BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Releasing today:

Bhoomi (crime drama): Sanjay Dutt and Sunny Leone.  “A revenge drama that centers on the relationship between a father and daughter.
This film is showing at 19 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

JD (drama):  “Based on the life and hardships faced by a journalist JD. He faced rape charges from his fellow journalist. Film also shows how politician use media for their own benefit.”  TRAILER

Newton (comedy, drama):  “A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.”  TRAILER

The Final Exit (horror):  “Fashion photographer, Vidyut Sehgal has several distractions in his life: namely drugs, alcohol and women. He is also deeply troubled by dreams in which he sees a mysterious woman posing around a strange shrine. Soon, the woman enters his bedroom and an entity begins sending him videos.  They seem to call him out to the place he has been seeing. His friend suggests he see a doctor, who advises him to abstain from substances. But when none of it helps, he decides to follow a marker sent to him on his phone and reach the mysterious place of his dreams.”  TRAILER

Haseena Parkar (biography, crime, thriller):  “This is the story of the slightly-less-notorious sister of a notorious gangster.”  TRAILER

Umeed (family drama):  “Inspired by true events, Umeed is a medical drama film about the illegal and unethical drug trials that take place across the nation. It also throws light on how international pharmaceuticals exploit a country.”  TRAILER

Also releasing in the Bollywood market today in the English film, “Kingsmen: The Golden Circle“.  In today’s batch releases, none are expected to make much of a showing at the box office.  It’s nearly October, and nearly time for the third-quarter holiday hits season to begin.  It gets started next Friday, with the release of “Judwaa 2”.

Previous releases:

At the end of its first week, “Simran” has collected Rs. 15.48 * crore.   Though Kangana’s “Simran” and “Queen” (2014) had both earned 10 crore for opening weekend, “Simran” has now fallen behind for first week collections. “Queen” had Rs. 18.80 at the end of its first week.  It doesn’t look like “Simran” will repeat “Queen’s” 61-crore lifetime collection.  With footfalls already trailing off, it may not even recover its 30-crore budget.

Though final numbers are still outstanding, it looks like opening week figures for “Lucknow Central” are right around 12 crore.  Farhan Akhtar’s newest film with a music band theme is not impressing movie-goers.  After the failures of both “Rock On 2” and “Lucknow Central“, it might be time for Farhan to consider a break from the music-themed film, and pursue another role like “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag“.  It’s a shame to say this, however, since Farhan is a bright light in the music scene, and it’s clearly his passion.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” managed a final note in the box office news this week, as it crossed the 40 crore mark!  With a last-reported figure of Rs. 40.96 crore (3 days ago), it has generously exceeded its 24-crore budget and is one of only two films considered a hit since May of this year.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Simran” turned out to be the front runner of Friday’s releases, earning Rs. 10 65 *crore over its opening weekend.  Unfortunately, this number isn’t enough to bring it anywhere near the list of top opening weekend for the year.  Will this movie be a slow and steady earner with enough momentum to keep earnings coming in for weeks?  Another Kangana Ranaut film, “Queen” managed that rare feat in 2013. Only time will tell if “Simran” will enjoy the same kind of slow burn success.  It may need it, if it’s to reach or surpass its 30 crore budget!

Lucknow Central” trailed slightly behind, collecting Rs. 8.42 crore over opening weekend.  It’s budget was also right around 30 crore, and so it will have an even more difficult task to reach or surpass.  With next week’s batch release of six films, and a major film releasing on the 29th, “Lucknow Central” may not have the chance.  Opening week will tell more.  World-wide collections may also help this movie break even.

As for the rest of Friday’s releases: “Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi” earned about Rs. 0.50 crore.  There are no reports, however, on opening weekend collections for “Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai“, “B.A. Pass – 2“, or “Rabbi“.

There are also no further reports this morning on up-to-date collections for any of the other currently-playing films.  However, “Baadshaho” reports from two days ago indicate it has earned Rs. 76.57 crore.  This means it has moved up one more notch on the list of Ajay Devgn’s highest-grossing films.  It surpassed collections for “Drishyam“, to become the eighth highest-earning film.  It will likely not climb higher, as “Raajneeti” is at number seven, with Rs. 93 crore.  If “Baadshaho” collections have crossed 77 crore, then the film is inching closer and closer to meeting its 80 crore budget.  With overseas collections added in, however, the movie met its budget almost two weeks ago.
This article will be updated if and when new figures for other current films become available.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

 

