Movies

Ramzan or Champions Trophy can't be an excuse for dull period at box office

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/12/chanpion.jpg?itok=LymZodKG

With the kind of films being made which find their way to the cinema halls, one can’t blame the dull period at the box office to the fasting month of Ramzan when the Muslim audience keeps away from entertainment or the Championship Trophy 50 over matches being played in England.

It is more to do with a good film and a bad film. Because, Hindi Medium, which released on 19 May, continued to do excellent business even through its second and third weeks when Ramzan and Championship Trophy, both were already underway. And, Bahubali, a dubbed film, continues with its record breaking spree.

Last week saw both, 10 new releases and flops each. This Friday, three films released and all three films failed badly. There were no hopes rested on Behen Hogi Teri and Love U Family. But, the trade as well as the exhibitors expected Raabta to help fill the auditoriums for at least four to seven days coming as it does from T Series backing and stars Sushant Singh Rajput, fresh from the success of M S Dhoni: An Untold Story.

*Raabta is a high cost film and the prudence of such an investment in a next to nil face value film (it stars Sushant Singh, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarb) with no other cast in support or even to distract one from the tedious goings-on! The choice of the subject, the screenplay and direction were poor beyond comprehension.

The film opened to poor houses on Friday with some screens having to cancel shows due to lack of audience. As the negative reports spread, it failed to add much on Saturday and Sunday to end its opening weekend with Rs 13.2 crore.

*Behen Hogi Teri, a film about neighbourhood romance of a UP girl and guy, was not quite the film for the multiplex era. The star cast lacks draw of any kind and the film faced a miserable fate on day one and through the weekend. It managed to put together about one crore for its first three days. The film’s screenings through rest of the week look unlikely.

*Love U Family was a nonstarter.

*Dobaara: See Your Evil has managed to cross one crore figure by collecting Rs 1.25 crore in its first week.

*Hanuman Da’ Damdar (Animation) has collected Rs 1.1 crore in its first week.

*The other releases of June 2: Dear Maya, A Death In The Gunj, Sweetiee Weds NRI, Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru, Flat 211 all fared badly proving to be total loss ventures.

*Sachin: A Billion Dreams has added Rs 6.35 crroe in its second week to take its two week tally to Rs 39.85 crore.

*Half Girlfriend has collected Rs 1.2 crore in its third week to take its three week total to Rs 54.1 crore (Rs 541 million).

*Hindi Medium is a super hit for its budget. This much appreciated film has added 11.3 crore in its third week taking its three week tally to Rs 53.9 crore (Rs 539 million).

*Bahubali (dubbed) has collected Rs 4.7 crore in its sixth week to take its six week total to Rs 496.8 crore.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/25/hiren.jpg?itok=NZNnxk8P
Shemaroo gears up for digital era; adds devotional app Ibaadat

MUMBAI: Right at the opportune time, one of India’s oldest media companies, Shemaroo Entertainment, has launched a new devotional app called Ibaadat. The Islamic devotional app will contain live feeds, devotional tunes, an e-commerce platform, donation service, etc. Over time, customer feedback...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/07/bms.jpg?itok=DaZHKFB_
BookMyShow sells over 3.5 million tickets for Avengers: Infinity War; contributes close to 45% to its opening weekend collection in India

Avengers: Infinity War set new records on BookMyShow as it became the first Hollywood film to sell an unprecedented 12 tickets a second when the bookings were at its peak on the weekend. BookMyShow has so far sold over 3.5 million tickets for this mega blockbuster and has contributed close to 45...

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/07/PVR-800.jpg?itok=BC11f2Co
Higher numbers push up financials; 'Padmaavat' top grosser for PVR

BENGALURU: Higher box office, food and beverages (F&B) and sponsorship revenues, higher occupancy, higher average ticket prices (ATP) have helped push up Indian exhibitor PVR Ltd’s (PVR) overall numbers for the quarter and year ended 31 March 2018 (Q4-2018, quarter under review, FY-2018, year...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/02/ip.jpg?itok=3r-IHOLG
World IP Day celebration in Delhi and Mumbai

MUMBAI: A range of stakeholders from the local screen community united to stage a number of events in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. This year’s theme campaigns celebrate the brilliance, ingenuity and courage of women who are driving change in the world and shaping our common...

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/03/31/fukrey.jpg?itok=a5TT3ptX
Zee Cinema's marketing mania for the world tv premiere of 'Fukrey Returns' on 1st April at 8 PM

The Fukra boys Hunny, Choocha, Zafar and Lali get on with their lives after successfully getting Bholi Punjaban arrested. But they are in for a shock when she returns early from prison and tries to seek revenge. The second installment of the Fukrey franchise, Fukrey Returns which earned over 100...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/03/12/eros.jpg?itok=xcrdykee
Eros International's Bajrangi Bhaijaan grosses over Rs.169.17 crores (USD 25.95 million) in first 10 days of release

Eros International Media Ltd, a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced Producer Salman Khan Film’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan has collected over Rs. 160 crores within ten days of its release in China. More than two years since it opened in India, Bajrangi Bhaijaan...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/03/10/FWICE_0.jpg?itok=j36D4TLb
'Federation of Western India Cine Employees' conducts a successful conclave with 22 crafts union’s association

Mumbai: The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), the nodal body for all cine employees hosted a formal get-together and benevolence meeting with the leaders of the 22 crafts union’s associations affiliated to it on 7th March 2018 at Pathare Prabhu Hall, Andheri (West), Mumbai.FWICE...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/28/david.jpg?itok=P-rRLRar
New York Film Academy announces expansion in India to keep pace with growth of the indian film industry as well as digital media & entertainment genres

New York Film Academy (NYFA) is one of the leading film schools of the world. It was founded on the philosophy that "learning by doing" combined with best industry practices is more valuable than years of theoretical study for filmmakers and actors. This educational model allows students to...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/27/utv.jpg?itok=ayzcGjNq
UTV action packs in more power for fans

Home to a wide-range of high-octane movies across Hollywood, Bollywood, Asian and Regional cinema, UTV ACTION is the go-to linear channel offering uninterrupted dhamakedar entertainment to film aficionados. Now, the channel is all set to offer 100 plus new, adrenaline-rushing titles to its robust...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories