Gori Tere Pyar Mein, Singh Saab the Great, Ram-Leela (ongoing), the rest of the box office

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  1. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein And Singh Saab The Great Open Below The Mark

    Friday 22nd November 2013 12.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Gori Tere Pyaar Main and Singh Saab The Great both opened below the mark. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein opened to a poor 25-30% all over. Singh Saab The Great managed good to decent collections in some parts like Punjab, UP and Rajasthan of around 40-50% but places like Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata were just 15-20%. At some single screen centres in the North it was housefull or near housefull but it makes little change to the overall picture.

    Both films will have similar opening day collections going by the opening with Gori Tere Pyaar Mein coming out ahead in some circuits and Singh Saab The Great leading in others.

    Both films will depend on the growth they can get on Saturday and Sunday and the competition will not be just between both films but also Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram – Leela which could even lead in Gujarat and other parts of Mumbai circuit over the second weekend.


  2. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram – Leela Has Very Good First Week

    Friday 22nd November 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram – Leela had a very good first week of around 75 crore nett. The film held up well on the weekdays and will have a good second weekend.

    The film has phenomenal collections in Mumbai circuit especially Gujarat while the performance on weekdays in Delhi/UP, East Punjab and West Bengal was rock steady with each circuit losing 20% or less from Monday to Thursday.

    The opening week collections are the fourth best of the year after Chennai Express, Krrish 3 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and even all time the film as managed better first week figures than some big star films like Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Talaash.


    • taran adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh 3h
      #RamLeela Fri 16 cr, Sat 17.25 cr, Sun 19.50 cr, Mon 8.75 cr, Tue 7.70 cr, Wed 6.60 cr, Thu 6.10 cr. Total: ₹ 81.90 cr. Excellent at plexes!


    • Prashant Solanki ‏@soulucky 1h
      Ram Leela scores on second friday too… figures are more than double of combined collections (SSTG & GTPM) at @CineParkValsad


    • Singh Saab The Great Ahead Of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

      Friday 22nd November 2013 18.30 IST
      Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

      Singh Saab The Great is set to record better first day collections than Gori Tere Pyaar Main due to business in single screens but it does not change the scenario much as both films will have low collections.

      Singh Saab The Great is relatively better in East Punjab, Bihar, UP and Rajasthan with East Punjab and Bihar likely to put up half decent collections and the all India collections may go north of 5 crore nett.

      Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has not just collected and Ram Leela has better collections at most multiplexes despite being in its second week. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was likely to do best in Delhi and Punjab multiplexes due to the North Indian flavour but there Sunny Deol is a force even in a film with weak promotion so the Gori Tere Pyaar Mein multiplex business in North is well below the mark.

      Gori Tere Pyaar Mein first day will be less than 5 crore nett for sure, it may even come in at around the 4 crore nett mark.



    • Singh Sahab the Great 35% more than GTPM in Kanpur. But, both are almost same in Varanasi.

      Girish Johar ‏@girishjohar 21m
      Varanasi FRIDAY #GTPM MTPX 131732 SS 29307 TOTAL 161039 #SSTG MTPX 156706 TOTAL 156706

      KANPUR (GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN) Friday Multiplexes-181642 Single Screen-16481 TOTAL-198123

      KANPUR (SINGH SAAB THE GREAT) Friday Multiplexes-124094 Single Screen-176908 TOTAL-301002


      • Ramleela was relatively weak in U.P. Still, its thursday collection in Kanpur and Varanasi are better than friday collection of SSTG and GTPM.

        Girish Johar ‏@girishjohar 23h
        KANPUR (RAMLEELA) Thursday Multiplexes-296893 Single Screen-72524.50 TOTAL-369417.50 7days TOTAL-3951306

        Varanasi Thurs #RAMLEELA MPX 206202 SS 26617 TOTAL 222819 G TOTAL 2888888 #RAJJO MPX5448 TOTAL 5448


  3. Hrithik postpones Bang Bang and ShuddhiBy Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 22, 2013 – 14:58 hrs IST

    Hrithik Roshan is high on the record breaking success of Krrish 3, however, is not able to celebrate his victory. The actor is apparently unwell and hence is being forced to extend his sick leave.

    The actor may have suffered a relapse of his head injury, as he seems to have recurring headaches because of which he has decided to take some time off from his jam packed shooting schedule. The actor has also postponed the shoots of his upcoming films Bang Bang and Shuddhi once again. Prior to this incident, the schedule of the films were postponed owing to Hrithik’s surgery and ill health. Hrithik also revealed that the main reason behind taking this break is the fact that his roles in both the films are physically demanding, hence he would want to be fit when he resumes the shoot.

    While Bang Bang stars Katrina Kaif, Shuddhi will star Kareena Kapoor and now, both the films are slated to go on floors in 2014.


  4. After WOLF OF WALL STREET, this is the most awaited movie of the year/decade..for me at least!!

    Sherlyn, the first ever Playboy cover girl from India, was in Los Angeles last week at the American Film Market to promote the film, that portrays the character of the sensuous Kama Devi in the love saga.



  5. I didn’t like Krrish 3, and one type of response to my opinion about the film has pointed out that it’s a blockbuster, and therefore everyone loves it, and I’m some kind of snob who just doesn’t get it. There is a tendency to portray those who end up with a contrarian view on popular cinema as art-house aficionados who have lost touch with ground realities of what the public really likes – so allow me to report that I saw Thor: The Dark World and enjoyed it quite a bit. And no, this isn’t some random comparison just because Krrish 3 is a Bollywood movie made for “Indian audiences” while Thor: The Dark World is a hi-tech Hollywood product – and it is very much a product, the result not so much of passionate filmmaking as skillful re-engineering –catering to a worldwide audience. Take out the song-and-dance sequences and the ugly product placements in the former, and you do end up comparing an apple to an apple.



    • Rangan is really starting to fatigue me with his tedious condescension now. His discovery that Hrithik acts more obviously than Hemsworth is hardly insightful; such earnestness is more a charecteristic of Bollywood than Hollywood, and it always has been. From the fantasy song sequences to the emotional drama, much of what would be considered ‘dumb’ or ‘ridiculous’ if one was to go by Hollywood standards, is, infact, taken very seriously in Bollywood. Our heroes have always been a little bit more melodramatic, a little less self-aware.


      • I’d disagree Ami. I don’t think he’s saying that at all. He often question Hrithik precisely for being earnest in ‘un-Bollywood’ ways. Similarly he often defends very over the top stuff in Tamil cinema (within this vein). He’s never had a problem with ‘native’ traditions. Quite the opposite. personally I have never found him condescending on this or any other subject.


        • “Its story is as mythic as the one in Krrish is, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The attempts to humanise Krrish as someone who cannot stay long in a job look so laboured, whereas Thor is shown having “human” emotions like jealousy (when his girlfriend lets slip that she’s been on a date with someone else) without a big fuss being made about it or a standalone scene being manufactured around it. How much better Krrish would have been if there had been a throwaway shot like the one in Thor where the superhero hangs up his hammer on a coat rack or takes the subway”

          IMO these are all typically Bollywood ways of being earnest: our heroes are not self-aware, they don’t poke fun at their larger-than-life-macho image by doing things like hanging their weapons up on a coat rack (which is precisely why a minor thing like GOW’s hero forgetting to put on his shoes and rushing back to wear them before fighting was so remarked upon,because these minor details are very unusual in our cinema). And again, Bollywood does typically depict emotional scenes with less subtly than Hollywood, things like jealousy, maternal love, sorrow etc are depicted in a more laboured fashion.


          • Well said Amy –apt comment ….

            “he often defends very over the top stuff in Tamil cinema “– why this ‘selectivity’…

            “He often question Hrithik precisely for being earnest “– ahaa so ‘earnestness’ suddenly becomes a sin when Rangan wants it??

            I dint mind Helmsworth (loved him in ‘rush’ more) but rangans defending him for being ‘dumb’ as some design is pure bs….

            Rangan get a life and some color in your life …


          • Talking of Hollywood–(as I had predicted) the Christian grey casting drama continues …in FSoG
            ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Movie Drama: Mark Wahlberg Dishes On ‘Fifty Shades’ Bidding War, His Desire To Cast Brad Pitt As Christian Grey
            By Rebecka Schumann
            on November 22 2013 1:38 PM

            As fans eagerly await the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaption, news of a dramatic, behind-the-scenes bidding war has been revealed. According to “Entourage” producer Mark Wahlberg, the erotica franchise may have taken a different route and even possibly starred a Hollywood A-lister.

            In a revealing interview with the Hollywood Reporter’s Producers Roundtable Thursday, the 42-year-old “Pain and Gain” star dished about his formerly nixed plans for the E.L. James book series and his desire to take on the highly-anticipated project. “We were aware of the book very early on, and we were close to securing the rights, and then we get into this bidding war,” said Walberg, who said losing his chance to create the film almost cost his assistant Ari Emanuel his job.

