The first Friday jinx seems to continue as three out of four new
releases of the first Friday of 2013 had to be discontinued unceremoniously
from many cinema halls.
No 21, thanks to Paresh Rawal in top billing, is the only one
to survive as well as have some collection figures to show for itself.
The film has managed to collect Rs 58 million during its first weekend.
The collections in North have been badly affected due to severe
three films withdrawn by the exhibitors are Rajdhani Express,
Meri Shadi Karao and Dehraadun Diary for want of audience
Khan's sequel to Dabangg starring brother Salman Khan in
the lead role of Chulbul Pandey, Dabangg 2 has just
about exhausted its potential at the end of the second week as
the collections showed a peak of Rs 80 million on Sunday and went
down to Rs 20 million on Thursday, collecting Rs 315 million in
all and taking its two-week total to Rs 1.31 billion.
Kumar and Asin's Khiladi 786 collected Rs 10.5 million
in its fourth week. The movie's box-office net now stands at Rs
Khan, Rani Mukerjee and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Talaash
added Rs 7.5 million in its fifth week to take its total collections
to Rs 945.6 million.
releases are lined up for Friday, 11 January. The exhibitors,
especially multiplexes, expect Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola to bring
the audiences back to cinemas after a couple of dull weeks. The
release problems for Vishwaroopam with multiplexes still continue
as of today because the producers have planned to release the
film on the DTH platform first with which the multiplex owners
are not in agreement. The other two releases are Gangoobai and
Four Two Ka One.