Kites – Idhar Giri Main Udhar Giri

Negative WOM degrade the kites for up-to 3-4 Crore on opening day itself, the first day business which was expected to be in range of 13-14 Crore fell down to 10.5 Crore. Saturday was dropped again at multiplexes by ~20% and crashed completely at single screens. Saturday business was 6-6.5 Crore at multiplexes and ~1.5 Crore at single screens, leads to ~7.5-8 Crore Nett. Two days total collections including paid previews is approx. ~21 Crore. Sunday should see stable business. Monday will see major drop as legs of advance bookings will end today. Expected weekend business will be in range of ~30 Crore (@ 50% occupancy rate) and first week billing will not cross 40 Crore (@30% first week). Though the weekend business sounds decent, first week will also be decent enough. But lifetime collections of kites will fall way short of recovery and Big Pictures will entail heavy losses on this heavily priced movie. However this is all prediction which is very much on its way of realization.

— BollyBusiness


~ by Yakuza on May 23, 2010.

110 Responses to “Kites – Idhar Giri Main Udhar Giri”

  1. Yakuza, how is paid previews 2.75 cr? BOI has confirmed 1.85 and BOC number is 1.76 cr (both are close enough to suggest something wrong with your number)

    • jeevcy, in any case i am in minority, but still stick with what i have reported. I have cross checked and it is coming approx. 2.75 Crore. I am helpless at this point.

      • 3 idiots was 3 cr as per your earlier comment. right? So Kites is less than 3I?

        • 3I was also around 2.75 Crore and with similar preview shows (~700). These preview shows were blunder by Roshans as product was bad and negative vibes started from thursday night itself. Otherwise friday collections would have been nothing less than 13 crore.

          • Yes, they not only impacted Friday in India, but word spread around quickly overseas as well !!!

  2. film is over with high cost will end as average or below average

    • It has to do theatrical business of 70+ Crore in India to be labeled as Average. At the moment 70 Crore is looking very tough job.

  3. Yakuza, IBOS suggesting cracks on Sunday as well. You are saying stable?

  4. yakuza pleas do top actors career verdits of 90s pleaseplease lease.

  5. I accept defeat.

    • Hey buddy, There is no fight at first place itself. I would have been happiest in case kites do well at boxoffice (As how can i tolerate losses to reliance).

      • hahaha… man hi man mein ladoo phoot rahe hai 😉 theek hai beta. abhi ravaan aa rahi hai. tumhari halat bhi tight hogi tab.

  6. IBOS is anti hirthi, anti srk, anti salna, do not believe them man, follow yakuza or BOI.

  7. farhad you are totally wrong they are anti muslims and pro bachans and akshay kumar.

    they posted the highest figure for KI more than LAK AND WANTED .

    they are the only one who called PAA A HIT FILM hahaha and inflated the figures by 10cr in comparison to others.

    they are only anti muslims

    • Paa is hit film you idiot.

      • All this “BOLLYWOOD IS BECAUSE OF KHANS” is the most ridiculous statement I have ever heard in life.
        They have contributed a lot to Bollywood no doubt but making them looking superior to other actors especially by muslims because they are of same religion is stupid and downright communal.

  8. beingsalman why are you accepting defeat it none of your false your only mistake is that you are trying to show initially that the film was good which it is not.

    be a fan but dont support their wrong products.

    hrithick last two films have declined his status .

    he is no more the top actor.

    after housefull though its a simple hit but reason after months of release something more was expected first 3days was great but after that poor. its weekend was 32-34cr and that of 3i was 39cr but in weekdays film just crashed in respect to its opening only the high cost of multiplex ticket saves housefull.

    with kites the expectation was so large that its a disaster.

    now there is rajneeti but sorry katrina and ranbir can at most be expected to earn their film 60cr so there will be no very large expectation.

    action replay will be their which might again fetched akshay a good opening but its sure now that his movies cant survive weekdays.

    srk with the best publicity ever for a movie in history reaches only 72-75cr. comapritively bad.

    with no more movies in the way SALMAN with dabangg i think will break his own record of the highest opening ever at single screens BY VEER even 3i with its ultra success remains short of wanted single screen collection.

    VEER was a bad movie which got what it deserves but it clear the pictures

    1-AAMIR is king of multiplex and that too by a mile or so.

    2-SALMAN undoubetdly is king of single screens specially with people from lower or lower middle class .

    3-unfotunately srk hr akshay are neither best on multiplex nor on single scrreens.

    4-salman drawback multiplex audience is just too far from him w

    • you are forgetting the storm called RAAVAN .. 🙂

      intrestingly i heard that in kites when Hritik jumps, Audience start singing Beera Beera … Ha Ha Ha . Raavan has already created good curiosity.

    • Just because 3 Idiots make wonder doesnt make him king of multiplexes.
      Even without Aamir Khan 3 Idiots would have made 100 crore because everything was acclaimed in movie.

      • only morons like u dont accept Aamir as current num.1. He is unarguably num.1 by all trade pundits. Yakuza, Taran, Komal, Vinod etc.

        • According to me SRK is still number one superstar in India.
          Many actors enjoyed some lead over SRK (for 2-3 years).
          Sunny Deol in 1996-97,Salman in 1998-99,Hrithik in 2000 and Sunny in 2001.
          But SRK enjoyed number one ranking for longer period of time.
          Aamir Khan’s position at top is for shorter period of time before SRK takes over.

          • we are talking current num. 1 and that is Aamir. And if you talk about number one superstar overall, SRK has achieved nothing close to Big B as yet !!!

    • 3 idiots is the highest grosser in Single Screens as well in recent times. Next is Ghajini. Then Wanted. So Aamir is pretty strong in Single Screens as well if the movie is massy

  9. thnx yakuza, we need to know as a fan point of views to man. and one thing yaar if u want people to follow u make sure ur report for all actors are not bias.

  10. nitesh wat ur talking about??? HF has earned near 70 crore net and ia atill stable?

  11. and being salman just for you record atleast abhi has given us much better movies than salman

    • Rohit u r an idiot..comparing superstar salman wid abhshek who has gvn only two clean solo hit in hs ten yr carer.get a life dude..

    • Ravan 30cr weekand.hahahahaha,.if ths hpn i ll commit sucide..cmon guys he is abhishek not khan or kumar…

  12. he just has one solo hit in the last five years

  13. farhad i am talking acc to friday and weekend figures.

    look 3i weekedn -39cr

    hf weekend -32-34cr

    then why so much differnce in the end result atleast it should touch 100cr but its over it will be 75-77cr thats all.

    jeevan look ravaan will not got any huge opening its sure two reasons .

    1-ABHISHEK bacchan in dialouges of ravaan look pathetic.

    2-NEITHER AISHWARYA OR ABHISHEK ARE having the same brand like that of aamir srk salluu akshay or hr.

    even if the film ravan is a gem which is highly unlikely as initial dialouge delivery by abhi in trailers are reallly really poor and even in that case at max it will touch 55-60cr.

    so expectation shifts to SALMAN DABABNGG two reasons.

    1-AFTER 7MONTHS FROM HIS LAST FILM though i am a diehard sallu fan but will give you much real figures the first day of salmman DABANGG WILL BE 9-9.5CR IRRESPECTIVE OF MOVIE BAD OR GOOD AS THIS IS THE CASE WITH EVERY MOVIE. but sallu haters dont get too excited that salman movie will earn only 9cr reaons his movie is watched by many more people even though kites earn 10.5cr day one going strictly by the collection of VEER AND KITES FROM SINGLE SCREEN nearly 45% more people watched VEER on day one in comaprsion to kites .

    nealry 80% of VEER FIRST DAY WAS FROM SINGLE SCREENS MEANS CLOSE YO 6CR which is impossible for other actors the only actor who can give a bit competetion to salman on single screens is aamir khan though even his ghajni first day collection from single screens was 4.5-5cr .

    yes the one thing is sure if salman dabangg can strike a chord with audeince then it will touch 80-90cr.

    NOTE-THESE FIGURES ARE IN A CASE WHEN DABANGG IS LIKED VERY MILDLY BU MULTIPLEX AUDIECNE WHICH IS VERY LIKELY

  14. and regarding you sayin that yakuza had no option coz it released against mnik.that is untrus.coz it released 2 weeks after the release of mnik.and mnik just for your record was at best an average flick at bo

  15. LOOKS LIKE ROHIT you have not seen the latest trailers of ravan the poorest dialouge delievery by any actor.

    infact even after touching 45 years the one thing i like he is still trying hard to give his best .

    but abhi he is a crap actor only survinvng because of his father

    • Nitish, Are you MAD ?? Raavan theaterical traler has got exceptional response when showcased with Kites. I can easily guess from reactions of audience that raavan will get better oening weekend than Kites. Now kites is probably will get 26 Crore weekend excluding paid previews, I am sure raavan will collect 30 crore weekend.

      Let me explain you the audience reaction of raavan theaterical trailer, The girls sitting next to me was saying “This movie is looking superb, I will book my tickets for first day”. There was whistles and claps when Abhishek and govinda comes on screen. When i left the auditorium after kites finish, There was guys coming out of theater was gossiping that Kites to crap nikli, Lekin Raavan will surely be superb .

      I am sure based on above reactions that Raavan will get huge initial.

  16. nitesh dont doubt akkis starpower and there were not hikes in ticket price like 3i and kites during HF wat are u talking about? and sallu hasn’t as of yet given a 70 cr net grosser.

  17. jeevcy you are totally wrong though i am well in agreement overall aamir is no 1 .

    but you have wrong info three idiots is behind ghajini and wanted in terams of single screen collection.

    it was posted on BOI when a user asked that after 4weeks that which is the biggest film on single screens in 2009 the asnwer was clear it states that 3i is bigger than everyfilm in 2009 aprt from wanted so jeevcy your figure is quite weong in that aspect.

    infact because of unbelieveable collection at multiplex we ignore its single screen collection otherwise it was not stable at single screens

  18. only grooss doesnt justify in our country this article was even posted on BOI WHERE IT CLEARLY STATES THAT SALMAN WANTED WITH 60CR WAS WATCHED BY 2TIMES MORE PEOPLE THAN 65CR LAK NOW THAT TOO AT LEAST MEANS 130CR AT LEAST. THIS IS A EXCUSE BY ALL THOSE BUT STILL THE NO OF PEOPLE WHO WATCH MOVIES ON SINGLE SCREENS IS MUCH LARGER THAN MULTIPLEX

  19. JEEVCY YES A I HAVE SAID THAT AAMIR TOO IS STRONG THAN ALL OTHER ACTORS AT SINGLE SCREENS BUT FIRST DAY COLLECTION FROM SINGLE SCREENS OF VEER WAS CLOSE TO 5.75-6CR WHICH IS DIFICULT AND IS NOT ACHIEVED BY AAMIR TILL NOW.

    BUT SUURE DABANGG WILL BE CROSSING THAT BARRIER.

  20. SHRUTI LYIN WILL NOT HELP I TOO LIVE IN SAME KIND OF SOCIETY AND ACC TO GENERAL PUBLIC THEY ARE NOT LIKING RAVAN .

    WHEN ALL OF YOU ARE SAYING THAT KITES WILL BREAK ALL RECORDS I WAS ALWAYS SURE FAMILY AND SINGLE SCREEN WILL KEEP ITSELF AWAY AND THE FILM WILL BE 70CR KIND OF AFFAIR.

    SO LETS WATCH. INSTEAD OF SHOWING HOW GREAT YOUR STAR IS BECAUSE ABHI IS NOT MAA KA LADLA HE IS IN FILM INDUSTRY BECAUSE HE IS HIS BAAP KA LADLA

    • Nitesh, I am not lying and there is no need to lie and BTW i am not ABHI fan. I am saying what i have observed, just go to any multiplex and watch raavan theaterical trailer with audience and check yourself the reaction. It is awesome. Arre bhai theaterical trailer ka reaction to internet pe bhi awesome hai. Only “thok de killi” trailer of raavan has not gone well with audience. Otherwise all other trailers have gone extremely well. Ranzha Ranzha has taken maximum number of hits at bollywood hungama.

  21. SHRUTI YOU HAVE JUST SAID THE BIGGEST LIE OF WORLD A ABHI FILM WITH 30CR WEEKEND IT WILL NOT EARN 30CR IN WHOLE WEEK IT WILL EARN 45-50CR LIFETIME

  22. and nitesh i know that ab is not in that same league as other khans but look at the kind of movies he is doin of late

  23. i dare if an srk or a salman will ever do a movie like dostana,paa,bluffmaster,dus,sarkar,bb,guru,yuva,dhoom

  24. sorry shruti you are only the raret of rare cases when any girl says his fav actor is ABHISHEK BACHAN .

    his dialouge delivery in raavan is as bad as it can be specially when he says that iskiiiiiiiii zindagi looks like tamil accent influenced by mani ratnam hahaha.

    govinda we have seen him without sallu he is nothing

  25. have you seen phir milenge what was that he acted for free in that movie.

  26. and he is also workin with likes of mani ratnam,ashutosh gowariker,farhan akthar,which proves that surely he has grown a lot as an actor

  27. all those directors have given such craps only with khans they are hit otherwise no director can grow without the KHANS AND AKSHAY AND HR I AM NOT HIS FAN BUT STILL A VERY GOOD ACTOR

  28. and raavan for sure is one of the most anticipated movies for sure

  29. govinda got his 1st comeback hit with akki and sallu was as worse as govinda last decade, only wanted being his proper solo credited hit.

  30. NITESH R U kadar khan’s son…as it seems that you can predict a films success by its dialouge in the trailers..if so please retire ur time is up morron.and take a big frikin break and mind you Raavan is made by one of INDIA’S best director,if not THE BEST!!

    • india ke is best director ki guru ke alawa sari movie piti hai beta…@jeevan ravan ll prove nuthng even if it becum hit.u r an moron..why u all r comparing ab jr wid khans nd kumar..he is not even close to sahid emran ajay ..

    • any actor wid maniratnam nd excellent wom can get gud figure on day..isme ab jr ne kya kr diya…i never heard from anybody that m abshsek fan nd u thnk he is a star

  31. and for those who say his movies havent even crossed 50 crs let me tell you that it is only in recnt times that you can look at fig of 45 crs for a movie with disgrace

  32. when guru netted close to 45 crores it was looked upon as a very good fig

    • Guru Netted 45 Crore in January 2007, While Hritik JA Netted 60 Crore in Mid 2008 (1.5 years later and with open 6 weeks, while Guru was having tough competetion on next week itsefl with SEI itself). Now we will see which movie will win the battle, Kites or Raavan ? This will clear all the air between HR and Abhi.

  33. and we will see on 18th june for sure nitesh .if the movie is liked by the audiences you would see some good figures for sure

  34. rohit emran hashmi or shahid kapoor have starpower and pulls crowd without the help, abhi doesn’t have starpower, guru did 40 crore that was becuse of the bachan marraige and hype, let see where it goes from their.

  35. NITESH, 3 IDIOTS IS THE BIGGEST GROSSER IN SINGLE SCREENS AS WELL AS PER BOI. THEY CONFIRMED THREE IDIOTS MADE 145-150 CR FROM PLEXES, WHICH MEANS THE REST 52-58 CR ARE FROM SINGLE SCREENS. OUTSTANDING!!!! AAMIR HAS #1 AND #2 IN SINGLE SCREENS AS WELL.

  36. May be Raavan won’t cross of Kites business but It can get better verdict.
    Kites 60 cr flop
    Raavan 60 cr Super Hit
    in the end poeple will remember only 1 thing Raavan Hit Kites Flop
    no one will think abt gross collections.
    Is it True distributors of small cities are asking Kites Hindi version . I read that they said plz send us hindi version you guys sent us English version
    lolz

  37. Nitesh, check this out to know the truth

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/youdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=1673&nCat=you_asked_it

    Q. What was the all India business of Three idiots from multiplexes?

    A. It was around the 145-150 crore nett mark

    This was as of 10th May, only 12 days back. So Single Screens for 3 Idiots = 202.4 – 150 = 52.4 atleast

  38. Jeevcy bhai what other people are saying about business of 3 Idiots in single screen?

    • Nitesh is saying it is behind Ghajini and Wanted. I told him at one point it was but has since then crossed them comfortably.

      Single Screen numbers:
      3 Idiots – 52-58 cr
      Ghajini – 45 cr
      Wanted – 40-41 cr

      I will still admit, Salman is a bigger Single screen draw, but call a spades a spades

  39. Jeevcy You are very good in numbers and facts. You teached me lots of thing here and on NG.
    thx

  40. sorry jeevcy your sorry boi figures are assuming too much to come to any conclusion why because salman wanted netts 63cr in lifetime but only only 25-30% cr was netted from multiplexes means 45-48cr cr was from single screens means the percentage is somewhere close to 80% which is quite right that nearly 75-80% of wanted nett comes from single screens.
    so mate even if 3idiots have 145-150cr which is approx even in that it will be a shade behind wanted single screens earnings .

    http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/box-office-single-screen-vs-multiplexes/

    according to this BOI article if salman wanted is watched by twice no. of people and assuming uniform distribution it will come to 130-136cr according to LAK but note that LAK was a total letdown at single screens means its atleast .

    and yes your 40-41cr cannot be a reality as salman wanted collection from multiplex was just 25-30% and its lifetme was 63 cr

    remember wanted was not able to cross that multiplex 17cr mark for producers bonus means wanted has atleast 46-48cr from single screens .

    SO MAN BOI figures do look dubious because when a film earns 190-200cr its difficult to predict exactly but its surely above 150cr

    http://www.bollywood.com/domestic-bollywood-box-office-report-wanted-hits-ton

    according to this report too wanted first week was 35-38cr and 75-80% means somewhere btw 26-31cr from single screens and more probably close to 28cr as wanted netts 10-11 cr from multiplex in week one

    http://www.pinkvilla.com/node/101764

    jeevcy there is some probleme in site so click cached version to see it

    it clearly says wanted is bigger than 3idiots at single screens

  41. it was a BOI article referenced by one of the users look i am not that kind of fan who praise their staars all time but if you talk about single screens its salman khan specially after VEER opening though film was bad if not crap but 7.1cr with even larger opening at single screens close to 5.5-6cr from single screen is very big thing i dont think that 3i or ghajini or wanted even crosses 5cr on day one from single screen so biggest opening is by salamn at single screens.

    yes aammir is overall king

  42. look i am not in any comp with you infact overall and specially at multiplex no other star can even dream of coming closer to aamir also overall he is the best and is a strong competitor for salman at single screens but still holds a little edge over aamir at single screens whereas aamir is too big for sallu at multiplex.

    but one more thing is that atleast salamn can beat aamir at one kind of cinema but other actors are not that good to come close to aamir at any one be it multiplex or single screens.

    look people will come up with same answer that you are making a excuse and bla bla bla but reality is that if you preassumed something you cant force multiplex audience to watch sallu film even if its 1000 times better than AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI

    we know what multiplex audience comes to watch at plexes just full of glamour and hot scenes.

    but for their defecne they will say single screens adience are fools i dont hink so those people who watch APKGK OR KI are the real fools .

    I STILL RMEMBER ONE post saying that single screens will go housefull for kites as it has barbara mori useless salman wanted VEER(OPENING NOT LIFETIME) or aamir ghajini and 3idiots cntains no such things the reality is that our very very educated multiplex audience wants to watch these crap scenes not even the family class and its happening kites collction is down to 8-9cr on saturday and atmax 10-11cr on sunday but monday will be doomsday for kites and thats over .

    CONCLUSION- the only reason movies like kites take huge opening because our educated class goes to watch scenes in the movie which are not appreciated by family and single screens audiece.

    jodha akbar opening was a disaster and at other point sallu VEER posted opening oof over 7cr so the fact is that because of huge diff in cost of tickets we neglect an actor and overpromotes actor like RANBIR KAPOOR who even dont know how to make audience laugh .

    • how simplistic you analysis is…the educated class multiplex junta went to see the “scenes”??…what scenes?…I believe only the English version has a Topless scene…& the upper class have access to internet and foreign films with much sexier content…

  43. Here is the story folks. Imo the two actors who have been neck on neck in the last 2decades have been SRK & Aamir. In the 90’s SRK had more hits and had more stardom, however everyone – trade,industry and public knew that SRK was ahead but Aamir was damn close to him. However the tide turned in 2001. When Aamir hit the bullseye with Lagaan a prestige film, which won awards and was a hit AND with a niche film called Dil Chahta Hai – that movie was DIFFERENT and to ppl like me who were SRK fans in the 90’s it was a WOW sort of film and it brought Aamir new fans – the youth and re-energised his fans. It also gave him new fans who had become tired and bored of SRK playing the same old Raj & Rahul character in UK/Switzerland.

    The biggest tragedy here was that Aamir had to take a break because of his personal life (divorce etc) which robbed him of 3yrs of his prime. He came back with a bang – Mangal Pandey was his comeback film and the whole country was dying to see Aamir back in action….it took one of the biggest openings ever recorded, however the movie was not so good and it didnt go on to be a hit…however once he came back Aamir has been on a mission and he has made some gr8 movies….some prestige, some masala but all have been hits. This gave him strength and a gr8 fan following which liked his different approach and soon he had created a unique brand for himself which would be the envy of every actor.
    No other actor in the last 2 decades has had so much luck/talent to successfully produce/direct/act in movies which have become cult movies/ or films which will be remembered for one reason or another.

    Aamir’s journey as an actor has been a project/a mission to make different movies which would give audiences something they hadn’t seen before and also quality which so many people bemoan the lack of in films nowadays….for example witness the trash Akshay Kumar churns out since his peak in 2007. I for one do not touch Akshay movies with a barge-pole…so awful is the quality of his movies since 2007.

    Imo Aamir’s reign at number 1 will continue because he has got the balance right and he knows what the market(audience) wants…. he has taken a gap year to concentrate on 3 small movies…however off-beat they may be…i guarantee you that he will surprise us in one or another. He is the only actor whose movies i would go to watch without much thought.

    There are younger actors out there who are quite good and i like – Ranbir and SHahid….however for now Aamir is in his prime while the rest of his generation – SRK,AKSHAY,AJAY,SAIF follow in his wake

    • aamir was close to srk in 90’s..haha..this shld b the biggest joke og d world..aamir was nowhere near srk or salman in 90’s..wen salman gave alot of hits,superhits and blockbusters atbb’s..salman and srk was dominating then..aamir was a big star no doubt but definitly nt bigger like salman n srk in 90’s..there was only salman n srk who was ruling 90’s…but after 2000 salman lost his control ans srk went ahead and then aamir also came in d race with lagaan n dil chahta hain….unfortunately salman startd to choose wrong scripts for his frnds and family and dat harmed his career to an extent…

      • Zakir

        SRK/Aamir have more than just a BO significance…..both were regarded as the top actors of their generation and still are and they have been making memorable movies for the audiences for the past two decades…..Salman has only been successful in BO but he’s not known as a gr8 actor unlike the other 2 khans and nor has he lasted the race as these 2 have. in this decade he performed inconsistently, whereas SRK & Aamir have both giving hits and better movies than Salman on most occasions. Hence why Aamir and SRK are the top2, whereas i believe Hrithik is no.3 but his absence is hurting his career. Akshay has only been in the top 4 because of his lucky streak in 2007. He is still there because the top3 work exclusively, whereas if they made more movies Akshay would not be able to touch them because the top3 tend to work with better directors then Akshay and produce much better work whereas Akshay is associated with continuous crap like Welcome, Bhagam Bhaag, Singh is King, Tashan, CCTC, Tasveer, KI, Housefull. Even though i think Akshay is gr8 at comedies he has exhausted himself and the audience, hence why his movies have began to crash after the w/end because the content is rubbish and once WOM spreads, they fall down like a pack of cards.