            “I almost fired my agent Ari over [Fifty Shades] — not because I wanted to play the part,” said Walhberg, who revealed he was eyeing another star to take on the coveted role of Seattle-based, BDSM-obsessed billionaire, Christian Grey. When prompted by the film’s current producer Michael DeLuca (“The Social Network”) regarding his similar appearance to the character Christian Grey, Wahlberg responded saying, “No, sounds like Brad Pitt to me.”

            Wahlberg’s confession comes after months of rumors of behind-the-scenes drama on the set of “Fifty Shades of Grey” film including everything from casting backlash, to script rewrites and release date pushbacks. In October, the film’s former star, “Sons of Anarchy” actor Charlie Hunnam, unceremoniously quit the franchise due to his “immersive filming schedule” with the FX series. In November, it was announced that “Once Upon a Time” TV actor Jamie Dornan would serve as Hunnam’s replacement.

            Entertainment Weekly announced earlier this month, alongside the first official image of Dornan as Grey and his co-star, actress Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, that the film’s release date was changed from August 2014 to February 13, 2015 due to the recent casting shakeup. According to reports, producers are hoping the film will become a Valentine’s Day “date movie” to compete against the release of Nicholas Sparks’ latest film, “The Longest Ride.”


            Ps: the names thrown in keeps getting interesting..musical chairs really…. Even brad Pitt nearly got ‘sucked in’-
            -Amy, do try the book… (More interesting than poor Rangan) 🙂


  6. “And as Thor, Chris Hemsworth doesn’t “act,” at least not the way Hrithik Roshan does, with every clenched muscle. He realises he’s in a big, dumb movie, and he gives a charming non-performance – he just is.”

    The problem is that even if Hrithik wanted to act in a less serious, more playful fashion, senior Roshan won’t let him. He takes this shit too seriously, just listen to his interviews.


  7. I tend to dislike mostly all superhero movies, and have stopped watching the genre. The whole superhero construct is such that there can never be any risk or danger for the superhero, which makes for very boring cinema. It’s like with sport movies – the trajectory/graph will never change, no matter what the particulars. Therefore, even movies like Chak De India also bore the heck out of me for the same reason.

    The one exception is obviously the Batman films, where Christopher Nolan managed to transcend the genre, and ended up created something very real, dark and stylish. Basically a superhero franchise for those who don’t like superhero films (and I am pretty sure neither does he).


    • There are too many of them. Like two or three a year. Batman is a once in lifetime trilogy…the rest i cant even keep up with. When they started out in the late90’s i think with Spiderman or early 00’s i liked the novelty. But now every non important superhero gets his own movie.


    • I must say I’m quite a superhero junkie! Haven’t seen the latest Thor yet. My favorite one though was the recent X-Men even more than Nolan’s films.


    • Sadly, the commentary on K3 has reduced to – YOU ARE EITHER WITH US OR THEM – the George Bush doctrine. One just has to look at the mad rush to get into the club and beat everybody – by hook or crook. One can be happy if one’s film is liked and rest on that long-lasting laurel: But no, there is the need to push it beyond and bring everything down to numbers.

      If you don’t like K3, and you bring in Hollywood or whatever in comparison, you are a ‘snob’ living in some high hills. (Never mind that it was the maker/s who brought in this BS of ‘heads-will-turn-in-the-west’ to the discussion table.

      And the Roshans are pretty smart manipulators I think. After having made sure that west would be brought into the picture, they pre-empted this kind of comparison with the emotional blackmail of ,’Made-in-India’ stuff. And it is funny how smartly it worked. People that were not even fond of the movie or just liked it as time-pass, and who knew in their hearts that it was a poor product overall, suddenly began equating supporting K3 with supporting India!!


  8. This ones for the ‘mutant’

    Wish hritik all the best dealing with his health issues (which are more serious than it appears) and moreso in dealing with the coke-addict Suzanne ….

    Actually like Suzanne –she’s cute –but an empty mind is a devils workshop lol

    “Yeh aisi hawaa, aisi lehar
    Jisme saare beh jaate hain yahaan”

    Well done Hritik 🙂


  9. After Krrish 3 — what next ? K4??

    I don’t think so…

    There have been indications of k4 down the line, but i personally feel it won’t happen and it shouldn’t happen!
    Also for Hritiks sake

    Krrish isn’t a regular movie and takes a LOT from the lead actor –besides contribution in terms of finance/production/budgeting

    And the sheer physical requirements (no pun intended!) are gruesome

    It was ok till KMG, but for K3, it was too much even for hritik

    More than a health problem, this ‘recurring blood clot’ is somethign that puts a DOUBT in the mind

    Of how far one can safely push him/herself…

    After this RECURRENCE of blood clot–don’t think HR will be the same…

    Perhaps he can push it physically
    But mentally –he can’t /shouldn’t ….

    K3 was perhaps the last of the superlative efforts from this brilliant star —
    All the best to Hritik Roshan and Krrish….


  10. My BLUEPRINT FOR Krrish 4 ( if it gets made)

    A) Hritik should take a somewhat less physically demanding role

    What he could manage easily at 20-25-30 isn’t possible at 39!!

    B) try the ‘AVENGERS’ trick

    Add and Coalesce more ‘superheroes’–homegrown (like ra1& shakti man) and even foreign (what the heck!) and create a mix

    C) use SRK
    as Bra1 in a guest appearance/parallel/supporting appearance

    D) SRKs vfx company red chillies has been given a new life by HR/ krrish3–
    Srk shoudl pay back the favour by accepting a smaller role

    E) Add in a sidekick or two
    Like ‘robin’
    To do the manual/donkeys work

    Ps: I’m not joking–this will be a cash spinner if made like this—

    remember from whom u heard this multiple million dollar idea first 🙂


    • @Pativrata Apex You are Suzzane or not doesnt matter anymore. You will be immortal like Savitri. You name can’t be forgotten for Ages for the kind of devotion you have displayed.


      • No personal comments.


        • Calling someone a ‘mutant’ for days and weeks together is not personal I guess..that stays..


          • Yes that stays ….
            And munna plz let this ‘exchange’ stay bcos this ‘raghav’ came unprovoked.
            It’s not that s/he’s contributing loads of meaningful stuff
            Bit if someone comes only strategically to diss a star or film and then disappears, it needs to be curbed

            Ps: and guys take it easy–u can take turns now (on raghav) 🙂


          • I don’t have history but where ever I see wrong, I comment/warn (at times even Satyam also). I am sure Satyam must be taking note. But no one is here full time to do moderating. Every one is adult enough to ignore or eschew personal comments.


  11. @ raghav –don’t know who u are
    But the way u crop up every time krrish gets mentioned –someone has beaten your ass badly, really badly-perhaps the Roshan

    And if they haven’t —
    Let me do it on their behalf

    Take this up yours now 🙂


  12. http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2013/nov/221113-dhoom-3-aamir-khan-katrina-kaif-publicity-promotion-bollywood.htm

    As the franchise is known to the audience, he feels there has to be some element of surprise and that needs to be kept intact in the Aamir Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer. He also wants the stars to limit their interactions with the media and not divulge details about the project.

    Says a source close to the production house, “An event to release the title track was held recently, but there is no plan to have a proper music launch with the entire cast. The song videos will not be released online or on television. It will only be shown in the film.”

    The source adds, “The makers feel extra promotions hamper a film, as the expectations of the audience gets heightened. They prefer to keep the public guessing by not revealing the storyline.”

    Incidentally, during an event for the film recently Aamir Khan had stated, “We are following the policy of less is more. The less we promote the film, the more people will be curious about it. We are not going to feature on any of the reality shows on television or visit shopping malls. We will have limited promotion as we are confident of our product.”

    Can anyone shed any light on this?? No Song Video releases? That seems very hard to believe..


  13. [edited]


    • This is completely unacceptable comment. Please don’t push people to take action.


    • Apex, you really went over the line here. You’re really abusing a privilege.


      • Satyam, you may have noted several of us having confronted him over the past couple of weeks (at least Ami, Rajen, An Jo and myself) – yet it seems to have no effect on his decision to continuously post crap, day after day. He does nothing other than clog up this fine place and it’s getting pretty frustrating. The other day I was looking at a specific thread and out of 16 comments, 9 were by him, and most were about his ridiculous ‘spoof’. I would have preferred to say this by private message but wasn’t sure how. Anyways, hope you don’t mind the rant 😉


        • i second salim – i suggest ban apex for 3 months and then give him 1 last chance


          • @ ‘salim’ aka ‘nri London’ of raam leela fame—u seem to be more bothered by anyone else about the ‘spoofs’
            Those who have seen raamleela will know why–btw your role was hilarious 🙂

            @ ‘ideaunique’-forget about your suggesting to ‘ban’ me!!!
            I BAN YOU for three months from any interaction and will see later…

            As for Satyam–will try to cool it on popular demand, but will say what I really feel as usual–as u know, u are free to delete/ban/block …cheers


  14. Ok munna–I will ‘restrain’ myself at your behest
    But note who started the unprovoked comment …

    & raghav or whoever u are–don’t u hide behind deletion of comments now….

    will make u such a ‘pativrata’ that every guy here will consider u his own property and use u 🙂


  15. Raghav –open for public use

    Go for it guys

    ‘Pativrata’ raghav (& his ass) is all yours

    Enjoy but share equally 🙂


    • Alex has now graduated from sleazy innuendos to blatant rape/ sodomization threats, and this isn’t the first time either; this is frighteningly sick stuff!


      • Rajenmaniar Says:

        Dayum,Ami- there goes your budding career in spoofs!!


      • Ami: Did you check out any films recently (Ramleela, Shahid etc)? Your views on them?


        • I’ve seen Gravity, Blue Jasmine and Gloria recently; there are so many Hindi movies I want to watch but haven’t seen yet, especially Ram Leela and the Lunchbox. Did you watch RL? What did you think of it?


          • What is Gloria?

            I did check out Ram Leela and found it incredibly mediocre. And IMO it is by far the worst Bhansali film with the possible exception of Devdas (actually to be very honest, I would take some of Devdas’ strongest moments, most of which involved Madhuri, over the entire Ram Leela even if the latter is better as a narrative). This one comes across as such a miserable ‘copy’ Ishaqzaade (which itself is overrated, but is vastly superior to Ram Leela in every which way right down to the performances) not only because it revisits essentially the same basic plot, but also because it decides to take the same hinterland/badland route in order to visit the Romeo and Juliet terrain, and does a very poor job in process. And Bhansali, while soaking the film in Masala cinema, forgets to add that one thing which is so integral to this cinema- ‘drama’. And this is surprising because Bhansali’s previous efforts never lacked on atleast this score. There is simply no dramatic heft to scenes and hence actors as well as plot twists (which are downright stupid) appear too lightweight to make any impact. And the dialogues are plain childish- the decision to have the leads utter quite a few lines as ‘poems’ (and let’s just say that the poetry itself is not very memorable) comes across as jarring because apart from the 2 leads everyone else speaks in the more ‘normal’ dialect (and the comparison with Kashyap and Bharadwaj is completely unwarranted because the poetry and dialogues in the films of latter two directors is never short of excellent, but also because both Kashyap and Bhardwaj contextualise their dialogues and poems. In Ram Leela you always wonder why Deepika suddenly starts uttering poems akin to nursery rhymes). Ranveer is fine in the initial portions as an uncouth lothario, but is ill-at-ease in the more dramatic portions. Deepika is marginally better, but her character is porly etched (and her performance is a far cry from the one in YJHD where she did a number on Ranbir IMO. Her best though remains KHJJS). And Supriya Pathak, who is otherwise such an endearing presence, hams to the hilt. All in all, I found this a very lame film, even amateurish at points.

            Some minor positives- there is an excellent chase sequence which reinforces my belief that Sham Kaushal is the top action-director working in the country. And Priyanka’s item number is very easily the sole highlight of the film- she looks like a million bucks and is scintillating


          • That’s a v good review on raamleela. Amidst all the euphoria & superlatives about RL & deepikas ‘performance’ I was thinking ‘what the heck’…
            Yeah deepika was much better in Yjhd (forget cocktail)

            The problem with bhansali is that he had lost confidence and ‘conviction’ in his own trademark style after serial failures aka guzzarish (good effort) & sawariya (haven’t seen).
            Here bhansali has groped frantically for box office success and added (what he thought ) was ‘value additions’
            The result being not much more than ‘lust @first sight’ ….


          • Saurabh’s review is crisp and an apt answer to the dramatically long and perhaps too long review of Utkal.


      • With all due respect– I have NEVER given any ‘rape’ comment forget ‘threats’
        The above is to deal with a crass (male) person who was asking for it (& got it!!)
        There’s a CRUCIAL difference…


  16. Seriously Apex, this is despicable. Wud be a damn shame if SS goes down the toilet just like other blogs.


  17. Yes I agree here that this was too crass but there’s a ‘history’ here.
    This person ‘rag hav’ hasn’t done this for the first time -check with Satyam /munna
    He comes at odd times/unprovoked like here
    I wasn’t even mentioning him

    And he came up with ‘pativrata’ comment out of the blue…

    U can’t come up with crass stuff and then expect the other person to be genteel

    But yeah if the above few terms from me are seen in isolation, they do appear despicable –Satyam can decide what to do with them and delete if needed
    but he knows the ‘history’ –these are not random comments

    For eg I’ve not said anything to annjo who seems to have issues but isn’t uncivil …


  18. satyam – where are ur views/write-up on the conjuring? thnx to an-jo – i watched – what a film!


    • My earlier comment on The Conjuring-

      “Saw The Conjuring. Easily one of the best films of the year and probably the best horror film since James Wan’s own ‘Insidious’. Can’t wait for his Insidious: Chapter 2. Also think that the only horror film of the past 10-15 years which probably upstages Wan’s efforts is The Devil’s Backbone. Have never been a fan of The Others or Let The Right One In (or Let Me In) but do like Orphanage and Cabin Fever a lot”.

      If you liked this one Idea, you should absolutely check out Wan’s Insidious and its sequel. The sad news is that Wan has reportedly said that he wouldn’t make a horror film again (he is currently helming Fast and Furious 7). Also this year had anther terrific horror release “We are What We are”


  19. Came across this –Something for Maggie —
    Russell crowes upcoming —fathers & daughters…

    Aaron Paul is looking to reteam with his “Big Love” co-star as he has signed on to star alongside Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried in the Voltage Prods. drama “Fathers and Daughters.”

    Gabriele Muccino is directing. Busted Shark Prods., Fear of God Films and Leone Films are also involved in the project, with Craig J. Flores and Nicolas Chartier of Voltage and Sherryl Clark of Busted Shark producing.

    Story follows a father and daughter living 25 years apart in New York City. Crowe will portray a famous novelist and widower struggling with mental illness as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. Seyfried will portray the now-grown daughter in present-day Manhattan as she battles the aftermath of her troubled childhood.

    Brad Desch wrote the original script, which was featured on the Black List.

    Crowe and Keith Rodger will also exec produce via their Fear of God production shingle, along with Romilda De Luca. Andrea Leone Films will also co-produce and handle Italian distribution rights.

    Paul is playing Seyfried’s love interest, and the role should come naturally given that he played a comparable part on HBO’s “Big Love.”


  20. Singh Saab The Great First Day Business

    Saturday 23rd November 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Singh Saab The Great had a poor first day of around 4.75-5 crore nett with most of the contribution coming from single screens as its multiplex business was even lower than Gori Tere Pyaar Mein outside East Punjab and mass circuits.

    The film was best in East Punjab as expected with 65 lakhs nett and Delhi/UP grossed around 1.10 crore nett mainly due to single screens in UP. Bihar also did decent grossing around 20 lakhs nett but circuits like Mysore and West Bengal were awful.

    The film is mainly for single screens and in today’s times single screens alone can’t take you far unless they do phenomenal for 3-4 weeks and that is an unlikely scenario for any film due to release patterns today.


  21. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein First Day Business

    Saturday 23rd November 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Gori Tere Pyaar Mein had very poor collections of 2.50 crore nett approx on day one and did poor all over. The collections at single screens were expected to be more but multiplex figures were a shocker as they should have done much better especially for this genre.

    The circuit figures were dull over with Delhi/UP collecting just 60 lakhs nett approx and East Punjab just 20 lakhs nett and when these two circuits don’t perform for multiplex film like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein then the film has no chance.

    The collections across mass centres like CPCI, Bihar and Rajasthan were just awful while South India was slightly better probably due to the fact Singh Saab The Great was awful in South.


    • This looks like such a boring film and the jodi is so dry. The promos were so dull but the response is even more telling. To be beaten by a 57 year old who is not a tenth of the star he once was is embarrassing.


      • Read some reviews. Seems a timepass film for multiplex audience.. Let us wait for saturday, sunday. I dont think it is too bad.


    • damn…2.5 cr is atrocious. even ‘matru’ opened around 7cr. Kareena kapoor is nothing without the ‘real’ Khans.


    • Incredibly low number.. quite remarkable!


      • Interestingly Taran has nothing on the opening of Gori Tere Pyar Mein and hasn’t tweeted a first day number either. He also hasn’t done this for Singh Saab but I suspect that here he’s just providing cover for the former. If he did one he’d have to do the other.


  22. 5 crore and 2.5 crore opening in the age of 20 + opening is very very poor.Clearly, actors/stars who are giving such opening can search for some other profession .Difference betwen Ranbir kapoor and Imran khan is alarming at such early stage.


  23. Although not great by any means is this one of the biggest opening day for a Sunny Deol movie in recent years?

    And what a terrible and shockingly low opening for GTPM…even after the been there seen that feeling didn’t expected such a low opening…Raam Leela might have stole lot of steam(whatever small) from this…and people are fed up of Imran doing similar movies with similar expressions.


    • Maybe for a solo … Apne, ypd and ypd2 were better. This is hardly a comeback. Sunny power is no longer there. And the imran kareena jodi seems more like a good old sister young brother combo than a romantic lead pairing


  24. This film SS seems to be better than that YPD2. The reviews are ok for this film.

    It may herald sunny’s second coming.


  25. Ramleela got partial release today in Ghaziabad and Noida of U.P. And ready for wide release tomorrow despite ban.


  26. I am poor at posting inks and not much familiar with blogs.The above comment is from a link in TOI – Box Office column discontinued

    This is what I was referring in the previous thread, the excesses of Rakesh Roshan will turn into something good and streamlining of Indian Box Office.

    Krish 3 numbers on US / Overseas are pretty clear and gives a good indication where it stood on the test of numbers.


  27. The numbers for Saheb Singh and Gori Tere are more or less apt. There has been a continuous line up of movie and there is so much audience can spend with heavy ticket prices in India.

    There so much you can achieve and movies have become event like. The family/ audience plans ahead what to watch and when to watch.

    This is the reason Diwali / Christmas / Eid and two big summer movies is all general public has appetite for. For the rest the movie has to be real good to hit big numbers….

    The release strategy has become all the more important….unless you are a Salman Khan……


  28. A wife, on seeing her neighbor from her window drying out the clothes, would daily complain to her husband about how dirty the clothes were. One day she exclaimed that finally the clothes were clean. The husband said that’s coz he cleaned the windows

    read it in Indiaforums.


    • It maybe an old joke but I found it today.
      It is not only a joke but also profound in meaning.


      • Haha sanju–good one & ‘profound’ indeed lol

        “Difference betwen Ranbir kapoor and Imran khan is alarming at such early stage.”– yes sumon– well the difference was always clear to me but guess this has brought out in the open..

        It’s not easy to put up a Yjhd type settitn and expect orgasmic numbers everytime..
        And lol @ Kareenas ‘achievement’ of ‘working’ with all khans …


  29. Why do we bother about krrish or Thor when we have Singh Saab The Great. For eg, the following dialog:
    “Sardar jab dushman ko pakad leta hai na, to uski hadiyaan tadtadane lagti hain. Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad Tad ….”


  30. Haha nykavi…
    Btw folks-good to hear- there’s this noise of raam leela ‘beating krrish3’ narrative– –but why are the numbers not being posted here for RL..
    How many days back did RL cross 100 crores …

    @ Satyam–was planning to watch gravity today properly but another option is being pedalled by some –‘blue is the warmest color’…
    Which one should I go for –quick –thanx ….


  31. Terrible opening for both the new movies.

    The Sunny days for Deol are clearly over and he needs to hang the superman shoes amd start doing side roles if wants to stay around till his son gets a break. Heard him in an interview with Masand on TV today, must agree that the man is sincere and very earnest. But i was suprprised when he said that the reason he keeps doing these lead roles is because people love him in such roles. Who people ? Nobody goes to watch his movies now. Sunny could do so much better in powerful side roles.

    Imran khan is on a downward spiral. He needs divine intervention :). On of my friendss went to watch the movie and only thing she liked through the movie was the Dhoom 3 trailer.


  32. Saw hunger games : catching fire today.
    characters they established during training and whole proceedings serves no purpose after movie takes political war turn in the end .it ends like incomplete movie. Though it successfully creates urgency for next part. movie is still good n as per many reviews it is even better than first one.


    • but it is not entertaining enough to suffice ur appetite. That may cause some under performance of around $50 mn at domestic BO. Overseas might be even double of first one.


  33. That is utter gibberish. With the plethora of Superhero movies and special affects in Hollywood a movie like Krissh 3 stands no chance. It is amazing that it has even collected $2.3 million in the US. The domestic collections have been unprecedented and record breaking (and that is a fact not a hypotheses is as posted by many including the despicable BOI).
    Personally special effects aside I found Krissh3 to as entertaining as any IronMan movies. On the contrary Chennai Express was nauseating and unbearable.


  34. Gori… was a flop written all over! I don’t see any expression on Imran’s. Kareena doesn’t look interest(ing, ed) anymore.


  35. Krissh 3 is a huge success, with the biggest opening till date.
    Its is still not easy to cross 100 crore mark as can be confirmed by Akshay, sunny, Imran and many others.


  36. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein And Singh Saab The Great Make No Headway

    Saturday 24th November 2013 14.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Gori Tere Pyaar Main and Singh Saab The Great made little headway on Saturday as the collections of Singh Saab The Great dropped and Gori Tere Pyaar Mein went up a little.

    Singh Saab The Great collected 4.25 crore nett on Saturday as the select single screens where it opened better dropped. The two day business of the film is as follows.

    Friday – 4,75,00,000
    Saturday – 4,25,00,000
    TOTAL – 9,00,00,000

    Gori Tere Pyaar Mein showed some growth but it was expected as the collections on Friday were ridiculously low . The two day business of the film is as follows.

    Friday – 2,50,00,000
    Saturday – 3,00,00,000
    TOTAL – 5,50,00,000


    • It’s pretty incredible but Taran has not offered any numbers at all on Gori..!


      • actually its pretty hilarious now…lol. if this ‘moment’ doesn’t prove taran (and the likes of him) is a moronic puppet, i dont know what will.

        Atleast BOI report good numbers AND bad numbers. I am not saying they are 100% accurate but they are somewhat impartial.


  37. Deepika Padukone Scores
    by Box Office India (November 23, 2013)

    It happened many years ago and it’s happening again – an actress delivering successful films one after another and in meaty roles. The actor in question is the gorgeous and prodigiously talented Deepika Padukone. The last time an actress claimed films as her own and was given credit alongside the leading man was when Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit graced the silver screen. Now Padukone is repeating history and etching her name in the annals of Bollywood.

    Her feat is even more awesome, considering we’re talking of Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and featuring one of the most talented and popular young actors of today, Ranveer Singh. Still, all credit for the business the film has done so far has gone to Padukone.

    Her performances in her recent releases, Cocktail, Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and now Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, has been the talk of the film trade all week.

    Undoubtedly, she’s numero uno right now. Way to go, DP!


  38. BOI: Although there is a measure of transparency today, people are still fudging collections.

    SAK: That’s human nature. You do it if you think you can get away with it. But I think it’s difficult to actually fudge the numbers because, eventually, the truth will come out. It’s a question of what kind of image you want. It depends on whether honesty is important to you or not. I believe if a film earns Rs 150 crore, you should be very happy and not pretend that it collected Rs 200 crore. But that’s just me.



  39. Some good comments from Suman…
    Have liked saif a lot recently esp his choice of roles…
    But c’mon saif–stop commenting on 200cr+ films etc
    It’s like Tushar kapoor /fardeen khan gettin angry at the 100 crores fad –c’mon get bullet raja 100 crore first before worrying about bigger guys..
    And btw saif has always had a certain angst against hritik who inspite of being a junior has always surged ahead–the angst against the other khans can’t come out–but the genteel hritik is the easier target –but who cares …

    As for the times of India link posted above about ‘making fun of krrish3’
    Itself starts with “after breaking the record of chennai express, krrish3 continues to make records”…. 🙂


  40. Blue is the warmest color / La Vie d’Adèle

    I could see why this film floored Steven a Spielberg of all people, to go against the brief and shower the film, it’s director and the two actresses with all accolades. I can say about Nabokovs Lolita also that’s “it’s not about sex, but about love..”.
    So yeah, it’s all about the perspective and the paradigm one is employing, baby!

    The French film Blue won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Unsurprsingly, become one of most highly praised—and most controversial—films of the year. Blue centers on the sexual awakening of Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a high school student, and her love affair with Emma (Lea Seydoux), an older, self-assured art student. The writer/director Abdellatif Kechiche shoots it in a naturalistic, though obtrusive (at times) style, that takes its time to build up and reach a ‘release’ multiple times (taking three-hours). It traces and chronicles the women’s relationship over a decade, their coming-of-age, and captures the myriad of emotions during the loss of first love after their break-up.

    Excessive media space has been devoted to a graphic and explicit, ten-minute scene in which the two young actresses engage in simulated, unchoreographed sex. Some critics (think it was Manohla Dagris) have gone on record calling it ‘indisciplined’ and more illustrative of the directors own haywire fantasies than lesbianism. To add more fuel to the fire, ‘rumours’ that the two actresses wore prosthetic vaginas over their real vaginas have set tongues wagging (pun not intended).

    Actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux give two of the finest performances you’ll see on screen this year, while my personal favourite has been Adele. The performances are riveting, moving and encapsulate the devouring feeling of first love in an impactful and empathetic way. The film takes it’s time to take us through the everyday mundane routine of the two actresses esp Adele, lingers on facial (& other) close ups and let’s it all build up! Even subtleties like ‘class differences’ and ego -issues between Adele and Emma get a due place in the narrative. Besides, the interface of Adele with unsuspecting ‘straight’ characters (who keep crossing their way), was well handled.

    Expectedly, there have been controversies galore and while intelligentsia and cinephiles have lauded the film, there have been voices of discontent from both the female leads of feeling exploited and made to work in extremely demanding situations, even alleging ‘moral harrassment’. Some critics and lesbian lobbies have made it clear that it doesn’t represent female/lesbian politics correctly.

