The Help and The Debt make hay at b-o

MUMBAI: The Labour Day saw adults thronging cinema houses to view The Help and the Helen Mirren film The Debt. While the former grossed $19 million, the latter roped in 12.6 million.

The collections from 6 May to Labour Day narrowly beat 2009, the previous best ($4.33 billion), for a rise of over 1 per cent. Last year, the summer revenues totaled $4.21 billlion that put this summer‘s collections ahead by more than 4 per cent. Attendance, however, came down by a mere 1 per cent compared to that of 2010.
Overseas, revenues are expected to reach a record-breaking $8.2 billion this summer, a dramatic rise rom $5.8 billion in summer 2010. Domestic grosses for the long Labor Day weekend were up by around 5 per cent over 2010.

DreamWorks and Participant Media‘s The Help -- reminiscent of The Blind Side in its staying power -- and 20th Century Fox‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes fueled the August box office domestically, earning an estimated $123.4 million and $162.5 million respectively till Labor Day.

The Help, distributed by Disney, didn‘t drop at all in its fourth weekend, upping its domestic total to $123.4 million and becoming the first film since Inception to be at the No. 1 spot for three consecutive weekends.

The Debt, from Focus Features and Miramax, played better than expected, fueled by adult moviegoers. Opening on Wednesday, the film‘s six-day launch was a stellar $14.5 million, better than the $12 million earned by Focus adult hit The Constant Gardener, another Labor Day release, in its first six days.

Latest Reads
31st October: Genuine effort wasted

Rather late in the day, 31stOctober is a film about the Sikh genocide of 1984 in Delhi in the aftermath of assassination of the then prime minister of India Indira Gandhi. She was killed by her security guards, who happened to be Sikh. That assassination, again, is attributed to the anger of the...

Movies Hindi
TV premiere of Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' on 23 October

Movies Now is all geared up to air the television premiere of the Daniel Craig starrer James Bond movie Spectre. With Diwali round the corner, the movie will hit the TV screens on 23 October at 1 pm and a repeat telecast at 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
Jio MAMI: Royal Stag Barrel joins Star to promote short films

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has managed to involve Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to provide a platform within the short films category.

Movies Hindi
India against obstructing Fawad film; Maharashtra assures 'protection'

Even as PEMRA's ban on Indian content looms, the Indian Government has made it clear that it will not create any impediment for the release of producer-director Karan Johar’s 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, among others.

Movies Hindi
'Thithi' to open Dharmashala fest; to screen 45 features and shorts

A total of 45 features and shorts are to screened at the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held from 3 to 6 November.

Movies Hindi
New films: The business of a few lakhs

The dull pre-Diwali period has taken its toll. The films released recently as well as last Friday have fallen like nine pins. Some of these have been forced to commit hara-kiri as they would not be able to get playtime at the cinemas in peak period when the flow of star cast films is regular. The...

Movies Hindi
Bollywood supports Govt's Pak policy; pleads for ongoing projects

NEW DELHI: The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd today expressed “genuine concern of all those film producers who have invested heavily in films featuring artistes from across the border.” Even as it expressed unflinching support to the Central Government and solidarity with the...

Movies Hindi
MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D).......Kid stuff

MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D) is India’s own homebred animation film featuring characters of the popular Hindi comic strip of the same name that features in Lot Pot magazine.

Movies Hindi
Competitive short film fest to coincide with Risk Development meet

NEW DELHI: A short films competition on the theme of Risk Sensitive Development for Community Resilience will be organised at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 being held here.

Movies Short Films

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories