Pre-Diwali period sees some flops

The pre-Diwali period saw a few flops.

Judwaa2 saved the situation to some extent for the exhibition section providing relief with a considerable number of footfalls for a couple of weeks. Besides this, Newton was in news, a small film which got some favourable box office but more media hype as it was chosen as India’s entry to the Oscars the same day it released.

Sadly, among other failures, the wrong release plan made a yesteryear star out of Saif Ali Khan in a single Friday as his latest release, Chef, went grossly unnoticed.

Besides this, a lot of small films get playtime at the multiplexes during such dull periods and we had films like Daddy, Lucknow Central, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, Bhoomi, Haseena Parkar, Tu Hai Mera Sunday, Ranchi Diaries and such.

Though there is no hyped film releasing this Diwali, the exhibitors can take some comfort in the fact that the small film due for release during the Diwali this year is Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar which should balance things with the other release, Golmaal Returns. The advantage with Golmaal Returns is that, it is the fourth instalment of the Golmaal series and earlier, two out of three have worked well.

What is also good about Golmaal Returns is its genre is that, it is just the film one would hope to watch during the festive period of Diwali this being a feel good comedy entertainer.

This week: The latest release, Ranchi Diaries, does not amount to anything. The films shows are either cancelled or passed on to Judwaa 2. This is not good enough for the multiplexes, a sort of a compromise, yet, better than screening Ranchi Dairies. This was the last disaster of the wrong period, wrong release.

In the last week release, Saif Ali Khan starrer, Chef is a disaster. Surprised that T Series, having invested more than Rs 250 million in the film, agree to such a compromised release strategy! Rather suicidal.

* Ranchi Diaries finds no audience. Goes unnoticed.

* Chef, the last week’s release, emerges very poor. The film collects just about Rs 51.5 million in its first week.

* Judwaa2 sets a kind of record for the second week as it collects Rs 264 million for its second week to take its two week total to Rs 1.23 million.

* Newton is still holding well in its third week having collected Rs 16 million in its third week and taking its three week total to Rs 175.5 million.

Latest Reads
Oddball Motion Pictures gets Rs 250 cr for film production

MUMBAI: Oddball Motion Pictures, founded by filmmaker Nitin Upadhyaya, announced its association with Chanda Group where the latter will be funding a seed capital of up to Rs 250 crore for the feature films and original digital video content that will be exclusively developed and produced by...

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
Cast & crew of 21 sarfarosh: saragarhi 1897 celebrate army day with the 7th Battalion of sikh regiment of the indian army

The cast & crew of 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 commemorated the Army day with the Soldiers of Sikh regiment of Indian army. Actors Mohit Raina & Mukul Dev personally took the soldiers of the Sikh regiment on the tour of the set in Aamgaon where the epic battle of Saragarhi is currently...

Movies Hindi
Watch the world television premier of "Nirahua Hindustani"on 30th december at 1 PM only on Dabangg

SABGROUP’S foremost regional channel – Dabangg is geared for the World Television Premier of the highest revenue grossing Bhojpuri Blockbuster of all times, ‘Nirahua Hindustani’. The telecast will air on the 30th December,2017 at 1pm, followed by the repeat at 8pm.

Movies Hindi
BookMyShow reveals how India entertained itself in 2017

As the year comes to a close, BookMyShow looks back at what entertained India this year, from movies to plays, sports, events and music. In 2017, millions of Indians reached out to BookMyShow to meet their entertainment demands basis which the platform is delighted to present #Bestof2017*.

Movies Hindi
Catch Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan this Week on Off Centre

MUMBAI: This week on Off Centre, Anuradha Sengupta talks to one of the finest Bollywood actors in the industry, Irrfan Khan. From being noticed and welcomed as a romantic lead after 22 years in business to his latest release and love, sex, romance in today’s time, he expresses his views and...

Movies Hindi
Zee Studios International's Secret Superstar hits it big in Taiwan

Zee Studios International has collected $700,681 from its release of Aamir Khan-starrer Secret Superstar in Taiwan, making the movie the widest Bollywood film in the country. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim, lit up the box office in India. The distribution company began the next phase of...

Movies Hindi
Zee Studio to premiere the post-apocalyptic horror drama - MAGGIE!

Zee Studio, the hollywood movie destination, brings the Indian television premiere of Maggie. Starring multi-award winner Arnold Schwarzenegger and Academy Award-nominee, Abigail Breslin, this post-apocalyptic drama premieres on 10 December 2017, Sunday at 12 noon and 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
Demonetisation, decline in govt ads impact UFO Q2 numbers

BENGALURU: Indian digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform UFO Moviez Ltd (UFO) reported a 12.8 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) decline in consolidated operating revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2 FY 2017-18) as compared with the corresponding year ago...

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
The modern day economics of film financing

Only 2 per cent of the total movies released in 2016 in the US were computer graphic (CG) animation, yet they grossed more than 21 per cent of the US box office collection. Strong animation brands have longer shelf-life and generate revenue for years.

Movies International

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories