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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Baar Baar Box Office and Aamir’s New Look!

Global figures are out for Baar Baar!  And Bollywoodhungama says that they are “dismal”, but I’m not seeing it?  But maybe that’s just because I am missing some extra information, like how big was the budget and how much were the distribution rights sold for.  Oh, and also a new weird photo of Aamir

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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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Airlift at the end of Week 2 Compared to Dilwale: Akshay is on track to beat SRK for the first time since 2006!

Airlift is rounding the corner of one more week of box office dominance.  It’s possible that Ghayal Once Again or Sanam Teri Kasam may come up to challenge it but I doubt it.  On the other hand, Fitoor is definitely going to knock it out of theaters next weekend.  So, really, we are in the homestretch and can start making final box office estimates.

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Dilwale continues to climb at the Overseas Box Office

And only like $200 of that is due to me!  According to bollywoodhungama, Dilwale is now at #7.  It is coming up fast on Chennai Express, at #6, and My Name is Khan at #5.  Remember also, Chennai Express ran for a full 6 weeks overseas, and Dilwale hasn’t even crossed the 2 week mark yet.

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