        Imo this year is very critical for Akshay otherwise he will be tagged (if he hasn’t been already) the new Govinda

        • dude this is film/entertainment industry..it is not acting industry…here who entertains most is d best nd dats wat aounts at d end of d day…wen ur grandchild ll know abt rnbj,gajini,oso,sik he ll only know dat these films were superhits and bb’s…nd it’s actors were superstar he ll not judge d quality or wateva..u hv to accept salman in 90’s gave better movies although he is nt doing dat now….aamir started giving quality movies only d last decade(2000’s)….all knows dat aamir was smaller than srk nd salman in 90’s…..and srk nd salman was head to head in 90’s..

          • well said but films like APKGK, SIK, HF etc were bad bad films dat did very well. whereas KITES was quite good but the former will be remembered coz dey did well.

            back to ur argument. as much as i can remember Salman and SRK were da main two in da 90’s. u also had Sunny and Anil. but when Yakuza does da 90’s of Salman, SRK, Amir, Akshay etc. i will be very surprised if Salman or SRK are not no.1

            atm Amir is in da lead coz u r as good as ur last film.

  44. Aamir’s reign will continue because
    1. Electronic Wave – so the Electronic wave helps spread the WOM. Twitter/SMS/blogging will all make a entertaining movie like 3 idiots more successful while also ending up becoming a losing proposition for non-entertaining movies
    2. Aamir is only the one who has test screenings to get audience feedback and work on it. Other actors may claim to do the screenings but seldom implement the feedback
    3. Point 2 ensures a good entertainer. Point 1 ensures WOM spreads quickly. Lethal combo.
    4. Also, more and more plexes, and it is known fact Aamir rules in plexes.
    5. Change in audience taste: Audience don’t want a routine movie these days. They want something unpredictable…

    All this favor Aamir’s style of working. This is my thought. I may be wrong. But till I see things otherwise, no one can convince me.

    • Jeevcy

      as always some gr8 insights from you.

      I’d like to add that Aamir is very good at choosing his roles & scripts, that is his strength imo. He chooses quality and believes that the audience must be happy with his work. Hence why nearly all his films this decade have been successful. Anything which has Aamir’s name attached to it, the audience will watch blindly, the movies he acts in, directs – TZP, which became a huge hit and won best films awards and best director and a successful stint as producer – JTYJN. Which is why i think this year will be interesting because he has 3 movies releasing this year which have his name attached to it and Aamir will be hoping that the audience will be attracted to them through his prestigious brand

  45. jeevcy,u rock man

  46. Aamir is the biggest superstar in india sallu hs the biggest fan following…among superstar aamir has least fan following..this is the conclusion

  47. salman khan is declared as most popular actor.

    1.salman khan(0.40)
    no 2 is srk(0.31)
    no 3 is ritik(0.15)
    no 4 is akshay kumar(0.14)

    bt katrina kaif (1.00) is more popular thn sallu,srk,ritik n akshay

    Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif is reportedly more popular than most of the bollywood stars combined. Believe it or not but Katrina Kaif has become the most popular bollywood performer ever and no one is even close to her popularity as of now. We have included the popularity graphs which are quite accurate.

    Looking at the graphs you will notice that hrithik roshan, salman khan, akshay kumar, and shahrukh khan are all lagging way behind katrina kaif. No wonder Kaif has become one of the highest paid actress in the industry in a short span of time.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Akash Sunday, May 23, 2010 09:18 PM (IST)

    KATRINA KAIF IS MOST POPULAR ACTRESS

    Britain???s talented Katrina Kaif has become the most popular bollywood actress. But what does really count for her popularity against other Indian actresses.

    As in case of popularity among Indians, the fact that Indian guys like whiter skin in females cannot be ignored. Because of her name ???Katrina Kaif??? most people assume her as Indian or Asian Muslim which she is not.

    The white card is such an important factor in her popularity that comparing her to the second most popular women ???Aishwarya Rai???, Katrina Kaif is almost twice as popular as Aishwarya.

    The other factor for Katrina???s popularity is the fact of her being associated with Salman Khan that started to get her roles in high budget movies and soon made her the highest paid actress.

  48. Prity

    I think Aamir is most popular actor in India ..

    SRK is biggest global star.

    Salman is one of the most popular stars in interiors

  49. Aamir khan,Sachin tendulkar,Akshay kumar,Salman khan,Rajni kanth,Ajay devgan all had stated that no one will enjoy the status Big b has enjoyed in his life….just look at ONE OF THE MANY VIDEO’S on YOU TUBE,(AMITABH BACHCHAN IN DURBAN 1991)when there was no extra channels to watch apart from DOORDARSHAN IN india and when ur so called superstars where palying “GOTTI” ..THERE ARE MANY KINGS (SUPERSATRS) IN BOLLYWOOD BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE EMPEROR (SUPERMEGASTAR) WHO IS UNDISPUTED AND STILL ROCKING AT 68..THE ONE AND ONLY ORIGINAL DON OF BOLLYWOOD..BIG B!!

