Movies

Distributors' 'star films' gamble backfires

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/18/5555555555555.jpg?itok=FoGzzpzQ

Jagga Jasoos is the latest film to release last Friday. The team of Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kappor who combined to give Barfi (2012) were expected to come up with something better. What is more, even Ranbir Kapoor had put his faith Basu and turned a co-producer in the project!

The film, in the making since 2014, however, turned out to be a major disappointment at the box office. At some places, the early morning shows (9 am) which normally draw the college crowds because of low admission rates, had to be cancelled due to lack of audience.

The film collected Rs 7.9 crore on day one which was not impressive since the film was given an extensive 1800-screen release. Whatever the film collected was mainly from two metros, especially Mumbai followed by Delhi with rest of the circuits being way below par and none crossing even a one crore mark on day one.

The film did show some improvement over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday as children took to the film but, considering the public reports are negative on the film and that it needs to work its way to over Rs 200 crore (Rs 2k million) figure to break even, the figures are not at all encouraging. What is more, there has been a considerable drop on Monday.

On Tubelight front, distributors with the principal distributor, N H Studioz, are reported to have approached Salman Khan Esq for the refund of some amounts as they have suffered huge losses. The film was reportedly sold to N H Studioz for reportedly a whopping Rs 135 crore (Rs 1350 million) which would need a recovery of Rs 325 crore. There are just few precedents of a film doing that kind of business and the gamble by the distributor backfired. The film has fallen short of the target by as much as Rs 225 crore. The Khan Esq is said to be considering the distributors’ request favourably.

*Jagga Jasoos, a film inspired by The Adventures of Tin Tin and other sources, does not quite get the opening it should have considering the film’s cast and others in the billing. The film manages to collect 7.9 crore on its opening Friday. It improves a bit on Saturday and Sunday. The film ends its first weekend with Rs 31.3 crore. The Monday footfalls are not encouraging.

*Mom, again a costly film compared to its face value, stands to lose big time considering it had nothing new to offer. Woman oriented action have it tough to find a slot with the Hindi audience unless backed by a solid story. They are few and far in-between. Bad for Mom that it followed in the same plot as the recently released Maatr, which stole it of its novelty. The film collected Rs 22.5 crore in its first week.

*Guest In London fails badly ending its first week with a meagre Rs 6.7 crore.

*Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha adds Rs 30 lakh in its second week taking its two week total to Rs 1.35 crore.

*Tubelight has collected Rs 80 lakh in its third week to take its three week tally to Rs 115.1 crore.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/ganga.jpg?itok=wZ2en_aJ
No. 1 Bhojpuri Channel, ZEEL’s Big Ganga collaborates with foremost Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan for a 7-movie deal

Over the last two decades, Bhojpuri movies industry has seen a revolution in the form of content, talent, and production.

Movies Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/18/zee_0.jpg?itok=AQQ_D5K2
Zee Cinemalu Announces World Television Premiere of Superhit Romance-Idi Maa Prema Katha

Continuing to respect and support new-time actors, Zee Cinemalu’s World Television Premiere of Idi Maa Prema Katha stars the well-known faces from the small screen – Zee Telugu’s very own Anchor Ravi and Kalyana Vaibhogam-famed Meghana Lokesh.

Movies Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/16/itefaq.jpg?itok=fGJalpV2
&pictures to air Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra’s spine-chilling thriller Ittefaq on Saturday, 21st July 2018 at 8pm

A CBI officer is assigned a double murder case which involves two witnesses who are also the prime suspects of the case.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/16/monkey.jpg?itok=sIvYnOZJ
Zee Action to air The Monkey King 2 on Saturday, 21st July at 8pm

Five hundred years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/14/ze.jpg?itok=YQyBu88B
Zee to launch Zee Classic HD channel

The Punit Goenka-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), is all set to launch Zee Classic's HD version.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/13/shemaroo-india.jpg?itok=QuMAHO8k
Shemaroo Entertainment Releases Padmaavat On Blu-ray and DVD for Cinema Lovers

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, one of India’s leading global content power house, released the Blu-rays and DVDs of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Padmaavat- one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/10/pvr.jpg?itok=M9t6_7O-
Al-Futtaim, PVR sign MoU to explore opportunities in MENA region

Multiplex operator PVR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai's Al-Futtaim to explore opportunities to jointly develop cinema business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/prive_0.jpg?itok=qQCaZENk
&Privé HD to premiere the psychological thriller ‘The Gift’ on 23rd June

&Privé HD, the premium destination for nuanced cinema, is all set to premiere the American mystery-thriller The Gift on Saturday, 23rd of June at 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The movie marks the directorial debut of actor Joel Edgerton who also plays a central character along with Jason Bateman and...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/11/pvr.jpg?itok=ttyHOxWD
PVR Cinemas pilots the Delhi Edition of the Year Round Programme by MAMI

PVR Cinemas, with its storied history of becoming the leading exhibitor and an eminent platform for all things cinematic launched the Year Round Programme by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) in Delhi.

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories