Half Girlfriend, Hindi Medium, Baahubali 2 (ongoing), the rest of the box office

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  1. “Jattu Engineer is a must watch entertainer for all” say makers of the film
    ByBollywood Hungama News Network
    May 18, 2017 – 6:33 pm IST

    Dr. MSG is coming up with his next comedy flick, Jattu Engineer, and apparently the craze among the fans for this wacky tale with Dr. MSG in a comic role is tremendous. Jattu Engineer is a tale of a backward village, lacking vital comforts. A teacher (Dr. MSG in lead role) changes the state of entire village and makes it an absolutely independent. Jattu Engineer has some messages, worthy to follow for all. Dr. MSG is seen playing a dual role, where he would be seen as a mischievous Jatt who will make you laugh and roll with laughter.
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  2. Just like Baahubali 2 is unpalatable to some for bringing caste equations and slavery, Dangal is slammed for patriarchy and dictatorship of father giving no choice. The former was faithful to the times it was conceived, the latter was faithful to the biopic of Phogat. If we bring modern and liberal values to the protagonists, the films would not have been true to the original scripts. It is a no win situation for the makers and they have to do the best within the framework. Whether viewers vomit or swallow is a different question. We are so intolerant of those aspects that we dont want them to be depicted at all. Even if depicted, we dont want them to be glorified indirectly by winning kingdoms and medals for the protagonists. Least of all boxoffice success!

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  3. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Sets Huge Third Week Record

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) grossed 67.25 crore nett in its third week which is another record as it is the highest third week collection of all time. The previous record was the 44.02 crore nett of Dangal and Bahubali 2 has gone past it by leaps and bounds. The total collection of the film is around 456 crore nett in three weeks.

    The film is now the first Hindi film past 600 crore GROSS box office as it has a total of 633 crore. This is more than the Worldwide figures of all Hindi films barring Dangal and PK. The records normally get harder in the fourth and fifth weeks but not for this film as it continues its run towards 500 crore nett. The figures of Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) till date are as follows.

    Week One – 2,46,47,00,000

    Week Two – 1,42,52,00,000

    Friday – 67,25,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 4,56,24,00,000 apprx (Three Weeks)

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion will face major competition for the first time as far as the Hindi belt is concerned with the release of Half Girlfriend but it will easily stand up to the film and maybe even give it competition on Saturday and Sunday as the families flock again to watch the film.

    The all India total is a huge record but what it is doing as far as circuits records go is even better. It looks to set circuits records by more than 50% in many circuits.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2938

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  5. Entire country is in awe of the Box Office invasion by the film fron south indian film industry.
    In fact many people i know who dont go to watch any movie in theatre have gone to watch Baahubali 2.
    Many are also going curiously to find what’s made this movie the biggest Hit of the century.

    I think the movie has registered itself in record books in its cover page. It has also overshadowed the good success Dangal is seeing in China. In fact the etend of dominition of Baahubali coming during a non holiday period, peak IPL time has surprised even an average cine goer who have now started following box office numbers.

    Sahore Baahubali!!!!

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    • **With corrections (pls delete above comment)

      Entire country is in awe of the Box Office invasion by the film from South Indian film industry. Many people i know who never goes to watch any movie in theater, have gone to watch Baahubali 2 in cinemas. Many are also watching Baahubali 2 to find what’s made this movie the biggest Hit of the century. And lastly everyone wants to be a part of a history.

      Baahubali 2 has already registered itself in record books and on its cover page. It has also overshadowed the good success Dangal is seeing in China. In fact the extent of domination of Baahubali coming during a non holiday period, peak IPL time has surprised even an average cine goer, who followi box office numbers.

      Sahore Baahubali!!!!

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      • jayshah Says:

        You should edit Sahore Bahubali and edit to add 2. You forgot. Edit fan is following edit tweet king. Apparently more edits make him more honest so keep on editting!

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      • Arre Gazab. The first real observation by none other than the Chempu king of Satyamshot.

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  7. SHOCKING: Filmmaker Ketan Mehta slaps legal notice on Kangna Ranaut for hijacking Rani of Jhansi
    ByBollywood Hungama News Network
    May 19, 2017 – 11:21 am IST
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  8. Half girlfriend is receiving negative reviews.
    Thank god, 3 Idiots did not star Arjun Kapoor!

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  9. jayshah Says:

    My coming week wishes. Dangal to temporarily takeover Bahubali 2 and BOI to have a heart attack and respond with its only China it doesn’t count.
    Eventually Bahubali 2 to finish above Dangal – BOI to come out of its coma.

    In all this Naveen to support ‘indian’ cinema’s global feat and for him to recover from AKS – Aamir Khan syndrome and return to AKL – Akshay Kumar Love.

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  10. BO update: Half Girlfriend opens to 15%; Hindi Medium at 5%
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network
    , May 19, 2017 – 12:24 pm IST

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    After last week’s nonstarters at the box office, SARKAR 3 and MERI PYAARI BINDU, this week heralds the release of the much talked about Mohit Suri directorial HALF GIRLFRIEND and the Irrfan Khan starrer HINDI MEDIUM. But will the newer releases manage to entice the audience to venture into theatres, or will they like the previous ones succumb to the giant BAAHUBALI 2 – THE CONCLUSION that despite hitting screens weeks ago still continues to dominate is the question.

    Reports suggest that HALF GIRLFRIEND that stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles and is based on the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name has opened on an average note. In fact the film has recorded 15- 20% occupancy rate during morning shows. On the other hand HINDI MEDIUM that features Irrfan Khan and Pakistani artist Saba Qamar has opened on a sluggish note with occupancy rates being pegged at 5%. However, while HINDI MEDIUM that has released across 1126 screens has received positive reviews from the audience, HALF GIRLFRIEND that features a wider release across 2500 screens has received rather negative reviews across the board.

    On the whole, HALF GIRLFRIEND that enjoys a wider release is expected to lead the race over the weekend emerging as the leader, while HINDI MEDIUM is expected to grow as time progresses. However, both the films will have to rely heavily on strong word of mouth to post decent cumulative box office figures.

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  11. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 gets outstanding response in Pakistan

    SS Rajamouli has achieved the unthinkable with his epic period drama, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The film has broken several records in Indian cinema and Baahubali 2 has now opened to fantastic response in Pakistan too.

    Baahubali 2 is the first ever dubbed regional film to have been released in Pakistan. The film is running to packed houses in over 100 screens, say reports.

    According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, veteran Pakistani distributor Amjad Rasheed was quoted as saying, “The film has especially got a huge response in single screens, even though it purports mythology and Hindu tradition to a certain extent.”
    Deeply rooted in Indian ethos, Pakistan officials were a little apprehensive at first. But Baahubali 2 was passed with a clean ‘U’ certificate without any cuts by the Pakistan censor board.

    “Baahubali 2 was passed without a single cut since the PCB did not find anything objectionable in the film,” said Rasheed.
    As per trade figures, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is expected to rake in 6 crore Pakistani rupees at the box office.

    It must be noted that several Bollywood films have been banned in Pakistan. In fact, superstar Aamir Khan’s Dangal was supposed to release there. However, Aamir decided not to release the film after the Pakistan censor board asked the director to omit the scenes featuring the Indian national flag and the Indian national anthem.
    Meanwhile, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has received phenomenal response from all quarters and has grossed Rs 1475 crore worldwide. The Prabhas-starrer is now the highest grossing Indian film of all time.

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    • “We were visiting theaters and all over the theaters we could not see a single soul. The theatres were almost empty.”

      This is example of illiterate journalism … He put this article from recent interview of Ramesh sippy where he explained that Sholay was blockbuster from day 1 .. but trade was suspicious and audience reaction was not clear for first few days due to silence at cinema halls …

      and this guys from deccan, twisted his words in his own way …

      Check Ramesh sippy interview here … https://twitter.com/Bollyhungama/status/865188865207914496

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  12. Half Girlfriend Opens Well – Hindi Medium Poor
    Friday 19 May 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Half Girlfriend has opened well with morning occupancy of 25-30% due to a couple of songs working though it could have been better if these songs were better visually. The two main songs were a bigger hit than the songs of Badrinath Ki Dulhania but visually the songs of Badrinath Ki Dhulhania were better and that does make a difference in terms of box office appeal. The opening is decent in the metros but has taken a good opening outside metros especially in places like UP, CI and Rajasthan. The film has young cast and the opening is better than the last two films of Arjun Kapoor which were Tevar and Ki & Ka. It is also much better than the last two films of Shraddha Kapoor which were Rock On 2 and Ok Jaanu.

    The film has been made on reasonable costs and with this start and the normal weekend growth it should get a healthy weekend but obviously a good trend over the weekend will help its cause a lot but that will depend on the public reports. The film has competition in the form of Hindi Medium which has taken a poor opening of 10-15% but is a word of mouth film. The promos of this film were not that bad but when you put massy songs in this sort of non star cast content it can dilute the target audience to whom the content may actually appeal to.

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion is unstoppable and will give competition to both these films over the weekend as it was matching the Half Girlfriend opening occupancy in some theatres.

    The film has been made on reasonable costs and with this start and the normal weekend growth it should get a healthy weekend but obviously a good trend over the weekend will help its cause a lot but that will depend on the public reports. The film has competition in the form of Hindi Medium which has taken a poor opening of 10-15% but is a word of mouth film. The promos of this film were not that bad but when you put massy songs in this sort of non star cast content it can dilute the target audience to whom the content may actually appeal to.

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion is unstoppable and will give competition to both these films over the weekend as it was matching the Half Girlfriend opening occupancy in some theatres.

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  13. #AishwaryaAtCannes #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #AaradhyaBachchan #AishwaryaRai #Cannes #cannes2017 #cannes70 #filmfestival

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  14. I think Hindi Medium will win against Half Girlfriend.
    HM versus HG.

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  15. P.K Talli Says:

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    • rudresh Says:

      950 net is from india itself translate to approx 1200 cr gross. r they suggesting only 200 from overseas

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      • P.K Talli Says:

        Hindi gross is 633 http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2938 Hindi + South 633 + 502 = 1135 + Overseas which is around 272 = 1407 .

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        • And Dangal’s overseas before China?

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        • It was around 1350 after 17 days…It can do 150 crs in 4 days across all languages including overseas….Whats the doubt here?…Tamil, Telugu and Hindi are collecting well…

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          • Don’t think so. 50% of the collections are coming from Hindi version. Atmost it would have collected 100 crores in these 4 days.The figure mentioned by you is an exaggeration

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          • That’s the figure in Andhra BO also…They wont be wrong…

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          • P.K Talli Says:

            Can you please give the break up of WW gross of last 4 days then Mon to Thu and it was 1330 not 1350 till sunday http://tollycinema.in/bahubali-2-17th-day-collection-3rd-weekend-box-office-report-worldwide-1357

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          • P.K Talli Says:

            Andhraboxoffice doesn’t have a clue https://twitter.com/AndhraBoxOffice/status/865478246153936896/photo/1 they are saying ‘ According to makers ‘ lol

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          • Calculator?

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          • We are debating on decimals here…A difference of 50 crs at a gross level is negligible when we are talking about 1500 crs…Till Day 17 we never had an issue going with the makers, why now?…

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          • P.K Talli Says:

            The difference is not 50 cr its 90+ and i didn’t have a problem going with the makers till now cause their numbers matched with Rentrak and BOI . It’s the Dangal effect and how well its doing in China you will see more inflated nos in coming days or over the weekend .

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          • Very unlikely…Dangal is somehwere around 1250 crs WW…This is close to 1500 crs…And there is a second phase of release left. Doubt Rajamouli really is thinking in terms of fudging numbers to be ahead of Dangal…Ask a layman he will know what Bahubali has achieved. He wont know about Dangals performance in China…Not everyone is as clued to numbers as the people here in the blog…
            B2 is still running in max screens in every south city…It still has some gas left and will go close to 1700 crs…Just Mon – Thursday in Hindi was close to 28crs net, which is close to 40 + crs Gross. Wait for the breakup in ABO or BOI…If not today tomorrow it is crossing 1500crs.

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          • I am seeing online wars. Rajamouli was also asked about trolls and he was evasive. Definitely there is BB2 versus Dangal. Here also some badly want Dangal to be beaten and they are gloating literally. The gap matters.
            After a year true picture will emerge.
            BB2 will be the winner. But by how much is the question.

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          • jayshah Says:

            Whoever wins – 2 films are closing in on $0.5bn globally together and they are GOOD films. And the crapfest (by in large) the rest of Hindi cinema has put up for many years is on notice not just in India but WW now. Everyone will HAVE to step up. Audiences will demand it otherwise big films will really start to shock the industry as they fail and the belt is facing a twin attack from south and Hollywood.

            Dangal’s systematic dismantling of Sultan showed that a high production value, a superstar, a lead actress, a stealing of a story film was not enough to out muscle a good film. And Dangal DID NOT have Xmas or new year’s day on a weekday it was Sunday. Without Sultan and those small calendar changes its impact on reviews plus box office was in real value more (BOI coined term), no one made any adjustments here like they did for Bajrangi Bhaijaan vs. PK.

            Bahubali 2 has killed the holidays reason. Good trends too without holidays. It’s combined the Indian market for the first time in a long time. And the technical craft is there whilst Bollywood pays stars 50 CR + it will lose out.

            Dangal’s China performance has showed Dangal is no fluke. It has something to offer for many people. A whole alien nation is delivering the exclamation mark for the haters. It’s the HIGHEST NON HOLLYWOOD GROSSER EVER IN CHINA – a fact! Through this performance in China we’ve learnt their box office tracking is decades ahead of India.

            BOI is bullshit. Nothing changes, no recognition for Dangal. Stick SRK or Salman in and you will see what happens. That’s if they succumb to a film like Aamir, Hirani or Rajamoulli do.

            You only get what you put in.

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          • great comment.. hard to disagree anywhere..

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          • jayshah Says:

            And the scope is there. The budgets of both Dangal and Bahubali are so different. Ones a human tale the other a mythological fantasy extravaganza. One has lots of technology, the other not. You break both films down – drama is key. Soundtracks hardly mattered. Once a known director, the other not. One has a superstar, the other not. There is no formula here.

            Aamir is one gutsy character. In Bombay he’s the only one who’d have the audacity to say NO to Rajamoulli if he didn’t feel the script. Likewise Rajamoulli does not need stars. He has Bahubali always, no one can take it away. In his own right he’s #1 director in country and most sought after.

            Talks of a collaboration are not worth entertaining unless it was something extraordinary. I would love if he was directing TOH as the setting and premise is interesting as VKA / D3 & Bahubali prove how important​ a good director is.

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          • P.K Talli Says:

            Rajamouli is not but i don’t trust KJO , it will cross 1500 cr for sure but it hasn’t till now is all i am saying anyway i know there is a 2nd phase of release left but Dangal is also releasing in Japan first and then Hong Kong and maybe Korea later so will see when that happens . As for Dangal achievements its everywhere its in the newspapers indian media is talking about heck it’s even on BBC .

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          • I don’t think people here realize what KJO’s role is in Bahubali. He just has theatrical rights of Hindi version. He is not the producer, not even close to it. All he can do is submit his Hindi version numbers to shobu yarlagadda…Kjo has no say on any numbers whatsover

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            Jay u r spot on with this: “Dangal’s systematic dismantling of Sultan showed that a high production value, a superstar, a lead actress, a stealing of a story film was not enough to out muscle a good film. And Dangal DID NOT have Xmas or new year’s day on a weekday it was Sunday. Without Sultan and those small calendar changes its impact on reviews plus box office was in real value more (BOI coined term), no one made any adjustments here like they did for Bajrangi Bhaijaan vs. PK.”

            Sallu and Aamir both know that Sallu stole the idea and how has been beaten to dust. Isn’t it ironical that his next movie has a Chinese actress and China war as backdrop and in the same country Dangal goes on to do 800 cr? 🙂 Double whammy from Aamir….

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          • Real fig. of Dangal till yesterday are 1271cr while BB2 is 1417cr.

            BB2 is collecting less than 25cr WW each day.

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          • @Krish how r u assuming things.

            Real collns till yesterday
            Dangal-1271
            BB2-1417

            Weekend of Dangal wld be 25M min(162cr).Even more is possible.
            Dangal-1271+162=1433cr after weekend.
            BB2 after weekend wld be 1465-1470cr max.

            After end of week,Dangal is crossing BB2 and 1500cr WW.

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          • I am not denying the possibility of Dangal catching BB2. I think I said somewhere Dangal has a chance of 1000 cr in china itself and finishing atb1700cr..All I am saying is that there is no need to doubt the credibility of the BB2 team all of a sudden.

