The coming Friday will witness a host of releases in the form of Anees Baazmee’s Anil-Arjun starrer MUBARAKAN, Madhur Bhandarkar directed INDU SARKAR, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ BAARAT COMPANY and last but not the least, master director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s RAAG DESH. Needless to add that the front runner is going to be MUBARAKAN but then INDU SARKAR and especially the chillingly realistic patriotic historical RAAG DESH are likely to make a mark in the long run.
Meanwhile, last Friday’s Sabbir Khan directed Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhi Agarwal starrer, MUNNA MICHAEL, saw a decent opening weekend, netting 22.50 crore from India and is maintaining at mid-level collections during the weekday. The film will have hold at about the same level during the second week also, to be termed a success.
The other film of the same week, Prakash Jha’s Ratna Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma starrer, LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA, a limited release venture, saw a phenomenal pick up after a dull opening day, netting 5.75 crore. Given the low investment ( 5.50-6 crore), the film will recover it just from the Indian theatrical run.
Checking out the Anurag Basu directed Ranbir-Katrina starrer, JAGGA JASOOS, the film could not capitalize on a decent opening weekend (33-34 crore) and saw an ordinary weekday(s) run collecting 5.85 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.25 crore from Ahmedabad, 55.75 lakhs from Surat, 35 lakhs from Baroda, 15 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.65 crore from Pune, 21.15 lakhs from Nasik, 30 lakhs from Goa, 6.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 4.15 crore from Delhi city, 90 lakhs from Noida, 75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 40.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 75 lakhs from Lucknow , 20 lakhs from Agra, 16 lakhs from Allahabad, 5 lakhs from Aligarh, 30.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 1 crore from Gurgaon, 40.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.55 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 7.50 lakhs from Panipat, 30 lakhs from Chandigarh, 15.20 lakhs from Jalandhar, 7.25 lakhs from Patiala, 14.50 lakhs from Amritsar, 21 lakhs from Ludhiana, 5 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.15 lakhs from Ambala, 2.15 lakhs from Shimla, 2.50 lakhs from Jammu, 1.75 crore from Calcutta, 16.25 lakhs from Siliguri, 21 lakhs from Patna, 7.75 lakhs from Dhanbad, 20 lakhs from Ranchi, 13.20 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 8.50 lakhs from Guwahati, 40 lakhs from Nagpur, 32.75 lakhs from Raipur, 60 lakhs from Indore, 15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 4 cinemas unrecieved), 85 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 16 lakhs from Jodhpur, 9 lakhs from Ajmer, 4.25 lakhs from Bikaner, 16.15 lakhs from Kota, 16.75 lakhs from Udaipur, 70 lakhs from Hyderabad, 22.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.75 crore from Bangalore, 10.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 4.75 lakhs from Mysore, 3.55 lakhs from Vijayawada, 6.75 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 15 lakhs from Madras and 10 lakhs from Kochi. Netting 46 crore during the opening week from India and given the second week run, JAGGA JASOOS, which needed over 120 crore from India, to be termed a success, is a box-office failure. JAGGA JASOOS has also been rejected (barring to an extent US) in the overseas grossing $2m with £180,000 from UK and $790,000 from the US, till the second weekend (21-23 July).
Concluding with Boney Kapoor’s Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin starrer, MOM, the film maintained reasonably during the second week as it collected 1.50 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 8 lakhs from Surat, 8.50 lakhs from Baroda, 2.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 35 lakhs from Pune, 3.50 lakhs from Nasik, 5 lakhs from Goa, 75 lakhs from Delhi city, 25 lakhs from Noida, 10.55 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 13 lakhs from Lucknow , 1.50 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 21.55 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 6.75 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.75 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.55 lakhs from Amritsar, 3.55 lakhs from Ludhiana, 35.55 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Siliguri, 3 lakhs from Patna, 3.50 lakhs from Ranchi, 3.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 7.50 lakhs from Indore, 3.15 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 15 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 25 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1 lakh from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Kota, 1.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 20 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2 lakhs from Aurangabad, 50 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam and 1.50 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 9 crore, MOM has netted 33 crore in two weeks from India and is a below average fare after accounting for (expected) non-theatrical rights. The film has also fared well (given the cost and cast) in the overseas, grossing $2.25m.