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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Box Office Report: Jagga Jasoos Lays an Ostrich Sized Egg

I miss Tubelight!  There are no good Jagga Jasoos puns.  I had to full back on jokes related to actual content.  Blech!  At least if Munna Michael fails next week I have that whole rich thread of Michael Jackson song titles to play with.  Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, that’s going to be just the best week!  (as always, figures courtesy of rentrack by way of bollywoodhungama)

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Happy Day Before Tubelight!!! Final News and Predictions (WARNING! Dangerous Cuteness Levels!!!!)

Happy day before Tubelight!  I think I have picked my optimal showtime.  Later show, but closer theater, so I can still be home at a reasonable hour.  Same theater where I saw Bahubali opening night, Sultan for the second time, and Fan opening night.  You will notice from that list that this theater only plays the biggest releases.  Which allows me to make some box office predictions!  Oh, and I also needed to do a post because Salman just released a video of Epic Cuteness.

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Bahubali 2 is #3: Vanity Fair and Deadline are Surprised by Something I Predicted 5 Days Ago

I accurately predicted, 5 days ago, that Bahubali 2 would be #3 at the US box office at the end of the weekend.  So this is one of those HA HA HA HA HA I WAS RIGHT I AM QUEEN OF EVERYTHING posts.  My favorite kind!  Well, no, my favorite kind is HA HA HA HA SRK WAS RIGHT HE IS KING OF EVERYTHING.  Because I am a sick sick obsessed person.  But this one is pretty good too!

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Global Box Office Report: What is Commando 2 Anyway?

You know that feeling when you are at a party and everyone else is sharing a joke but you missed the beginning and aren’t sure why they are laughing or if it was actually funny?  That’s how I feel about Commando 2.  Suddenly it’s everywhere, and I have no idea what it is or why I should care!

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Global Box Office: Rangoon is an Also Ran, and I Meet a Kannada Movie Star!

Well, Rangoon is definitely the top pick for the weekend.  But it was a terrible terrible weekend, so that is not saying much.  The only big hit per screen was the one with inflated ticket prices (more on that later).

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Box Office Update: Raees Breaks the International Box Office in Order to Re-form It

Global figures are out!  Actually they were out on Monday, but I forgot to check.  It’s been so long since I cared about figures!  Because we had weeks of “Dangal does awesome, not really news” and then “OK Jaanu does terrible, still not really news.”  But now, news!  The first week of Raees and Kaabil, how did they do? (figures, as always, come from Rentrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)

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Dangal Global Box Office: Expectedly Good, But Imagine What it Could Have Been if Disney Promoted it?

Poor Aamir.  I don’t know if it is even possible for him to surprise us at the box office at this point.  Once you reach the limit of how many tickets are even available to sell, and they all sell-out, well then there is no where else to go! (figures are, as always, from Rentrack courtesy of BollywoodHungama)

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Box Office! They Know that North America Had a 4 Day Weekend, Right?

Global figures are out for Dear Zindagi!  Yaaaay!  And it did best in North America!  Which has no significance whatsoever because North America had an extra 2 days in the weekend! And on the other hand, had a lot of competition here! But being a hit in Australia, now THAT is significant! (as always, the figures come from Rentracks courtesy of Bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office: Rock On 2 Does Terribly, Not Because of Demonetization, But Because It Is Terrible!

Woot!  Global box office is out!  Which is completely unaffected by the demonetization of India.  Which means the Rock On 2 producer’s arguments that it is only doing badly because people can’t buy tickets don’t hold up at all.

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Discussion of ADHM by Someone Smarter Than Me (also Box Office)

You know I shouldn’t be your primary source for Indian political and other hard news, right?  Because I don’t have a strong background in that, and more importantly, I’m not a journalist.  If anything, I’m an analyst.  I take news other people have already reported and put it together in interesting ways.  Anyway, moviemavengal just tweeted me an article that does all the hard news work of the ADHM protests for me.  Check out this link.

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Weekend Box Office: Hilariously Bad

It’s been a bad fall.  Because, as my continuing series of posts indicates, the industry is STUPID.  Constantly giving too much money and screens to big dumb films, and not enough money and screens to small smart films.  But this weekend is so bad, it’s just funny!

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