    The ultimate difficulty in depiction of ‘Queerness’ has always been there. This is because queerness here is portrayed by straight actresses, as visualised by straight cameramen/technicians and directed by a male straight person. This subject is Oscar bait though with a catch and disclaimer. The problem is that for most straight viewers (Including the writer of this piece) one will never know how much of the ‘queer ness’ at display here was genuine and realistic.

    Undoubtedly I did sense the ‘straight male gaze’ of the director interfering with the queer subject and at times trivialising the intended ‘depth’ in performances. Infact he does seem to have a massive (pun intended also) on (both) female asses and this ‘rears’ it’s (not) ugly head repeatedly. There’s not only an element of voyeurism at work here but also a constant undercutting of the protagonists’ motivations by the directors tendencies (both interms of male gaze and camera gymnastics!)

    The star of the show, in my opinion, is Adele Exarchopoulos. It’s certainly one of the best female performances of the year, maybe of recent years. Finally, coming to why I prefer European films to Hollywood in this genre. It’s a no-brainer really. Amidst other multiple reasons, just think about this. What’s the Hollywood counterpart, one can get for Adele -I can think of the ‘Oscar winner’ Jennifer Lawrence!!! The former is not only more elusively vibrant, freer of baggage and immensely ‘giving’ than Lawrence but is able to transcribe all her emotions on her face instantly, in the bolder shades yet maintaining all the nuanced subtlety. One can see though her body and emotions, right through to her ‘soul’. Not to forget her big expressive eyes and frequently running nose captured in extreme close up –and not to miss, the slightest strand of hair resting on her forehead and between her lips.



    • Found this to be an extraordinary film. Amazingly the lead actress is just 19! Sadly the score, which too I loved, hasn’t been released anywhere in any format as far as I can tell. Will say that the sex scenes though hardly the most graphic ever given the standards of today’s cinema where films often flirt with the pornographic are certainly very visceral.


    • check this out:


      • Thanx Satyam–that’s an interesting Adele interview …
        Though found this old man (interviewer) a bit irritating, even creepy, is presumably American– the tone and intent of his questions were suspect
        But full marks to Adele for her endearing simplicity and honesty –

        Satyam–This interview also shows the difference between ‘Hollywood & European cinema in a way and if one wishes to extrapolate between ‘Americanism’ and ‘European free spirit’

        Some of the questions the old(American) man was asking –he wasn’t in the same wavelength as Adele…
        One can’t help but feel ‘protective’ for Adele …


        • LOL, that’s Charlie Rose. He’s an American icon! The only serious talk show of its kind of American TV. Think he seemed a bit taken in by her! But more seriously because of her language issues the flow of the interview was affected.

          On Adele though it’s amazing to be able to do this kind of stuff at the age of 19. She seemed over made up in this interview though.


    • Addendum to my thoughts above

      —Blue-the ‘social divide’

      The mist of lesbianism and ‘explicit’ scenes is enough to distract most viewers. But there were other worthy interesting subtexts.

      The first time (or the second time!) Adèle sees Emma in the bar the latter is physically higher than her, signifying ‘high culture’ and ‘taste’. In the same scene, Emma descends from her throne to educate Adèle who ironically becomes the cultural reject (& not the painter Emma). Emma loves art, oysters and is self-assured about her sexuality whilst Adèle eats spaghetti while watching telly.

      The families’ dinner further emphasises this class divide. Adèle’s working-class father encourages Emma to find “a real job” instead of painting. Meanwhile, Emma’s family is equally puzzled by Adèle’s aspirations to be a simple teacher. Just as she initiates Adèle into the art of lesbian sex, so too does Emma attempt to pull her young lover into the world of high art by encouraging her to write. When Adele can’t follow suit, Emma announces to her cultured friends that Adele is her muse, elevating her to a subject of an artistic painting if not the painter.

      Emma introduces Adèle to Sartre’s “Existentialism Is Humanism” ie we can choose our lives without a higher principle. But this philosophy of life appears to only apply to Emma. Adèle’s higher principal is Emma herself. All Adele ends up doing at Emma’s arty parties is serving up spaghetti and finding brief solace in other ‘cultural’ outsider, an Arab. In a way that Arab guy signifies the director Ketische himself.

      To escape all this complexity, Adele can worm into Emma’s bedroom wherein she is a ‘democratic equal’. Towards the end, in a somewhat poignant moment, Adele has to resort to “I can pay you in flesh and blood,” But Emma knows inside that the cultural gap will never go away, and being the ‘superior’ one, turns her down. Perhaps it’s a gap even the Tunisian born French Ketische tried to close in during the film, but (inspite of being the director) couldn’t…


  41. Yes Satyam –agree–the score was good
    And yeah the ‘explicit content’ didn’t jar and was aesthetically shot (for most parts)–though as mentioned the director seemed to have a fixation to the female backside (is nykavi listening?) 🙂
    As for Adele –I am still surprised how anyone so young can come up with such an effortlessly sensitive portrayal
    But as I’ve said before sometimes it’s the lack of formal training (in acting and other acts) that actually makes it work more and that’s what was needed here…


  42. “I follow rivers”

    @ Adele –Vous avez été super 🙂


    • -“I follow rivers” -finding it somewhat addictive …

      Btw Adele here seems familiar / someone one knows…


      • I love the entire score. Unfortunately it hasn’t been released oN CD even in France. Checked everything I could think of. Not sure what the deal is. I love that very lively bit they play when the girls first see each other in the square. The theme returns a bit later too.


        • Satyam–I’m pleasantly surprised u picked that music score & finally u are showing some ‘growth’ in other genres.. Perhaps it’s my ‘positive’ influence rubbing on (no pun intended given the theme! Lol)
          Anyhow –lately I hear a film more than see it and the music score has becomes a cardinal element for me.
          Most French films (unlike Hollywood) like blue aren’t meant to be sliced into playlists and ‘songs’ and pedalled/sols separately on iTunes etc.
          it’s just meant to be part of the experience —
          Immersive & ‘transportative’…


          • Also Satyam–these are the films people like Rangan shoudl be dealing with IF they claim to be what they want us to believe…
            But I suspect that EVEN when. Rangan types review something like blue, all he will comment on is the ten minute explicit scene and look for allegorical associations to make it sound ‘delicious’.
            Missing the entire essence.
            For eg It’s one thing adding the ‘explicit scene’ as a fundamental anchor to hook the primal ‘attraction’ on to facilitate other subtexts. And another when most reviewers get ‘distracted’ by that ‘anchor’ device itself.

            Doubt many saw or commented upon the sheer ARTISTIC HYPOCRISY depicted here. These things don’t get hidden under the carpet.
            If u recall, there is a ‘Joachim’ character in the artsy party who goes on how male artists can’t get into he minds of female subjects and ultimately deal with their own interpretations rather than the feminine form/instinct. That was actually Ketische as I saw it. So to give him credit, Ketische does juxtapose that element as a ‘disclaimer’ in the entire narrative.
            But if you can’t stop your camera urges and delve that extra few seconds onto Adele’s curves or Emma’s bum, you trivialise that intellectualism and end up looking a bit fake…
            Or perhaps it’s a case of well…
            Men will be men…

            Ps: every film/narrative has it’s own realm & quality of critical discourse. It’s predetermined by the choices made by the director/writer and the team. That perhaps explains my problems with those like Rangan who are incapable of ‘maneuvering’ and raising/lowering their own level to the subject.
            The problem sometimes is not in the subject but in their own ‘rigidity’ or lack of malleability, imagination and vision,,,


          • Good point on the Ketiche self-referencing and being honest enough to open up a space for the criticism that many leveled at him..


          • Apparently this film was part 1 (of 2)!
            So probably there’s more to come…(though doubt that Lea will work in this again)


  43. Shahrukh unforgettable roles:
    Salman unforgettable roles:
    HDDS Wanted Dabang
    Amir unforgettable roles:
    Lagaan DCH Ghazni 3I

    Hrithik unforgettable roles:
    KNPH MK Fiza KMG Lakhsya Krrish Dhoom2 JA Guzaarish ZNMD Agnipath Krissh3

    Also top grosser in 2000 2003 2006

    Therefore no reason to doubt Krissh3 collections unless you are smoking Khanjuna


  44. omrocky786 Says:

    Couple of my friends went to watch Goliyon kee Raas leela and they said it was three times Dada Kondkey movie, all of them hated it.
    Aside- I had watched Gravity in the first week with 4 friends, today all the wives have gone to watch Gravity…the movie really has had legs !!


  45. Weekend Report: ‘Catching Fire’ Burns Bright, Sets November Record
    by Ray Subers
    November 24, 2013

    As expected, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire attracted nearly unprecedented crowds to movie theaters this weekend. The highly-anticipated sequel opened to an estimated $161.1 million, which is the best opening ever in the month of November. If the estimate holds, it will be the fourth-highest opening weekend on record, and the top debut ever for a 2D-only movie.

    Catching Fire’s $161.1 million opening is a bit above the original Hunger Games, which surprised many when it opened over $152 million last March. It’s also ahead of the three Twilight sequels that opened at the same time in November—all three wound up between $138.1 million and $142.8 million.

    Catching Fire’s debut ranks behind The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, all of which had the added benefit of 3D ticket pricing. The previous record-holder for a 2D-only movie is last Summer’s The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9 million). Catching Fire’s estimate is less than $250,000 ahead of The Dark Knight Rises, though, and there’s a good chance it winds up lower when actuals report on Monday.

    In a situation like this, it seems like a good time for a reminder about how Sunday morning estimates work. On Sunday morning, studios use revenue figures from Friday and Saturday to estimate a Sunday gross. While that’s a fairly straightforward calculation, there’s no guarantee of accuracy—it’s impossible to perfectly predict how many people are going to show up to the movies on any given day. However, movies are overestimated far more often than they are underestimated, which implies that studios tend to report the higher end of projections in order to get better coverage on Sunday mornings.

    In this case, if Catching Fire is overestimated by as little as 0.2 percent—a very reasonable margin of error—then it will wind up below The Dark Knight Rises. Regardless of where it ranks, though, this is a massive success for Lionsgate.

    Catching Fire’s audience was split evenly between those over and under 25 years of age. It was 59 percent female, which is down a bit from the first movie (61 percent). The movie received an “A” CinemaScore, which suggests word-of-mouth will be strong.

    Long-term, the movie will absolutely hold better than the Twilight franchise. Still, it’s unreasonable to expect it to play as well as its predecessor, and a final tally below $400 million is likely.

    While Catching Fire did huge business, the rest of the market was underwhelming. The Top 12 earned an estimated $222 million, which ranks 10th all-time.

    In a distant second place, Thor: The Dark World plummeted 61 percent to an estimated $14.1 million. Through 17 days, it has earned $167.8 million; the movie is still on pace to finish above $200 million, but not by much.

    After a strong start last weekend, The Best Man Holiday fell 58 percent to $12.5 million. Considering the movie’s “A+” CinemaScore, that’s a very steep drop. The movie has now earned $50.4 million, and remains on pace for at least $75 million total.

    Vince Vaughn comedy Delivery Man bombed this weekend with just $8.2 million. Among recent Vaughn movies, that’s less than half of The Internship or The Dilemma, and is also noticeably lower than The Watch ($12.8 million).

    Marketing tried to portray the movie as a heartwarming family comedy, though that clashed with the movie’s raunchy premise (a sperm donor spawns 533 children). As a result, the movie seemed too mature for families, but too cheesy for most adults. It doesn’t help that the movie was also sold on Vaughn, and audiences seem to be tiring of his schtick over the past few years.

    Delivery Man is the latest in a string of star-driven movies that have opened below $10 million; others include Runner Runner, Escape Plan and The Counselor.

    The movie’s audience was evenly split between men and women, and 81 percent was couples. They awarded the movie a “B+” CinemaScore; while that’s a fine rating, it doesn’t suggest that word-of-mouth is going to save this one. A final total below $30 million is likely at this point.

    Free Birds rounded out the Top Five with $5.3 million. To date, the animated flick has earned $48.6 million.

    Last Vegas added $4.4 million to bring its total to $53.9 million. It’s now only a few days away from passing The Woman in Black ($54.3 million) to become the highest-grossing movie yet for CBS Films.

    Dallas Buyers Club expanded to 666 locations and earned a solid $2.77 million. To date, the acclaimed drama has grossed $6.45 million.

    The Christmas Candle, which is the first movie from former Senator Rick Santorum’s production company, expanded to 392 theaters and earned $980,000. That’s a fine figure for a movie targeted exclusively at Christian audiences, but also suggests the movie won’t earn much more than $5 million or so in theaters.

    Disney Animation’s Frozen opened exclusively at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood this weekend. The movie earned $238,000, which is the seventh-highest per-theater average ever behind six other Disney animated movies that had similar releases. On Wednesday, Frozen expands to around 3,600 locations.

    At four locations, Philomena earned an estimated $134,000 this weekend. It expands to around 500 locations on Wednesday.

    Around-the-World Roundup

    Coinciding with its domestic debut, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened in 63 international territories and earned a fantastic $138.4 million ($146.6 million including its first week in Brazil). According to Lionsgate, it doubled the opening of the first Hunger Games in most markets.

    The U.K. led the way with $19.8 million (two-and-a-half times as much as the first movie), and was followed by Germany ($12.8 million), Australia ($11.5 million), Russia ($10.8 million), Mexico ($10.7 million) and Spain ($5.6 million). As of Sunday morning, opening weekend figures for China were not yet available.

    The movie expands in to France and Italy next weekend, and reaches its final market (Japan) at the end of December. The first Hunger Games earned $283.2 million overseas; based on its earnings so far, Catching Fire seems poised for at least $400 million.

    Gravity finally opened in China on Tuesday, and its opening week did not disappoint. The movie earned $35.5 million in its first six days, with around 20 percent of that coming from IMAX showings (a record in China). To date, Gravity has earned $331.5 million overseas; with Japan on the way, it should ultimately wind up over $400 million by the end of its run.

    Thor: The Dark World added $24.8 million this weekend. Its biggest market so far is China, where it’s earned $48.3 million. So far, the Avengers follow-up has grossed $381 million overseas, and is on pace for around $450 million total.



    • “In a situation like this, it seems like a good time for a reminder about how Sunday morning estimates work. On Sunday morning, studios use revenue figures from Friday and Saturday to estimate a Sunday gross. While that’s a fairly straightforward calculation, there’s no guarantee of accuracy—it’s impossible to perfectly predict how many people are going to show up to the movies on any given day. However, movies are overestimated far more often than they are underestimated, which implies that studios tend to report the higher end of projections in order to get better coverage on Sunday mornings.”

      nice, professional, well written explanation of why monday’s “actuals” are usually lower than sunday’s numbers.

      “which implies that studios tend to report the higher end of projections in order to get better coverage on Sunday mornings.”

      this is hundred times worse in India seems like.


  46. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela Nearing 100 Crore

    Monday 25th November 2013 14.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela is nearing the 100 crore nett mark with collections of 89 crore nett approx in ten days. The second weekend collected around 15 crore nett with a huge 7.5 crore nett coming in Mumbai circuit. The film was ahead of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in all circuits across India and ahead of Singh Saab The Great In Mumbai, West Bengal and South. The film was taken off screens in UP on Friday due to a ban though now it has started to be screened again.

    The film will hit the 100 crore nett mark in its third weekend and should probably go and finish in the 105-110 crore nett range and although the profits may not be huge due to the high buddget it is still a huge number since the director has many big flops only one major hit which had the presence of Shahrukh Khan and the male lead has had no major hit before.

    It will be the fifth 100 crore nett grosser of the year after Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Krrish 3 and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.


  47. Singh Saab The Great Weekend Business

    Monday 25th November 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Singh Saab The Great had poor figures over its first weekend as it grossed 14.25 crore nett. The film collected better than the other new release Gori Tere Pyaar Mein but collections were lower than what they should have been as multiplex business remained dull over the weekend. The film fared better in East Punjab due to the local content.

    The single screens were just about decent at places but in business terms being decent at select single screens does not take you far. The daily weekend breakdown of the film is as follows.

    Friday – 4,75,00,000
    Saturday – 4,25,00,000
    Sunday – 5,25,00,000
    TOTAL – 14,25,00,000


  48. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein First Weekend Business

    Monday 25th November 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Gori Tere Pyaar Mein did very poor business of just 8.75 crore nett in its first weekend. The film was poor all over with its target audience which was multiplexes failing to collect. The daily weekend breakdown of the film is as follows.

    Friday – 2,50,00,000
    Saturday – 3,00,00,000
    Sunday 3,25,00,000
    TOTAL – 8,75,00,000

    The film is a disaster and may just end up with 15 crore nett lifetime collections which actually are much lower than what its weekend ought to have been.


  49. Richard Brody:

    The controversies aroused by Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film, “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” show just how hung up on sex Americans are, left and right—and why, to a certain extent, they’re right to be hung up on sex, even while drawing the wrong conclusions. The movie has proven controversial in a variety of ways (unfolded here by my colleague Emily Greenhouse), but all the debate would have slipped away into footnotes of the classic “tortured genius” genre if not for the three long, explicit sex scenes. Those are what sparked criticism from Julie Maroh, the author of the graphic novel from which the film was adapted, for “the director’s visual bias,” and from Manohla Dargis, of the Times, who likens Kechiche’s filming to pornography. The scenes have led to the film being banned in Idaho and to an NC-17 rating that the IFC Center in New York is defying—to the outrage of the Parents Television Council, which is threatening to make it a “national issue.”



  50. Krrish 3 Goes The Dabangg 2 Way

    Tuesday 26th November 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Krrish 3 has gone the Dabangg 2 way as collections have come down rapidly after the holiday period. It was a similar story with Dabangg 2 when its collections came down fast after the Christmas and New Year period was over.

