Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra's last directorial romantic story,
was awaited with much expectation which was not met by this three
hour saga, looking at the public response. The film was released
in direct opposition of a mass entertainer, Son Of Sardar, after
much controversy on sharing screen space with Yash Raj Film having
cornered a chunk of better single screens using their Salman Khan
starrer Ek Tha Tiger as leverage thus leaving little for Son Of
offered the audience an option and it showed on the collections
as Jab Tak Hai Jaan could manage only Rs 152.3 million on Tuesday
(13 November), the Diwali day, then peaking on the next, the New
Year day with Rs 195.4 million and then finding its level on Thursday
with Rs 144.5 million.
collection figures tapered thereafter; Sunday which collected Rs
99.6 million could have been better by at least Rs 20 million as
the film's collections suffered due to closure of cinemas in Maharashtra
for most part of the weekend due to the demise of Balasaheb Thackeray.
to Girish Wankhede of Cinemax chain, all the 66 group screens
in Maharashtra had to cancel three shows each on Saturday and
all five shows each on Sunday, these shows being the cream of
the week. Same was the case with other multiplex screens. The
collections also suffered to an extent in the North due to closure
of Wave group multiplexes from Saturday afternoon and whole of
Sunday following a tragedy in the owners' family. Jab Tak Hai
Jaan ended its six-day festive weekend with Rs 807.3 million.
Of Sardar had to fight for screens till the end and distributors
could not advertise in time (where all the movie was going to
be screen). However, the film did hit the screens as scheduled
with less number of screens than they would have liked to open.
An old fashioned action comedy about two warring families, the
film met with mixed response. However, its cluttered cast and
their antics earned it the label of 'entertainer'. The film opened
with a moderate Rs 100.72 million on Tuesday, the Diwali day,
as expected it peaked the next day being the New Year day with
Rs 162.1 million before settling down to average levels. The film
suffered on Saturday and Sunday for the same reasons as Jab Tak
Hai Jaan and went on to end its six day festival season with Rs
- Evil Returns could enjoy a limited run despite holding steady
in the second week since the film had to be discontinued from
most screens to make way for new releases, Jab Tak Hai Jaan
and Son Of Sardar, on Tuesday. The film still managed to
collect a decent Rs 47 million taking its tally to Rs 233 million.
Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana collected Rs 13.5 million in its
second week taking its total to Rs 78.5 million.
Of The Year mopped up approx Rs 10 million in its fourth week.
It has netted Rs 608 million so far.
Vinglish collected Rs five million taking its tally at the
end of the sixth week to Rs 373.5 million.
Oh My God! has collected Rs 3.8 million in its seventh week.
The movie's box office score after seven weeks is Rs 769.3 million.