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Releasing today:

Simran (drama):  Kangana Ranaut.  “A Gujarati housekeeping lady in the US allows ambition to get the better of her & gets involved in a world of crime.
This film is showing at 75 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Lucknow Central (drama): Farhan Akhtar.  “Set in a jail in Lucknow, a group of prisoners form a music band.
This film is showing at 45 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (comedy):  “Set against the occasion of a wedding, a Punjabi and a Gujarati family experience cultural clash.” TRAILER

Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai (drama):  “A social portraying a girl from Bedhiya community from the hinterlands of central India. Their culture is singing and dancing which is called “RAI”. Their community is matriarchal and the story is about three generations of a family where the youngest girl, Madhu, rebels to change the age old tradition through education. But despite her progressive attitude she falls prey to the socio – police – politicon nexus she is married off to Rajjan, a boy from the same village who has intense crush for her from the beginning.”  TRAILER

B.A. PASS – 2 (drama):  “Neha moves to Mumbai from Bhopal after her parents propose an arranged marriage for her with an NRI. She’s not ready for it and wants to prove to her affluent parents that she is better off on her own. But destiny has other plans for this confused damsel in distress, who revels in being miserable and befriends those who add to her misery and self-destruction.”  TRAILER

Rabbi (drama):  “A musician finds himself in the world of love and arranged marriage, where many disapprove of his dreams.”  TRAILER

Also releasing in the Bollywood market today is the American film, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day“.  When a large batch of films release, such as those today, it’s not normally expected that any of them will make much of an impression at the box office.  However, there is some gold in today’s releases.  Though “Simran” has had some impressive, pre-release press, it is still true in India that female-focused films do not get much response.  However, there is a growing trend to watch them for the sake of the women’s rights and safety movement.
Lucknow Central” looks like it will be amazing.  However, it has a lot of competition for footfalls between its release-date mates and previously-released films.  Had it been released more exclusively, it would certainly earn more than it’s projected to under its current release situation.
Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi” is the only comedy releasing today, and people love a good culture clash in India.  However, this comedy will likely get lost in the crowd.  Because there is so much going both for and against today’s releases, it’s a toss-up as to which will be the front-runner on Monday.

Previous releases:

At the end of its first week, “Poster Boys” has collected Rs. 11.20 *crore.  That means it earned 3.95 crore over the week-day stretch. On Monday, the world-wide figure was around 10 crore.  With the additional 3.95, as well as what would surely be an increase in overseas collections, it’s certain that this film has matched its 15 crore budget.  With today’s releases, however, it’s doubtful this film will earn much more.

Daddy” collected 2.40 crore over it’s first week-day stretch, bringing its first week total to Rs. 7 crore. Unlike “Poster Boys“, it looks like “Daddy” may not recoup its 15 crore budget.  Even the world-wide figure (as reported on Wednesday) is only 7.63 crore. With today’s releases, it looks like it might be over for this film suffering from poor reviews.  It may reach 8 crore by the end.

Baadshaho”  has a slow second week-day stretch, bringing in an additional 3.75 crore.  With a lifetime total to date of Rs. 75.62, it’s just 4.38 crore away from earning its 80 crore budget in domestic collections, alone.  As the world-wide figure was already over 100 crore two days ago, however, there is no worrying about any investment having been lost on Ajay Devgn’s latest.

It looks like “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” ran slightly ahead of even with its release-date mate over the second week-day stretch.  It collection an additional 3.90 crore, bringing its lifetime total to Rs. 35.76 crore.  It has kept up some pretty impressive momentum, but can it hold on in the face of today’s six new releases?

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

It looks like the double-Deol film, “Poster Boys” is the front-runner among Friday’s new releases.  With Rs. 7.25 *crore, it’s only made up about half of its 15 crore budget.  With world-wide collections at about 10 crore, however, it should get close.  However, with another batch of films releasing on Friday, there may not be enough competition-free time for this film to reach or even cross its budget mark.

Release-date mate, “Daddy” brought in only Rs. 4.60 crore.  It’s budget was also right around the 15 crore mark, and it looks even less likely to reach it than “Poster Boys“.  Most of the reviews agree that Arjun Rampal’s performance was magnificent, but the film itself didn’t measure up.  As for the other three films released,  there are no reports this morning on their opening weekend collections.

Baadshaho” slowed down significantly over its second weekend, earning only 7.73 crore.  This is about an 82% drop from the opening weekend figure of 43.30 crore. Still, this additional income has brought lifetime collections to Rs. 71.87 crore!  Not only is it the first non-100 crore film this year to reach 70 crore, but it is now firmly number 7 on the year’s top ten list.  That position, however, is still not final.  There are several more movies to come this year with the potential to make the list.
Baadshaho” moved up to number 9 on the list of Ajay Devgn’s personal highest-grossers.  It’s also inching closer to making up its 80 crore budget in domestic collections alone, but may fall short, thanks to the barrage of mass-release films both last Friday and next.  With its 10 crore in overseas collections, however, it’s already there.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” was the highest-earner this weekend, collecting 7.83 crore.  This was only about a 46% drop from the opening weekend figure of 14.46 crore, which shows amazing momentum!  With total collections now at Rs. 31.86 crore, it has crossed the 30 crore mark and has exceeded its 24 crore budget.  That automatically classifies this film as a hit.  It may only top out, however, around 36 or 37 crore.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

 

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Releasing today:

Daddy (biographical crime drama): Arjun Rampal.  “From the rough streets and back alleys of Central Mumbai comes the sensational true story of Arun Gawli, a man who scripted his own destiny, eventually going on to become one of India’s most feared gangsters. Today he remains an enigmatic figure; at once a volatile, power-hungry criminal for some and the respected ‘Daddy’ or a modern day Robin Hood for the working-class neighborhood he belongs to.”
This film is showing at 37 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Poster Boys (comedy): Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol.  “The lives of three men experience trouble when their photos appear on an advertisement for sterilization.”   TRAILER
This film is showing at 19 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Sameer (drama):  “After a series of bomb blasts in Hyderabad a special ATS team lead by officer Desai name Yasin Darji as the suspect. Following a tip-off the team reaches a location to arrest Yasin only to end up arresting Sameer, the wrong guy. While the error needs to be fixed, the higher authorities decide to bargain with Sameer for his freedom, sending him as a mole. Sameer turns a mole to stop Yasin Darji before he kills more innocent people. A chase begins. Will they manage to stop Yasin, or will Yasin trump?”  TRAILER

The Rally (drama):  “Kamlapati Dogra, a young man who nurses the dream of participating in the Himalayan Rally since childhood is willing to go to any extent to accomplishing his dream, even if that means cheating and victimizing people. One such victim of Kamalpati’s unethical ways is Bubble whom he betrays for his own gains and in the bargain loses her. Will Kamlapati participate in the rally and will he mend his way and get his lover back forms the crux.”  TRAILER

Mr. Kabaadi (comedy):  “When a kabadiwala or a scrap dealer becomes rich he flaunts his wealth. To be like other millionaires he changes his wardrobe, trys a different accent while speaking; expanding his business or hiding his ill-gotten wealth.”  TRAILER

In today’s batch release, none of the films are expected to make a significant show at the box office.  The race for front-runner on Monday, however, will be between “Daddy” and “Poster Boys“.  Comedies are often more popular than biographical crime dramas, and “Poster Boys” has not one, but two actors with enthusiastic fan followings. However, “Daddy” has the equally-popular Arjun Rampal.  It also promises to be an excellent film.  All will be revealed Monday morning.

Previous releases:

As predicted on Monday, “Baadshaho” did manage to enter the year’s top ten list by Wednesday.  It currently holds position 9, within a hair’s breadth of surpassing the lifetime collections of “Jab Harry Met Sejal” (64.30 c.). With Rs. 64.14 *crore, it has the  7th highest-grossing opening week (so far) of the year – in perfect symmetry with its 7th highest-grossing opening day and 7th highest-grossing opening weekend.
But, will Ajay Devgn’s newest be a one-week wonder?  With not much competition releasing today, it has a good chance at a great second weekend, as long as it holds audiences on its own merit.  A good second weekend would definitely place this film at number 7 on the year’s top ten, just below the 1-6 cluster of 100+ crore films at the top.
Baadshaho” also broke onto the personal highest-grosser list for lead actor, Ajay Devgn.  As of today, it’s at number ten, just under “Satyagraha” (2013 – Rs. 67.85 c.)

“Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” collected 9.57 crore over its first week-day stretch, bringing its first week total to Rs. 24.03 crore.
Over its second weekend, it may find itself fighting for footfalls along side similarly themed film, “Poster Boys“.  Where “SMS” is about a man with erectile dysfunction, “Poster Boys” is about vasectomies.  “Poster Boys” also features two well loved actors.  Monday will tell if “SMS” suffers from the competition.

Meanwhile, “Bareilly ki Barfi”  did cross the 30 crore mark, but not by much.  It managed only 1.41 crore over its third week-day stretch, bringing the lifetime total to Rs. 30.93 crore.  With last Friday’s releases, and five more films today – not to mention going into a fourth week – it just might be the end of the line for “Bareilly ki Barfi”.  It will likely top out around 32 crore.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

Baadshaho” had a good opening weekend; collecting the 7th highest-grossing opening day, as well as the 7th highest-grossing opening weekend (so far) of 2017. There was a big jump in collection from Friday to Saturday, and a small increase from Saturday to Sunday.  In the end, its Rs. 43.40 *crore places it just 12.5 crore away from entering the year’s top ten list.  If it can maintain the momentum it built during the weekend, it should manage this by Wednesday or Thursday.  There is no major competition releasing on Friday, so it has a good chance at not only great opening week, but also a good second weekend.  How high will it climb in the top ten before it’s over?  Will it surpass the 64.30 crore of the quickly-failed “Jab Harry Met Sejal“?

As for “Baadshaho’s” release-date mate, “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan“; it collected a total of Rs. 14.46 over its opening weekend, following very much the same pattern. There was a big increase from Friday to Saturday, then a slight increase from Saturday to Sunday. Unless it catches on over its opening week, or unless word of mouth gives it a slow and steady screen life, this movie is not expected to enter the top ten.  It’s still too early to tell where this film might top out.  The coming week will tell.

There are no reports this morning for the second weekend collections for “A Gentleman“.  We will update this report when information becomes available. Meanwhile, however, “Bareilly ki Barfi” is inching closer to the 30 crore mark.  after its third weekend, collection totals have reached Rs. 29.52 crore.  Going into a third week, with two other strong films currently playing, it may cross that 30 crore mark, but will not likely earn much higher.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

 

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Releasing today:

Baadshaho (action): Ajay Devgn.  “Baadshaho is inspired by real-life events during the Emergency and revolves around stolen gold, a thief, an undercover cop, a character inspired by Maharani Gayatri Devi, and an army officer who is entrusted with protecting the country’s treasure.
This film is showing at 89 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (romantic comedy): Ayeshmann Khurrana.  “A couple fall in love but then the groom discovers that he suffers from erectile dysfunction.”
This film is showing at 61 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Ho Gaya Hai Mera Dil Patanga (romance): “Blossoming romance turns into a fight for love when the father of the girl violently refuses to accept her choice of partner.”  TRAILER

It’ll be a toss-up on Monday.  On one hand, Ajay Devgn is an a-lister. Historically, however, his films seem to always earn less than their worth.  Still, hard action films have been scarce this year, so the public just may be thirsty for “Baadshaho“.   And though “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” doesn’t have any A-list stars, it’s a socially relevant comedy, and those are hot at the box office, these days. These two movies are so different that they will not be in direct competition.  Each will be free to earn its potential.  But which will be the front-runner on Monday?

Previous releases:

At the end of its first week, “A Gentleman” has collected Rs. 19.82 *crore.  That means it earned 6.69 crore over its first week-day stretch.  It also gained more ground on release-date mate, “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz“, which has earned 11.24 crore.  On Monday, there was a difference of 5.6 crore between these two films. Thanks to “Babumoshai” losing some steam over the week days, it now trails behind by 8.58 crore.

Bareilly ki Barfi” had a good second week, bringing its lifetime total so far to Rs. 27.02 crore. Earning an additional 3.1 crore over its second week-day stretch indicates the film wasn’t as affected by Friday’s releases as was originally expected.  But can it withstand the general decline of third week, along with two more major releases?  If not, this movie may top out around 30 crore.  If it still has some life in it, maybe 35.

 

There are no reports yet this morning on the updated collections for “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha“, so we do not yet know if it has surpassed “Rowdy Rathore” to become Akshay Kumar’s highest grosser.  At last report, it needed just another 5 crore.  We will update this report once figures are in, but its doubtful that in a third-week stretch it was able to find the 5 crore it needed.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

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BADRINATH KI DULHANIA

Released March 10, 2017.  Written and directed by Shashank Khaitan.  Starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and Sahil Vaid.
This is the story of Badri (Dhawan): a happy-go-lucky son of a wealthy and powerful man rooted in the strictest of patriarchal tradition.  It’s also the story of Vaidehi (Bhatt): a young woman who wants more out of life than to simply become a servant-wife in a patriarchal family.  When Badri and Vaidehi meet, age-old traditions, iron fists, and even hearts are tested to the breaking point.
This movie did an amazing job in its careful approach to the subjects of patriarchy, dowry, and women’s rights.  Unlike many other feminist films, this movie did not in any way diminish its male characters.  Neither did it seek to have its female characters disdainful of the male population.  Through meticulous characterization, the audience was able to first see Badri as the product of his upbringing.  He was not a villain.  He had simply never known another way.  It was also appreciated that Badri didn’t miraculously change his mind and come to terms with a new world within the span of one scene…based on one action.  It was very powerful and satisfying to watch Badri struggle through the slow and painful rebirth and modern way of thinking.  Varun Dhawan did a very good job in portraying all that Badri was going through.
Vaidehi’s character was also extremely well written.  Rather than being the typical head-strong girl wanting to be in charge of her own life for feminism sake alone, Vaidi was a caring young woman who wanted to explore a career so that she could be in a position to support her parents…like a son would.  She also wanted to atone for a mistake earlier in life that had plunged her family into hardship.  She had nothing against women getting married, and she was always ready to care for and support the men in her life.  As an actress, Alia Bhatt was well-matched with Varun Dhawan.  She also did an amazing job of portraying this very likeable and sympathetic character.
Balanced.  That’s what this movie was.  It was beautifully balanced, with rich characters you could really care for.  It was a movie about the difficulties that can arise within a patriarchal family when others think differently.  It’s a movie about personal growth and discovery.  It’s a movie about awakening, courage, and above all, love.  It also had some great comedic moments, as well as some very fine music.  Unlike many other films depicting a young romance with obstacles, this movie steered beautifully clear of so many shortcuts, gimmicks, and usual situations that Bollywood has depicted many times before.  This movie is a complete winner.

Availability for Indian films online changes regularly.  Check for this movie on Netflix, Amazon Video, ErosNow.com, and einthusan.com.  Sometimes, films can also be found on YouTube with English subtitles.

TRAILER

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – AUGUST 28, 2017

A Gentleman” was indeed the front runner among Friday’s releases.  With an opening weekend of Rs. 13.13 *crore, it was 5.6 crore ahead of “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” (7.53 c.).  13.13 crore, however, is still a far cry from the movie’s 50 crore budget. It would have to do very well indeed over the next four days in order to break even.  It’s unlikely, however, considering the direct competition action film, “Baadshaho“, releasing on Friday.
The biggest disappointment of the weekend was “Qaidi Band“, which managed to bring in only 0.50 crore.  Being a product of the normally successful Yash Raj family, this movie’s failure at the box office is one of the biggest failures for that company.
There are no reports this morning on opening weekend collections for any of the other movies released on Friday.

Bareilly ki Barfi“, despite being up against seven new releases, had a good second weekend.  With Rs. 23.92 crore, it has exceeded its 20 crore budget, and is now in the profit zone!  With 5.2 crore earned over the past three days, it was the weekend’s third highest-grosser. This also shows about a 55% drop from first weekend earnings, which is magnificent for any film!  Normally, that figure is 70% or more.  “Bareilly ki Barfi” may have low numbers, but the percentages show better-than-average momentum.   This movie has a good chance of crossing 25 crore, and may get close to 30 core before the end of its screen life.  It’s not expected, however, to earn much higher.

As for Akshay Kumar’sToilet: Ek Prem Katha“:  It brought in around 4.5 crore over its third weekend.  With a lifetime total so far of Rs. 129 crore, it has exceed the collections for ”Kaabil” and is now the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2017!  Can it reach number one?  It would need another 10 crore to manage it.
Not only did the film move up another space on the year’s top ten, it also moved up another space on the list of Akshay’s personal highest-grossers.  It has matched the collections for “Airlift“, and now shares the number two spot.  By the end of its third week-day stretch, it’s certain to earn the 2.1 crore more needed to become the highest-grossing film of his career!

THE YEAR’S TOP TEN

Since it’s the last Box Office report of August, it’s time once again to review the year’s top ten list, as it stands so far.