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          • jayshah Says:

            http://andhraboxoffice.com/info.aspx?id=3055&cid=6&fid=834

            Whatever the debate was about earlier

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  16. P.K Talli Says:

    BB2 team feeling the heat since Dangal is catching up ? Rentrak says 1407 cr http://www.cinetrak.in/2017/05/19/weekly-box-office-baahubali-remains-dominant-force/

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  17. jayshah Says:

    This is when box office in India is utter bullshit. Numbers everywhere. That Chinese website is better than boxofficemojo. It might have an overnight adjustment, but one can track collections live and even know the advance for a week. I LOL at Indian box office and any endorsement of boxofficepunjabi or boxofficeindia etc.

    Now both teams are simply in that Kaabil / Raees mode, hopefully not. Least with Dangal one cannot see China, Japan etc. communicating falsely. Anything from India is always dubious. So right now Dangal’s will be fine till Bahubali 2 final India numbers reach parity across many sources.

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    • Someone was making an issue of agree or agreed comment to some of your comments. That agree is used when one does not want to post a like for some reason.

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  18. ‘Hindi Medium’ Made Tax-Free In Maharashtra
    The film has already got a tax exemption in Gujarat.
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    Koimoi.com Team –
    May 19, 2017

    Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium has been declared tax-free by the government of Maharastra, the film’s producer said on Thursday.

    “I would like to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for announcing our film ‘Hindi Medium‘ as tax-free in the state. The film has already got a tax exemption in Gujarat. We are very glad to share the news,” producer Bhushan Bhushan told media during a special screening of the film.

    Actor Irrfan Khan, who was also present at the screening, said: “This is a great step, more people will watch the movie as it is tax-free now. The film addresses a social issue and it is a family entertainer. So it needs to reach a wider audience. I hope the film gets tax exemption in other states as well.”

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  19. Thecooldude Says:

    Looks like Dangal might repeat last weekends numbers in China! On track for 6M today so the weekend should be in double digits.

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    • jayshah Says:

      Well my prediction was wack.

      https://goo.gl/images/Du58pf

      So the fight begins. Rajamoulli’s magnificent epic with KJo sidekick tag along vs. Tiwari’s wrestling biopic drama with Hindi cinema’s best performing box office star today.

      Short term winner – Bahubali 2
      Medium term winner – Dangal
      Long term winner – best fiddler 🤔🤔🤔

      Hospital ready for BOI.
      Humble pie ready for a few, already dished some out at Xmas, this is just seconds now.

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    • P.K Talli Says:

      3rd Weekend > 1st weekend

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  20. Today is looking close to 5.75M$.Huge growth is expected tommorow.10-11M$ shld be done tommorow.

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  21. P.K Talli Says:

    Seems like almost no drop compared to last Friday !

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  22. Yes so anything can happen now.25M min ATM and it can do upto 27-28M this weekend.I was telling the same to jayshah who was predicting 25M for the whole week.Trending is beyond anything ever.

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  23. @pktalli, i think i m still cooking fig. in my head or u need some link.

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  24. P.K Talli Says:

    Don’t need any link but it’s better if you let the film do the talking instead of throwing all sorts of figures/predictions etc .

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  25. From WA-
    the first man to set foot on moon was apna Bahubali , NASA just translated his name to Armstrong !!

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  26. 13.32M$ Prediction by mao for tommorow.Insane.

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  27. Dangal is crossing GOTG2 total tommorow for sure.I m going with 12M$ tommorow.
    84M$ total till today and 100M$ wld be crossed on Sunday(106-107M after weekend) and then 11M in weekdays.

    117-118M after 3 weeks.
    Shld add 20-25M after POC release.
    LT looking like 135M -140M.

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  28. Dangal becomes biggest non hollywood foreign grosser in china beating Japan’s ‘Your name’ which did 81.3M$ in China.Cld become the biggest ever non hollywood foreign grosser in any country beating CTHD(128M$ in US).

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  29. Ash at Cannes!!

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  30. P.K Talli Says:

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  31. 2.4M advance already for tommorow.i m hearing tommorow is like a valentine’s day in china,so dangal can even overperform tommorow.

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  32. sanjana Says:

    Half Girlfriend Set For Good First Day
    Friday 19 May 2017 22.00 IST
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    Half Girlfriend is looking at a good first day with collections set to be around 10 crore nett. It is the fifth best opening of the year after Bahubali (Hindi), Raees, Jolly LLB 2 and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. The film has easily beaten a bigger film like Kaabil. That film had a clash but even here with Bahubali so strong and Hindi Medium also taking up 1000 screens it was like a clash. These two factors would have hit Half Girlfriend around 10%. The collections are average in places like Mumbai city and Bangalore but has done very well in centres like Jaipur, Surat, Patna and Lucknow. Generally the A and B centres are good be it multiplexes or single screens.

    The film has costs of around 50 crore including promotion and advertising and this 10 crore nett start puts it in a good position. Just normal Saturday growth will see the film become a success and if it holds Monday onward it may well even emerge a HIT

    The other release Hindi Medium fared poorly with collections likely to be around 2.50 crore nett. Madaari another Irfan Khan film had opened lower at 2 crore nett but that the idea is not really to compete with that film as it was so bad but even this is not much better in terms of opening. It will need huge growth on Saturday and then Monday to be like Friday if it is to do anything at the box office. That is a big ask but has been done before

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  33. https://www.bollyarena.net/dangal-15th-day-box-office-collection-in-china/
    Dangal continues to create havoc at the Chinese box office as it has collected a huge $6.0 million on 3rd Friday. The trend is almost looking similar as the second weekend.

    Dangal total box office collection in China is $84.05 million (546 cr INR) after 15 days. The film is simply unstoppable and can go anywhere in its lifetime run. It will cross $100 million in China in the third weekend itself.

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  34. Entertainment News
    IIFA nominations: Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Akshay Kumar get zero nomination
    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
    Published On: May 19, 2017 5:54 Pm

    IIFA 2017, it was announced was to be held in New York this year. The performers, the people and what to look forward to this year, in general, was announced earlier. However, fans are shocked who has been nominated this year. Aamir Khan’s Dangal, one of the blockbuster hits, critically and financially a successful film, has been completely overlooked. Not in one category do we see Dangal. The film that is leading in all the nominations is Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and both of them have been nominated for Best Actor (Male) category and Best Actor (Female) category. Aligarh, Hansal Mehta’s film, which did not find even a special mention at the National Awards 2017, has found a presence, as actor Rajkummar Rao has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Male) category. Udta Punjab, one of the critically acclaimed movies, has also been nominated in multiple categories. Also amiss is a mention of Akshay Kumar, the National Award winner this year.
    The voting poll will be open from May 20 until June 18, 2017.

    The nomination list for IIFA Awards 2017
    Best Film
    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
    MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
    Neerja
    Pink
    Sultan
    Udta Punjab
    Best Actor in Leading Role(Male)
    Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab
    Ranbir Kapoor for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
    Shah Rukh Khan for Fan
    Sushant Singh Rajput for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
    Amitabh Bachchan for Pink
    Salman Khan for Sultan
    Best Actor in Leading Role (Female)
    Anushka Sharma for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
    Alia Bhatt for Dear Zindagi & Udta Punjab
    Sonam Kapoor for Neerja
    Tapsee Pannu for Pink.
    Best Director
    Karan Johar for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
    Neeraj Pandey for M.S. Dhoni
    Ram Madhvani for Neerja
    Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary for Pink
    Ali Abbas Zafar for Sultan and Abhishek Chaubey for Udta Punjab
    Best Supporting Actor (Male)
    Rajat Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons
    Rajkummar Rao- Aligarh
    Rishi Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons
    Anupam Kher- MS Dhoni
    Amitabh Bachchan- Wazir
    Best Supporting Actor (Female)
    Shabana Azmi- Neerja
    Andrea Tariang Pink
    Ratna Pathak Shah- Kapoor and Sons
    Disha Patani- MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
    Richa Chadha- Sarbjit
    Best Actor in Negative Role
    Neil Nitin Mukesh- Wazir
    Shah Rukh Khan- Fan
    Jim Sarbh- Neerja
    Best Comedian
    Varun Dhawan- Dishoom
    Jimmy Shergill- Happy Bhag Jayegi
    Rishi Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons
    Do you agree with the nominations list?

    http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/iifa-nominations-aamir-khans-dangal-akshay-kumar-get-zero-nomination-4663983/

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  35. On Nawazuddin Siddiqui birthday, a review of how this Superstar of Strugglers conquered a behemoth called Bollywood
    Written by Shaikh Ayaz | Mumbai |
    Updated: May 19, 2017 12:10 Pm

    As Nawazuddin Siddiqui turns 43, here’s how he was ready to play roles that were just a minute long, because he hoped that this could lead to something bigger. There’s a famous story that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap likes to regale the media with. It involves Nawazuddin Siddiqui as one of the supporting characters. The year was 1998. Fresh off the critical success of Satya, which he wrote for Ram Gopal Varma, the upstart Kashyap’s name was being bandied about in Bollywood’s screenwriting circles. The story goes that Kashyap was at Andheri railway station persuading Rajpal Yadav (about to hit it big as Ram Gopal Varma’s in-house ‘Factory’ character actor) from leaving the city after what had been a life of prolonged struggle. There was also Nawazuddin Siddiqui there, along with other struggling actors. Kashyap “did not know me back then,” Nawazuddin recalled in a magazine interview last year. “In fact, he did not even pay much attention to me.” This is a classic Nawazuddin Siddiqui story as someone who can merge into the crowd, the easily missable, a minor detail, a side gag, his ordinariness so ordinary that he can slip by without anyone noticing him. But put him in front of the camera and this boy from Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) transforms that very ordinariness into some of the best acting you may have seen from a Hindi film performer in a long time. It prompts the question – who was the last such actor? Om Puri, perhaps.
    Anurag Kashyap saw the future Gangs of Wasseypur star in a brief police interrogation scene in Sarfarosh. Kashyap was on to something when he cast Nawazuddin as Tiger Menon’s manager in Black Friday, Kashyap’s very own breakout indie hit in 2004. Kashyap saw the future Gangs of Wasseypur star in a brief police interrogation scene in Sarfarosh. Aamir Khan played the interrogator (ACP Rathore). Incidentally, in Black Friday, too, Nawazuddin is in police remand room ratting on his boss Tiger Menon’s activities and Bombay bomb blast-related information to the cop played by Kay Kay Menon. Once again, so low-key was he that his Sarfarosh co-star Aamir Khan failed to recognise him years later during the audition of Peepli [Live]. The two worked together again in Talaash and Nawazuddin had to remind the Dangal star that they go back a long way.
    The reason why Nawazuddin stands out is his ability to surprise the audience with his unpredictability, always a step ahead of them. As you watch him on screen, there’s nail-biting excitement as well as dark stirrings and discoveries. Even when he’s playing extreme antisocial/criminal and seemingly unpleasant elements like a serial killer, a psychopath, a gangster or any oddball you can name he brings something goofy and slimy to the character, making him the most watchable contemporary actor on screen.
    Of course, much of that maturity of the craft comes from his own personal failures, disappointments, and the now legendary struggle. Most Nawazuddin Siddiqui story today glorifyingly centre on that struggle. Yes, he came from no tradition. Son of a farmer from a small UP town called Budhana, Nawazuddin’s hardship has made him a martyr of the arts, the superstar of strugglers. But we must also not forget the root of his craft. He’s a trained actor, one who interprets the medium in a deeply personal way and prepares for his roles meticulously. He knows how to nail down his character. What looks natural and effortless on screen belies the intense preparation and effort that goes into the roles.
    Few actors in India have had as eventful a journey to the top as Nawazuddin. In the early years, Nawazuddin, a TV reject, was no more than a junior artiste on a film set. He agreed to even one-minute film roles hoping that the “one-minute role would lead to two-minute ones.” To get to character roles took longer than expected and an eternity before he became the leading man. Anurag Kashyap who was gradually warming up to Nawazuddin both as a person and actor cast him as a band-wallah in the hit Dev D song “Emosanal Atyachar”. In the song’s YouTube clip, every single commentator has mentioned Nawazuddin, especially underlining his long and arduous struggle. “Don’t underestimate the power of a junior artist,” reads one.

    According to Nawazuddin himself, the turning point for him was Kahaani in 2012, starring Vidya Balan “as a hero.” The small-time crook of early films who was roughed up by cops was now playing an intelligence officer himself. As if avenging the shame of Sarfarosh and Black Friday, he could charge into a police station in Kahaani and with a ‘Do you know who I am?’ swag, toss an abuse at the cop-in-charge. “Teri maa ki Khan,” the indignant IB officer on special duty A Khan tells the cop, flashing his identity card. The same year, Nawazuddin got his first leading role “as a hero” in Miss Lovely. Months later Gangs of Wasseypur II released, reuniting him with old pal Kashyap. This was the role of a lifetime, celebrated by critics who have been in love with Nawazuddin’s “Faijal” Khan ever since and his revenge and rise immortalised by movie-goers and memes alike.

    More hits followed. More breathtakingly brilliant performances. In Bombay Talkies, he plays a failed and frustrated actor and as you see him on screen, you can’t help but wonder if this would have been Nawaz’s own situation if only he hadn’t made it so big in Bollywood. In the noir Badlapur, his character is fleeing with the bank heist loot when he murders an innocent woman giving the film’s hero his central motivation (revenge) and to himself, a lifetime of slippery and unpredictable repentance. While Nawazuddin’s character Liak starts out as someone you want to hate it’s a mix of the actor’s personal likeability and the character’s gradual transformation that makes you question the Bad Guy-versus-Good Guy trajectory we were on so far. Who’s bad? The violent Varun Dhawan in revenge mode? Or Nawazuddin who spends much of his time in jail, his life just as much of a wreck as Varun’s? Equally blurred is the question of who’s the real leading man here. Varun? Or Nawazuddin?
    Not content with just being an indie star, Nawazuddin’s foray into mainstream cinema with Kick, Raees and Bajrangi Bhaijaan made him a household face and put him in an elite category of stars. Like Irrfan Khan before him, with whom he is often equated, Nawazuddin is a beneficiary of a clutch of independent and radical filmmakers who invested in personal cinema. At the same time, much like Irrfan, Nawazuddin is not downright disparaging of commercial cinema. All art-house mavens need the box-office dough to run their kitchen. Ask Manoj Bajpayee. Ask Irrfan Khan. Ask Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah before them.
    So many of Nawazuddin’s recent hits, including Raees and Bajrangi Bhaijaan are a proof of that attitude. Pitted against two Khans, Shah Rukh in Raees and Salman in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Nawazuddin with his personal charm and laconic sense of humour emerged as not only the critics’ choice in these films but surprisingly, also the audience’s choice. And though Kick was designed for Salman Khan, as are all his films, it was Nawazuddin who walked away with the plaudits, a la Gabbar Singh in Sholay. Even in films where he’s not the leading man, Nawazuddin has an incorrigible habit of winning the day. In a scene from 2015’s Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Nawazuddin – who often wondered before entering cinema how this “kaala kalauta,” the short and dark man, will ever be accepted as a hero – looks up at a mountain. “It’s too huge,” he snaps, by the film’s end razing the very mountain down to pave the way.
    It’s a perfect allegory on Nawazuddin Siddiqui himself – the Small Guy from Budhana who came to ‘Big Bollywood’ armed with nothing but true grit and bundles of talent and how he conquered the mountain called Bollywood. And very much like in that film, Nawazuddin paved the way just as much for himself as for others who are inspired by him and will follow in his footstep.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/nawazuddin-siddiqui-birthday-how-superstar-of-strugglers-conquered-bollywood-4662667/

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  36. GST rates out: Ola, Uber rides and movie-going to be cheaper, education exempt from tax | Check the list:
    The GST Council finalised four tax rates of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% on services including telecom, insurance, hotels and restaurants under the biggest tax reform since independence.

    http://m.hindustantimes.com/business-news/gst-rates-out-ola-uber-rides-and-movie-going-to-be-cheaper-education-health-exempt-from-tax-check-the-list/story-IMqXOpOfjJFT1Vl3u4my4O.html

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    • jayshah Says:

      What does this mean for films?

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      • 28% tax. So multiplexes will be cheap. South industry will become expensive from what I hear.

        http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/will-your-movie-tickets-be-more-expensive-under-the-new-gst-services-rate-2284041.html

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      • Govt says GST won’t raise cost of most services; experts not so sure
        Sidhartha & Rajeev Deshpande | TNN | May 20, 2017, 01.26AM IST
        Eating out is also expected to get costlier with the levy on AC restaurants with liquor licence rising to 18%.

        HIGHLIGHTS
        The four slabs of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% for services mirror the GST rates on goods.
        The GST Council opted for the highest slab of 28% levy on rooms and restaurants in five-star hotels.
        Tax consultants said that for some services there may be a significant increase in the tax burden.