  50. last but not the least AAMIR KHAN IS THE ONLY GENUINE SUCCESSOR TO BIG B’S CROWN as he is the king of BOXOFFICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY..TRUTH HURTS!!

  51. ASH is global face of India..only bollywood actress to feature in 2 locations of MADAM TUSSAUDS,only bollywood actress to appear on OPRAH SHOW,MARTHA SHOW,TYRA SHOW AND THE LETTERMAN SHOWS,ONLY BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS TO BE CHASED BY WORLDS HIGHEST PAID ACTOR WILL SMITH TO ACT IN HIS FLICKS,ONLY BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS ENDORSING INTERNATIONAL BRANDS ACROSS THE GLOBE…AND ONLY BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS TO HAVE FAN FOLLOWING ACROSS THE WORLD IN BILLIONS…NEED WE SAY MORE!!

  52. If any doubts lets take a poll from all age groups across the nation from JAMMU TAWI to KANYAKUMARI and from ARUNACHAL PRADESH TO GUJARAT…the most famous Indian film star without doubt will be Big b..truth hurts!!

  53. i think amitji is best no doubt.now its akshay n aamir followed by salman srk sucks big time

  54. sorry changez what you says is very right but at present big b stardom is over means he cannot make a film superhit anymore.

    look everyone has its time for example BRITISH RULED US FOR 200YRS BUT AT LAST THEY HAVE TO GO SO IN THE SAME MANNER WHEN THE POWEFUL HITLER LOST THE BATTLE SO THERE IS NO BIG B IN COMPETETION NOW I HAVE GIVEN LINKS OF THAT GUNIESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORD 100 TIMES ON THIS SAME SITE AND ALMOST MOST OF THE VIEWERS WATCH IT AS WELL ITS HUM APPKE HAIN KOUN WHO IS THE BIGGEST GROOSER IN INDIA ADJUSTED TO INFLATION .

    ITS NETT COLLECTION AT THAT TIME WAS 65CR AND ACC TO GUNIESS AFTER 16YRS MULTIPLYING IT WITH 12 TIMES WHICH IS QUITE RIGHT AS THE INFLATION HAS RISEN THE MOST IN LAST 10YRS.

    SO MATE ITS OVER 700CR NETT IN INDIA SO THERE IS JUST NO COMPARISON WITH SHOLAY WHICH NAME WAS INITIALLY IN GUNIESS BOOK TILL 1995 BUT AFTER THAT RAJSHREE PROD APPLY FOR THE RECORD AND LATER HAHK NAME IS REGISTERED AND NO ONE HAS CHALLENGED IT TILL NOW.

    AND ALL OTHER USERS AS WELL MAN YOU ARE NOT GIVING FACTS JUST PRASING YOUR ACTORS WILL NOT MAKE THEM GREAT PROVIDE LINKS AND REFERENCES

  55. SORRY SANDIP AKSHAY IS NOWHERE CLOSE SALMAN ULTRA HIGH COST OF MULTIPLEX TICKETS IN COMAPRISON TO SINGLE SCREENS DONT MEAN THAT HE HAS MORE FAN FOLLOWING.

    HAVENT YOU SEEN IT WANTED WAS WATCHED BY ATLEAST TWICE THE NO OF PEOPLE WHO WATCHED 65CRLAK MEANS 130-136CR AT EASE.
    NOW COMPARE SALLU WITH SAIF ALSO.
    ITS THE PROBLEM IN OUR SYSTEM THAT THE DIFF BTW URBAN MIDDLE CLASS AND LOWER MIDDLE CLASS IS VERY MUCH THATS WHY PLEX TICKET IS 3TO4 TIMES COSTLY THAN SINGLE SCREENS.

    SALMAN VEER FIRST DAY WAS 7CR AND THAT OF 3IDIOTS WAS 12-13CR BUT THE NO OF PEOPLE WHO WATCHED BOTH THE FILMS ON DAY WAS ALMOST THE SAME .

    SALMAN VEER WITH HALF THE EARNINGS OF APKGK AND LAK WAS WATCHED BY MORE PEOPLE THAN LAK AND APKGK .

    SO MAN GROW UP IN POPULARITY OR IN NO OF VIEWERS WHO WATCH HIS FILMS ARE MORE THAN THAT OF ANY ACTOR EXCEPT AAMIR AS HE IS A PHENOMENON ON MULTIPLEX AND EXCELLENT ON SINGLE SCREENS AS WELL BUT SHADE BEHIND AAMIR.

    look want to show YOUR STAR GREAT CAN ANYONE ELSE APART FROM SALMAN SAYS HE CAN BEAT AAMIR AT ANY PLACE EVEN IF ITS SINGLE SCREENS NO SRK AKSHY HR CANNOT BEAT AAMIR AT ANY CINEMA BE IT SINGLE SCREEN OR PLEXES.

    BUT WITH PROUD WE CAN SAY SALMAN CAN GIVE STIFF COMPETETION AS WELL AS BEAT HIM AT SINGLE SCREENS ANYDAY NO ARROGANCY FACTS SHOW IT

    • Kites in nothing great…but far worse films have been hits in recent times…only problem with it is the language barrier…most of the Indian junta have never seen any foreign film and have no habit of reading subtitles…all of u fighting over starpower should realize that it is not about the actor/star…its about the quality of the film…otherwise Jaani Dushman with its combined starpower would have been a superhit…I just can’t understand why everyone is fighting over their favorite actors in this sight….

    • AKSHAY IS NOWHERE CLOSE SALMAN
      are u gone bonkers ?
      Salman had only 2 major hits since 2006 (Partner and Wanted).
      Akshay Kumar though had flops like CC2C,Tasveer or Tashan never had a flop as huge as Yuvvraaj or God Tussi Great Ho.
      btw if u r talkin abt audiences,Singh is Kinng is more watched film compared to Wanted.

