Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 14th December 2017
The coming Friday’s prominent release is Anurag Kashyap’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer, MONSOON SHOOTOUT. As Nawaz is returning to his iconic gangster avatar (in an Anurag project), once again, the film is likely to charm the fans, especially in the hinterland. Other films listed for release are politician turned actor Sunil Singh’s GAMES OF AYODHYA, Amitabh-Jaya’s THE GREAT LEADER, MEDAL PET NAHI BHARTA, Kuldip Patwal’s I: DIDNT DO IT and MY FRIEND’s DULHANIA etc. As always, the disclaimer, some of the mentioned films may not even make it to the cinemas, due to various reasons!
MONSOON SHOOTOUT and FUKREY RETURNS MOVIE POSTER
Meanwhile, after an impressive opening day (8 crore), Excel Entertainment’s FUKREY RETURNS, picked up further on each subsequent day and by the end of the opening weekend the Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal starrer netted a big 32 crore opening weekend, which is just 3 crore shy of the entire run of the prequel, FUKREY (about 35 crore). Given the way FUKREY RETURNS is fairing during the weekdays, it is likely to end up around the 50 crore mark, by the end of the opening week. Having said that FUKREY RETURNS is already a hit and will in all likelihood end up as a super hit, in the final count.
FIRANGI MOVIE POSTER
Moving on to Kapil Sharma’s, FIRANGI, the film failed to repeat the success of the star’s KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON collecting 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 21.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 10 lakhs from Surat, 5 lakhs from Baroda, 4 lakhs from Rajkot, 20 lakhs from Pune, 3.50 lakhs from Nasik, 5.85 lakhs from Goa, 1.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 1 crore from Delhi city, 20.15 lakhs from Noida, 20.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 15 lakhs from Lucknow, 6.50 lakhs from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Aligarh, 8.15 lakhs from Dehradun, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 2 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 3 lakhs from Panipat, 12.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 9.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.75 lakhs from Patiala, 10 lakhs from Amritsar, 13.15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 1.25 lakhs from Bhatinda, 1.50 lakhs from Ambala, 1.50 lakhs from Jammu, 20 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.15 lakhs from Siliguri, 3 lakhs from Patna, 2 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.25 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3 lakhs from Guwahati, 6 lakhs from Nagpur, 7.50 lakhs from Raipur, 15 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Gwalior, 5 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 20 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 3.75 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.55 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 5.15 lakhs from Kota, 3.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 15 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mysore and 1.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam. Netting 11 crore during the opening week from India, FIRANGI has failed at the box-office.
The other release of the same week Arbaaz-Sunny starrer, TERA INTEZAR, turned out to be damp squib netting just 2.25 crore during its first week.
Checking out Vidya Balan’s TUMHARI SULU, the film saw another rock steady week as it collected 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 11.75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4 lakhs from Surat, 4.15 lakhs from Baroda, 2 lakhs from Rajkot, 30 lakhs from Pune, 3.55 lakhs from Nasik, 3.75 lakhs from Goa, 2 lakhs from Belgaum, 40 lakhs from Delhi city, 8.75 lakhs from Noida, 5.75 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 2.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 7 lakhs from Lucknow , 1.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 2 lakhs from Dehradun, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.15 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.25 lakhs from Amritsar, 1.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 30 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.15 lakhs from Siliguri, 1.50 lakhs from Patna, 1.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.50 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore, 3 lakhs from Bhopal, 10 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 1 lakh from Jodhpur, 1 lakh from Kota, 1.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad and 25 lakhs from Bangalore. Adding another 5 crore, TUMHARI SULU has netted 33 crore in 3 weeks from India and is an above average, based on just the worldwide run and the reasonable all inclusive cost (17 crore).
Concluding yet again with Ratnaa Sinha’s Rajkummar Rao starrer, SHAADI MEIN ZAROOR AANA, the film continues to hold and has netted 14.25 crore thus far and is a coverage fare, after accounting for all the rights.