Archive for January, 2011

Saturday Update: Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji

Dil To Baccha Hai Ji picked on Saturday with business in the 4.80-4.90 crore nett range. The two day total for the film is around the 8.75 crore nett mark.

Business picked up at multiplexes of big cities, the single screens had a limited jump of around 10%.

The film is doing its best business in Mumbai circuit especially Pune where it is very strong. Mysore is good. Rest of the country is average. The weekend business seems to be heading for around 14 crore nett.

Souce – BOI


Filmfare Awards – Winners

1.Best Actor Popular Category – Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan)

2.Best Actress Popular Category – Kajol (My Name Is Khan)

3.Best Actor Male (Critics) – Rishi Kapoor

4.Best Actor Female (Critics) – Vidya Balan

5. Best Film (Critics) – Udaan/Best Film [Popular]-Dabangg

6. Best Debut Director – Maneesh Sharma (Band Baaja Baraat

7. Best Sensational Debut Male – Ranveer Singh (Band Bajaa Baaraat)

8.Best Sensational Debut Female – Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg)

9. Best Playback Singer (Female) – Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam) and Sunidhi Chauhan (Sheila Ki Jawaani)

10. Best Playback Singer (Male) – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Dil toh baccha hai ji)

11. Best Actor In a Supporting Role (Male) – Ronit Roy (Udaan)

12. Best Actor In a Supporting Role (Female) – Kareena Kapoor (We Are Family)

13. Best Story – Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan)

14. Best Sound Design – Kunal Sharma (Udaan) and Pritam Das (Love,Sex aur Dhokha)

15. Best Screenplay – Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap (Udaan)

16. Best Editing – Namrata Rao (Love,Sex aur Dhokha)

17.Best Dialogue – Habib Faisal (Band Baaja Baaraat)

18.Best Costume – Varsha Shilpa (Do Dooni Chaar)

19. Best Cinematography – Mahendra Shetty (Udaan)

20. Best Background Score – Amit Trivedi (Udaan)

21. Best Director- Karn Johar[MNIK]

22. Best Sound Design:Pritam Das – Love Sex Aur Dhokha and Kunal Sharma – Udaan

23.Best Production Design-Mukund Gupta – Do Dooni Chaar

24.R. D. Burman Music Award-Sneha Khanwalkar – Love Sex Aur Dhokha

25.Sony Best Scene Of The Year-Golmaal 3

26.Lifetime Achievement Award-Manna Dey

27.40 Years Of Greatness Award-Amitabh Bachchan

28. Best Choreography-Farah Khan – Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan)

29.Best Action-Vijayan Master – Dabangg

30. Best Music-Sajid – Wajid & Lalit Pandit (Dabangg)

31.Best Lyrics-Gulzar – Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (Ishqiya)

Dil To Baccha Hai Ji was below the mark on its first day at around 3.75 crore nett. The figure is okay if we compare the first day number with likes No One Killed Jessica (3.20 crore) and Dhobi Ghat (2.85 crore) but the release of Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji was considerably bigger than those films. For the release 3.75 crore nett approx is a disappointing first day number. The approx territorial breakdowns are as follows.

Mumbai – 1.50 crore
Delhi/UP – 76 lakhs
East Punjab – 36 lakhs
West Bengal- 19 lakhs
CP Berar – 19 lakhs
CI – 13 lakhs
Rajasthan – 17 lakhs
Nizam – 21 lakhs
Mysore – 15 lakhs
Others – 13 lakhs

TOTAL – 3.79 crore

Source – BOI

Yamla Pagla Deewana

Net Collection: 338.78

Audience: 319385

Occupancy(%): 24.73

Week: 2

Since Release: 1155

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Net Collection: 490.72

Audience: 399605

Occupancy(%): 23.50

Week: 1

Since Release: 490.72


Net Collection: 83.50

Audience: 57611

Occupancy(%): 17.44

Week: 1

Since Release: 83.51

No One Killed Jessica

Net Collection: 113.99

Audience: 93809

Occupancy(%): 18.80

Week: 3

Since Release: 1101.42

Season of the Witch

Net Collection: 27.55

Audience: 24794

Occupancy(%): 8.61

Week: 1

Since Release: 27.55

Little Fockers

Net Collection: 20.20

Audience: 12540

Occupancy(%): 9.05

Week: 1

Since Release: 20.20

Turning 30!!!

