Box Office Post: Firangi Goes Punjabi

Kind of a dull week.  Nothing terribly unexpected.  But I might as well report on how Kapil Sharma and Vidya Balan are doing.  SPOILERS: one is much better than the other.

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Box Office: Padmavati is Needed to Unite the Global Market

Huh.  One of those weeks that makes you realize the NRI audience really is not the same everywhere.  In fact, it made me dig up that Karan Johar quote when he broke down the audience. (figures courtesy of Renttrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office Report: Mahira Rules in Canada, Karthi in America, Vidya Everywhere

Did anyone notice I skipped last week?  I did!  Travel and careful number calculations do not go together well.  But now I am home again, and ready to catch up.  And maybe even put up a video, if the sun comes out again. (as always numbers courtesy of renttrack by way of bollywoodhungama, full info available here)

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Box Office: Golmaal Fails to Golmaal, Secret Superstar Fails to Shine, Mersal is a Miracle

Well, this is the best week the box office globally has had in months.  And it’s still not as good as, like, February of last year.  Something is up, the numbers are just not coming back. (data as always comes from bollywoodhungama by way of Renttrak here)

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Box Office Report: Mahanubhavudu Continues the Telugu Trend, Chef Fails to Sizzle

Another depressing week at the box office!  Which people are trying to spin as good thanks to Judwaa breaking Badrinath Ki Dulhania‘s record.  But that was on many fewer screens with a lot less pressure, whereas right now Judwaa is the only game in town and it’s just not doing that great if you think of it that way.  (as always, figures courtesy of bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office (With Youtube Video Included): Judwaa Turns off the US, Spyder Scares Off the US

Well, this was a bad week!  Overseas, that is.  From what I am seeing, the Indian figures are still good.  But overseas, we did not like things.  Oh, and I’m trying something new, youtube video about all this is embedded in the post, instead of squeezing two posts out of it.

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Box Office: Bhoomi Goes Bust, Nikki Zaildar 2 goes ZAM!

Another week, more of the same.  Hindi big releases are record breakingly bad, small releases hold steady in weeks 4-5-6.  And Telugu films look good by comparison but really aren’t. But the real interesting story is the little Punjabi film that is breaking records.  (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office: When Word of Mouth Goes Bad

The box office figures are sooooooooooooooo bad right now, that it made me think about why exactly they are so bad, and if this is a good thing or bad thing.  And I landed on “bad” and also “it’s the audience’s fault”.  So get ready for me to get deep and complex towards the end!

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Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Hits 1986-2000

And now we reach the era that the majority of us are actually aware of!  Yaaaaay!  Which is also why this is the shortest post, because I didn’t feel the need to give nearly as much background.  Feel free to take off in the comments with your on details for these films, if you want.

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This Week’s Box Office Video

Mostly the same content as in this post, but in an easily digestible video format.  Plus, you get to watch me do my hair and see another part of my apartment!  Not for any particular reason, I was just running late this morning so I had to combine activities.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Reception Explained and Telugu Box Office Update

I did it!  I figured out how to add a title sequence with music to my youtube videos without breaking copyright laws!!!  It’s a MIRACLE!!!!  Only, I can only do it using the youtube editor tool that will only be around until September 20.  Oh well.

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Box Office: Bareilly Ki Barfi is Still Doing Sweet, Arjun Reddy is Astounding

Well this is an exciting box office week!  Not in Hindi film, Toilet and Jab Harry Met Sejal are declining, A Gentleman is flopping (even though it is SO GOOD!  People are stupid), Bareilly Ki Barfi is holding steady in it’s small way.  No no, it’s the southern market that is FINALLY healthy again.  Well, Telugu.  Tamil is still on life support.

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Box Office Report: Bareilly Ki Barfi Does Sweet Business

Well this is an interesting week!  And, hopefully, a sign of things to come.  The big big films continued to underperform, but a small sweet film did much better than it should have.  Seeing as we are entering a 3 month period of small sweet films and no big films, this is all good! (as always, numbers courtesy of BollywoodHungama and Rentrack. Full info available here)

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Box Office: Toilet Goes the Other Way in Australia

Huh?  Huh?  How great is that headline!  If you have previously run across the myth of the Coriolis effect that doesn’t actually work that way?  Because otherwise it doesn’t make any sense.  I may have overreached. (as always figures are from bollywoodhungama)

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Hello Youtube Focus Group! New Video on Box Office

Have I mentioned that technology hates me?  Or at least, doesn’t like me much?  Following your notes on my last post, I tried a fast-talking excited video.  And then after 3 days of trying, have totally failed to figure out how to add graphics (the other big suggestion).  So put a pin in the graphics requests (unless you have a suggestion for a free program I can download to do them), and just focus on the talking head part of it.

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Box Office: Jab Harry Met Sejal, Not As Bad As it Could Be!

Okay, are we all ready to set aside our expectations and our prejudices and look at raw figures?  Are we excited?  Do we have our calculators out and our common sense hats on?  Are we ready to try to figure out a pun based on the title of this movie, because I couldn’t and I need help?  (The best I could come up with was “Jab Harry Met Slow Business”, which isn’t great).

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Box Office: Mubarakan Money, Vikram Vedha Volume, Fidaa Phenomenal

Yeah, nothing is ever going to be as pun friendly as Tubelight.  Even Toilet, when it comes, will be just too obvious, no scope for invention.  And this week I have to make do with alliteration. (background on box office available in my big discussion post here, as always, full figures available at bollywoodhungama here)

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Box Office Report: Munna Michael is Not the One

Does that headline work?  I debated it for quite a bit.  I think it does.  Anyway, Munna Michael isn’t even really the big news this week, because we all kind of knew it would flop, that’s not exactly “news”.  No, the news is over in the Punjabi world!  And a little bit Tamil and Telugu.

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