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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New Youtube Video! I’m Sitting Down!!!! Also, Box Office

As an early Christmas gift to my father, who has been nagging me about this for months, I tried a new video location.  Which, bonus, also lets you see one of my Christmas trees (I have 5).  (full box office post here)

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Box Office Video. Because I Might As Well

Sun’s still out, I had a few extra minutes this morning, why not?  I also was up way too late last night, so my head-mouth-thinking is not ideal.  Look forward to a lot of moments when I get lost in my own head for a second and you can visibly see the wheels spinning as I try to get out of a thought rut.  Really, this post is a lot better.

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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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New Youtube Video! Box Office

Be warned, the video quality is VERY VERY POOR.  My radiators turned on, which created a persistent hiss in the background.  I had to turn on a light because it was so overcast outside which gave a very odd and very unflattering light to it.  But at least my voice is good and strong, so you can always hear me.

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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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Youtube Video: Arjun Reddy and Baadshaho Box Office (Also, More Hair)

You know what sells in the fast paced world of youtube?  Sex!  Sex and drugs!  Which is to say, my hair video (the most wholesome version of sexy possible) and my initial box office video on super druggy Arjun Reddy are the two most popular.  So I combined them and did another Arjun Reddy box office post this morning, while multitasking and brushing out my night time braid.

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Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Films 1956-1970, Raj to Rajesh

I don’t care if no one else is interested in this, I AM!!!!  Plus, it’s good for you few people who want a sense of where the industry came from and where it’s going.  And it is basically the complete opposite of JHMS coverage, so that’s a nice little refreshing breather for us all. (1940-1955 in the last post)

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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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