Daily Archives: December 19, 2012
It has certainly been a good year for ‘Khiladi Bhaiyya’ Akshay Kumar who is riding high on success with back to back hits at the box office. With his latest Khiladi instalment opening to a good response at the box office, Khiladi Kumar has broken into the 400 crore mark in a calendar year. The year started well for Akshay Kumar with Housefull2, Rowdy Rathore and OMG: Oh My God! raking in moolah at the box office.
The big screen had to wait for 12 long years to see Akshay Kumar put on his Khiladi shoes with Khiladi 786. Akshay Kumar who burst into the lime light with Khiladi has come a long way. Audiences and critics’ alike have given thumbs up for the movie and it is running quite successfully in single screen theatres and doing reasonably well in multiplexes. It is no surprise that it is the same franchise which takes him into the 400 crore mark.
Akshay made a massive Rs. 4-billion in a calendar year with back to back hits for all his films at the box office. Currently he is surely top celebrity at the box office as he worked in only four films and earned the maximum with compared to other big hits.
Rowdy Rathore was blockbuster hit and earned Rs. 1.35-billion. Housefull-2 and OMG (Oh My God) were super hit earlier this year while Khiladi 786 is still running successfully at the box office.
Salman Khan is on second number as only “Ek Tha Tiger” earned more than Rs. 2-billion. His upcoming “Dabang-2” is also being expected as a big success.
Box Office Earnings 07/11/12 – 13/12/12 (Nett Collections in Ind Rs)
Rank Last Week Film Week Weekly Nett Gross % Change Cinemas Total Nett Gross Verdict
1 New Khiladi 786 1 45,04,00,000 - 1800 45,04,00,000 Average
2 1 Talaash 2 16,69,00,000 -74.05 1000 81,00,00,000 Semi Hit
3 3 Jab Tak Hai Jaan 4 38,00,000 -85.04 100 101,00,00,000 Hit
4 2 Son Of Sardaar 4 33,00,000 -88.17 100 88,14,00,000 Hit
5 New 10ml Love 1 4,00,000 - 25 4,00,000 Disaster
6 4 1920 – Evil Returns 6 1,00,000 -50.00 5 20,56,00,000 Semi Hit
7 5 Jeet Lenge Jahaan 2 1,00,000 -50.00 5 3,00,000 Disaster
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Talaash Crosses $8 Million Overseas
Wednesday 12th December 2012 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Dabangg 2 is almost certain to have a record opening. It may not have the opening day record as that depends on whether that day is holiday but over the three day period which is the best judge for an opening it will set a new high looking at the craze.
The difference on a non holiday is that today multiplexes have multiple shows and it is difficult to fill all shows to capacities especially in the metros while on a holiday it is possible. The first day single screen business will be similar to Ek Tha Tiger which opened on Independence Day holiday as single screens audiences have that craze to catch a film like Dabangg 2 on first day, holiday or no holiday.
There is most likely to be a shortfall in multiplexes on day one compared to Ek Tha Tiger as huge chunk of multiplex going audience has work commitments but if there is any film that can close the gap on a holiday and working day, it is Dabangg 2.
Till date no film has crossed 15 crore nett on an opening day which was not a holiday while the biggest holiday opening day is 31 crore nett which is huge 16 crore nett gap.
Dabangg 2 will cruise past 15 crore nett but the real question is can it go towards the 30 crore nett mark and make that holiday factor less important.
The countdown has begun! DABANGG 2, the much awaited biggie of 2012, opens globally this Friday [a day earlier, on Thursday, in parts of Overseas]. One of the most anticipated films of the year, its release timing — during the Christmas and New Year holidays — is expected to translate into big bucks at the ticket window.
The last few years have been extremely rewarding for Salman Khan. His movies have done phenomenally well in the domestic market. In the international arena too, his popularity has increased manifold. DABANGG, BODYGUARD and EK THE TIGER in particular have grossed humungous figures, cementing Salman’s status as a global star. DABANGG 2 is expected to strengthen his position further.
The hype for DABANGG 2 is crazy. The advance booking has been fantastic and it won’t be erroneous to state that a typhoon is all set to strike this weekend. In fact, the question on everyone’s lips is, will DABANGG 2 emerge Salman’s biggest hit? Another question: Will DABANGG 2 overtake the business of 3 IDIOTS in the domestic market [202 cr nett]?
The expectations are gargantuan and so is the responsibility on Arbaaz’s shoulders. From the looks of it, expect new benchmarks to be set!
The rapes will go on
In a two-week long investigation, Abhishek Bhalla and G Vishnu spoke to more than 30 senior cops in the Delhi-NCR region. More than half had shockingly ugly views on rape victims. This is the face of law exposed. How can the system effect justice through men like these?
India Reacts: Serious need for sensitisation among police