    Like Dabangg 2, Krrish 3 has proved to be a blockbuster due to the initial and holiday period but the film has not really gone on to consolidate after the holiday period. The film looked a 200 crore nett grosser after the first 5-6 days but each week the expectations have come down as collections dropped fast.

    The film has grossed just a little under 174 crore nett in three weeks and the fourth week saw very limited business and the film will add just about 2-3 crore nett more taking the final total 177 crore nett.

    The lifetime business of the film in its Hindi format will be the fifth highest ever after Chennai Express, 3 Idiots, Ek tha Tiger and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The film is the second biggest hit of the year after Chennai Express as though the nett business will stay below Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani the distributor share will be more.


    • Wow. 174 crores!
      And, there are people around peddling a 250 crore figure.
      Even if we discard collections from non- Hindi versions and split the difference, this is not even a 200 crore grosser at best!


      • but the producers could have gone with 200 or something a bit over. 25 crore or more inflation is becoming common these days. For example there’s no way CE did the 230 crores or so the producers (and Taran) claimed. They just went a bit too overboard with Krrish. Even on ETT and some others we were seeing 10-15 crore differentials.


      • By the way you were closer to the truth in your initial projections on K3 than anyone else.


  51. Are Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek moving out of the Bachchan residence?

    Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai has been living in the Bachchan mansion ever since her marriage to husband and co-star Abhishek Bachchan in April 2007. But now buzz is that the Bachchan ‘bahu’ is not too happy with the arrangements.

    According to reports doing the rounds, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is keen to move out and live separately with her daughter Aaradhya and husband Abhishek.

    Apparently, there seems to be a bit of friction between Aishwarya Rai and mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan, who is said to be keeping a tab on her activities. Reports further suggest that Jaya Bachchan is believed to be constantly interfering with her private life.

    Reportedly, Jaya Bachchan expects her daughter-in-law to update her on all matters including professional, which isn’t quite appreciated by Aishwarya Rai.

    However, the duo have always looked extremely comfortable in each others presence whenever they’ve been spotted in public. We hope they sort their differences and these reports are just a mere rumour.

    Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya recently returned from a family holiday in Dubai. They were accompanied by Aishwarya’s parents, her brother and her sister-in-law.



    • LOL – how many “bahu’s” would “like” or “prefer” this arrangement anyway! It’s one of the articles again with no real verification or evidence, just some rumour that is written about. In fact one can make anything up nowadays it seems, and then end with, reports suggest but not verified.


      • I think this is another case of projecting the public’s own biases/ problems onto Aishwarya, which the media seems to strangely delight in doing, as in when they earlier suggested that Amitabh was desperate for a male heir and Aishwarya had selected the sex of her baby, or that Abhishek had called off his engagement after Dhoom 2.

        This is a 40 year old woman who regularly travels the world for her many high profile engagements, and who until she had a baby was one of Bollywood’s busiest stars; I find it a little hard to beleive that she needs to constantly update Jaya Bachchan on everything that she does!


  52. ROFL … This is soooo revealing and interesting

    TIME POY face off between Obama & Snowden,



  53. Could see it coming for GTPM. The trailers really sucked. It does look like a real disaster.

    Singh Saab seems to be holding better. BOI will probably have it as a flop with 4 days collections of 17cr . Taran and KoiMoi have the 4 days collections between the 20-21cr range and are calling it ‘average’ since it’s budget is at around 35cr and the Monday drop is below 50%. Surprisingly, Taran is reporting that the movie is an average success overseas.

    Glad that Ram Leela is doing well. SLB probably deserved a bit better with Saawarya and Guzaarish. He now has it. Deepika really is on fire right now.

    As for the Krrish 3 figures, the less said the better. According to BOI, it won’t even reach the 180cr mark while according to Taran it has broken every previous record on the book. Believe who you want.


  54. December looks good for bollywood.

    6 December

    1. Club 60: The film marks the debut of Sanjay Tripathi, maker of popular science fiction program “Turning Point”. The film tells the story of youthful bunch of people aged 60. It features Sharat Saxena, Vineet Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Farooq Shaikh, Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand and Sarika among others.

    2. Lucky Kabootar: The film is a romantic comedy flick directed by Shammi Chabbra. The film features new faces mostly from the television industry including Eijaz Khan, Kulraj Randhawa, Sanjay Mishra and Ravi Kisan.

    3. R… Rajkumar: The film was earlier titled as “Rambo Rajkumar” but due to copyright issues the makers changed the name to “R…Rajkumar”. Directed by Prabhu Deva, “R…Rajkumar” is a romantic action film, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Shahid Kapoor and Sonu Sood.

    13 December

    1. Jackpot: It is a comedy thriller film featuring Sunny Leone, Sachiin J Joshi, Makrand Deshpande and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles. It is helmed by ‘Boom’ director Kaizad Gustad.

    2. What The Fish: In the film, Dimple Kapadia will be seen playing the role of a 60-year-old woman who has to leave her hometown and needs someone to take care of her money plant and fish. Gurmeet Singh’s directorial film was earlier slated to release next year, but the makers rescheduled the dates.

    20 December

    Dhoom 3: Starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and Jackie Shroff, the film is the third flick in the “Dhoom” franchise. The action thriller is one of the most awaited films of the year.

    25 December

    Mahabharat – 3D: “Mahabharat” is a 3D animated film which will release on Christmas. Big B, Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Ajay Devgn and Manoj Bajpayee have dubbed for characters in the film. The characters have been designed based on the actors who dubbed for the part.


  55. India’s superhero flick, Krrish 3 is still flying high. In its third weekend, it emerged as the highest grosser of Hindi cinema. With the grand total of Rs 235.22 crore net, it has pushed Chennai Express to the second slot, which had boasted of a lifetime domestic collection of Rs 226.70 crore.
    More than that, unconfirmed reports say, Krrish 3 box office collections may have surpassed an unheard of Rs 500 crore!
    Bollywood superhero franchise ‘Krrish 3’ starring Hrithik Roshan in lead role was the fastest movie to enter the Rs 200 crore club. ‘Rakesh Roshan’s directorial venture ‘Krrish 3’ had entered the Rs 200 crore club on the seventh day of its release while ‘Chennai Express’ touched this mark after 2 weeks.
    However, Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ still retains its spot as the fastest film to reach the Rs 100 crore mark in just 4 days.
    The third film in the series, ‘Krrish 3’ also created history by registering the highest box office collections ever on a single day (Monday) with Rs 35.91 cr.
    ‘Krrish 3’ is the third to join the elite Rs 200 crore club after Aamir Khan’s ‘3 Idiots’ and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’.
    On the fifth day of its release, ‘Krrish 3’ had already entered Bollywood’s elite Rs 100 crore club.


    Ps: note how the BOI Bullletins slowly separated the dubbed/South Indian language versions collections showing the break down, then didn’t add them and have now not even mentioned the dubbed collections (besides under reporting!)


  56. Bachchan1 to 10 Says:

    Gave up watching award shows long time ago as it turned out that they were all rigged, (it was nice to follow at one point to see who got the awards), Then I started to think chalo if not awards atleast will go by real awards and see who is cashing the registers at the BO, I turns out that they are rigged too nowadays, We all hear rumours about casting couch taking place. People get thrown out of films because of their previous friday releases. Is there ANY honesty left in this profession? Should the audience really watch all these dishonest people “hard work”. Not saying all are corrupt but it seems like the majority are and the its the big guns that are in the majority bracket that is really sad. Also, the kind of films coming out do we really want to watch them? I have been reading here for quite sometime about BO #’s and its debate, There has hardly been a discussion about good cinema. Don’t know about you all but didn’t find any film this year that was praiseworthy. Really sad times for HIndi Cinema.


    • agree mostly but IMO there have been a couple ‘praiseworthy’ movies out this year (raanjhana and lootera). to your point though, i can’t remember a hindi cinematic year being this weak as far as content wise.


      • Bachchan1 to 10 Says:

        Fair enough, But Raanjhana and Lootera are surrounded by such 3rd rate films that average films like those seem to be a master piece films. Given that I dont give two hoots about awards, but if you are to pick 5 best films, actors for this year would be really tough (just like you said, this year has been really rough content wise)


        • My 2 cents on this (and this is just a list of ‘favourites’)

          Films (I have not yet seen Ship of Theseus)


          Kai Po Che

          The Lunchbox



          I found the 1st half of Ek Thi Daayan superior to all the films I mentioned above, but the 2nd half was so mediocre that the entire film almost came apart. In fact the best way to view this film is film is to watch the film till intermission and then stop. One wouldn’t be missing out on anything.


          Rajkumar Yadav- Shahid

          Konkana Sen Sharma- Ek Thi Daayan

          Rajkumar Yadav- Kai Po Che

          Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur-The Lunchbox

          Rishi Kapoor- Aurangzeb

          Also liked Deepika in YJHD and Jimmy Shergill in Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster Returns.

          Among the non-Hindi Indian films the ones I liked were (and a BIG thanks to Satyam, GF and CG for introducing me to Malayalam cinema. The first Malayalam I saw was Swayamvaram last year after I read GF’s superb piece on it. Since then I have been trying to watch as more films from this industry)

          Left Right Left (Malayalam)- This is my fave Indian film this year followed closely by Annayum Rasoolum and Soodhu Kavvum.