  56. frustreted fans
    hahaah..
    just prasie n make happy their self to make their star best on ss n mp …haha
    rolffffffffff

    get a lyf

  57. Kites is a overbudgeted and overhyped film & not really a great one…but even worse films have done well in India like tht crap called Dhoom2 & also SiK….the issue is most of the indian cinegoers have never seen a foreign film and they can not stand subtitles…(not to mention the illiteracy rate in India)…& I dont understand everybody over here fighting over their fav stars…get a life…film is not only about the actor…otherwise Jaani Dushman with its combined superpower would have been a hit….if the film is poor it flops…as simple as that…

  58. amit dont talk bullshit, akki is presnetly head and shoulders above sallu who was big in 90s only. akki films clashed with sallu, like garam masala with kiyu ki, sik with god tussi great ho, blue with MAMK. look at the opening akkkis last few film got compared to sallu. he stole the show in msk, whatever u wanna say, it will still mean how popular akki is currently.

    • current popularity doesnt mean overall popularity..govinda was also a big satar in his time nd had his fan fllwng who made his films big hits..but after some years he faded out…now is d time of akshay exactly like govinda who is relying mostly on comedies to get hits…salman is a superstar from last 21 years and still goin strong..his popularity isnt like akshay’s or govinda’s he is in d same leages of legends who ruled bollywood for yrs and unlike akshay who is declred superstar only 3 yrs back…really akshay fans r funny…2-3 saaal mein 2-4 hits kya de di akshay ko king bana diya…hahahaha..in this way govinda was also a king ..hahaha..lolzzzz

  59. “btw if u r talkin abt audiences,Singh is Kinng is more watched film compared to Wanted.”

    ahaha wanted was an outright failure compared to universal success of SIK, his films do equally well in single screens aswell as multiplex unlike other stars whos film only work in one screens. and he has good overseas following.

  60. farhad you are a looser and the biggest liar wanted was watched by twice the number of people who watched SIK as its nett was only 70-75cr means simply salman wanted is in the league of aamirs ghajini and 3diots too whereas akshay is looser and its shown in the film housefull as well .

    your statements will make no use because you cant give any facts or figures you all akshay fans can keep barking but akshay is nowhere close.

    the number of people who watch VEER WAS EQUAL TO NO OF PEOPLE WHO WATCH SINGH IS KING .
    SINGH IS KING WORKED ONLY IN NORTH INDIA AND THAT TOO IN PUNJAB MORE THAN ANYWHERE SO FARHAD KEEP ON BARKING NO FACTS MEANS NO TRUTH YOU ALL ARE LOOSERS .

    AAMIR KING OF INDIAN CINEMA AS WELL AS MULTIPLEX CINEMA

    SALMAN KING OF SINGLE SCREENS AND BIGGEST FAN FOLLOWING IN INTERIORS

    SO BHIKARI KUMAR SORRY AKSHAY KUMAR FANS KEEP ON BARKING AT YOUR OWNERS.

    SORRY THAT AGAIN OVERSEES HOW MANY PEOPLE WATCHED SIK IN OVERSEE THAT WILL NOT BE EQUAL TO NO OF PEOPLE WHO WATCHED IT IN SMALLER STATES LIKE CHATTISHGARH.

    YOU LOOK QUITE CONFIDENT GIVE LINKS AND FACTS AND DONT BARK LIKE STRAY DOGS.

    COMAPIRING SIK WITH WANTED IN TERMS OF NO OF VIEWERS HAHAHAH HAVE YOU SEEN A ARTICLE ON BOI THAT SALMAN WANTED AND VEER ARE MOST WATCHED FILMS IN INDIA .

    ITS SIMPLE MATHS THAT IF SALMAN MOVIES DO COLLECTION IN THAT MANNER IN WHICH MOST ACTOR BE IT HR SRK AKKI OR AAMIR DO HIS FLM WILL TOUCH 100CR EVERY TIME OR MORE PROBABLY ACC TO BOI CALCULATIONS WANTED COULD HAVE TOUCHED 140-150CR IF IT HAS DONE THE BUSINESS MAJORLY ON MULTIPLEX WHICH MOST ACTORS FILMS DO

    SO FARHAD ONE WORD CHECK YOUR MENTAL BALANCE

  61. HAHA AAAKI STOLE THE SHOW IN MSK ARE YOU MAD SALLU WAS WRITTEN AS THE MORE EYE CATCHING STAR THAN AAKI INFACT NONE OF THE CRITICS CONSIDER MSK AAKI MOVIE BECAUSE HE WAS PANI PANI AGAINST SALLU

  62. OPENING WEEKEND OF 31CR AND LIFETIME OF 70CR FOR HOUSEFULL HAHAHA

  63. Nitesh salman as of yet couldn’t give a 40 net opener 1st week, 50 cr net is still far of for him, and singh is king is a punjhabi film, wanted is the only big hit of sallus in the last 3 years which was a sc films anyway. unlike other stars akkis films do equally well in multiplex and sc, and metros and overseas, read yakuzas report or HF multiplex, metros and sc, highe end sc were bumper at 100%, also good in small sc. and multiplex was the same. i will post you that, ddd also was a very good sc performer if i rigthly remember DDD share 1st week at 33 crore net was 21cr share. and dont be blind akki was the actual star of MSK, even got many awards for it.

