Another short one. But there is a little bit of Dog, including a furiously wagging tail, which is very cute. Also, I like my shirt. (same content more or less as this post here)
Well, this is a boring week. Padmavat continues as you would expect based on last week. Bhaagamathie too, everything is kind of predictable. Except for Australia! And New Zealand. What is going on with those kooky Kiwis and Aussies? (figures courtesy of bollywoodhungama, as always)
Did I do that right? Anyway, what I mean to say in the title is that the Tiger box office is finally dropping off. And nothing else has shown up to pick up the slack, so it is yet another bleak and dreary week at the box office. Well, except for China where Indian films reign supreme.
Can I cackle with glee at being correct, while still being depressed that the box office hasn’t sprung back? I think I can! Especially because the box office is bright depending on where you look.
Another youtube video! I am on a roll. You can ignore it if you want, but I am trying to get back in the youtube groove, see if it will do me any good for blog views (so far, better than podcasts, but still not great).
Well, Tiger is still going strong! Generally great box office to varying degrees worldwide. Everything else is in its shadow.
Box Office! Finally, an exciting one! I haven’t even bothered the last few weeks, because there’s just been NOTHING coming out, and nothing to talk about.
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.
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)
On the one hand, this is kind of depressing. On the other hand, makes it quick and easy to write these posts!
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)
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.
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)
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!
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.