          Annayum Rasoolum (Malayalam)- I don’t think a better Indian romantic film in quite some time. Fahadh Faasil is quickly becoming one of my contemporary actors on the basis of few films of his which I have seen (22 Female Kottayam, Chappa Kurishu, Amen, Diamond Necklace, Akam, Immanuel. In the latter I latter I though he held his own against Mammooty). Is also the most beautifully shot film of the year alongwith The Lunchbox (and that was probably expected because it was directed by Rajeev Ravi, the DoP of most of the Kashyap films)

          Soodhu Kavvum (Tamil)

          Mumbai Police (Malayalam)-Has a fantastic Prithviraj performance

          Amen (Malayalam)

          Paradesi (Tamil)- I liked this a fair bit. It is a very strong film, but, like all Bala films, isn’t an easy watch IMO. I will take both his 2 Vikram Films and Naan Kadavul over this (actually I like Avan Ivan a lot as well. Thankfully the subtitles of all his films are available), but I did prefer this to Nandha. One thing is certain that Bala is one of the finest contemporary Indian directors working today- just wish he goes back to Suriya and Vikram for his next venture. Paradesi would have been a different beast with the above 2 actors. Actually Maddy would have been a good choice as well.


          • Bachchan1 to 10 Says:

            Great, But the list you provided would be great if the awards were genuine, but shortlisting these for even best film/actor nominee would be tough let alone an award. When was the last time you have seen a sensible (or parallel cinema) cinema get an award? I was strictly talking main stream cinema. If Khosla Ka Ghosla breaks barriers and earns a super hit title, what stopped these above films you mentioned? Like I said even average cinema is considered a master piece with the junk that’s around it. (Have yet to see lunchbox) but other films I really didn’t think much of it. Just average to above average movies (just my opinion).


          • Saurabh, glad to see that you’re watching recent Malayalam cinema. I thoroughly concur on Fahadh Faasil- his emergence as a competent, risk-taking actor has given the industry the shot in the arm it needed. I also loved Annayum Rasoolum and Amen, but haven’t yet seen Mumbai Police. Fahadh’s North 24 Kaatham, The Artist and Prithvi’s Memories are movies that I’ve been hearing good things about and want to catch as well.
            Among releases over the last few years, I highly recommend Ranjith’s Indian Rupee and Pranchiyettan and the Saint (possibly one of my very favorite Mammootty performances), Beautiful, Molly Aunty Rocks (for an excellent performance by my sentimental favorite Revathi) and Traffic.


          • CG: Thanks much for the reccos, will keep all of them in mind. I will try and watch Pranchiyettan and Indian Rupee ASAP (also want to get to Kutty Sranku and some Mohanlal films).

            “risk-taking actor”-

            Yes, this is the first thing which struck me when I saw 22 Female Kottayam. I mean which other lead actor would accept such a role (SPOILER- apart from playing an evil b@stard, he was also game for being subjected to castration on the screen at the hands of the actress). I am looking forward to his North 24 Kaatham and Artist as well.

            Mumbai Police I found to be an extremely solid thriller. And the ‘twist’ here which comes right before the climax is probably the most original one I have seen in an Indian film. Not only does it shock you, but it does not come across as a completely outrageous one either (the best bit is that when one sees the ‘twist’ here in Indian socio-political context, it becomes even more potent. A rather courageous choice here by the director and actor). Will say this though that for a noir/thriller, this was rather functionally shot (and I hardly got to see enough Kerala in the film). The good thing with Malayalam films is that their subtitles easily are far quickly easily availables (atleast of the newer films) than Tamil/Telugu ones


  57. Agree with Saurabh here. It hasnt been that bad a year to be frank. The good news is that the bad movies are flopping and thats always heartening for me. I will be worried if movies like OUATIMD, Himmatwala, Besharam did well but they didnt. Apart from the movies Saurabh mentioned, also found Aashiqui 2 very watchable. And one can also add Madras Cafe, ABCD to the list of well made movies. Even under performers like Ghanchakkar, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Mere Dad Ki Maruti etc had their moments.


    • I liked Phata Poster, but Ghanchakkar was pathetic.
      Is Besharam worth spending $2 on DVD??


      • I didn’t mind Ghanchakkar. I love Lazy Lad song.
        You might have liked Besharam but screenplay needed more attention. It has enough masala for you to like.


        • The Over the top acting and Laughter of those two crooks drove me crazy…it was so irritating, unnecessary and Filmy, sara maza khraab kar diya


        • You should give a try. It has one irritating thing like TMK where they keep repeating RK is Besharam. After sometime you need to stop 🙂


        • I thought Ghanchakkar was very quirky and one of the few dark comedies to come out of Bollywood. It didnt come out all right though but I could see that there was an effort there. Vidya Balan’s character was a hoot…her saying of ‘hein’ after many sentences and her portrayal of a fashion conscious punjabi dimwitted housewife was worth the whole thing. The bloody end was an attempt to do a Guy Ritchie I guess. Its not a great movie by any means but I didnt mind it.


  58. Have you guys been watching the short films that NYT has been posting?


  59. I don’t know of this has already been posted here, but the tedious narration aside, there are some lovely, candid snippets from various musicians:



  60. watch around the 8:30 mark..


    • LOL…maliika still trying to be relevant…


      • Whether or not she is trying to be relevant, what she said was perfectly relevant! When the supposedly well -educated feminist journalists in this country turn out to be as ineffectual as the recent Tejpal controversy has revealed them to be, I suppose we must turn to the item girls to actually say something sensible!


    • Good for her- nice, heartfelt response to the ignorant, brain-dead questioning.


  61. “Hrithik is not undergoing any surgery” – Rakesh Roshan
    By Subhash K. Jha, Nov 28, 2013 – 09:52 hrs IST

    The media has been abuzz with Hrithik Roshan’s plans to go abroad for medical treatment. There are also reports that he would require another surgery for his headaches.

    Hrithik had undergone a brain surgery in July in Mumbai.

    However, Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan completely rubbishes reports of a second surgery.

    Speaking exclusively to this writer Rakesh Roshan said, “Hrithik is going abroad only for a medical check-up, not a surgery. He gets these occasional headaches, and he wants to get to the bottom of them once and for all.”

    When prodded as to where and how reports of his surgery came from, Rakesh Roshan responded, “You must ask those well-wishers who spread such rumours. I repeat, there is no surgery happening. Just a check-up.”

    Apparently, reports suggesting that Hrithik would need a long layoff from work are not only misplaced but also premature.

    Says the concerned father, “Hrithik will be gone abroad for a week or at the most, two weeks. There is no need to spread alarming reports.”


  62. Ticket prices for Dhoom 3 hiked?
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Nov 28, 2013 – 11:36 hrs IST

    Today when film collections have broken the Rs. 100 crore ceiling with box office collections crossing the Rs. 200 crore mark, it’s a no brainer that the next big release needs to set the bar higher. Post the super success of Krrish 3 whose collections crossed Rs. 237 crores, the next big release Dhoom 3 has a daunting task ahead. However, to facilitate the earnings of the film, reports suggest that the makers and distributors of the film will be hiking the ticket prices.

    Sources within the industry claim that the tickets can be expected to be priced as high as Rs. 500 at regular multiplexes. Apart from this, Dhoom 3 being the first Hindi film to release in the much talked about IMAX format, the ticket prices for the same will come at an even higher cost.

    A source from leading multiplex chain says, “As of now there has been no decision taken in terms of hiking the ticket prices for Dhoom 3, however there are chances that the rates may be hiked for the release that coincides with the holiday season of Christmas.”

    Commenting on the development Rafiq Gangjee from YRF says, “Nothing has been fixed as yet by the exhibitors”. In the past we have seen films like Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Chennai Express, Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardaar and Aamir’s Talaash that released with higher ticket prices.


  63. “Post the super success of Krrish 3 whose collections crossed Rs. 237 crores, the next big release Dhoom 3 has a daunting task ahead. However, to facilitate the earnings of the film, reports suggest that the makers and distributors of the film will be hiking the ticket prices.”

    Haha rofl –now in addition to the super inflation by taran nahata further spruced up by the yash raj & khan powerful lobbies —
    There’s one MORE correction that needs to be applied for a ‘like to like’ comparison
    Adjusting the artificially raised prices (done specifically to deal with the 237 crores target …) 🙂


  64. A Young Doctors Notebook

    Watched bits of an episode of this series starting Daniel ‘Harry Potter’ Radcliffe. Maybe will jot more on this later (sorry folks) but seemed a strange, uneasy mix. Not easy to classify but will have to put it as a ‘black comedy’ dealing with addiction.
    Unsure if the subject (Bulgakovs book that I haven’t read!) is interesting enough to merit an adaptation but what’s interesting is that out of the many choices he had after something like Mad Men, this ‘haunted by his past’ role in a quirky setup is what he chose. Credit to him…
    May just follow it (only) for Jon Hamm…


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