Remember when I used to have fun pun titles? I miss that! I couldn’t even come up with something witty related to Judgemental Hai Kya, and it feels like I should have been able to manage SOMETHING. Oh well. As always, figures from bollywoodhungamaContinue reading
Category Archives: Box Office
Box Office: Super 30 Super Sinks (Stinks?)
Well, this is heartening! In India (shockingly [sarcasm]) Super 30 is doing well in multiplexes and poorly on the mass circuit. Because poor people don’t like movies about poor people, rich people like movies about poor people. But Super 30 is also kind of DOA overseas! Wooo for the global market! Realm of taste and common sense and not being interested in poverty porn! (figures from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Global Box Office: Kalank Does KaLovely!
Forget all the talk about “flop” Kalank. The long weekend helped in the global box office, but it still did really well. At least, overseas. (numbers available from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Global Box Office: Kesari Ke-Sucks
That title is a bit harsh. More accurate would be “Kesari Ke-Disappoints Based on Past Performance of Similar Films Although in Isolation it Appears to Be Doing Quite Well”. But that’s not as snappy. (figures from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Box Office Report: Badla Does Blockbuster!
I took a little box office vacation the past several weeks, but obviously I had to come back to see how SRK’s new movie did!!!! (data from bollywoodhungama here) This is a pretty light post, because I am planning and writing a more in depth discussion of SRK and Red Chillies to go up separately.Continue reading
Global Box Office: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Beats Manikarnika in Every Way, in Every Market
Well, this makes me happy! The movie whose genre and style I like (happy family romance) beat the one whose genre and style I don’t like (historical violence), plus the movie I think is generally better made won out, plus the movie with people in it that I like better, plus plus plus! (numbers from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
2018 Indian Box Office in Two Graphics, Hollywood and Hindi
Bollywoodhungama comes through again! Two really good clear graphics to help us understand what is happening at the Indian box office.Continue reading
Global Box Office: Uri Rises!!!! And, also Varun Tej!
Huh! Really interesting week. The global markets are very unaligned, which is always worth a discussion. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Global Box Office: Kedarnath Sells More Tickets Than 2.0
Box office day!!!! Yaaaaaay! And we get to see if 2.0 has staying power, and if Kedarnath has opening day power. And then answer to both is…..sort of! (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)
Box Office Report: 2.0 Opens Up New Markets, Big in Australia and Germany
Don’t believe the hype! 2.0 did very very good, but still not as good as many other films of the past. The box office is still sliding. At least, the international box office. From what I am seeing, the Indian box office truly was record breaking. (as always numbers from bollywoodhungama.com)
Global Box Office: The Audience Rebels against the YRF Empire, Declares Themselves FREE of Thugs of Hindostan
This is so exciting! A big box office story after far too long! And all over the world, America to Germany to Malaysia, everywhere is interesting! Well, if you are a number obsessed person like me. (as always, numbers from bollywoodhungama)
Global Box Office: Badhaai Ho to Badhaai Ho!!!!! And All Its Little Money Babies!
Is “money babies” too disturbing an image? Oh well, I’m sticking with it! It’s thematic and correct. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)
Global Box Office: Helicopter Eela Crashes
Is that the best possible pun? Could I have done better? Or is that the best I could possibly do? (as always, numbers from bollywoodhungama)
Box Office Report: Blindness Beats Love (Bonus Namaste England Trailer Discussion at the End)
Well, the numbers are out and AndhaDhun is a shocking hit! Not the biggest ever, or even the biggest of the year, but far bigger than I would expect for a film like this. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)
Global Box Office: Sui Dhaaga Suicides, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Churns Change
I decided to try to get back to the clever titles. It’s my little writerly moment in these otherwise very dull number posts (as always, numbers come from bollywoodhungama)
Box Office Report: Everyone is in Love with Love
Good week for Punjabi films! Bad week for all other films. Oh well, someone always has to rise to the top. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)
Global Box Office: Hindi Film Loses Its Plurality
Interesting week! Nothing is happening as expected, the world is crazy and upside down, numbers are fun! (as always, numbers from bollywoodhungama)
Box Office: The Rise of Pakistan!!!!!
Well huh! This makes it the second week after the Teefa release week when Pakistan is making noise. And this week it is actually beating the competition. (figures from Bollywoodhungama, as always)
Box Office Post: Vishwaroopam II Vi-Flops
I finally got the box office post up! Much later than usual, but at least I did it.
Box Office: Mulk Does Bad, Karwaan Does Better, Fanney Khan Does Best
I know, I skipped last week, but there wasn’t much to talk about. This week, three things to talk about! (as always, figures from renttrack by way of bollywoodhungama)
Box Office: Dhadak Does Dull, Sanju Sinks, Soorma Fails to Win the Race
Bad week all around! Sanju is slowing way way down, Dhadak is not a hit (no matter what everyone is saying), and Soorma is a big flop. Bad week to own a movie theater.
New YouTube Box Office Video! Check Out My Earrings!
Since Ticket pointed it out in the comments, now I am suddenly very aware of the large cardboard box in the corner. Oh well, it’s worth it if it keeps the books my friend lent me in order and undamaged until I return them to her. And also reminds me to finish them so I can get them back. She let me the entire run of the Discworld Witches series! That’s a big deal! I shouldn’t forget.
Box Office Report: Soorma? Just Meh
Does that headline work? I don’t really care, I just love the wordplay even if no one else gets it. The point is, Soorma is not doing great. Not excitingly awful either. Just “meh”.
Global Box Office: Sanju Enjoys One Last Week Before Soorma
Box office day! The most exciting day of the week! Well, for me. I love seeing my little numbers and talking about them. (as always, courtesy of Bollywoodhungama)
Global Box Office: Race 3, Week 2, Flop 1
Box Office day! Let’s look at numbers! And think about how the box office can be fooled and the horse race mentality is ruining the industry (it’s raining here again, I’m depressed. oh, and figures are from renttrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)