Net Collection: 12.60

Audience: 9396

Occupancy(%): 20.85

Week: 2

Since Release: 61.95

The Green Hornet

Net Collection: 8.68

Audience: 6361

Occupancy(%): 11.93

Week: 2

Since Release: 81.84

Note – Collections are in INR Lacs for reported Multiplex only.

Source – Economic Times

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji started slowly but picked up at metro multiplexes in the evening but single screens were not good. The first day was below par and Saturday will be important as a good pick up can se it do decent weekend business. A big jump and even a good weekend may be possible.

Dhobi Ghat was saved by a decent first week of 13 crore nett thanks to Republic Day holiday. The film fell on Monday but its weekday business was still decent as it grossed 4.50 crore nett on weekdays thanks to nearly 1.75 crore nett on holiday Wednesday. The film has crashed badly on its 8th day with collections down 85-90% from day one. The film may not even hit the 15 crore nett mark and is probably the first film from from Aamir Khan Productions which has been rejected outright by paying public.

Yamla Pagla Deewana was very steady in week two with around 14.75 crore nett business taking its two week tally to 49.50 crore nett. North India is performing very well and republic Day was fantastic across the board. HIT

Source – BOI

Yamla Pagla Deewana Has Huge Jump On Republic Day

Yamla Pagla Deewana made the best of the Republic Day holiday as the collections jumped 300% at places compared to Tuesday. The film grossed around 8 crore nett over the weekend but weekdays look like adding over 6 crore thanks to the jump on Republic Day. Single screens were huge across the country as even house full boards went up again in some screens of UP.

Yamla Pagla Deewana should cross the 55 crore nett mark and may even hit 60 crore nett if next two weeks can put up good collections.

Republic Day also gave Dhobi Ghat a boost but not as much as Yamla Pagla Deewana. It looks like the Yamla Pagla Deewana second week will be better that the first week of Dhobi Ghat thanks to the jump by Yamla Pagla Deewana yesterday.

Source – BOI

A. R. Rehman nominated for 2 Oscars

Indian composer AR Rehman has been nominated for 2 Oscar awards. Rehman has secured nomination for best original score for 127 Hours and best original song “If I Rise” from the same movie.

This is the second time that Rehman has been nominated for an Oscar. He had previously won an award for his work on Slumdog Millionaire.

Dhobi Ghat Has 8.75 Crore Nett Weekend

Dhobi Ghat grossed around 8.75 crore nett over its first weekend. The approx collections were 2.85 crore nett on Friday, 3.20 crore nett on Saturday and 2.70 crore nett on Sunday.

The film had growth on Saturday at multiplexes of metroes but collections on Sunday were lower at most multiplexes around the country.

Mumbai circuit grossed around 3.25 crore nett while Delhi/UP grossed 1.85 crore nett. The film does have benefit of Republic Day holiday on Wednesday so should be able to do around 13-13.50 crore nett business for the week.

Source – BOI

Yamla Pagla Deewana had a solid second weekend as it grossed around 8.50 crore nett in its second weekend. This takes the films business to 43 crore nett plus in ten days.

Despite the release of Dhobi Ghat, Yamla Pagla Deewana was still first choice in all circuits except Mumbai, Bengal and South. The North is still going very strong and Sunday was excellent across the board.

Yamla Pagla Deewana is the first outright hit of 2011 and may do a distributor share of around 30 crore. In East Punjab the film is a blockbuster while in Delhi/UP its a Super Hit where the lifetime share could be 5 and 9 crore respectively.

Source – BOI