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)

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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)

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Box Office: Raazi Rides Again! And 102 STILL Not Out

This is a good week!  Recent release doing very well in the second week, older release surprisingly still holding steady, and an assortment of other not so good movies still feeling in some of the screens. (as always, figures courtesy of renttrack by way of bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office: Allu Beats Mahesh, Amitabh Beats Them Both

Welcome back to Box Office!  I skipped last week, just because, no real reason.  But now I am back!  In time for excitement with yet another good Telugu release. (as always, figures courtesy of renttrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office: Padmavati is Needed to Unite the Global Market

Huh.  One of those weeks that makes you realize the NRI audience really is not the same everywhere.  In fact, it made me dig up that Karan Johar quote when he broke down the audience. (figures courtesy of Renttrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)

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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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Box Office: Kerala Arrives in the UK, Aamir Arrives Everywhere Else

Global Box Office is out!  And once again, like last week, things look great everywhere but America.  Stubborn Americans, we just don’t like anything. (as always, figures courtesy of Bollywoodhungama and Rentrack)

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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: 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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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: 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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