        SRINAGAR: The Centre and states on Friday crossed another major milestone towards launching GST (goods and services tax) by agreeing on a four-tier tax structure for services that should make economy class air travel and cinema tickets cheaper.
        The government maintained that cost of other services will not rise, but not all industries and tax consultants are as convinced. The four slabs of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% mirror the GST rates on goods announced on Thursday.

        The GST Council, headed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state finance ministers, opted for the highest slab of 28% levy on rooms and restaurants in five-star hotels, along with cinema tickets and betting at race courses, while pegging the rates on telecom and financial services at 18%.

        Despite the highest rate being applied to cinema tickets, the government said, it’s still lower than the current levy, including entertainment tax of 45% to 100% that states levy (but local government/municipal taxes could push up prices later).

        http://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/govt-says-gst-wont-raise-cost-of-most-services-experts-not-so-sure/articleshow/58757638.cms

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  37. GST is fine and good for Hindi & Hollywood movies whereas bad for all regional movies. Regular tax is around 40-45% for Hindi & HW and regional has from 2% to 10% and it varies. Now, they want to make just 28% all throughout India. Regional producers are not liking this change whereas Hindi producers are fine but still keeping their mouth shut.

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  38. Just like demonetisation had initial protests and then everything settled down, the less obvious GST will also go through the same process.

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  39. Half girfriend received negative reviews and yet made 10 crores on friday! Hindi Medium got positive reviews and also tax free in some states, yet made only 2.5 crores on its first day. So critics are far away from what audience want to watch! They are becoming laughing stocks!

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  40. Hrithik backed out of Rambo’s official remake and Tiger Shroff took up the challenge!! Wonderful choice and possible an okay remake but I don’t like the director(he made a bad Bang Bang). I think it is a mix of part 1 and 2 and it is over 35 years old.

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  41. One of my comment on BB2 and Dangal BO just went into moderation. Wonder why?

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  42. The WW gross for BB2 is 1450 cr after 3 weeks:
    http://andhraboxoffice.com/info.aspx?id=3055&cid=6&fid=834

    And yesterday there was news that BB2 has crossed 1500 cr. Dont think it added another 50 cr on 4th Friday, so producers may have jumped the gun here. It will anyways cross 1500 cr WW mark by this weekend, so whats the hurry?

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    • On the other hand Dangal has crossed 1300 cr WW yesterday:
      https://www.bollyarena.net/dangal-15th-day-box-office-collection-in-china/

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        Sat+Sun shd give another 150 cr – this is a juggernaut ….no one knows when it will stop

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        • IdeaUnique Says:

          what trending!
          1st week – 190 cr
          2nd week – 320 cr
          3rd week – 1st day – 38 cr

          So with Sat+Sun-150 cr and next 4 days adding @100 cr – 3rd week will be clode to 300 cr…..

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          • jayshah Says:

            $6.5MM already and it’s 1.30 in China. It’s going big again today.

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          • 8.56M till 12.30 IST and 15.00 CST.Today is looking like the biggest day.Fingers crossed.BB2 wld be crossed by wed or thursday at max.This is insane 55.3% BO ration on 24% row ratio.Tommorow screens wld be increased.Only hurdle now is license which wld expire on 2nd june.Hopefully,it wld be renewed.

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          • V difficult to gauge if and when Dangal might overtake BB2. The WW gross numbers are different from source to source for both films. God only knows which are the right numbers.

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          • Dangal is 1271 cr till thursday.

            Weekend is looking like 215cr min.(wld be more for sure).Dangal is crossing 1500cr tommorow or monday max.BOI was saying 900cr 9 days back.They don’t have even an iota of info for what is going on in china,beyond words.Dangal has overtaken GOTG2 total today as well.100cr today is also possible.

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          • @aamirsaurabh – If Dangal is 1271 cr till Thursday, whats the right number till end of Friday?

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          • 38cr on friday,After friday it’s 1309cr.Add 160cr atleast for sat+sunday.Wld be close to 1500cr after tommorow.Wld cross for sure on monday before BB2.

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          • Thanks.

            So by Sunday/Monday both movies will cross 1500 cr WW mark. Dangal is likely to get ahead for sure by the end of this week. Great going!

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          • Mujhe to lag raha hai kal hi cross ho sakta hai.It’s 11.43M ATM.Today is looking like a 100cr(15.3M) day min.

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          • No,BB2 wld cross 1500cr after Dangal.BB2 wld be 1465-1470cr after weekend.BB2 wld cross 1500cr on tuesday/wednesday.

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          • @aamirsaurabh – I will take your number on Dangal, but will go with andhraboxoffice.com for their detailed reporting on BB2. They have 1450 cr WW at the end of 3rd week. So I think BB2 will also cross 1500 cr by Sunday/Monday timeline. It will be great to see 2 good movies crossing 1500 cr mark WW at the same time.

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  43. IdeaUnique Says:

    In a lighter vein – if India doesn’t nominate Dangal for Oscar….China will 🙂

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  44. jayshah Says:

    Dangal China Collections: All set to enter Top 50 All-Time grossers

    http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/dangal-china-collections-set-enter-top-50-time-grossers/

    Dangal Overseas and Worldwide Update

    http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/dangal-overseas-worldwide-update/

    Dangal China 3rd Friday Box Office Collection. Magical Run Continues.

    http://www.addatoday.com/2017/05/dangal-china-3rd-friday-box-office.html?m=1

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    • Just like BB2 WW gross, different sources are reporting different figures for Dangal WW gross. Bollyarena has 1300 cr, indicine has 1270 cr and koimoi has 1287 cr.

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      • As someone said we can ignore 20-50crrs difference when we are discussing 1500-1700crr movies.
        Phenomenal and incredible run in China

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        • jayshah Says:

          This is ignorance. The same can be said not to poster 1500 even if 1550 is made. This margin of error stuff is understandable as Indian collections are dubious. It’s just as likely it crossed 1500 as it is that it hasn’t.

          I’d rather celebrate when it’s so incredibly obvious then when it’s close. And with Bahubali 2 it was happening sooner or later. I absolutely think the Dangal charge is in many people’s minds for no reason. Both are charging but at different stages in release.

          Reality is NO ONE NOR I expected Dangal to this in China. It’s pure panic for some as usual.

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  45. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Still Rock Steady At The Box Office
    Saturday 20 April 2017 11.45 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The growth will be huge again on Saturday though Sunday may be affected by the IPL final which may not give it the Sunday growth it has been getting over the last three weeks. It may just become the first film to cross 100 crore nett in Delhi / UP which will another massive record. The figures of Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) till date are as follows.

    Week One – 2,46,47,00,000

    Week Two – 1,42,52,00,000

    Week Three – 67,25,00,000 apprx

    Friday 4,00,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 4,60,24,00,000 apprx

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    • jayshah Says:

      Every single day so far is a record for Bahubali 2 in Hindi format. It’s a 22 day record minimum that I don’t think will be broken for a long long time. 22 days and still counting.

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        but i think it is loosing steam now and it may struggle to reach 500 cr – it will limp to it…..

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  46. Koimoi.com Team –
    May 20, 2017

    Veteran Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone is hoping that India doesn’t “wreck” the character of Rambo in the upcoming Hindi remake of the popular Hollywood actioner “Rambo”.

    Stallone, who starred in the actioner, took to Instagram on Friday night, where he shared a poster of “Rambo“, a film series based on the David Morrell novel “First Blood“.

    “I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India! Great character. Hope they don’t wreck it,” Stallone captioned the image.

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  47. P.K Talli Says:

    #BB2 ‘s gross WW for Friday must be:

    Hindi 5.5 cr (Gross)
    South must be 70-75% of Hindi (3.85+4 cr)
    Overseas gross at max: 3-4 cr

    12-15 cr

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  48. Why The Baahubali Films Have Enthralled India

    Baahubali (The Beginning) and Baahubali 2 (The Conclusion) together form the most successful two part film made in India. Someone described the two films as a franchise which seems wrong. They make up a single story that is complete in itself. Baahubali 3, if it’s ever made, will be a distributary, not part of the main flow.

    In this (if nothing else) Baahubali 1 & 2 resemble the first two Godfather movies. The narrative power of Godfather and Godfather 2 as a unit hinged on the way in which the second film was both sequel and prequel. To create a larger-than-life world, then to tell its backstory where scarred old protagonists become young heroes and heroines in their own right, and then finally to move the story forward to a conclusion grandly foretold by this past, this is what epics do. Like it or not the Baahubali saga is a blockbuster because it is, in this sense, an epic tale; it understands the story-telling conventions of the genre. To dismiss it as Amar Chitra Katha on steroids is both true and besides the point, not least because its director acknowledges those epics-made-easy comic books as his inspiration.

    Read More – http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/why-the-baahubali-films-have-enthralled-india-1695811?pfrom=home-lateststories

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    • jayshah Says:

      It is a single story not sequel bullshit stuff. The length you couldn’t​ split into 3 films as the ending of first part is the biggest intermission of all and perfectly set up the conclusion.

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  49. Baahubali 2 crossed 1500 cr workdwide on Friday itself.

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  50. Hollywood Picks Indian Story Of Last Ruler Of Punjab – The Black Prince!
    Last Ruler Of The Richest Kingdom Of India, Maharaja Duleep Singh, Died A Lonely Death!
    By
    Koimoi.com Team –
    May 20, 2017

    Maharaja Duleep Singh, also known as the ‘Black Prince’ in the Sikh history was the last heir of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the only son of Maharani Jindan. Since the very day he opened his eyes to the world, his life saw some of those stances that haunted him till his death.

    Not only have the actors got critical acclaim for their performances in ‘The Black Prince’ at global film festivals, but as a debutante Satinder Sartaaj is being looked upon very highly. Shabana Azmi will be seen donning the character of Duleep’s mother Maharani Jindan.

    The Director of the film Kavi Raz has very delicately balanced these chapters of Punjab’s history and has made sure to keep across a perspective that is not bookish but is close to what actually happened to ‘The Black Prince – Maharaja Duleep Singh’.

    The trailer of the film was unveiled at Cannes’ India Pavilion and a special screening was also held in the main festival Palais.

    Stay tuned as the trailer will be out soon!

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  51. It took an entire army to get Aishwarya Rai out of a van and on red carpet. Watch video

    You thought looking like Aishwarya Rai at the Cannes red carpet was easy? Here’s a video that will prove you wrong.
    fashion and trends Updated: May 20, 2017 15:02 IST

    Hindustan Times

    Looking like a princess in 21st century is not an easy task. Ask Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who turned up looking like Cinderella on the third day of the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a a floor-sweeping powder blue ballroom gown.

    The dress, made by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco, was so incredibly voluminous that it took the actor’s entire entourage to hoist up the skirt to let her walk, climb stairs or even get out of her van.

    One of Aishwarya’s fanpages on Instagram posted a video of her struggling to step out of her van due to the thick fabric and the sheer volume of her gown. A team member first makes room for her feet to start the process of de-boarding the vehicle. She asks for a hand to pull her out the door as she finally lands on the ground, straightens out her dress and proceeds to smilingly sign some autographs.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/fashion-and-trends/it-took-an-entire-army-to-get-aishwarya-rai-out-of-a-van-and-on-red-carpet-watch-video/story-BbHHNKTV7em5XhY5QTXTUI.html

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  52. A photograph, uploaded one week ago, shows a couture fitting session of the same gown with singer-songwriter and Swarovski heiress Victoria Swarovski. She is popular for singing the title song for the international release of the Hollywood movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Journey on the Dawn Treader.

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  53. Actor Arshad Warsi has been roped in to dub for Hollywood actor Johnny Depp’s popular character Captain Jack Sparrow for the Hindi version of upcoming fantasy film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge”.

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  54. Today wld be 15.7-16M$ in China,biggest day by far.It cld be close to 33-35M$ Weekend and min 45M$ Week3.

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  55. Dangal Worldwide Box Office Collection: Crosses 1300 Crores

    Breakups:
    https://www.bollyarena.net/dangal-worldwide-box-office-collection-crosses-1300-crores/

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    • It seems another 100 cror so is getting added from today’s collections. WW up to 1400 cr. How come our great BOI is so silent on Dangal in China?

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      • They are in shock!

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      • jayshah Says:

        It’s pure snobbish. I think Bahubali 2 is a much bigger feat but the utter defiance to ignore China is baffling. Maybe the country doesn’t really exist?

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        • It is the usual anti aamir thing. Tomorow if BB2 or Tubelight do some business in China, they will report it twice a day!

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          • jayshah Says:

            Quite frankly this is the biggest overseas feat ever for an Indian film. K3G in UK was a big record but this is another league and might be record that stays for a long time. Nothing else in the last 2 decades won’t even come close. To ignore it can only be explained by politics.

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        • coolguy Says:

          BB2 is not a biggest BO feat by Indian movie IMO, Dangal in China is the biggest BO achievement by Indian film especially if it ends up close to $200 million there, which is a far fetched possibility. BB2 had a huge investment and it had BB1 as it’s base, basically it had pretty much 2 year brand marketing and a consistent reference in daily talks (Katappa-Bahuballi etc.) creating huge hype and crazy ticket prices to help it reach there. I am not undermining its achievement, its a huge one. But this can be replicated. Its all marketing. Its not even that a great film. BB1 was a better film. Though BB2 had few great scenes in between, overall it was okish. Infact if Aamir thinks little big he can outdo it pretty easy IMO. He always goes for financially smaller and safer projects if you consider his star power and film-making capabilities. Anyways, not undermining BB2’s achievement. The current democratic and media trend in the country and anti Aamir vibes will always make people feel BB2 is bigger than Dangal’s achievement in China. But that’s ok. I am sure it doesn’t bother Aamir. He must be used to it. Infact I am sure he will be watching the model BB2 has discovered for him and thinking what he can actually do with it.

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            This is an amazing assessment and a very balanced one.

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          • jayshah Says:

            I read your comment the opposite way. Dangal in China is a one off and unlikely to be replicated. Bahubali has shown what is possible and should have been happening for so long now. It can be replicated but pulling it off in all of India at an off peak cinema time with no holidays is amazing. It’s proved too that a superstar is not required. Anyway either fence is a winner.

            I’ll prefer to be the king of my home before conquering others.

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          • coolguy Says:

            BB2 is king of home at present, no doubt about it, but won’t stay for long IMO. On the other hand outdoing Indian King of China will not be easy as far as I think. I mean try to think in this perspective. We have a genuine Indian film, not a hollywoodie Indian film, connecting with so many non indians and NRIs. Never happens. Its not normal. But I hope people will make genuinely good films that will conquer BO like Dangal does than rely on a investment and marketing business model that many films try to follow and BB2 is king of it at present.

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          • BB2 all India nett is already 927 cr and is not going to be surpassed anytime sooner than another Indian movie surpassing Dangal in China. Both are historic feats and cant be pitched against each other. Both are amazing records.

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          • coolguy Says:

            slight correction..I meant connecting so many non Indians (and not the usual NRIs and Indian diaspora).

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          • coolguy Says:

            Maybe you are right. But I think BB2 has just discovered all India potential which will be tapped by many to come in future. Lets see what happens. 🙂

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          • coolguy Says:

            BB2 and Dangal should definitely change the mindsets of filmmakers. If this doesn’t motivate them, then not sure what will.

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  56. My God,Dangal is going to do close to china’s 3rd sat record held by zootopia(15.82M$).Wld be second for sure.

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  57. 3rd sat bigger than that of Mermaid’s(biggest china grosser ever).

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  58. Dangal crosses 100M$ in China.Today is close to 15.7M$.Unparalleled.Sholay of Overseas.Wld be hard to break it’s record for 10 years.No maoyan pred. is 1039cr LT for China.

    85.45M$+15.7=100.15M$

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  59. IdeaUnique Says:

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    • IdeaUnique Says:

      interaction with Chinese fans from entire Dangal team including Aamir – interesting. Audio is very clear but video is shaky. It has been done today – so fresh. Naturally entire team is thrilled with this 700+ cr kind of response and it is getting stronger by day

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        Aamir talks at length about Secret Superstar and he is going to have a release in China also.

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        • Long video, can you quickly summarize what he says about Secret Superstar please?

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            Marcus – he says that he is playing an imp. role in the film, describes film’s summary-story, zaira’s role, release in China – to sum up. Long video yes – but very interesting questions (and fun way) from Chinese fans for everyone in the cast…..but Aamir is very humble and says that it is a cameo in SS. (He could have easily added 30 min. more of him in the film now after this major success to capitalize on China mkt – but hasn’t done so – great really)

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          • Thanks IdeaUnique. He already has a 40 min role in SS (as per reports), how much more do you want? 🙂

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            ha ha – i would want him to be the hero – but aamir being aamir – he is always loyal to the story and script – so and he says cameo – i think it may be 40 or less min….but anyone else in the world would be won over by the commercial aspect and project himself as his film all the way… he is not doing it…..that speaks volume about his commitment to cinema

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          • Going by the coverage for the film, it seems Aamir has a supporting act in SS. Bollywood superstars are not used to playing supporting acts at their peak, so its usually termed as a cameo or extended cameo or something like that to highlight that they are not the ‘hero’ of the film.

            Anyways, I am hopeful that SS may work in the Chinese market as another niche film. But perhaps not to this extent.

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            i think SS is a TZP kind of deal where Aamir downplayed his role before the release so that ppl could watch it for the content….same he tried for Dhobi Ghaat……

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          • Agreed. Hope it replicates TZP kind of critical and BO success. Love that film.

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  60. IdeaUnique Says:

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  61. HISTORIC

    2nd biggest sat ever at chinese BO very near to zootopia’s 15.82M.It can be ahead if actuals r more than estimates.

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  62. IdeaUnique Says:

    Thugs Of Hindostan‏ @TheGufranKhan 3h3 hours ago
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    #Dangal collections update at China time 9:18 pm

    15.01 million USD
    97 cr INR.

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  63. Correction 2nd biggest 3rd saturday.

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  64. IdeaUnique Says:

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  65. IdeaUnique Says:

    Dangal is being shown in schools in China.

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  66. IdeaUnique Says:

    good comments here from audience – https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DASGw5hVwAAn1ei.jpg

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  67. Final estimates are 16.6M$.It cld the record 3rd saturday in China.This can’t be compared with anything else ever at overseas.Someone said K3G in K3G,it did 2.5MPounds,UK Market has now grown much.Even today it wld have done 4MPounds max(5M$ or so).but here we r looking at 130-140M$.This is unparalleled.Movies wld be struggling for this may be even after 20 years.

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    • I would be more than happy with 125-130 M$ (800 cr or so), but the way this is trending it can do 150 M$ from here.

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      • Only hurdle is license which is there for only 4 weeks.Though there is 80% chance of license renewal,but if it doesn’t then it wld be removed from theatres,last day till license expires is 2.6.17.

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    • It’s one of the greatest box office stories of the last 20 years or more. And because of its overall performance everywhere it has easily become one of Aamir’s more important films. Even by his recent standards this has been extraordinary. It really deserved to cross 400 in India as well and might have in slightly different circumstances.

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      • Demonetisation did affect Dangal to a small extent. I understand that a section of small town India ( which still deals mainly in cash) could not afford to watch this or any other film, for about 4 to 6 months after demonetisation. There was no report, but a couple of fb commenters wrote about this.

        Another reason, why IMO, Dangal could not touch its potential of rs 400 crores — the limited but real effect of the boycott call against Aamir. I personally know a couple of right wing relatives ( big movie buffs too), who refused to speak about the film, during whatsapp chats. Either they did not watch it or refused to participate in any talk.🤐 Recently they have been full of Bahubali talk!

        Conversely another right leaning gentleman was graceful enough to watch and gush fulsome praise on the film and Aamir.😊

        I find this whole Bahubali-Dangal war being played out on social media quite distasteful. But it is of course simply a sign of these toxic times.

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        • coolguy Says:

          Actually Aamir’s handling of this entire issue hasn’t been too great either. Don’t want to comment on politics but if Dangal couldn’t reach its potential in India to some extent it’s his own fault. And well Indians and their media do get overboard anyways be it love or hatred. They can turn high profile celebrities either into Gods or demons. Either it’s blind faith or blind hate.

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        • IdeaUnique Says:

          China screen out is double than India + South India business was just 30-40 cr as against BB2 which has 450 cr in South as well ROI

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  68. sanjana Says:

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  69. Yesterday’s collection for Dangal in China is around 16.1 M$.
    – 100 cr in a single day
    – 100 M$ total from China
    – 1400+ cr WW Gross for Dangal
    http://english.entgroup.cn/boxoffice/cn/daily/

    All set to get past BB2 in this week itself!

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  70. 150 mn and 1000 crs in China is very much possible now

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    • coolguy Says:

      I was wondering. World population is 7 billion approx today. Close to 2.7 billion reside in India and China. Then we have middle east, rest of south Asia and NRIs and also Indian and South Asian diaspora around the world. Close to half the world Aamir has reached. A grand movie by him cutting across audiences will make hollywood sweat.

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    • jayshah Says:

      True and as this news is quite viral in media, one can expect it’s other remaining Asian releases to be remarkable.
      Japan will be big IMO. The whole wrestling thing there is massive. It’s sticking up numbers at such a pace that US, UK news outlets etc are giving it coverage.

      Eventually India MUST insist on global simultaneous releases, think how much is lost through piracy. India itself in a matter of days loses out. I myself could have had Bahubali 2 within a week or so. China’s had half a year. And Dangal is trouncing Hollywood films there which are in multiples of its budget. Though I think this is it’s USP. That village feel, low key, everyone knows everybody elses business is a flashback to the past.

      Bahubali 2 can benefit too on its second phase release, it’s got free publicity here!

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        They had already released the film in Japan I guess earlier….so may not get released there again?

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  71. IdeaUnique Says:

    Naveen is not going to like this 🙂 before akki’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha hits the screen…..a Gujju movie on the similar theme has been released and is getting rave reviews…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i-M9ws7X_o

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    • IdeaUnique Says:

      regional cinema is on roll…..last year we had a stunningly beautiful film in Marathi – Sairat…..it has become the hightest ever grossing Marathi film…rank newcomers but amazing treatment and acting….it is the QSQT of Marathi cinema….

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  72. sanjana Says:

    Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium Second Day Business
    Sunday 21 May 2017 09.00 IST
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    Half Girlfriend picked up another decent number on Saturday with around 10-10.25 crore nett but the problem was that the film was flat and collections similar to Friday. The growth came in metros and Punjab but that was because it had under performed here on day one. The places that started well showed small drops. After the start, the film needed to grow just 15-20% on Saturday to ensure success but that has not happened and now its depending on the weekday business. There is the IPL final which may affect Sunday and the Sunday collections may not have the normal trajectory. The first two day collections of Half Girlfriend are as follows.

    Friday – 10,00,00,000

    Saturday – 10,25,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 20,25,00,000

    Hindi Medium showed good growth on Saturday as it collected around 4 crore nett which is 60% higher than Friday. The collections still remain low but the Saturday numbers have given it a chance for a run and now its is about the Monday numbers. This film also may not get the normal Sunday due to the IPL final. The first two day business of Hindi Medium is as follows.

    Friday – 2,50,00,000

    Saturday – 4,00,00,000

    TOTAL – 6,50,00,000

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  73. sanjana Says:

    Now on its 16th day in the Chinese market Dangal has managed to rake in a further USD 16.16 million [Rs. 104.16 cr]. With this the cumulative total of Dangal’s box office collections in China currently stand at USD 100.69 million [Rs. 649.03 cr]. If raking in over Rs. 600 cr at the Chinese box office wasn’t enough Dangal that has been giving other releases strong competition in this territory continues to hold strong as the days progress.

    In fact going by the current trend, Dangal is more than likely to cross the Rs. 800 cr benchmark at the Chinese box office by the close of business on its third weekend running.

    Dangal Box Office at a glance

    Day 1 – 2.27 mil. USD [Rs. 14.67 cr.] with 5,47,366 admissions.

    Day 2 – 4.69 mil. USD [Rs. 30.30 cr.] with 10,83,394 admissions.

    Day 3 – 5.55 mil. USD [Rs. 35.86 cr.] with 12,68,590 admissions.

    Day 4 – 5.78 mil. USD [Rs. 37.23 cr.] with 13,57,954 admissions.

    Day 5 – 3.52 mil USD [Rs. 22.74 cr.] with 807,985 admissions.

    Day 6 – 3.88 mil. USD [Rs. 21.94 cr.] with 734,855 admissions.

    Day 7 – 3.90 mil. USD [Rs. 25.08 cr.] with 893,474 admissions.

    Day 8 – 6.21 mil. USD [Rs. 39.66 cr.] with 13,97,843 admissions.

    Day 9 – 13.86 mil. USD [Rs. 88.94 cr.] with 30,99,003 admissions.

    Day 10 – 12.83 mil. USD [Rs. 81.46 cr.] with 30,03,243 admissions.

    Day 11 – 5.01 mil. USD [Rs. 31.64 cr.] with 11,18,187 admissions.

    Day 12 – 16.16 mil. USD [Rs. 104.16 cr.] with 36,47,967 admissions.

    Day 13 – 4.20 mil. USD [Rs. 26.90 cr.] with 942,444 admissions.

    Day 14 – 3.75 mil. USD [Rs. 24.30 cr.] with 844,217 admissions.

    Day 15 – 5.99 mil. USD [Rs. 38.61 cr.] with 13,54,352 admissions.

    Day 16 – 5.99 mil. USD [Rs. 38.61 cr.] with 13,54,352 admissions.

    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-special-features/box-office-dangal-sets-new-record-collects-100-crores-day-16-crosses-100-mil-usd-china-box-office/#sthash.nnqZr3cZ.dpuf

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  74. sanjana Says:

    Like the proverbial 3 monkeys for some other site!

    Dont hear about Dangal. Dont speak about Dangal. Dont see anything about Dangal.

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    • jayshah Says:

      Actually 4 wise monkeys.

      Idiots, Zealots, Elitists and Patriots

      https://wakeup-world.com/2015/07/22/idiots-zealots-elitists-and-patriots-the-four-wise-monkeys-of-modern-society/

      BOI covers its base with first 3. This article is an interesting read and explains behaviour of people and their resistance to information.

      Seeking the truth is utopia; consume all information and make informed opinions. An idiot believes just one thing like BOI. A zeolot conforms to BOI. An elitist shall look at everything but still manipulate to BOI. A true patriot will consider BOI but also other things. It is an open mind yet can be any of the other 3 as it is fearless.

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        BOI is turnout to be a Filmfare kind of deal where the later for years avoided (and were avoided in return by AK) AK and only recently gave in and sheepishly put AK on the Cover page etc….these ego trips may last for BOI but already their credibility has gone for a toss….

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  75. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Today is 5.75M$ ATM.Wld do 13M$+ today.

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  77. Baahubali 2 (All Versions) Grosses Over 1538 Crores At The Worldwide Box Office
    After crossing the 1500 crore benchmark, the film is now heading towards the 1600 crore mar

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  78. MISSKYRA

    Aamir Khan: ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is not inspired from any other film
    Recently there was much speculation that Aamir Khan’s next movie, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ was inspired by Johnny Depp’s iconic Hollywood film, ‘Pirates of Carribean’. However, in a recent media interaction, Aamir Khan slammed the rumours that the film was inspired by any other film.

    When asked about the apparent similarity between the two, Aamir said, “The film is not inspired from any other film. It is an action adventure film but the story is not similar.”

    The actor further continued, “There are some hundreds of action adventure films. There is ‘Pirates of Caribbean’, there is ‘Indiana Jones’ and many others. All these are action adventure films. So the genre of our film is action adventure but the story is different. Even my character in the film is not similar to any other character.”

    On being further quizzed about Fatima’s part in the film and his alleged involvement, Aamir said, “Fatima is the heroine of the film. I am very happy as she is a very good artist, she suits the role.”

    Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is all set to go on floors in June.

    CREDITS: IANS

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  79. Looks like dog’s dinner: Celeb chef Gordon Ramsay trashes Priyanka Chopra’s ‘khichdi’

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  80. Big achievement by Dangal, but I think it’s wrong to compare the figures with Bahubali-2. Bahubali has done record business in every territory and has outgrossed Dangal by a big margin. These WW figures do not present a holistic picture. I think both movies have remarkable figures but Bahubali-2 outgrossing others by a 60-70 % is more praiseworthy. Nonenthless Dangal performance in China is incredible.

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    • Both are different movies that have done spectacularly well in 2 diff markets. Both should be appreciated for their achievements:
      BB2 for its Indian BO and Dangal for its China BO.

      The achievement for Aamir though, is simply remarkable. With 3I, PK and even Satymave Jayate, he has managed to tap a totally alien audience with no history or background in Bwood, but for a connect through shared social milieus and common struggles. Dangal has just confirmed the remarkable crescendo of his past efforts. He now has a huge fanbase out there ready to savor his offerings.
      Aamir should listen to the comments of these new fans, and recognize the affinity they feel with his work. IMHO he really ought to capitalize on his success by trying to release TZP, Lagaan,JJWS,QSQT and even Ghajini in China. IMHO, All these movies with their stories will definitely find a connect with the Chinese.
      Perhaps even SRK’s ChakDe might find affinity in China.

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      • I think TZP and JJWS are good candidates.

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        • aamirsaurabh Says:

          TZP is already very popular there,it is in douban top 250 as well.probably most popular Aamir/ind. movie there after 3I,Dangal and pk.

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  81. Bollywood Arena

    Bahubali 2 23rd Day Box Office Collection: Baahubali 2 The Conclusion has shown huge growth on its 4th Saturday. According to the trade estimates, Bahubali 2 23rd day collection will be in the range of 6 crores.

    The film showed an upwards trend in North India. Though there were new releases this week but Bahubali 2 collection has witnessed more than 50% jump on 4th Saturday which is an extraordinary trend. The film is still breaking all-time records daily despite consuming a lot of capacity. It shows that film has tremendous repeat value.

    Bahubali 2 box office collection in 23 days will be around 470 crore in Hindi version. It is now sure to go over 500 cr nett. The film has not lost its pace yet as it is still going strong especially in North. The big release Half Girlfriend seems to have a mixed word of mouth and can drop on weekdays which will benefit Bahubali 2. Though Hindi Medium can be the first choice in multiplexes.

    All India collection in all versions is 930 crores plus in 23 days. Bahubali 2 worldwide collection might cross 1500 crores today. Meanwhile, Bollywood film Dangal is giving tough competition to BB2 after its China release. It will be interesting to see which film will become all time number one film in worldwide.

    No Collection
    Total 470.05 Cr

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  82. It is all about BB2 and Dangal.
    Hope someone will review Hindi Medium and Half girlfriend too.

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  83. aamirsaurabh Says:

    3rd weekend is looking like 35M+.Clsing in on 10M ATM.Wld be 13.5M+ today for sure,dangal is on absolute fire.

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  84. Watching Dangal on Zee TV. They will be telecasting Raees soon.

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  85. The BO fight between BB2 and Dangal has become really intense. Dangal has crossed 1400 cr WW yesterday by several sources like bollyarena, addatoday, indicine, etc. Whereas Baahubali 2 will cross 1500 cr mark today if one goes by the detailed numbers posted by andhraboxoffice.com (and not the producer posters). Dangal on the other hand will surely cross 1500 cr mark on Monday.

    As the week goes by Dangal is likely to surpass BB2. 🙂

    Most interesting is the fan war on social media, which has gone to the extent where all collections are being called fake by opposite parties. Its fun time for Indian BO.

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    • aamirsaurabh Says:

      @marcus, chinese collns r very transparent and r unanimous from various sources inc. maoyan.Chinese nos. r as authentic as anything can get.There is no dispute unless 1 is a blind BB2 fan and they r not able to take this shock of BB2 WW being crossed within 3 weeks. All blind BB2 fans r in a shock of the lifetime.

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  86. aamirsaurabh Says:

    BB2 wld need 50M$ now to match up dangal in phase2.

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  87. aamirsaurabh Says:

    http://www.cinetrak.in/2017/05/21/dangal-hits-century-china/

    BB2 ki haar pakki hai.Katam khel uska.Now BOI wld say BB2 doesn’t mean anything now as it wld be lower than dangal.boi had said dangal doesn’t mean anything as it wld be lower than BB2.No reporting by them their admin must have gone in comma.

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  88. Both movies are doing tremendous business. 1418cr for Dangal and 1538cr for Baahubali 2. Simply astonishing figures. We are usually ‘fighting’ at 80,90,100, 120cr all India figures for the likes of Raees, ADHM, Kaabil or Shivaay here! N here we r talking about 1400cr and 1500cr worldwide figures. These 2 movies have been great for Indian cinema. Hats off to Rajamouli and Aamir Khan.

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  89. aamirsaurabh Says:

    https://www.bollyarena.net/dangal-is-all-set-to-crush-bahubali-2-worldwide-gross/

    BB2 is 1463cr till yesterday not 1538cr.Makers took a wrong clue from ramesh bala who added 40% to nett to calculate total india gross for BB2 Domestic.Dangal crossing 1500cr tommorow,BB2 by tuesday/wednesday.

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    • coolguy Says:

      BTW why is no one talking about huge BB2 budget and the marketing that went for almost 2 years and Dangal’s budget? And also Dangal had a Sultan to deal with. Do people remember Sultan, a project that was created to mess up Dangal.

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      • aamirsaurabh Says:

        There was never a mention of hiked ticket price for BB2 by BOI.Shameless hypocrites.While Aamir’s movies r hardly hiked by 10%, at many places BB2 hike was 200-300%,

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        • sanjana Says:

          This fact I was pointing from the beginning. They always took potshots that PK, Dhoom 3 and Dangal ticket prices were hiked. Now they are not opening their mouths about this aspect. They will open their mouths when Tubelight will be released. Wait and watch.

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        • Every single comparison article which BOI has done of BB2 with other movies has High ticket prices in brackets…And I don’t understand this whole cooked up anti Dangal stance of BOI…BOI has given 3-4 updates for Dangal and I don’t recollect any movie getting more updates for overseas BO in a 3 week period. I am pretty sure tomorrow again they will have an update for Dangal as it is the end of the weekend…BOI was never against Dangal or Bahubali 2 in any post…

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          • jayshah Says:

            But…

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          • P.K Talli Says:

            Lol BOI has completely stopped giving Dangal china numbers now that Dangal is on the verge of crossing BB2 WW figures . They still haven’t given any update on weekend numbers .. it has already crossed $100 millon mark , no word on that either ..bet they are thinking about another dumb excuse .

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          • jayshah Says:

            I wasn’t​ as confident as Krish that BOI would update anything. Every other box office site or pundit is updated in India as along with BB2 these are 2 massive box office stories. Even if it’s tomorrow they update it means little when they updated nominal collections for HNY for days on end. Especially as China figures are daily so it’s obviously something a box office site would report and be invested in.

            Heck Forbes, BBC, NDTV, Bloomberg, DNA, Variety, First Post and many more are all-over this story as it IS quite important (not the comparison with Bahubali 2) and quite frankly every day. These are simply astonishing numbers in China, possibly not to be replicated to this extent any time soon. Even for BOI this is laughable, I don’t even know why people always defend or support them. BOI is very selective in what it presents, how, what, why and when. The basic responsibility is to report on Indian films either collecting in India or abroad. And colour commentary is pathetic.

            Totally been overshadowed by the Chinese website. Principally I doubt the supporters would put any money (I mean serious money) on the authenticity of the site at all, if they do I question them and their own judgement.

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          • I dont think it matters much that BOI is silent on Dangal’s Chhna numbers. It does not change any facts. The Chinese numbers are getting updated daily on the Chinese BO sites and every Indian BO enthusiast is following the proceedings. The close chase between Dangal and BB2 for the highest WW grosser crown has added special interest on this topic too.

            Every major publication has reported on the astounding China numbers for Dangal, and it has got international coverage too. Who cares if BOI writes a few articles on it or not? Their silence only exposes their propaganda, nothing else.

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      • jayshah Says:

        I think budget is not fair. As Bahubali is an epic film so a big budget is necessary. The marketing is also a moot point as if we use this we should consider part 1 and 2 together. I’d shy away from taking away from Bahubali as in essence this is one film split into 2. The wait is just a 2 year intermission, masterfully dealt with in those 2 years. I very much considered the LOTR trilogy as one big film split over a few years.

        But the Dangal issues are fair. Sultan hugely took novelty away from Dangal. It’s immeasurable to quantify that. Demonization had an obvious impact but I think the WOM covered it to some extent. Aamir’s films arrive every year so taking the zeal away – which Sultan ‘attempted’ was an impact. No doubt it was enough to stop 400 CR happening. If it was the other way round, I doubt Sultan gets close to 250 CR never mind 300 CR. As the superior film misses a bigger chunk of business whereas the lesser film gains a chunk by arriving first. But it’s not possible to measure. Anyway Dangal did a job on Sultan and I doubt the industry will do this again vs. Aamir unless they were really certain. Salman and YRF pretty much got embarrassed, Aamir was quietly confident much like now – he’s not talking about WW challenge on Dangal as I am assuming he’s ecstatic for Bahubali. You don’t go down Aamir’s career path to expect to be top every time – he’s pushing his kind of cinema forward and he will be galvanised by Bahubali rather than fear it as someone pointed out already. In my eyes he has a proper challenge, in the kindest way possible he’s despatched of his competition for years! Many will disagree but simply put he’s delivered Ferrari’s whilst others are selling Tata!

        Since TZP he only experimented in a big film like Talaash and it’s obvious pre release feelers were not good for him plus delays, which is to me a talent who knows when he’ll go big when he wants to. No one is close in that way. Others just don’t have the script sense at all. Most cinegoers go in expecting a film from Aamir, with others they’re just happy if it’s a decent film with a couple of blockbuster songs.

        With the China market now it’s totally created an​ unstoppable box office star unless you crack the China code. It’s too big a market not to be in.

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      • To be fair, comparing Apples to Apples, the ROI of BB2 to the Indian film-makers will be bigger than that of Dangal.
        BB2 has collected nearly 1000crs nett in India, which puts at least 550+crs into the producer/distributor pockets. Whereas for Dangal, the ROI to AK will be less because of paltry percentage shares from the Chinese BO.
        Leaving India/China, in every other market BB2 has outperformed Dangal, so the ROIs in those other markets are more favorable to BB2.
        Ironically, the Chinese distributors may end up being the biggest beneficiaries of Dangals overall gross! Perhaps much more than what AK will end up making.

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          The distribution cost is huge for BB2. I read somewhere well in excess of 200 CR. I don’t know all the figures, so you may be right.

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        • Who cares what Aamir has earn from China? Definitely it will be a paltry sum. This is the first movie that has made a mark on Non- Indian audience. Its a watershed moment for the film industry. Hope it doesn’t turn out an exception. More films could be release with better revenue sharing which may help Indian makers to come up with big canvas movies. It will increase the risk apetite of Indian filmmakers. Even a $ 25-30 million dollars in China is an appreciable amount .

          Dangal is making more noise in international journals and rightly so.Bollywood which is generally known for its dances in films could be taken more seriously now. The film has been watched by 2.5 crore people of a different country.It is a great achievement and nothing like this has happened before.

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  90. sanjana Says:

    BREAKING: YRF to produce Jessica Chastain starrer Seducing Ingrid Bergman
    ByBollywood Hungama News Network
    May 20, 2017 – 11:16 pm IST

    Jessica-Chastain

    After having conquered the whole of Bollywood, the prestigious Yash Raj Films (YRF) is now all set to weave its magic in the west as well. Bollywood Hungama brings you the all–exclusive news that YRF and Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films is now all set to produce the two-time Academy Award nominee and Cannes jury member Jessica Chastain’s upcoming film Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Jessica Chastain will be seen playing the role of the iconic Ingrid Bergman in the prestigious film.

    While Seducing Ingrid Bergman will see Jonathan Reiman (President of Production- YRF Entertainment) as the Executive Producer, there has been no director who has been finalized as yet. The script of Seducing Ingrid Bergman has been based on the book of the same name by Chris Greenhalgh, which was optioned by YRF Entertainment. Speaking about the development, Chastain and Carmichael (Freckle Films’ Founder and President) said, “We are thrilled to be working with YRF and Arash Amel on Seducing Ingrid Bergman. This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people”. On the other hand, Uday Chopra (CEO- YRF Entertainment) said, “Jessica Chastain is the perfect actress to star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. We also feel that she will bring a unique perspective as a producer.”

    Seducing Ingrid Bergman is basically a story of the sweltering romance between the iconic Casablanca actress (Ingrid Bergman) and the most celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that began in Paris immediately after World War Two. This was culminated with Capa following her back to Hollywood at the time of the McCarthy Communist witch hunts.

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  91. sanjana Says:

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Prominent Indian businessman in Kuwait, Matthunny Mathews, who was instrumental in the safe evacuation of stranded Indians+ during the Iraqi invasion in 1990, passed away in Kuwait.

    Eighty one-year-old Mathews, who hailed from Kumbanad in Pathnamthitta district, was ailing for some time and passed away on Saturday, media reports here said.

    Expressing his condolence, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that during the 1990 Gulf war Mathews had helped thousands of Indians to flee the gulf nation and his services would always be remembered.

    By not taking efforts to save his own life and property, Mathews had done yeoman service to bring his countrymen, who had lost everything in the war, safely back, Vijayan said.

    “He provided food and drinking water to the stranded Indians and we remember it with gratitude,” Vijayan said.

    The V P Singh government had in 1990 carried out the biggest evacuation during the gulf war when over 1.50 lakh standard Indians had been safely brought back by flight. At that time Mathews had functioned as the Central Government’s “unofficial representative” in Kuwait to coordinate the evacuation process, the Chief Minister said.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/real-life-hero-who

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  92. jayshah Says:

    The low return from China for Dangal and Aamir is not something to be degrading about. In years to come they’ll thank this man for this moment. I don’t care if $150 MM only gives back $1 MM. More important is better deals in future for all Indian films.

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  93. sanjana Says:

    Anyone saw HG and HM?

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  94. sanjana Says:

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  95. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Dangal now at no.47 in all time china grossers list.

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    • 2nd highest 3rd weekend ever at chinese BO after zootopia.This is beyond anyone’s imagination that too in an alien nation. SHOLAY OF OVERSEAS.

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  96. The filmmaker said there was a ‘lack of support’ to the film industry from the government.
    28% GST rate is dangerous for Indian cinema, says Film and TV Guild President Siddharth Roy Kapur
    IANS

    The president of Film and Television Producers Guild of India, Siddharth Roy Kapur, on Sunday said the government’s decision to put cinema tickets under the 28% tax bracket in the new goods and services tax regime posed a “real danger” to the film industry. Kapur said the decision is a “huge setback” for the film industry, which is already grappling with problems such as piracy and the lack of fresh investments in cinema screens.

    Kapur said in the current tax structure, the cinema exhibition sector was exempted from service tax and state value added taxes, and only entertainment tax was imposed on cinema tickets. “The average entertainment tax collected nationally by the government across all states and languages was in the range of 8% to 10% of gross box office revenue,” the filmmaker said in an official statement. “Hence, logically the GST rate should not have been more than 12%.”

    Kapur said there was a “lack of interest and support from the government” to the Indian film industry. “It is disheartening that the Government does not see the immense contribution that a vibrant ‘Make In India’ film production sector can have in enhancing the soft power of the country.”

    The GST Council on Friday had clubbed commodities under seven categories of taxes – zero per cent, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%, a special category and a luxury items category.

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    • He shouldn’t be complaining. The regional language movies should be the one making noise.

      Hindi movies will benefit as the rates are more than 30%.

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    • Which movie is he referring?

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      • Can’t believe munna is so out of touch of movie happenings that too for a movie released this weekend.

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        • I think Munna was asking about Raees, not Hindi Medium. Not everyone dreams, eats, sleeps SRK

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          • I knew Raees but didn’t know Hindi Medium has Pakistani actress.

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          • “Not everyone dreams, eats, sleeps SRK”

            Yes, I know they dream, eat sleep Aamir Khan (like you).

            KRK’s post is clearly about Hindi Medium and not Raees. You are so lost in your own little China!

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        • Master – I really didn’t know, even though I must confess I follow whole lot of things on TV, internet, forums.. . I probably should be doing something productive 😉

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          • Munna: Hindi Medium has been in news from Raees, ADHM in regards to Pak leading actress and other movie pending is Sridevi’s Mom. There was even news that leading lady cant promote in India and now suddenly the movie is getting tax free all over. This is the double standards Krk is mentioning.

            Jeevcy must be smoking something to think of only Raees from KRK’s tweet when he’s talking of Hindi Medium and difference with Raees.

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          • KRK is promoting HG against HM and so is his rant. He also dissed BB2 and now see what happened! HG has received negative reviews while HM is appreciated. So he is bringing all sorts of things now. The only film badly affected by all the threats was ADHM. Raees sailed smoothly once SRK talked to the powers that mattered and only Mahira could not do the promos in India. I think they dont mind heroines and mind only heroes from Pakistan!

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          • I’ ve been smoking something given to me by SRK fanatic in order to like him. I am told this stuff sells more than SRK movie tickets, especially since SRK career has gone downhill, it’s a big hit on planet SRK

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  98. LMAO!

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  99. IdeaUnique Says:

    new clip from SS

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  101. IdeaUnique Says:

    #DANGALStorm‏ @aksrtr 22h22 hours ago
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    Akshay fans searching for bumper opening for akshay films 😂😂 #DangalOnZeeTV

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    • How did Dangal do on the TV? BOI will soon put up something soon if it failed to beat Sultan or PRDP

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  102. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa on Netflix, watched today .. reminded me again why i adored SRK so much in 90’s … Only if he remained such a simple guy in real life , his king khan image was self damaging …

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  103. Akshay Kumar pays tribute to real Airlift hero Mathunny Mathews on his death: Was an honour to portray him onscreen
    Airlift real hero Mathunny Mathews lost his life last night and Akshay Kumar shared their heartfelt condolences for the man.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/akshay-kumar-pays-tribute-to-real-airlift-hero-mathunny-mathews-sunny-on-his-death-was-an-honour-to-portray-him-onscreen-4666354/

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  104. Half Girlfriend Decent Weekend – Hindi Medium Low But Fair Trend
    Monday 22 May 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Half Girlfriend had a decent first weekend as it crossed the 30 crore nett mark but considering the start it could have been better. The film has done reasonably well in all circuits with the problem being the Saturday growth. The Sunday figures may have been affected by the IPL final though Bahubali 2 (Hindi) had no such problems against the cricket match. A 35 crore nett weekend from a 10 crore nett start would have been a good result for the film and a good hold on Monday could have made it a clean hit but now the Monday hold is needed to become a success. The first weekend collections of Half Girlfriend are as follows.

    Friday – 10,00,00,000

    Saturday – 10,25,00,000

    Sunday – 10,75,00,000

    Grand Total – 31,00,,00,000

    Hindi Medium had a low first weekend of 11 crore nett though Saturday showed good growth. The film did not follow through on Sunday but that could be due to the IPL final though as mentioned above Bahubali (Hindi) had no such issues on Sunday. The film has a tax exemption in Maharashtra which has really helped the cause of the film and now it will need Monday to be similar to Friday if it is to have a good run at the box office. The first weekend business of Hindi Medium is as follows.

    Friday – 2,50,00,000

    Saturday – 4,00,00,000

    Sunday – 4,50,00,000

    TOTAL – 11,00,00,000

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  105. Box Office: Hindi Medium keeps up the momentum, Half Girlfriend ends opening weekend with Rs. 35 crores
    By Joginder Tuteja
    , May 22, 2017 – 10:33 am IST

    Hindi-Medium,-Half-Girlfriend

    Hindi Medium kept its momentum on during the weekend as it brought in further Rs. 4 crore* on Sunday. The film has been seeing a surge in collections ever since its release and that’s a positive sign since it needs to now stay stable right through the weekdays as well. The total so far is Rs. 11 crore* and that’s a good number to build its base from this point on. Irrfan Khan‘s Talvar had a Rs. 9.25 crore and then went on to have a lifetime of Rs. 31 crore solely on the basis of word of mouth. Now Hindi Medium, which belongs to an altogether different genre, could well be following the same trajectory in days to come. It deserves to!

    As for Half Girlfriend, it has now enjoyed one of the better weekends at the Box Office this year, what with Rs. 33 crore* in its kitty so far. The film saw Rs. 11 crore* being added to its total on Sunday and though the film is not seeing major jumps on a day by day basis, the fact that the collections have stayed on well means the weekdays would bring in decent moolah as well. The film would be looking at a first week total of Rs. 50 crore and that would be good for Arjun Kapoor whose last release Ki & Ka, a success, had lifetime collections of Rs. 51 crore.

    Finally, after three weeks of monopoly that Baahubali 2 [Hindi] had enjoyed in theaters, there is something different in the offering for audiences and they have been happy to lap it up to some degree at the least.
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  106. BREAKING: Sanjay Dutt to star in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3 – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  107. Another Outstanding Weekend For Bahubali 2 (Hindi)

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) had another outstanding weekend as it collected more than 18 crore nett in its fourth weekend. This is already a record for the fourth week as the highest fourth week record till date was 15.95 crore nett of 3 Idiots in 2009. The collection so far so far are 475 crore nett as it nears the 500 crore nett. On fair value the collections are already over 500 crore nett as it had a limited South release in Hindi unlike other high grossing films like Dangal, PK or Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The two new releases half Girlfriend or Hindi Medium could not show much growth on Sunday but Bahubali had no such problems registering 35% growth. The figures of Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) till date are as follows.

    Week One – 2,46,47,00,000

    Week Two – 1,42,52,00,000

    Week Three – 67,25,00,000 apprx

    Fourth Weekend 18,25,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 4,74,49,00,000

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2945

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  108. Aamir Khan’s Dangal is all set to create box office history. The film which was released recently in China is doing unimaignlebale business in the country. After collecting 100 crore plus on 3rd Saturday, the film has raked in another massive 82 cr on 3rd Sunday.

