Zameer (1975) Premier Picture

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Forgotten Classics – Duniya Chutte Yaar Na Chutte (Dharamkanta)

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BLACK (2005) – BoxOffice Operation.

•August 29, 2012 • 3 Comments

Black was released on 4th February, 2005. It was produced under Applause Entertainment banner. Primarily it was budgeted 12 Crore. But due to fire accident at Shimla, its budget exceeded by 5 Crore. With print and publicity cost its final cost was 20 Crore. From overseas it earned massive 35.5 Crore(7.4 Millions), 5 Crore from Satellite and 2 Crore from Video and Music rights. Domestically it was released on just 205 prints and earned around 23 Crore. This makes total recovery of around 55.5 Crore Nett from Theatrical business and 7 Crore from other rights.

Details of  Domestic boxoffice. 

Week All India Nett Business (Crore) % Drop
1 6.85  
2 5.25 23.36%
3 3.45 34.29%
4 1.95 43.48%
5 1.35 30.77%
6 0.95 29.63%
7 0.8 15.79%
8 0.55 31.25%
9 0.47 14.55%
10 0.35 25.53%
11 0.19 45.71%
12 0.09 52.63%
Rest 0.75  
Total 23  
Name BLACK
Opening 50%
WOM Excellent
Trending Excellent (managed noticeable business for over 15 weeks)
Budget 20 Crore (Including overseas DC)
Theaterical Recovery 68.5 Crore Gross (33 Domestic, 35.5 overseas)/ ~29.5 Crore Distribution share
Other revenues 7 Crore
Recall value Very good, will always be remembered for its top notch performances.
BollyBusiness Note Its domestic and overseas theatrical returns makes it biggest wordwide grosser of 2005 (though major part of overseas came in 2009 from Korea boxoffice). Indian domestic business itself earned good commision for distributor.
Verdict Hit+

— BollyBusiness

Ek Tha Tiger Heading For Big Success !!

•August 21, 2012 • 4 Comments

After some speculations initially when collections dipped after huge first day, Massive jump in business over weekend and equally good collections over  weekdays ensures good success.

EK Tha Tiger is Salman’s 20th clean Hit and 29th Success in his career spanning 24 years now. In terms of blockbuster success, this will be Salman’s 7th Blockbuster.

Collections are ranging from 113-120 Crore in trade for first 6 days. We will see if movie also get repeat audience from Friday, still lifetime business of 175 Crore is now very conservative prediction.

Only other movies which are expected to cross 100 Crore this year are SRK-Yash Chopra next, Khiladi 786, Talaash, Son of sardar and Dabangg-2. Akshay kumar already had 2 big grosser this year, Joker is coming next week and doesn’t have mass appeal for huge collections. By end of year, Salman khan will have two 150+, Akshay will have three 100+, Ajay will have two 100+, SRK and Aamir both will have one 125+ each. But one thing which separate Salman khan from rest is STARDOM and Mass following. At the moment, he is enjoying huge success out of average movies. This shows he has crazy fan following which was missing in case of Shahrukh khan.

Well we will discuss this further in some other post. At the moment, this is celebration time for Salman fans. Congratulations every one.

— Bollybusiness

A record that will always remain intact, an interesting box-office history !!

•August 11, 2012 • 6 Comments

Mard(1985) did release in midst of the piracy wave brought about by onset of the VCRs and TV era of the 1980s, but Mard still created true havoc and set opening records in many parts of India. After coolie, Mard was first movie to gross 100% business in first three weeks of Mumbai territory, in fourth week its collections recorded as 97%.

For next 13 years, no movie able to do 100% business in Mumbai territory for three straight weeks. It was Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998 when a similar pattern of business was seen once again. KKHH also did 100% business(Around 65 Lakhs each week) for three weeks and 97% in fourth week. Exactly same pattern as of Mard in 1985.

And now 14 years passed, this record still intact. And now the way movies are performing at box-office, it looks KKHH will remain last movie holding this achievement.

* Mard holding many other records as well, but that will be in separate post.

Hundred Crore Club Movies Since 2000 (With Adjusted Nett)

•August 5, 2012 • 8 Comments

100 Crore club hyped up by media is very much misleading.This is just a number and with increasing market Dynamics, movies are doing good business in short span of time. I have taken all movies from 2000-2012(Up to Rowdy Rathode). For convenient purpose have taken un-adjusted numbers straight from boxofficeindia and calculate their adjusted collection based on current average ticket price of Rs. 120/- and average ticket price of respective movie at the time of its release. For example Gadar was released in 2001 and average ticket price back then was Rs. 35/-. Its adjusted Net based on 75.5 Crore collection back then and current ticket price of 120/-  would be calculated as 75.5/35*120 = 258.86 Crore. There are around 31 movies falling in 100 Crore club category with this adjustment.  There are few more like Devdas, Fanna, Partner, Race which comes very close to 100 Crore but fallen short of mere 2-3 Crore only with this technique.

Actor Total 100+ Movies Commutative adjusted collections
Shahrukh Khan 8 988.67
Aamir 5 717.91
Hritik 5 662.33
Salman Khan 4 517.04
Akshay Kumar 4 453.92
Ajay Devgan 3 318.72
Sanjay Dutt 1 131.08
Sunny Deol 1 258.86
Rank Film Year Nett Gross Average Ticket Price At Time Of Release Adjusted Nett
1 Gadar Ek Prem Katha 2001 75.50 35.00 258.86
2 Three Idiots 2009 202.57 100.00 243.08
3 Ghajini 2008 114.67 80.00 172.01
4 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 2001 47.00 35.00 161.14
5 Dabangg 2010 140.10 110.00 152.84
6 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai 2000 38.00 30.00 152.00
7 Dhoom 2 2006 80.25 65.00 148.15
8 BodyGuard 2011 140.00 120.00 140.00
9 Mohabbatein 2000 33.25 30.00 133.00
10 Rowdy Rathode 2012 132.00 120.00 132.00
11 Lage Raho Munnabhai 2006 71.00 65.00 131.08
12 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 2008 86.78 80.00 130.17
13 Krissh 2006 69.25 65.00 127.85
14 Om Shanti Om 2007 79.42 75.00 127.07
15 Agneepath 2012 121.00 120.00 121.00
16 Ready 2011 121.00 120.00 121.00
17 Golmaal 3 2010 107.56 110.00 117.34
18 Ra.One 2011 116.00 120.00 116.00
19 Koi Mil Gaya 2003 42.50 45.00 113.33
20 Houseful-2 2012 106.00 120.00 106.00
21 Welcome 2007 70.75 75.00 113.20
22 Chak De India 2007 67.26 75.00 107.62
23 Don-2 2011 107.00 120.00 107.00
24 Veer Zaara 2004 40.00 45.00 106.67
25 No Entry 2005 43.00 50.00 103.20
26 Lagaan 2001 30.00 35.00 102.86
27 Singh Is Kinng 2008 68.48 80.00 102.72
28 Raajneeti 2010 92.93 110.00 101.38
29 Rang De Basanti 2006 50.00 60.00 100.00
30 Singham 2011 100 120.00 100
31 Taare Zameen Par 2007 62.48 75.00 99.97

Keeper And the Keep

•July 22, 2012 • Leave a Comment