2 States (ongoing), the rest of the box office

last week’s thread

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  1. 2 States Gross 82 Crore Plus In Two Weeks
    Friday 2 May 2014 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Two states grossed a very good 24 crore nett in week one taking its two week total to around 82.25 crore nett. The second week collections are the highest of the year beating Jai Ho at around 21.50 crore nett and Queen at 20 crore nett.

    The film was again very steady on the weekdays with the Mon-Thurs period as got advantage of a holiday on Thursday and elections going on various places over the week also helped..

    The third week will decide if it can go over 100 crore nett or even challenge the figure of Jai Ho which is biggest grosser of the year till date. The film will probably still be the top Hindi film despite being in its third week.


  2. Kaanchi And Revolver Rani First Week Business
    Friday 2 May 2014 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Revolver Rani and Kaanchi fared badly over their respective first weeks. Revover Rani grossed around 8.75 crore nett and Kaanchi around 3.5-3.75 crore nett.

    Both the films could not do much over the weekdays as appreciation was not there so while a 2 States got benefit of a holiday on Thursday, Kaanch and Revover Rani were not helped. The films are out of most theatres in week two and will hardly add any business.

    The other release of last Samrat & co collected very poorly with first week collections likely to come in below 1.50 crore nett.


  3. New Hindi Releases Open To Very Poor Response
    Friday 2 May 2014 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The new Hindi releases of the week Angry Young Man, Kahin Hai Mera Pyar, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore and Purani Jeans all opened to a very poor houses.

    Puari Jeans will probably be the best of the lot followed by Kya Dilli Kya Lahore but it does not matter which comes out on top as collections will be very low unless there is miraculous turnaround. All the films will be hit by The Amazing Spiderman 2.

    The Amazing Spiderman 2 released on Thursday and scored well in the big cities and that is the target audience of the Hindi films as well as none have any face value to do well outside big cities.


  4. The Amazing Spiderman 2 Does Well On Day One
    Friday 2 May 2014 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The Amazing Spiderman 2 has done well on its first day and its collections are set to be a record for the opening day for a Hollywood film in India. The previous best was the 6.25 crore nett of The Amazing Spiderman while The Amzing Spiderman 2 looks set to be in the 6.50-7 crore nett range as per early estimates.

    Although it will be a record it could have better as it was a holiday in many parts and the widest release ever for a Hollywood release so to be just 10% better than the previous Spiderman film released two years back is okay but not great.

    The Amazing Spiderman 2 mainly did well in Mumbai, South and West Bengal due to these places getting holiday benefit. The collections in North and Central markets were on the lower side.


  5. Surprisingly Johar is very honest in this interview-


    • jayshah Says:

      Some very honest opinions on his previous films. Have to agree with it all. KKHH is crap! And KANK was too long. He is actually really funny here at points!
      He also makes a fair point about the shift in 2000’s. Quite fair to say that when KKHH released, it was regarded as “cool”. I remember even critics hailing him as the next big thing alongside Aditya. The Lagaan/DCH combo completely shifted the game and I think he finds it hard to admit here, but he clearly tried to “make” his own Lagaan type moment but clearly he is perceived still to make “similar” films. I think everything that he has been labelled as he actually admits to! Unlike his staunch fans!


  6. for online movie-watchers: http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline


  7. sanjana Says:

    Seems 2 States is not Queen inspite of so much promotion.

    No one here writing any mini or long reviews about the film.


  8. taran adarsh @taran_adarsh · 3h
    #2States [Week 3] Fri 1.67 cr, Sat 2.70 cr, Sun 3.13 cr. Grand total: ₹ 94.83 cr nett. India biz. SUPER HIT.


  9. Not Quite Amazing, but Spidey Does Swing
    ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Makes $92 Million in North America

    LOS ANGELES — “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” took in $92 million over the weekend, ushering in Hollywood’s all-important summer blockbuster season and validating a sizable gamble by its maker, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    No movie this summer will cost more than “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which had estimated production and global marketing costs of roughly $400 million. And few releases will carry more baggage: Sony already has two more “Amazing Spider-Man” sequels in the works and is planning at least two spinoffs.

    So far, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is holding up to the extreme pressure — by a thread. Compared with those for its predecessor, reviews were sharply worse. The sequel’s North American weekend total was on the low end of prerelease estimates and a bit softer than the opening gross delivered last month by “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

    But a stuck landing is a stuck landing. Sony called the results “spectacular” and “phenomenal,” noting that “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has taken in an additional $277 million overseas in three weeks of release, a stout total.

    “We’re well on our way, exactly where we need to be,” Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, said in an interview Sunday. “The holds overseas have been absolutely terrific. The picture has been hanging in there like a rock from week to week, and I expect the same thing here in the U.S.”

    Hollywood’s summer season, which runs from early May through Labor Day, typically accounts for 40 percent of annual box-office receipts. Last year, ticket sales for the period totaled roughly $4.71 billion, a 10 percent increase over summer 2012. Revenue climbed primarily because studios crammed an unusually large number of big-budget releases into theaters, but these giants also cannibalized one another, leading to a series of megaflops, led by “The Lone Ranger.”

    This time around, there are substantially fewer of these lumbering parade floats: Studios will release 10 films costing $100 million or more (sometimes much more) between now and late August, compared with 17 such entries for the same period last year, according to Doug Creutz, an analyst at Cowen and Company. The business upshot for studios and theater chains: “We think overall box office is likely to decline significantly,” Mr. Creutz wrote in an April 30 research report.

    But analysts are also anticipating fewer flops, as a result of lighter competition. The less crowded calendar does not necessarily mean that studios have learned their lesson; it mostly reflects the content cycle — some big summer superhero franchises are taking a time out — and a few setbacks. Universal had to push back “Fast & Furious 7,” for instance, following the death of one of that series’s stars.