    Dangal is set to unlock many achievements. The worldwide gross of the film is now close to 1500 cr. Dangal total box office collection in China is 730 cr after 17 days. It will surpass the 1st phase collection of Dangal from all markets tomorrow. The film might even do 1000 cr in China alone.

    Dangal will also beat Bahubali 2 worldwide collection to become the all-time highest Indian grosser tomorrow. Currently, it stands at 1490 cr plus while BB2 may cross 1500 cr today. (The exact numbers of BB2 will be available tomorrow especially the overseas gross). Though Dangal will definitely edge past Bahubali 2 tomorrow and will take a huge lead in coming days which will be impossible to cover for BB2 unless it does miracles in second phase run.

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      BB2 hindi is 474 – it will crawl from hereon. 500 maybe tough….HGF doing 31 cr weekend is decent and it will be a hit….

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      • jayshah Says:

        Easy 500 CR – despite competition it is holding very strong.

        Despite IPL too. WTF was that final yesterday, something seriously dodgy!

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  110. The Sachin Tendulkar premiere: Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani to attend
    BySubhash K. Jha
    May 22, 2017 – 10:41 am IST

    If all goes well our Prime Minister will watch the new Sachin bio-pic Sachin: A Billion Dreams. Says a source close to the project, “It’s very rare for Modiji to want to watch any film. He may make it a point to see this one as the producers are insistent. Sachin himself visited Modiji with his wife to invite Modiji for the screening,”

    The producers Sachin: A Billion Dreams intend to release the film on a larger scale than any other film including Baahubali. Says a source in the know, “The film is currently being dubbed into six Indian languages which is more than any other dubbed film from any part of the world. They expect every Indian, even those who may not have been interested in Baahubali to make a beeline for Tendulkar.”

    Apparently the producers are planning to release the film in an unprecedented 7,000 theatres in India. Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion had opened in approximately 6,500 theatres. But before the release on May 26 is the premiere of the film on May 24 which according to an insider will be the “baap of all premieres.”
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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    • IdeaUnique Says:

      i dont think this film will have many takers – it is a documentary – and i don’t know any documentary has ever succeeded at Indian BO.

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    • IdeaUnique Says:

      to release in 7000 screens will be suicidal IMO – ppl love entertainment – MSD succeeded because it was a gripping screenplay – why would one go to see a documentary on Sachin? i wud wait for a TV release.

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      • They will make it taxfree, Even then audience will not be that lured. What about screens allotted for Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium? Even BB2 is still running. How will they get 7000 screens?

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        • IdeaUnique Says:

          yeah – it is a wishful thinking on the part of makers….i am not interested in watching this documentary screen – will wait for DVD

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  112. Dangal like last weekend,again at no.4 amongst all films running worlwide.This week,BB2 is not there.

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  113. IdeaUnique Says:

    Aamirkhan’s #Dangal is scheduled to Release in Hong Kong On 7th of September. Expecting Big there too after Grand Success in China

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  114. jayshah Says:

    Ramya Krishnan Interview with Baradwaj Rangan | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

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  115. Congrats Aamirians Dangal overtakes baahubali.See below what arena is saying abt BB2 and Dangal.

    Though Dangal will definitely edge past Bahubali 2 tomorrow and will take a huge lead in coming days which will be impossible to cover for BB2 unless it does miracles in second phase run.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/dangal-is-on-the-verge-of-creating-history-at-the-box-office/

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  116. Baywatch is scheduled for a June 2 release. The film is directed by Seth Gordon and also stars Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Jon Bass, with cameos by original TV show actors Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff.

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  117. taran adarsh‏ @taran_adarsh

    #Baahubali2 [Week 4] Fri 4.15 cr, Sat 6.35 cr, Sun 7.80 cr. Total: ₹ 478.30 cr Nett. HINDI. India biz. HIGHEST GROSSER EVER.

    #Baahubali2
    Week 1: ₹ 247 cr
    Week 2: ₹ 143.25 cr
    Week 3: ₹ 69.75 cr
    Weekend 4: ₹ 18.30 cr
    Total: ₹ 478.30 cr NETT
    HINDI. India biz.

    #Baahubali2 RECORDS…
    Crossed ₹ 100 cr: Day 3
    200 cr: Day 6
    300 cr: Day 10
    400 cr: Day 15
    450 cr: Day 20
    475 cr: Day 24
    HINDI. India biz.

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  118. Rahman wrote, “To Rajamouli garu, Keeravani garu and the whole team of BB2… Just finished watching it in Chennai. I hope it crosses 2000 cr and above at the box office. You guys have opened the floodgates for South Indian cinema to the world and given it a new identity 👍”

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  119. KRK‏Verified account @kamaalrkhan · 2m2 minutes ago
    According to an official statement of China distributor, UTV will get 13% (91Cr) of 700Cr of #Dangal business in China.

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    • If they are getting that much profit, Wanda had no reason to refuse to exhibit the film.
      Money does not matter, it is the fame and name that matters for the team. And the goodwill which cant be measured in terms of money. Waise, the budget of the film was only 70 crores.

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    • So if Dangal ends at 1500cr in China (entirely possible), UTV/AK would get approx 200crs?!? That would be more than their share in India BO.

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    • Let us see how much Tubelight and BB2 will make and how much the producers will get when released in China. Now the focus has shifted to China, there will be more transparency about these deals. If the film fails, who will bear the brunt?

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        Tubelight will have extremely tough time in getting a release in china as the backdrop is India-China war….and evenif released – i doubt sallu’s antics will be accepted by Chinese audience….no chance at all….

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        • Not sure why people are thinking that these collections in China are repeatable…I doubt any future movie will get to even 50mn forget 150mn…including Aamir’s…What Dangal has done is unique, magnificient but not repeatable…Even a very well made movie wont do as much…The topic of Dangal has found tremendous resonance there, that cant happen with all good movies…Bahubali 2 which is a awesome awesome movie will have no takers in China, not only because no one would have seen the first part but also because they make movies on that scale regularly…To think that TOH or Tubelight will be setting Chinese BO on fire is a mistake…

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          • There is nothing that cant happen.

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          • jayshah Says:

            Agree

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            i’ve watched many Chinese films with Eng. subtitles – one thing is clear – like US audience – they also do not like overly melodramatic films – also they are extremely sensitive about war films involving their own country…..so i m not sure whether sallu’s film will get cleared there in the first place….aamir is an established name there with PK/38/SMJ/D3 – i do not think any other films in near future (except Aamir’s SS and TOH) have any chance whatsover to even cross 50-100 cr there…..

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      • Realistically, when they embarked on this project, Sallu/Kabir mustve had a 300cr+ target for Tubelight, or perhaps a shot at crossing PK, until Dangal happened in December.
        Now with BB2 and Dangal resurgence, I doubt if Sallu even has his heart in these chases any more. His entire focus for the past few years (since Dabanng) has been to unseat Aamir from #1. It must be pretty tough dealing with a new reality that at the age of 51, he would need some miraculous re-invention of persona to try to scale these larger heights.
        These 2 movies have made insurmountable targets (pan India and WW) that will not be crossed for a long long time. These are 2 Sholay moments happening within 4 months of each other. It took 20 yrs for a movie to begin to scratch the surface of Sholay’s achievements. It may take a realistic 5-7 yrs minimum for any film maker to come up with a script and budget to try to dismantle these 2 records. IMHO, BB2 pan-India can only be broken by a larger more grandiose mythological movie, like Mahabharat. Given the entrenched star-systems driving all language cinemas in India, there really aren’t any other unifying pan-India concepts. To make a grand Mahabharat will take 4-5 yrs at least. And Dangal in China is simply a rare freaky connect, that perhaps can only be crossed with another Aamir rare-freaky connect. None of the other Indian stars have as much as a toehold in China. Aamir has gobbled that entire space, and it is only he at present who can perhaps improve what Dangal has done.
        So, essentially, at this point, in their weary early 50s, wud not be surprised if Sallu just gives up. I believe SRK has already given up in the last cpl of years.

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    • P.K Talli Says:

      Can’t believe people here takes krk tweets seriously about Dangal china collections . The other day he was saying Aamir is giving fake collections of china .. the idiot didn’t even know Aamir or UTV for that matter didn’t give any collections . Where is that official statement anyway or nobody knows about it except krk ? lol

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    Bahubali 2 has reached the 1500 crores landmark at the worldwide box office after 24 days. It is the first Indian film to do so. Aamir Khan’s Dangal will join Bahubali 2 soon.

    Both films were quite close during the last weekend but it was BB2 who has first breached the 1500 cr mark and that too without China release.

    India: 1225 cr (All versions)
    Overseas: 277
    Worldwide: 1502 cr

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  121. Mohanlal’s epic film Mahabharata faces a stumbling block

    A Hindu group in Kerala has raised objections against the title of this film and have threatened to stall the release if the title is not changed.

    Mohanlal recently made an announcement that he will be playing the role of Bheema in the epic Mahabharata which will be an adaptation of MT Vasudevan written book Randamoozham. The film will be directed by ad filmmaker V Shrikumar Menon and will be made on a mammoth budget of INR 1000 crores. This film will be bankrolled by business honcho B R Shetty who owns the UAE Exchange. The film is scheduled to start shooting in 2018 while Mohanlal prepares for the role of Bheema. Now looks like it might not be a smooth sail for this epic film.

    Kerala Hindu Aikya Vedi President KP Sasikala has raised an objection that the film cannot be titled Mahabharata, and the reason seems to be a little weird. “A big budget film is coming from Kerala named Mahabharatham. We are happy but the Hindus here have a condition – only a film which is close to the story of real Mahabharatham written by Vyasan should carry its name. No other movie can be named Mahabharatham. If the movie is based on Randamoozham let the name of the film also be named same. Veda Vyasan also has his rights,” KP Sasikala was quoted in a leading daily.

    Sasikala also made it clear that Hindus in Kerala will not allow the release of the film if they decide to proceed with the same title. “Don’t think that Hindus can be insulted again. If these social leaders, writers, intellectuals and reformers think that a Hindu’s face is a toilet, then it is wrong. The Hindu community is not your waste box or toilet,” KP Sasikala was quoted.

    Like Baahubali, Mahabharata will also have to face a lot of hurdles before it hits the screens.

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    • “If the movie is based on Randamoozham let the name of the film also be named same. ”

      Gotta agree with this at this point. I haven’t read the book but if its deviated from the real Mahabharat and artist representation and the book is named Randamoozham and movie is based on this one, the movie needs to be named Randamoozham as well. Why should everyone outside India think this is the ‘real’ Mahabharat story when its not?

      I was hesitant earlier too about this movie. If they are ready to spend 1000 crores, just make the regular Mahabharat instead of Mahabharat from Bhima’s vision and his point of view. You can’t make a sidey version with that much big budget where whole of India is not going to love it and is a cult book.

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      • Its not a sidey version, the issue is Randamoozham is a realistic take on Mahabharat where Bheem has inferiority complex issues as he is not given his due in the outcome of the war and has to fight his inner demons…There is a reason why they have gone with an actor for the lead role and not a hunk..as if you want to do a Mahabharat, you would have gone with a model hunk for Bheems role. I get your point, why waste 1000 crs for a movie which is more realistic than action oriented…But maybe they have something more commercial in store

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        • Krish, I get that but still its a ‘cult’ book and not the regular Mahabharat version. Hardly they make great historicals in India and Mahabharat deserves a full blown movie than a cult version to be filmed on big screen. Also in the book the story begins – where the Pandavas leave for the pilgrimage to Himalayas forsaking all the worldly possessions. So, we’re not told the full story. I’ve read some reviews and its a book for folks who already know Mahabharat inside out which is fine as majority of Indians do know that. But I would have preferred a Mahabharat like Baahubali treatment with the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas and their father and all the story and war for 1000 crores. Not just a portion or starting a movie when they leave for Himalayas and so on.

          Saw this from Wiki before posting my first opinion. “The novel is a retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Bhima, the second Pandava. The story deviates from the traditional Mahabharata story as it avoids the divine elements of the ancient epic and re-represent the characters and events realistically. One of the reasons critics cite for the novel’s cult following is its revisionism, that was a first time in Malayalam literature.”

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    • IdeaUnique Says:

      “A big budget film is coming from Kerala named Mahabharatham. We are happy but the Hindus here have a condition – only a film which is close to the story of real Mahabharatham written by Vyasan should carry its name. No other movie can be named Mahabharatham. If the movie is based on Randamoozham let the name of the film also be named same. Veda Vyasan also has his rights,” KP Sasikala was quoted in a leading daily.

      What rubbish! baap ka maal hei kya? 🙂

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    • Already the thread is bloated with 100’s of images from Chinese Dangal and you want to put up such silly whatsapp/twitter jokes. The jokes are not even funny and pretty lame!

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        so what? I found this very funny Master….chill Man…..enjoy the success and have fun 🙂 actually this is a video spoof from one of the south indian films where hero (in Rohit Shetty style) makes lot of vehicles fly…..:-)

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  124. IdeaUnique Says:

    27th (Sat) & then 3 public holidays..
    Don’t be surprised if Dangal collects 1000 cr in China..

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  126. Yes there are 4 holidays next week but only concern is POC.

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  127. BB2 crossed 1500 cr WW yesterday. Dangal did it today and has gone ahead of BB2. No looking back for Dangal now.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/breaking-dangal-overtakes-bahubali-2-to-become-highest-worldwide-grosser/

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    • sanjana Says:

      Shall I say Jai Phoghat!

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    • Taran has a lower number for Dangal WW. Even by his numbers, Dangal will cross 1500 cr WW in a day or two.

      taran adarsh‏@taran_adarsh

      #Dangal Worldwide Gross BO:
      India: $ 80 mn / ₹ 516 cr
      Overseas: $ 148 mn / ₹ 955 cr [includes China: $ 113 mn]
      Total: $ 228 mn / ₹ 1471 cr

      #Dangal Worldwide Gross BO:
      $ 228 mn / ₹ 1471 cr
      Note: Till 21 May 2017

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      • 1471 cr till Sunday, Monday is another 21-22 cr. So total 1490+ cr by Taran.

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        • What China’s boxoffice figures are for Dangal? That will give some true picture.

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          • IdeaUnique Says:

            Taran has not counted 30+ cr of Taiwan. Monday was 25 cr for Dangal – so it is racing past 750

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          • The China numbers are transparent. And Taran has included Taiwan collections too.

            The discrepancy is with the India gross figure. BOI and Taran has used a flat 0.75 conversion factor on the nett figure of 387 cr to arrive at 516 cr gross in India. However, using such conversion factor is just an approximation, since entertainment tax varies from state to state and also depends on multiplex/single-screen divide.

            Aamir Khan Productions reported 387 cr nett and 544 cr gross in India. But BOI and Taran are using their 0.75 calculator (516 cr gross).

            If one goes by Ammir Khan Productions reported numbers, then Dangal has crossed 1500 WW gross. But if one uses BOI/Taran’s 0.75 calculator, then its short of 1500 cr by 10 cr or so. The margin of difference is small. And by today Dangal will have crossed 1500 cr WW gross according to Taran’s number too.

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  128. sanjana Says:

    The man who inspired

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  129. Box Office: Hindi Medium sees growth on Monday over Friday, collects Rs. 3 crore*
    By Joginder Tuteja
    , May 23, 2017 – 7:38 am IST

    Hindi Medium has managed to do what it was expected to after reviews and word of mouth started floating around its content. The film managed to have a good Monday, what with collections to the tune of Rs. 3 crore*. Compare this to the Friday collections [Rs. 2.81 crore] and you pretty much gain an idea that the film should now have good footfalls coming in for the rest of the week as well.

    The film had even better footfalls on Monday when compared to Friday and that is remarkable considering the fact that it has competition from both Half Girlfriend and Baahubali 2 [Hindi]. Still, it is finding its own set of audiences which is ensuring that there are consistent footfalls right through the day. In fact at certain properties the ticket rates go down as well on the weekdays and still Hindi Medium has better numbers.

    The Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar starrer has now collected Rs. 15.56 crore already and that is on the same lines as the entire Week One of Talvar [Rs. 15.55 crore]. The Meghna Gulzar directed dramatic thriller stays on to be the highest solo grosser ever [Rs. 31 crore] for Irrfan Khan (where he is leading the show entirely) and now Saket Chaudhary directed comic drama appears set to surpass that number in the final run.

    *Estimates. Final numbers awaited
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  130. Dangal vs Baahubali 2 box-office collection: Now SS Rajamouli to release his film in China

    After Dangal starring Aamir Khan struck gold at the Chinese box office, the makers of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are planning to release their film in China in July this year.

    Speaking about Baahubali 2’s release plans in China, Francois da Silva who presides over international sales for Arka Mediaworks (Baahubali producers) told Variety, “With Baahubali 2: The Conclusion we are now at $220 million worldwide, without China. Our target now is for China to give us the biggest lifetime score of all time for an Indian movie.”

    Meanwhile, the Hindi-dubbed version of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is well on its way to cross the Rs 500-crore mark at the Indian box office. In just 24 days since its release, the SS Rajamouli epic earned over Rs 475 crore.

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/dangal-baahubali-2-the-conclusion-box-office-collection-china/1/960547.html

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    • Anil Sharma: ‘Baahubali 2’ has not set any record yet

      Sharma, who has given many hit films like ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Apne’ and many more, was asked about the new records like Rs 1,000 crore being set by ‘Bahubali 2’. To this, the director said: “It is just a matter of time. There was a a time when, in 2001, ‘Gadar : Ek Prem Katha’ was released and had done a business of 265 crore, which as per today’s calculation is Rs 5,000 crore.”
      On being asked the same question again and again, the director said: “Please don’t frame me in all these things. If some good film comes, records would be broken. And as far as ‘Bahubali 2’ is concerned, it has not yet set any record.”

      “As mentioned, ‘Gadar’ had done a business of Rs 265 crore in 2001 when the ticket rates were Rs 25 only. As per valuation, it is Rs 5,000 crore today and ‘Bahubali 2’ has just reached some Rs 1,500 crore, so no record has been broken,” he added.

      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/anil-sharma-baahubali-2-has-not-set-any-record-yet/articleshow/58797445.cms

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    • No matter how spectacular BB2’s business in India is, it is not a film that will work outside the Indian diaspora in any major way. Releasing it in non-traditional markets like China is not going to work.

      Dangal on the other hand will be released in some more countries in third phase. It will remain the top WW grosser ahead of BB2.

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    • Well an Indian film’s greatest benchmark will always be how it does in India. Same goes with Chinese films or Hollywood films.
      If it does well in other markets, its a bonus.

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      • jayshah Says:

        I agree on Indian films as generally they rely on Indian collections, unsure on Chinese but Hollywood is an industry where US collections can be lower than rest of world & many films target collections outside of US than inside. This does not mean US collections don’t matter for these films but many have the majority as Non US, even Avatar for example.

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      • Doing $ 100 million plus in a single market is not bonus. Achieving something that could not have been even imagined by anyone is something else. The movie hasn’t done regular business but is now among the top 50 grossers of the worlds most populous country. One needs to appreciate the same rather than trying to subvert it with other big film.

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      • aamirsaurabh Says:

        Other markets -bonu.In china alone,It wld do way more than a movie’s WW gross which was just a month back a WW record,more than 2 times of SRK’s biggest WW gross.In whole overseas(bonus acc to u) more than 3 times of SRK’s highest WW grosser.

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  131. Half Girlfriend Has Fair Monday
    Monday 23 May 2017 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Half Girlfriend had a fair Monday as the film dropped a little over 50% from Friday. The film grossed around 4.75 crore nett which has taken the total of the film to 35.75 crore nett. The film held better at mass centres than the big multiplexes on Monday. The drop is probably the wrong side of 50% for it to have a good run but with there being limited competition in its second week it could be an average runner but that will depend on where the second Friday lands. The Monday is actually better than the weekend trend suggested on which a big drop looked inevitable. The film has fared best in best in Central India and Bihar while East Punjab and Mysore have under performed.

    BB2

    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Fourth Monday Collections
    Tuesday 23 May 2017 11.00 IST

    Monday – 3,25,00,000

    Grand Total – 4,77,74,00,000

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  132. Hindi Medium Remains Rock-Steady On Its 1st Monday At The Box Office
    The film collected 3.15 crores yesterday and now stands at a Box Office total of 15.71 crores.
    By
    Koimoi.com Team –
    May 23, 2017

    After showing substantial growth over the weekend, Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium has remained rock-steady on its 1st Monday at the box office. The film collected 3.15 crores yesterday and now stands at a Box Office total of 15.71 crores.

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  133. “Our country’s Government is giving us no RESPECT” – Arjun Kapoor
    ByFaridoon Shahryar
    May 23, 2017 – 11:32 am IST

    Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Suri in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive with Faridoon Shahryar poured their hearts out on the announcement of 28 percent GST on the film industry. They are sad on being clubbed with betting and alcohol. What will happen to the regional cinema that was not taxed so far? How will they survive? What about the tax imposed by the local state governments post the GST? Both Arjun and Mohit are hoping that there will be more clarity and the film industry will get more respect and security.

    Both of you have turned producers; are you happy with the 28% GST on cinema? A lot of people within the film industry are having certain issues.
    Mohit Suri: I was discussing this with Mr. Bhatt (Mahesh) today in the morning and I am not too sure about whether it’s good…

    Arjun Kapoor: Because what I learnt is entertainment tax is allowed per state so that kind of negates you generalizing the tax for the film. We have been compartmentalized with certain vices…

    Mohit: Tobacco and Alcohol
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/countrys-government-giving-us-no-respect-arjun-kapoor/#sthash.FEoyJjwY.dpuf

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  134. Manchester Explosion:

    terrorist will never win, my son was in city centre but he is safe..

    Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour following last night’s explosion outside Manchester Arena, according to reports.

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  135. jayshah Says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40018422

    Sir Roger Moore has died. Easily my favourite Bond.

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  136. aamirsaurabh Says:

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  137. aamirsaurabh Says:

    No,it wld be more than 1800cr after china.I am hearing license has been renewed for 1 more month.Now it is at no.44,cld end in top 25 All time china grossers.

    http://www.cbooo.cn/Alltimedomestic

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  139. Twitter Suspends Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Account After Offensive Tweets

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  140. Neerja’s Co-producers DEFEND themselves, Release an Official Statement
    Here’s what they have to say in their defence…

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 5:36:58 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
    By Priyanka Chauhan

    The family of late flight purser Neerja Bhanot have accused the makers of Bollywood film “Neerja” for not honoring their commitments of sharing the profit of the film with them and the Neerja Bhanot Trust.

    However, the co-producers of the film have revealed that the profits from “Neerja” were repeatedly offered to the family of late flight purser Neerja Bhanot as per the existing contract but they declined to accept it.

    Statement from Bling Unplugged, co-producers of the motion picture: ‘Neerja’:
    “At the outset, again, we’d like to say that we are immensely grateful that the Bhanot family trusted us with making a movie on the life of braveheart, Neerja Bhanot.

    We started the exercise of making a difficult film with utmost honesty and the effusive acclaim the film has received is testament to the fact that we succeeded in our endeavour.

    The facts of the case are simply thus:

    Bling had acquired the rights to make ‘Neerja’ from the Bhanot family. The agreement between Bhanots and Bling clearly spelt out that Bhanots would be paid a fixed upfront amount (which was paid as per the timelines) and a variable amount, which was to be computed as a share of net profits that Bling would receive.

    It was always abundantly clear that we would partner with a studio, in this case FoxStar India.
    The Bhanot family was always aware of the same and have in fact met the studio reps on many occasions.

    To imply otherwise is simply untrue.

    Integrity is a very important aspect of Bling’s values and Bling is committed to meeting all its contractual commitments.

    All financial transactions post release have been shared with the Bhanot family immediately and in a transparent manner.

    Their share of the profits, which is a share of ours, has been immediately offered.

    They have declined to accept the same and now wish to get a share of the studio profits.
    This is effectively a retrospective negotiation and not as per what is signed by them years ago.

    It is unfortunate that despite having a clear contractual arrangement the Bhanots have decided to dispute the financial understanding at this belated stage.

    To reiterate, the amounts due to the Bhanots, as per the existing contract have been repeatedly offered by us to them.

    To imply anything otherwise, is simply untrue.

    Sincerely,

    Atul Kasbekar
    CMD
    Bling Entertainment”

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  141. Kabir Khan to shoot his next film Zookeeper in China
    05/23/2017 9

    Bollywood director Kabir Khan will shoot his next directorial venture Zookeeper, a travel-related drama film, in the western Chinese city of Chengdu and in the mountains of the region. The film will be co-produced by Chinese film companies Peacock Mountain Culture & Media Ltd and Huaxia Film Distribution Co Ltd, read a statement from Eros International.

    Khan’s travel drama The Zookeeper (working title) will be released in 2018. The screenplay has been approved by Chinese government censors. The budget for the project is set at USD 25 million. The cast will include a leading Indian star and a top Chinese actress.

    “The original stories were developed by the Trinity Pictures Writers? Room, creative teams from both Trinity Pictures and the Chinese film companies worked closely on the scripts to create story lines that blend Sino-Indian culture,” Trinity said in a statement.

    Bollywood Arena

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  142. Dangal had another 3+ M$ day on tuesday. China Total is now 120 M$:
    http://english.entgroup.cn/boxoffice/cn/daily/

    Overseas total is already 150+ M$ for Dangal. By the end of China run it should get close to 200 M$ mark and with some luck it will cross that landmark after release in Japan, Hongkong and S Korea.

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  143. Koimoi
    How Much Money Will ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ Earn At The Box Office?
    Sachin’s film will manage to collect Rs 2-3 crores, which will be a good opening for this kind of a film.
    Ahana Bhattacharya –
    May 23, 2017

    James Erskine’s biographical documentary on India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is all set to hit theatres this Friday. The film is titled Sachin: A Billion Dreams. While the former cricketer is still hero-worshipped across India and is an inspiration for many, who even consider him as their God, we wonder what will be the box office fate of the film.

    Trade Analyst Sumit Kadel says, “Since it is a documentary film, I don’t have much box office expectations from it, but considering Sachin Tendulkar’s god status, colossal fan following and the number of screens the film is releasing in, I am assuming the film to collect around 2-3 crores on its opening day. I think it will collect approx Rs 10-12 crores in the first weekend and make a lifetime collection of 25-30 crores if word of mouth is good.”

    Sumit further informs that Sachin: A Billion Dreams will be released in 1150-1200 screens across the country and he feels that the time of release will not work in the film’s favour. He said, “This film is releasing on Ramzan which is considered a dull period for films as people don’t usually go to theatres to watch films during this period. However, it will still manage to collect Rs 2-3 crores, which will be a good opening for this film.”

    Why will the film not collect more? He explains, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams would have been a huge hit if it was made with commercial inputs, good music and good star cast like the M S Dhoni biopic.”

    M S Dhoni: The Untold Story starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the title role, which released in September last year, made a lifetime collection of Rs 133.04 crores.

    However, the trade expert is positive and full of hope for the film and wants it to succeed just like India’s Master Blaster did in his life. Sumit concludes, “I wish Sachin’s biopic will prove its critics wrong just like Sachin Tendulkar, who proved his critics wrong throughout his life.”

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  144. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-special-features/box-office-aamir-khans-dangal-crosses-1500-crores-worldwide-box-office/

    Dangal box office at a glance:

    Worldwide (excluding Taiwan and China) – Rs. 716 crores

    China – Rs. 777.83 crores

    Taiwan – Rs. 32.34 crores

    Total – Rs. 1526.17 crores

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  145. Hindi Medium Rakes In Good Moolah On 1st Tuesday At The Box Office
    The movie, made on a budget of Rs 22 crore, is growing completely on positive word of mouth.
    By
    Koimoi.com Team –
    May 24, 2017

    Irrfan Khan starrer has managed to remain rock-solid in its weekdays at the box office. Despite facing competition from Half Girlfriend and Baahubali 2, the movie has performed really well at the domestic market.

    As per early estimates, the film raked in approximately 2.75 crores yesterday and now stands with a grand total of 18.46 crores.
    Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium Continues To Remain Steady On Its 1st Tuesday At The Box Office
    Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium Continues To Remain Steady On Its 1st Tuesday At The Box Office

    Despite low ticket rates, the movie has been performing good at the box office, which also led the makers to increase the shows by public demand. Maharashtra and Gujarat have already been declared tax free and the other states are also planning to take the step.

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  146. Hindi Medium Is Rock Steady On Tuesday
    Wednesday 24 May 2017 10.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Hindi Medium was rock steady on Tuesday with collections of 2.75 crore nett on Tuesday. The film has now collected more on Tuesday than on Friday and is set for a strong for a few weeks. The first week collections will be around the 22 crore nett mark which is decent but it will the second week that it will come on its own and will probably be doing better business than the bigger film Half Girlfriend in week two. The film is a success and may possibly even become a HIT depending on the second week. The film is the first niche content success since Pink in September 2016 (if we dont count Dear Zindagi as Shahrukh Khan was the main reason for that film doing well) .

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  147. An arrest warrant has been issued against Suriya and Sathyaraj, in connection to them missing the recent court hearing related to a defamation case filed against them.
    regional movies Updated: May 24, 2017 11:21 IST
    Sandeep Acharya HT

    Journalist Rozario Mariya Susai had filed a private complaint against actors Suriya, Sathyaraj, Vijay Kumar, Arun Vijay, Vivekh, Sri Priya, Sarath Kumar and Cheran for their comments.

    An arrest warrant has been issued against Tamil actors Suriya, Sathyaraj, Vijay Kumar, Arun Vijay, Vivekh, Sri Priya, Sarath Kumar and Cheran, in connection with missing the recent court hearing related to a defamation case filed against them for their alleged derogatory comments against journalists. In 2009, when actor Bhuvaneshwari was arrested on prostitution charges by the Tamil Nadu police, she had revealed names of other actors who were involved in the racket. Several reports were written based on Bhuvaneshwari’s statement and it had irked some members of Tamil filmdom.

    Following extensive media coverage on Bhuvaneshwari’s statement, while tarnishing the image of few actors, the aforementioned eight stars insulted journalists who wrote the article in a Nadigar Sangam meeting. Following upsetting remarks made by these actors, journalist Rozario Mariya Susai filed a private complaint against the eight actors. The court case was heard at the Ooty court, in the absence of the eight actors. Since this was the second occasion on which the actors had failed to appear before the case, a warrant was issued.

    None of the actors were available for comment. However, sources close to a few actors said that now they will fight the case in court.

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  148. Half Girlfriend First Tuesday Business
    Wednesday 24 May 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Half Girlfriend had a normal Tuesday drop with collections of 4.25 crore nett as it took its five day total to 40 crore nett. After the Monday drop, it really needed Tuesday to be at a similar level to Monday. The first week is looking to be a decent 47 crore nett but considering it opened at 10 crore nett it should have crossed 50 crore nett for the week.

    The film will be an Average fare at best if the second Friday business is decent. The competition will come from Sachin – A Billion Dreams which has expectations within the industry due to the Sachin factor but may not be as hot with the public as the promos don’t give the feel ofthe sort of feature film that the audience is used to.

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  149. Hold Your Breath! Dangal Crosses 775 Crore Mark In China At The Box Office
    Dangal has crossed the 1500 crore mark at the global box office!

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  150. BOI has not commented on Dangal’s o
    China collection for a while. They are not even commenting on BB2 WW figures. When things don’t go as per your expectations/ liking resort to silence, that’s the best strategy.

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    • They have put 5 posts for Dangal till now, 5th may, 7th May, 11th May, 15th May and 16th May…I don’t remember anyone complimenting them for over reporting on Dangal – 5 times in a period of 10 days….But I can see lot of posts questioning their silence for last 7 days!!..Their usual way of reporting (overseas business) is once a week, so i will be surprised if there is no post this week. Either ways, their reporting or non reporting is not changing a thing on Dangal or BB2…
      As i always say, ignore their commentary or numbers if you don’t like it. I will continue to follow their numbers though…unless i see a better source other than producers numbers

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      • There are poor commentary like Dangal chases 1100 ww but. Sorry, ifthiswad SRK movie or Salman, they would have been only wild celebration from them

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      • Why should one compliment them? For reporting facts? Or for their fiction? When some milestones are crossed, it is reported even in ordinary sites.

        They said that in front of BB2, Dangal numbers are small. And now when Dangal numbers are going past BB2 numbes, they are unable to digest. Their gods are letting them down one after another!

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        • If they had a problem reporting because Aamir movie is on top then they would have a problem in reporting on every film of his as every movie of his has set some sort of precedence…

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          • Krish – It is relative. When you are giving top grossing you need proportionate reporting. But the complain is that you treat Aamir movies BO records as a 150-200 crore movies when he is creating all the benchmarks.

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      • Anyone is free to follow the ‘but’t joke called BOI.

        Dangal’s run in China has exposed their bias. They have lost all credibility with their silence.

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        • aamirsaurabh Says:

          Absolutely their bias is out in the open and they have lost their credibility to full throttle.

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          • coolguy Says:

            Well nothing’s exposed. Their bias has always been there. I kind of enjoy it now. It basically gives us sort of a Live reaction of Aamir’s detractors.

