Bodyguard Strengthens Position , all set for a huge weekend of over 65 cr

The estimated FTI of Aarakshan was 24 last week and it has marginally dropped to 22 this week. The drop may not look significant but will affect the first week collections significantly. The film has been dogged by controversies over the last few weeks. If the producers hoped that these controversies would pull the audience to the theatres to watch the controversial film, the FTI does not support their optimism. The awareness of the film is quite high, interest is high but the urgency is low. The urgency could have been affected by the anticipated ‘Law and Order problems’ at the theatres. A fallout of this concern could have some positive effect on Phhir.

Bodyguard continues to strengthen its position. The FTI of the film is around 57 and it is likely to stabilise around this number. Ready’s FTI was 42 on the day of release and we expect Bodyguard to be around 55-58 on the day of its release. With an FTI around this number one can look at a film worth Rs 130-150 crore.

Yeh Dooriyan’s FTI is around six and this has a chance of quickly climbing up to about ten on the date of release. This movie may be a pleasant surprise at the box-office, but we need to look at its numbers next week.

Aarakshan Has 8.50 Crore Second Week . overall below average.

Aarakshan dropped around 70% in week two as it grossed around 8.50 crore nett The film got a little boost on Monday as it was a holiday for Janmashtami so the film did not fall on Monday as compared to Friday but collections came down very badly from Tuesday onwards.

Delhi/UP was the best performer in week two as screenings in UP started from Sunday and the film recorded decent figures in UP on Saturday, Sunday and Monday but even here despite it being in the first week of its run, collections fell on Tuesday.

Aarakshan has collected 37 crore nett approx in two weeks and is lookint a 40 crore nett finish with an approx 19 crore distributor share.

B.O. update: New releases open to poor houses,,Aarakshan below par week 1.

All new releases were dull including ‘CHATUR SINGH’ AND ‘NOT A LOVE STORY’ WITH 10% OPENING.

Aarakshan – Collected around 30.25 cr in week 1. AVERAGE WEEK 1.



Akshay and Ajay to work together in Bad Boyz 2 remake.

Buzz is the arch rivals Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn may team up for the Bollywood remake of the Bad Boys II.

Sources reveal that talks are on to rope in the two actors for a desi version of the Hollywood hit film, Bad Boys II, which was directed by Michael Bay for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

A source associated with a production house that both actors have worked with reveals: “The idea of a remake of Bad Boys II with Ajay and Akshay has been discussed, and the process of acquiring the rights has already been initiated.”

While reports also suggest that director Rohit Shetty may helm this film as he is comfortable with the genre, our source says nothing has been finalised on that front yet.

Interestingly, the talks for a truce seem to have been triggered off by the title Son Of Sardar, which is registered by Akki’s Hari Om Productions. Ajay is believed to be keen on the title for his Hindi remake of Telugu hit Maryada Ramanna. Directed by Ashwini Dheer, the film with Ajay and Sonakshi Sinha is in Punjab.

“Since the title suits their script, Ajay, who’s also producing the movie, is trying to get the title from Akshay,” says a source.

If the Bad Boys II remake works out, then the two actors will be seen in a movie together after over six years since Insaan.

However, this is not the first time that reports of the two actors teaming up are making the rounds. Mid-Day had reported last year that Rohit Shetty was planning to cast them together in an action comedy.

However, it didn’t work out as Ajay was allegedly upset with Akki for knowingly scheduling the release of Action Replayy on the same date (last Diwali) as his Golmaal 3.

“Needless to say, Ajay wasn’t too pleased as this clash affected the collections of his third Golmaal film,” says our source, reminding us that the previous year, too, the two actors clashed at the box-office during the festive season with All The Best and Blue .

Akshay and Ajay’s friendship is said to have soured during the making of Suhaag. Later, it only worsened during Khakhee and Insaan, in which they acted together

Aarakshan Has Below par Weekend of 18 cr.

Aarakshan HAD 18 CR WEEKEND – Aarakshan had a good jump over the weekend –
Collected 7.25 cr on sunday

FRI – 4.5 CR
SAT – 6 CR
SUN – 7.25 CR

TOTAL :- 17.8 CR

Aarakshan had an below average weekend of around 18 crore nett. The film had problems through the weekend as a few places which started on Friday were suspended on Saturday and then re-started on Sunday.

The film started screenings in Punjab on Sunday evening and as of Monday morning the film is now being screened all over apart from UP. The business lost over the first weekend days is around 2.75 crore nett. A clean release would have meant a near 21 crore nett total which would have been an okay result for the film.

The film has Independence Day holiday on Monday which should give the film another good day but the test will from Tuesday onwards.

Superstars of The week This Week

  Top Actors

1 – Aamir khan – 165

2 – SRK – 162

3 – Salman khan – 160

4 – Hrithick roshan – 95

5 – Akshay kumar –  80

6 – Ajay devgn – 55

   Top actresses

1- katrina kaif  – 105

2 – kareena kapoor   – 75

3 -priyanka chopra – 65

4 – kajol – 40

5 – Deepika – 25

6 -Aishwarya – 18

Boxoffice opening report : Aarakshan opens Decent , Phhir Poor while Others average.

Aarakshan had a decent opening with multiplexes being good at at around 60% plus while single screens were poor with 30%. The would have had a good to decnt first day if it was not banned in a few states, now the first day will be on the lower side, The public reports are mixed and with the bans especiallly UP and Punjab, it makes it tough for the film.

Phhir opened to a poor 15-20% response.

Singham had a 12.50 crore nett third week taking the three week collections to 86.25 crore nett. The film will drop in most areas this week though the ban in UP for Aarakshan may help as the film is doing well in UP. SUPER HIT

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara grossed around 6.75 crore nett in its fourth week taking its four week total to around 83 crore nett. The film will have limited collations from here on and may just cross the 86 crore nett mark for lifetime business. HIT