Raees                                                              Rs. 139 crore

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha                           Rs. 129 crore

Kaabil                                                             Rs. 126.85 crore

Tubelight                                                      Rs. 121.25 crore

Jolly LLB 2                                                   Rs. 117 crore

Badrinath Ki Dulhania                         Rs. 116.60 crore

Hindi Medium                                          Rs. 69.00 crore

Jab Harry Met Sejal                              Rs. 62.50 crore

Half Girlfriend                                         Rs. 60.28 crore

Mubarakan                                                Rs. 55.35 crore

Since our last report, one more 100+ crore movie has been added to the list, bringing the 2017 100-crore club total to six movies.  An additional three films entered the list, kicking the previous-lowest three off and raising the lowest-earner bar from Rs. 28.40 crore to Rs. 55.35 crore.  Once again, this list does not contain “Baahubali: The Conclusion“, as it is a list of Bollywood’s top ten, and “B2” was not a product of Bollywood.

Looking ahead, here are the films coming out during the Fall season that have the potential to enter the list and change the lineup.

September 1:             “Baadshaho”                                  TRAILER

September 15:          “Lucknow Central”                     TRAILER

September 29:          “Judwaa 2”                                      TRAILER

October (TBA):         “Golmaal Again”                          FIRST LOOK

October 19:                “Secret Superstar”                     TRAILER

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

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BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE NEWS – AUGUST 25, 2017

Releasing today:

A Gentleman (action/comedy): “Gaurav is on a mission to settle down. He is in the process of trying to charm Kavya into creating life with him and getting married. However, Kavya dreads the thought of taking the plunge and settling down. Her only wish is that her “sundar susheel” gentleman lives life to the full, with a little more risk and excitement. However, things take an interesting twist when an assignment takes Gaurav to Mumbai.”
This film is showing at 75 theaters across America.  Visit this link to check for a theater and showtime near you.

Sniff!!! (family action/adventure) “The adventures of an eight-year-old detective Sunny Gill who has special olfactory superpowers.”  TRAILER

Qaidi Band (drama):  “A riveting tale of undertrials who are brought together to form a band in jail for a social event. As their popularity grows through social media, they use their music to protest against jail authorities & the Indian judicial system. Eventually, when all hope fades, music becomes their only hope but will it set them free?”  TRAILER

Mr. Kabaadi (comedy):  “When a kabadiwala or a scrap dealer becomes rich he flaunts his wealth. To be like other millionaires he changes his wardrobe, trys a different accent while speaking; expanding his business or hiding his ill-gotten wealth.”  TRAILER

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz (action/comedy):  “The movie, filled with humor and romance, is a quirky ride into the life and times of a small time contract killer, Babu, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film spins around his love, his friends, his rivalries and his revenge.”  TRAILER

Muskurahatein (romantic comedy)  “Set in a medical training college where doctors are being trained in the field of ultrasound after completion of MBBS.   A hilarious romantic comedy which focuses on the relationship between a happily married professor and his young, equally-happily married student.”  TRAILER

To Phir Aao Na (romance) *No synopsis or trailer available.

Also releasing in the Bollywood market today is the American film, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard“.  “A Gentleman” will undoubtedly be the front runner on Monday, but both “Sniff!!!” and “Qaidi Band” have excellent chances for good earnings.  Bollywood doesn’t often make films for children, so families will surely turn out to take advantage of “Sniff!!” for their little ones.  Also, “Qaidi Band” looks like an excellent movie in all respects.  It has the added perks of being both socially relevant – which is the hot item of the day – as well as patriotic.  Both of these aspects should spell a decent collection for this film, if it can get the initial footfalls and word of mouth.

Previous Releases:

Bareilly ki Barfi” earned 7.42 *crore over its first week-day stretch, bringing total collections to Rs. 18.72 crore.  This falls pretty low on the list of opening weeks for the year, coming in as the 21st highest-grossing opening week. With the bulk of today’s releases, it will surely be lost in the crowd, but still has a chance to break even with its 20 crore budget.  Though there is no report yet for this film’s international collections, it’s certain that, when added, those collections will surpass the 20 crore mark, giving this movie a narrow margin of profit.

Though final numbers are yet to come in, estimates for total collections on “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” are around 124 crore! That would mean it collected around 9 crore over its second week-day stretch. It has exceeded collections of Salman Khan’sTubelight“, and is now the third highest-grossing film (so far) of 2017. It needs just three crore more to beat Hrithik Roshan’sKaabil” at number two.
Toilet” is also now Akshay Kumar’s fourth personal highest grosser, coming in under “Rowdy Rathore” (131 c.), “Airlift” (129 c.), and “Rustom” (127.42 c.).  With a third good weekend and one more good week-day stretch, “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” could very well become the highest-grossing movie of Akshay’s career.

* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees

 

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