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          • coolguy Says:

            So as of now the reaction seems like ‘WTF! was that!!!’.

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  151. BB2 is dubbed film and Dangal is bollywood film. Dangal still is number one among bollywood films. Not like HNY or Sultan.

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  152. BB2 is 15-16 cr shy of the coveted 500 cr mark:

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-26th-day-box-office-collection/

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  153. Dangal is going to cross 125 M$ in 3 weeks straight in China.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/dangal-20th-day-box-office-collection-in-china/

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  154. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Yes,125M$ after 3 weeks,shld add 40-50M$ more.

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  155. IdeaUnique Says:

    even after 25 yrs – one doesn’t get tired of watching this film – isn’t it?

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  156. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Official total taiwan collns till Apr17 have been released. 3.94M$ till Apr30.Dangal is at no.99.Nos. are in NT$,Divide by 30 to get nos. in US$.Wld be abt 4.7M$ till date meaning atleast 6M$ LT in Taiwan.

    http://www.tfi.org.tw/publicinfo/%E5%85%A8%E5%9C%8B%E9%9B%BB%E5%BD%B1%E7%A5%A8%E6%88%BF%E6%88%AA%E8%87%B32017%E5%B9%B4%E5%9B%9B%E6%9C%88%E5%89%8D%E8%B3%87%E8%A8%8A_0505v3.pdf

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  157. http://www.thehindu.com/thread/arts-culture-society/the-chinese-love-aamir-khan-more-than-modi/article18559275.ece

    Great read..I think this is the third article in Hindu emphasising importance of Dangal in soft power dynamics.

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  158. Just wanted to point out guys the reason why BOI has been silent since a week…

    They have been busy removing South Asian collections from overseas collections from all Aamir Khan movies to reduce overseas collection.

    PK – $ 47 Million before -> now 27
    3 Idiots – $ 27 million before -> now 16
    Dhoom 3 – $ 31.5 million before -> now 28.5 million

    http://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=2482

    http://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=1956

    http://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=136

    Now by reducing overseas collections of all Aamir movies, they are making sure BB 2 stands out even more. BB 2 definitely is the biggest hit of this century based on what it has done i.e. making double collections WW of the nearest competitor when compared in equal markets but this is a low blow by BOI.

    Superb job BOI! What an idea!

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  159. Baahubali 2 (All Versions) Becomes The 1st Film To Cross The 1000 Crore Mark At The Box Office

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  160. Imran Khan to turn Director, Aamir Khan will Produce the film
    BySubhash K. Jha
    May 25, 2017 – 10:34 am IST

    Imran Khan to turn Director, Aamir Khan will Produce the film

    With the curtain falling on Imran Khan’s acting career—all his films as a leading man have bitten the dust in recent times, Katti Batti being the final clincher—it is time for this Khan to take his career into another direction, pun intended.

    Imran Khan a true chip off the Aamir Khan block, will soon be directing a film. Imran Khan who has been on an extended paternity leave ever since his daughter was born two years ago, has already zeroed in on the subject that he wants to direct.

    A source close to the development reveals, “Imran has already selected the subject he wants to direct. He will direct his own script. His uncle Aamir Khan will produce Imran’s film.”
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/

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  161. Dangal: 1st Indian Film To Rake In Over 1000 Crores In Overseas Box Office

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  162. By adding the China collections and also its Taiwan collections 26 crores, Dangal currently stands with global collections of 1564.86 crores.

    Dangal has already crossed 1000 crores mark in the International circuit solely. The overseas total of Dangal is now 1022.52 crores, thus becoming the 1st Indian film to achieve this feat at the International box office.

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  163. North India fuelled BB2 while China fuelled Dangal. To 1000 crores plus. Funny!

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  164. Dangal Surpasses Bahubali 2 Worldwide In All Languages
    Thursday 25 May 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network
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    Dangal has out grossed Bahubali worldwide due to its business in its dubbed Mandarin version in China and Taiwan. The film has grossed $123 million in China so far and lifetime business of $4.72 million in Taiwan which is almost $128 million of its $158 million overseas total. It has grossed four times more in Mandarin than in Hindi in Overseas markets.

    Despite going past Bahubali 2 in terms of worldwide Gross it is still well short of Bahubali as a blockbuster as the India distributor share alone of Bahubali is more than the worldwide share of Dangal. The India share of Bahubali is 600 crore already while Dangal worldwide share is 485 crore. Both films have been released in four languages across the world. The business of Dangal and Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion worldwide till date end of business 24th May) in all languages is as follows.

    India (GROSS)

    Dangal – 718 crore (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu)

    Bahubali – 1253 crore (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam)

    Overseas (GROSS)

    Dangal – $158 million (1025 crore) (Hindi and Mandarin)

    Bahubali $43 million (277 crore) (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam)

    Worldwide (GROSS)

    Dangal – 1743 crore (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Mandarin)

    Bahubali 1530 Crore (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam)

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    • There you go….Has Anyone apart from BOI officially confirmed Dangal has crossed bahubali 2 yet?? And has anyone reported the 1743 crs number…I was just seeing 1550 thrown for Dangal…Actually i am not sure how they arrived at that 1743 number??

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    • jayshah Says:

      BOI has many cards to play. Net, gross totals, distributor share, footfalls etc.

      FYI the Dangal India gross numbers look wrong.

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      • yeah true…it cant be 718…should be much lesser…they got their maths wrong…They have taken worldwide gross before China as India gross…

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        • jayshah Says:

          So maybe it hasn’t crossed? And they’re just wasted their time on the article. Rather wait on producers. BOI is adjusting films down and forgetting basic maths. Pure panic.

          All ranges are mid 1550’s. BOI just messed up. Face it they are clueless.

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          • Its crossed surely but of course not by 200 crs yet…Proof reading has never been BOI’s strengths 🙂

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          • Before the China and Taiwan release, Dangal’s worldwide gross was around Rs 744 crore and Rs 387 crore net in India — excluding dubbed versions it was Rs 375 crore.
            According to Business Standard.

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    • Forget the math, the ‘but’t jokes continue – this time regarding distributor shares. Btw, how can anyone report such grossly wrong numbers?

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  165. IdeaUnique Says:

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    • Try identifying who appear in this video
      0:00- Sara Tendulkar
      1:00 – Yuvi and Virat Kohli
      1:45 – Dhoni
      4:01 – Ashwin
      5:00 – Tendulkar family
      5:28 – Gulshan Grover
      6:20 – Tanisha Mukherjee
      6:33 – Anu Malik & wife
      6:55 – Dhanraj Pillai
      7:16 – Ramakant Achrekar and family
      9:18 – Asha Bhosale
      10:27 – ??
      10:30 – ??
      10:45 – Ajay Jadeja and wife, Zaheer and fiancee
      11:35 – ??
      11:45- Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon
      15;55 – Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur
      17:20 – Ashutosh Gowariker and wife
      18:10 – Atul Kasbekar
      19:35 – John Abraham
      19:45 – ??
      20:10 – Asha Bhosale
      20:40 – Gaurav and another TV presenter
      21:00 – Farah Khan
      22:11- ??
      22:25 – Anupam Kher
      22:30 – ?? (who is the couple who pass by besides Anupam Kher
      23:15 – ??
      23:43 – Sonu Nigam & family
      24:30 – Dino Morea and ??
      24:50 – Anil Kapoor
      25:02 – John Abraham
      25:32- ??
      25:54 – ??
      26.10 -AR Rahman and son
      27:05- SRK
      29:36 – Ranveer Singh
      32:22 – Aamir Khan
      36:45 – Bachchan family
      38:56 – Mukesh Ambani and family

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  166. BOI’s agenda is very obvious now. The problem is that there is no reliable BO reporting in Bollywood right now. The day something reliable and independent comes up, that will spell the end of sites with bias and agendas.

    It is a pity for Dangal makers if they got such a raw deal in terms of shares for the China release. They earn peanuts compared to the movie’s collections.

    However, it may mean that hopefully, future producers (especially for Aamir Khan movies) may find themselves in a stronger position to make better deals now.

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    • Well they have given extra 200 crs for Dangal…So what agenda now 🙂

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      • jayshah Says:

        And you believe it? Let me explain. The pity is not BOI’s, it’s those that follow them no matter what is presented to them. Look at the links from ihab and munna – can YOU explain that? I feel guilty for asking you but it seems you are the spokesman and were impressed by them posting the article without realising the numbers (that you believe in) were wrong. Now you say that they have no agenda as they’ve added 200 CR! You know fully well this is a mess up. And it is exposing this time not their agenda but simply how they are terribly poor with basic maths!

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        • I don’t believe the other viewpoint either…

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          • jayshah Says:

            I can’t help you, especially when gleefully happy on false numbers. I can’t add much more.

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        • Ofcourse its a mess up…I was just pulling Rahuls leg…You know i know the numbers too…and 1743 didn’t make any sense….They will correct it when they realize their maths goof up…But again, i am not believing that they have any agenda against Dangal or Aamir. First we said they are puling down Bahubali…Next we said they are pulling down Dangal as they preferred Bahubali…I still distinctly remember their Fanaa commentary when they first talked about Aamirs star power with masses…Sometimes we say they are pro SRK but numbers of JTHJ, CE, HNY etc don’t support that argument…We are just changing stances every time..Just forget their commentary if it is so bothersome…Their numbers are still pretty close to real numbers (apart from maths goof ups)…And that’s what matters

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        • Ofcourse its a mess up…I was just pulling Rahuls leg…You know i know the numbers too…and 1743 didn’t make any sense….They will correct it when they realize their maths goof up…But again, i am not believing that they have any agenda against Dangal or Aamir. First we said they are puling down Bahubali…Next we said they are pulling down Dangal as they preferred Bahubali which is quite bizarre considering their commentary on Dangal right from time of Indias release

          I still distinctly remember their Fanaa commentary when they first talked about Aamirs star power with masses…Sometimes we say they are pro SRK but numbers of JTHJ, CE, HNY etc don’t support that argument…We are just changing stances every time..Just forget their commentary if it is so bothersome…Their numbers are still pretty close to real numbers (apart from maths goof ups)…And that’s what matters..

          And I said at start of the week they will have their usual overseas weekly post before the end of the week. I just didn’t account for maths goof up 🙂

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          • jayshah Says:

            Lol you are expecting congratulations for reporting on Dangal’s once in lifetime China collections. That too when the whole article including headlines might be wrong based on the one thing you count on from BOI … NUMBERS!

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  167. aamirsaurabh Says:

    That was a typo error.

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  168. At the end of the day, it is the Chinese distribution company that has earned more money from the movie (probably more than the producers in its whole run). But this movie’s run will probably help future Bollywood producers get better deals and shares in profit there. Let’s hope so, at least.

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    • jayshah Says:

      I’ve read somewhere FF8 got less share but no evidence. These aren’t groundbreaking things but one day it will be important.

      The distributor share stuff is silly stuff. No cinema industry looks at collections this way! The gross figures themselves are more important for publication. Leave the net figures for the trade to get a fudged verdict.

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      • Surely you mean for outside india…In India only distributor shares count for verdict…

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        • jayshah Says:

          I mean in India gross should be reported much more. That is ticket sales. The rest is just pointless unless in a trade magazine and a layman won’t care and reality a layman gives nothing to these discussions in general.

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    • Frankly, its only the gross BO numbers that matters, as it gives an indication as how much money the paying public has shelled out for a particular movie. The nett and the distributor share matter for the different stakeholders as to how much each gets – its of minor interest to anyone else.

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      • That’s true for US etc as the distributors and producers are the same. In India it is rarely the same maybe when YRF also distributes…That’s why you have ABO also giving distribution shares…

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    • Agree J. Did anyone ever talk about the Distributor share of Titanic or Avatar or Star Wars et al? The eyeball catching stat has always been the gross number. When Titanic became the first movie to gross $1Billion worldwide, we never heard about distributor shares or USA vs worldwide in English vs dubbed and another gazillion slicing/dicing of data to further some vested agendas.
      BOI has lost it with this combined onslaught of BB2 and Dangal.
      Their entire star ranking system has collapsed under the weight of these 2 event movies. If they pursue star rankings, they will have to begrudgingly admit that AK is the biggest, just based on the sheer performance of Dangal China BO. Fan after Chinese Fan has commented in social media that they love Aamir because of his social consciousness, and throng to see his movies because of that trust. So it directly makes him a bigger global superstar than SRK/Sallu. This would be a pill too hard to swallow for BOI.
      Or in the case of BB2, just the reality of an unknown south star riding an astounding script blowing the smithereens out of bwood with a dubbed version had been very difficult for them to adjust to.
      They should give up on foolish retro-concepts such as star systems and simply stop providing commentary. Become like other hardcore BO sites. Just provide data, and let the fans and media anoint the number games.

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      • That doesn’t even make sense…In US the producers and distributors are same so it makes sense to give gross numbers. The comparison with Titanic is absolutely illogical in Indian context, where you have one producer and one distributor per territory. India might reach this idealistic scenario in the future maybe…

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        • The Titanic release in India, China and other worldwide markets must have been subject to the same producer/distributor dynamics which exist for all movies in India. But did any BO site go into such details? All they kept reporting was the $1B number. Did it matter to a fan about how much money went into which pocket, or how much taxes were paid by Titanic producers etc?

          Only in India have we made accountants out of ordinary fans. A well liked movie which grosses respectable totals will be made out to be something less just because BOI decides that a distributor in x territory did not make his cut!

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          • Well its not about BOI. ABO and other South BO also are on same lines…Trade magazines also go by distributor shares, film journals too which have been there since 1970’s. The reasons for these are too many…and most of them not valid to out side India…

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          • I understand that the model has not been invented by BOI, rather they and everyone else is following this mechanism since eons. However, BOI especially screws up because of its routinely biased commentary that favors a couple of actors alone. In any case the narrative which they had been peddling up until the release of BB2 has been totally discredited. So they need to hang up on this commentary business, and just focus on #s alone.

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          • jayshah Says:

            Agree with NYKavi.

            BOI should be embargoed on SS. Does not deserve any marketing or publicity here. It’s a shit site, always has been. Numbers change years later, so to verdicts. There is a clear agenda. I feel sorry on those who cannot read between the lines.

            I don’t post their articles, I just write about them. It just provides comedy relief for me.

            Krish you seem a reasonable fella – you must rid yourself of this self inflicted disease!

            Sanjana – stop posting from outer space.

            No more comments on BOI from me EVER. Wasted 10 years of blogging on that dumb site.
            Support piaofang.maoyan!!! A proper box office site.

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  169. Bahubali 2 Is Highest Hindi Grosser Worldwide
    Thursday 25 May 2017 13.00 IST
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    Bahubali – The Conclusion has become the first film in Hindi to gross 750 crore Worldwide. The film is now not only the highest grossing Hindi film in India but also worldwide. The film has easily beaten the previous record of Dangal which grossed around 702 crore worldwide in Hindi

    These figures have come despite the film not being an outright Hindi film like Dangal, PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan. It could go to 800 crore worldwide which will be another first. The Overseas contribution is limited at around $12 million but India is simply phenomenal.

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    • jayshah Says:

      So is Dangal not a Hindi film now????

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      • Now this I agree is plain stupidity…You can compartmentalize Hindi and non Hindi or Chinese for a movie and I had said this earlier also when BOI had brought this point earlier. This also explains why they have removed the mandarin version collections of PK etc. They might show it as a separate line item but this whole compartmentalization is pointless.

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        • I meant You ‘can’t’ compartmentalize

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          • But they also do this for non Hindi, Indian languages (dubbed versions) and don’t report it. I hope they now remove the Non Hindi Languages of BB2 also just to be consistent…

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    • Haha

      Some way or the other it has to be proved that BB2 > Dangal.

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  170. Raabta In Legal Trouble! Magadheera Makers File Suit For Plagiarism
    Magadheera’s makers have claimed a copyright violation since Raabta has copied the former’s unique storyline.
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  171. Boi site should get Joker site award! For inflating Dangal numbers and then deflating the narrative!
    How can a dubbed film becomes a hindi film in the first place?

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  172. Superstar Aamir Khan has said that his films Dangal should not be compared to the recently released Baahubali 2, as both are good films which are making the country proud.
    “I am very happy the film is being appreciated so much in China and across the world. But I don’t think there should be any comparisons. I have not seen Baahubali 2 yet but it’s a very successful film and have heard so many good things about it.”
    Congratulating Rajamouli and his entire team, Aamir said, “I feel there shouldn’t be a comparison between the two. Both are good films in their own rights, both are Indian films which are making the country proud.
    “I am proud of Baahubali as well and as an Indian fan I would really appreciate the fact that the film is doing so well all over the world.”
    The actor was speaking at the premiere of Sachin: A Billion Dreams

    Bollywood Arena

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