, 1.75 lakhs each from Ludhiana, Patiala and Amritsar, 18 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs each from Siliguri and Guwahati, 21.15 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Jabalpur, 4.25 lakhs from Amravati, 2.25 lakhs from Akola, 9.50 lakhs from Raipur, 2.20 lakhs from Chandrapur, 14.65 lakhs from Indore, 2.55 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 7.65 lakhs from Bhopal, 1 lakh each from Ujjain and Shivpuri, 21.50 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 4.65 lakhs from Jodhpur, 3.20 lakhs each from Ajmer and Bikaner, 2.85 lakhs from Kota, 1.15 lakhs each from Sriganganagar and Kishanpur, 4.50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 7.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2.85 lakhs from Nanded, 4.65 lakhs from Latur, 2 lakhs from Udgir, 1.55 lakhs from Parbhani , 7 lakhs from Gulbarga and 4.50 lakhs from Mangalore.

The first week has seen the Rajnikanth-Aishwarya starrer, ROBOT, netting a decent 11.50 crores from the Hindi version. Even the second weekend has seen a steady performance. In a way the film has found appreciation all over India while the original Tamil and to an extent the Telugu version has seen amazing numbers. In the Overseas the Tamil and Hindi version has grossed ?609,814 from UK till the second weekend (8-10 October) and a superb $ 2,166,178 from US (all three versions combined), during the opening weekend.

Meanwhile KHICHDI THE MOVIE has been appreciated in areas with large Gujarati population but has not done well elsewhere. The film collected 1.10 crores from Bombay (collections from 17 cinemas unreceived), 40.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 5.65 lakhs from Baroda (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 1.15 lakhs from Bharuch, 6 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.65 lakhs each from Jamnagar and Bhavnagar, 1 lakh from Junagarh, 6.50 lakhs from Pune (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 3 lakhs from Nasik, 2.35 lakhs from Goa, 1 lakh from Belgaum, 40 lakhs from Delhi city, 5.15 lakhs from Noida, 4 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 3.40 lakhs from Lucknow, 8.70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 1 lakh from Patiala, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5.65 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 4 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.65 lakhs from Raipur, 5.35 lakhs from Indore, 3.75 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 3 cinemas unreceived), 9 lakhs from Bangalore and 2 lakhs from Mangalore. Netting around 4.35 crore during its opening week KHICHDI THE MOVIE may end as a below average fare.

Concluding with Abhinav Kashyap's DABANGG, it is still managing to bring in significant numbers. The film collected 40 lakhs from Bombay (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 8.15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.35 lakhs from Baroda, 1.20 lakhs from Anand, 3 lakhs from Rajkot, 9 lakhs from Pune, 1.65 lakhs each from Bhuj and Nasik, 1.60 lakhs from Kolhapur, 1.10 lakhs from Goa, 60 lakhs from Delhi city, 4.35 lakhs from Noida, 3.60 lakhs each from Ghaziabad and Kanpur , 10.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 3 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.75 lakhs from Meerut, 1.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 4.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.55 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.15 lakhs from Panipat, 1 lakh each from Chandigarh and Zirakpur, 1.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1 lakh from Patiala, 5 lakhs from Calcutta (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 6.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.20 lakhs from Jabalpur, 2.20 lakhs each from Amravati and Akola, 4 lakhs from Raipur, 1.50 lakhs each from Durg and Chandrapur, 1 lakh from Bhandara, 3.50 lakhs from Indore, 4.35 lakhs from Bhopal, 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 4 cinemas unreceived), 1.65 lakhs from Bikaner, 1 lakh from Kota, 11.35 lakhs from Hyderabad (collections from other cinemas unreceived), 2.20 lakhs from Aurangabad (collections from 2 cinemas unreceived) and 3.65 lakhs from Bangalore.

Adding another 5.50 crores, DABANGG has netted an amazing 136.50 crores in four weeks from India.

The all time blockbuster Salman-Sonakshi starrer has also impressed in the Overseas, grossing ?781,224 from UK up to the fifth weekend (8-10 October) and $1,288,549 from US at the end of its run.

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