Global Box Office: Hrithik Versus Reddy

I haven’t done a box office post in ages, mostly because I got so depressed by how well Mission Mangal was doing I couldn’t handle it. But yaaaaay! Two movies I enjoyed and honestly think are good movies are also making money! (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Global Box Office: Not Enough Pieces of the Global Pie

Remember when I used to have fun pun titles? I miss that! I couldn’t even come up with something witty related to Judgemental Hai Kya, and it feels like I should have been able to manage SOMETHING. Oh well. As always, figures from bollywoodhungama

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Box Office: Super 30 Super Sinks (Stinks?)

Well, this is heartening! In India (shockingly [sarcasm]) Super 30 is doing well in multiplexes and poorly on the mass circuit. Because poor people don’t like movies about poor people, rich people like movies about poor people. But Super 30 is also kind of DOA overseas! Wooo for the global market! Realm of taste and common sense and not being interested in poverty porn! (figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Global Box Office: Kabir Singh Rises Down Under, Article 15 is America’s Choice

Huh! What an odd pattern! America continues to reject Kabir Singh, and so does New Zealand, but every where else loves it. What do American and New Zealand have in common? That feels like a riddle, but I am honestly asking. Of course, New Zealand also loved Loveyatri. Maybe they are just weird down there. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Global Box Office: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Beats Manikarnika in Every Way, in Every Market

Well, this makes me happy! The movie whose genre and style I like (happy family romance) beat the one whose genre and style I don’t like (historical violence), plus the movie I think is generally better made won out, plus the movie with people in it that I like better, plus plus plus! (numbers 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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