  64. Nitesh read here

    “OK, there was tall claims by director Sajid khan before release of Housefull. Biggest hit of 2010 was first claim. “Housefull is what audience want” was another. Lets analyze both. If movie clicks with audience, no one can stop it at box-office too. Sajid raised the expectations bar of movie to another level. Pre-release publicity materials was promising too. But actual product is either half hearted or just show the limitation of Sajid khan. Movie gets very much mixed response from paying public[Even though personally I liked it immensely]. Now come to box-office. First day opened to spectacular response. Housefull is biggest release till date in terms of number of screens. With universal acceptance of 70%+ response, it could have easily collected 12+ Crore. But actual are far less than expected. With bumper collections at metros ( Delhi – 83% , Noida – 76%, Gurgaon – 67%, Faridabad – 69%, Chandigarh – 88%, Bangalore – 95%) and average collections at many centers (Ambala – 53% , Panipat – 49% , Meerut – 58% ), overall collections at multiplexes was around 60% and few reported single screens seems to be in range of 50%(High end single screens at metros and mini metros was bumper at 90-100% collections). My overall estimation is in range of 53 – 55% for first day which comes close to 9.5 Crore. Saturday saw dip at places(interiors) but collections at metro multiplexes show further jump. Overall Saturday was little better than Friday and all India collections was in range of 55%+ which comes close to 10 Crore. I am still on analysis mode for Sunday collections but looking at numbers from few samples from metros and interiors, 60% Sunday is pretty much on cards. I am expecting 11-12 Crore Sunday on final count. “

  65. OK, there was tall claims by director Sajid khan before release of Housefull. Biggest hit of 2010 was first claim. “Housefull is what audience want” was another. Lets analyze both. If movie clicks with audience, no one can stop it at box-office too. Sajid raised the expectations bar of movie to another level. Pre-release publicity materials was promising too. But actual product is either half hearted or just show the limitation of Sajid khan. Movie gets very much mixed response from paying public[Even though personally I liked it immensely]. Now come to box-office. First day opened to spectacular response. Housefull is biggest release till date in terms of number of screens. With universal acceptance of 70%+ response, it could have easily collected 12+ Crore. But actual are far less than expected.

  66. With bumper collections at metros ( Delhi – 83% , Noida – 76%, Gurgaon – 67%, Faridabad – 69%, Chandigarh – 88%, Bangalore – 95%) and average collections at many centers (Ambala – 53% , Panipat – 49% , Meerut – 58% ), overall collections at multiplexes was around 60% and few reported single screens seems to be in range of 50%(High end single screens at metros and mini metros was bumper at 90-100% collections). My overall estimation is in range of 53 – 55% for first day which comes close to 9.5 Crore. Saturday saw dip at places(interiors) but collections at metro multiplexes show further jump. Overall Saturday was little better than Friday and all India collections was in range of 55%+ which comes close to 10 Crore. I am still on analysis mode for Sunday collections but looking at numbers from few samples from metros and interiors, 60% Sunday is pretty much on cards. I am expecting 11-12 Crore Sunday on final count. g

  67. houseful got big opening bcoz thr ws no big movis in last 2 mnths b4 it..ppl were hungry of entrnmnt dats y it got opening…wen ppl realise this is another crap from akshay they stayed away..and cllctns dropd in 2nd weekend

  68. THATS THE POONT ZAKIR IT HOUSEFULL RELEASES AFTER A DROUGHT OF CINEMA BECAUSE OF IPL AND CRICKET .

    SO KEEP YOUR HOUSEFULL.

    YOUR HOUSEFULL SHOW IS OVER AND THAT OF MNIK AS WELL.

    RAJNEETI DOES NOT BOAST OF ULTRA HIGH EXPECTATION.

    SALMAN DABANGG IS NOW THE MOST AWAITED FILM OF 2010 AS MOST FILMS HAVE ALREADY RELEASD

  69. to all sahrukh fans……..
    q1) Tell me a year when sahrukh had 4 back 2 back hits…..
    ans) none
    akki has 2 2005 2007 may be 2010
    q1) tell me a movie of sahrukh whhich was a superhit without superhit director….
    ans) none basically all his shit are eithherr with chopras or karan johar….
    akki gavee shit withh priyadarshan…average tracckrecord….
    welcome…..anees bazmee..most unpredictable director……prior to 2004 many…..

    sahrukh useless films like kank ,oso,mnik,bb, getg 3-4 star
    and still managing avege status …
    akki in everymovie gets 2 star and all movies are almost aa or except one or 2..hit….

    rnbdj mnik,bb,don,knak, all opened to good weekend….

    akkis ki,blue,cc2c, even these average-aa movie opened to excellent ressponce

    mnik vs hf
    mnik – 1.sahrukkh cming after nerly 3 years except bb
    2.blockbuster director kjo
    3) kajol + sahrukh
    4)crittics 4 star
    5)no big movie realeased b4 and after 1 mnth of its release
    collection in week one about 42 carores

    akki again same genre moviee comeddy
    not a single big hit las year…..
    sajid khan not so critically Aaclaimed
    2 star in every review
    at time of t20
    comptitn with bc in 2 weeek that 2 yash raj movie… m
    still collected 49 carore in week 1 and 15 aprox in 2nd week…

    now u cant expect mre frm him…i whd say akki as biggest crowdpuller and superstar in india….again 5movies this year even 4 are hit….i whd call him above aamir nd he is already above sahrukh after hf….

  70. @ nitesh and zaakir lol!!!!!!!!!!

  71. NO OF PEOPLE WHO WATCH AKKI MOVIES ARE VERY LESS HE IS NO CROWD PULLER .

    EVEN DUD FILMS LIKE KITES BECAUSE OF MULTIPLEX HIGH COST TICKETS GET 30CR WEEKEND

  72. then why not every satr gets 30 cr weekend….and dude bout kites everyone knew it will gross more then 25 carore buisness bcz of Hritik Roshan after 2 yrs………how come high cost ticket come in between……….

  73. KM,

    SALMAN KHAN IS MOST POPULAR ACTOR OF BOLLYWOOD GLOBALY, MAY,
    2010,

    LINK IS BELOW

    http://www.rudefox.com/katrina-kaif-more-popular-than-top-bollywood-actors

  74. KM,

    u see d graph n can check d points of graph

    katrina kaif(1.00)

    salman khan(0.40)
    shahrukh khan(0.31)
    ritik(0.15)
    akshay(0.14)

    http://www.rudefox.com/katrina-kaif-more-popular-than-top-bollywood-actors

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