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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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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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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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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Sultan Box Office Report: Record Breaking, No Duh

We have no reached the point where if a new big Khan release DOESN’T break all previous records, it is considered a flop.  I say “big”, because I’m not talking about your Jai Hos, your Fans, or your Talaashes.  Just the ones with the major studio backing, thousands of prints made, huge international release, and family friendly crowd-pleasing plots.  Of which Sultan is certainly one, so its box office success was kind of taken as a given.

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Box Office Report: Sarbjit and Brahmotsavam both Fail to Find an Audience

I haven’t done one of these in a while!  Because there wasn’t really anything interesting or surprising to talk about.  Fan did terribly, Baaghi did well, Azhar broke even, that’s about all that happened in the past month.  But this past weekend had two notable flops, so let’s talk about that!

(I didn’t see either 24 or Brahmotsavan, discussed in this post, in theaters.  But if you want to read a review, moviemavengal saw both of them and her reviews are linked above)

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Global Box Office: As expected, Kapoor and Sons Does Well

Kapoor and Sons opened in Pakistan!  What the heck?  A movie with a gay main character is allowed to play, but Neerja isn’t?  I guess it really is about patriotism, not religion.  Or else Karan’s clever avoidance of actually using the word “gay” (or boyfriend or homosexual or anything else specific) paid off.

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