    Some movies, of course, will end up as disappointments. Looking wobbly at the moment, analysts say, are “Jupiter Ascending,” a science-fiction spectacle, and “Blended,” an Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy, both from Warner Bros.

    Among studios, 20th Century Fox is expected to have an especially robust summer, releasing “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” a tear-jerker about teenagers with cancer that is shaping up as a counterprogramming smash.

    “The mix of movies is starting to get a little bit better,” said Phil Contrino, chief analyst of BoxOffice.com. “Hollywood is getting better at not aiming every summer release at 18-year-old boys.” (Another example: Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the musical “Jersey Boys,” which is set for release from Warner on June 20.)

    Sony, after widely publicized problems last summer, is also expected to do well in the coming months, following up “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” with “22 Jump Street,” “Think Like a Man Too” and a raunchy Cameron Diaz comedy, “Sex Tape.”

    Booked into a total of 4,324 locations over the weekend, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, had no competition in new wide releases. About 43 percent of all ticket sales came from 3-D screenings, including at Imax theaters and other large-format auditoriums.

    Comparisons to the opening of “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 are impossible, because that film opened on a Tuesday to take advantage of the Fourth of July holiday. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which brought the web slinger back to theaters only five years after the final film in the previous series, ultimately took in $752.2 million worldwide.

    Sony has been positioning the PG-13 “Amazing Spider-Man 2” as a family film, perhaps in part because the coming weeks are relatively bereft of major movies that fit that description. The next big release is “Godzilla,” from Warner and Legendary Entertainment, which thunders into theaters on May 16 and is expected to be, well, a box-office monster — even if this version of the radioactive lizard is too fat, as Japanese fans have been loudly complaining.


  10. Like

    • This is the field where Rajni is far ahead of all old age actors worldwide.This kind of stardom at this age is unparellelef and unmatchable.


      • 6,000 screens! Holy crap! If that number is legit then that’s unbelievable. I don’t think even Dhoom 3 released on that many screens.


  11. Vijay:

    the makers of Kochadaiiyaan have decided to postpone for May 23. But the movie bosses are yet to give a statement on the same. It is clearly evident with multiplexes in various parts cancelling the advance booking. Meanwhile, using this opportunity, Elred kumar of RS Infotainment has pre-poned his Yaamirukka Bayamey to May 9.

    Read more at: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/tamil/news/2014/shocking-rajinikanth-kochadaiiyaan-release-postponed-138691.html


  12. Rahul Tyagi:

    wrong place for the comment, I guess.. but can’t wait. New ARR album creeped up on me! I was thinking that the Arif Ali movie he was talking about earlier this year must be a late 2014 or 2015 project, but the trailer is already out!


    • Satyam: Do read this exchange when you get time (it doesn’t really matter even if you haven’t seen Ship of Theseus). The response by Jai Arjun Singh really brings forth everything wrong with Bombay film-reviewing apparatus-

      Mihir Sharma on Ship of Theseus-

      “As is widely known but rarely articulated, most Indian films are terrible. The ones that try to do better frequently wind up being worst of all. I didn’t, therefore, go to watch Ship of Theseus with too much hope in my heart. Limited numbers of inconveniently timed shows; ticket prices higher than normal; and, above all, directed by a man who started his career writing the first year or so of that cultural landmark, Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. How was hope possible?”

      “It turned out that Ship of Theseus was, well, good. It may even have been brilliant. I don’t know. But I definitely felt, while watching it, that it was very, very different from – and better than – anything else that has come out of Mumbai so far. It was subtle and restrained; it did not flatten its characters; it addressed big ethical issues, but avoided easy cliches; it accepted rather than vilified moral compromises; and it made Mumbai look striking without first-worldifying or poverty-pornographying it.”…..


      Response by Jai Arjun Singh-

      “In this context, the question that ends the piece – “if it’s a movie that comes out of the Mumbai film industry, but every part in it is different, is it really a Mumbai movie at all?” – is similarly reductive. The term “Mumbai movie” is a very wide one, encompassing not just the many (often misleading) categories that were once used to differentiate cinema types – “commercial”, “art” and “middle” – but also very different directorial sensibilities within each of those categories. Though this is not something you will grasp if you look at all Hindi cinema (especially popular Hindi cinema) though a lens indicating that here is a single, amorphous blob made up of “escapist” or “silly” things like songs and dances, plot simplifications and hyper-exaggerated emotions.

      Possibly I’m now making assumptions about what Mihir considers good cinema, and putting words in his mouth. But this paragraph is revealing:

      I definitely felt, while watching it, that it was very, very different from – and better than – anything else that has come out of Mumbai so far. It was subtle and restrained; it did not flatten its characters; it addressed big ethical issues, but avoided easy clichés…

      “Better than anything else that has come out of Mumbai so far”? Really? Off the top of my head I can name dozens of works from Bombay film history (and I’m not talking only about the obviously respectable, “socially conscious” ones made by directors like Benegal) that are every bit as good even as they operate within well-established mainstream tropes.

      At which point, I suppose I should say something about my own benchmarks for a good film. Being necessarily “subtle or restrained” is not one of them. This is a vast subject and should be explored at greater length than I can manage just now, but to address a very basic aspect of it: many people reflexively use “melodrama” as a pejorative, the same way they use “realistic” as a blanket endorsement. But melodrama is a mode of artistic expression that is as valid as any other, and fulfills a purpose very different from that served by spare realism. In assessing a film, the far more relevant question is whether it has succeeded in realizing an integrated, internally consistent world – irrespective of whether that world is founded on hyper-drama or kitchen-sink realism or one of the many, many things in between. “…



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