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Fear Factor Scores For Ragini MMS

There were four releases this week – Ragini MMS, Love U… Mr. Kalaakar!, Stanley Ka Dabba and Shagird, all of them like chalk and cheese. Opening collections were highest for paranormal thriller Ragini MMS, and although Stanley Ka Dabba has been appreciated by the elite audience, word of mouth is expected to enhance its prospects.

In keeping with this trend, Mumbai distributor Rajesh Thadani says Ekta Kapoor’s Ragini MMS was ahead of the other three releases. “The opening collection of Ragini MMS was 30 to 40 per cent. The other three releases have not been up to the mark.”  about last week’s releases, Haunted and Luv Ka The End, Thadani adds, “The 3D version of Haunted continues to do decent business and is better than the 2D version. The collections of Luv Ka The End have been average.”

Delhi distributor Sanjay Ghai says that except for Stanley Ka Dabba, none of the other new releases has taken a great opening. “Stanley Ka Dabba opened to 100 per cent collections, thanks to block bookings by schools and colleges. Also, the film has been appreciated for its content and entertainment value. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a good children’s film that is also a wholesome family entertainer. The film will further pick up by word-of-mouth publicity. But Ragini MMS and Love U… Mr Kalaakar! opened poorly. Though released in only a few cinemas, I have heard that Shagird is not all that a bad film. In fact, I have got positive feedback on the storyline of this venture.”

Ghai adds that Haunted, in its second week, continues to do good business. “Luv Ka… the end ho gaya!” he laughs.

According to CP distributor Saagar Chandok, “The collections of all four films – Love U… Mr Kalakaar!, Ragini MMS, Shagird and Stanley Ka  Dabba – have been about eight to ten per cent. I think the collections of Ragini MMS have been slightly better – about 15 to 20 per cent. The collections of Shagird have not been all that great. As far as last week’s releases are concerned, both Haunted and Luv Ka The End continue to do average business at the box office.”

Kolkatta distributor Moni Venkatesh says, the ongoing elections have marred the opening collections of all four new releases. “A true picture of the box-office collections will emerge during the weekend.”

In Punjab, distributor Surendra Saluja pegs the opening collections of all four releases at 15 to 20 per cent. “Haunted has managed to sustain itself,” he adds.

In Assam, Ragini MMS enjoyed a ‘decent’ opening. According to distributor Siddharth Goenka, “The film has generated a certain degree of curiosity here. The collections of Shagird and Love U… Mr Kalakaar! are not known as yet. Stanley Ka Dabba has not been released here.” Now, the trade here has their hopes pinned on Salman Khan-starrer Ready. “There is already a lot of buzz around this film and it is expected to turn the tide.”

 

FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW COLLECTIONS OF Ragini MMS

Fun Fiesta, Mumbai was 14,230 against the capacity of 36,626

Nasrani, Jodhpur was 7,500 against the capacity of 63,000

Fun Cinemas, Kota was 2,750 against the capacity of 27,900

Inox, Kota was 2,020 against the capacity of 34,700

Natraj, Kota was 2,410 against the capacity of 43,710

Maya Mandir, Ajmer was 2,070 against the capacity of 28,000

Glitz, Ajmer was 1,430 against the capacity of 16,730

BIG Cinemas, Bikaner was 4,610 against the capacity of 37,840

Picture Palace, Udaipur was 4,650 against the capacity of 28,000

Regal, Delhi was 13,000 against the capacity of 35,000

Delite I, Delhi was 7,000 against the capacity of 28,000

IP, Varanasi was 5,604 against the capacity of 28,600

IP Vijaya, Varanasi was 2,892 against the capacity of 18,400

PDR, Varanasi was 1,476 against the capacity of 15,300

JHV, Varanasi was 2,334 against the capacity of 15,500

Avataar, Allahabad was 4,453against the capacity of 14,664

Jhankar, Allahabad was 2,496 against the capacity of 6,000

FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW COLLECTIONS OF Love U… Mr. Kalakaar!

E-City, Jodhpur was 4,400 against the capacity of 33,000

Fun Cinemas, Kota was 1,300 against the capacity of 27,900

Inox, Kota was 1,720 against the capacity of 34,700

Glitz, Ajmer was 460 against the capacity of 16,730

Ashoka, Udaipur was 9,700 against the capacity of 58,000

Delite I, Delhi was 11,000 against the capacity of 62,000

Liberty, Delhi was 10,500 against the capacity of 58,000

IP, Varanasi was 3,146 against the capacity of 28,600

IP Vijaya, Varanasi was 2,024 against the capacity of 18,400

PDR, Varanasi was 1,683 against the capacity of 15,300

JHV, Varanasi was 1,705 against the capacity of 15,500

Sangeet, Allahabad was 1,363 against the capacity of 22,300

Fun Fiesta, Mumbai was 2,643 against the capacity of 26,102

FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW COLLECTIONS OF Shagird

New Kohinoor, Jodhpur was 5,100 against the capacity of 39,000

Fun Cinemas, Kota was 500 against the capacity of 27,900

Inox, Kota was 860 against the capacity of 34,700

Natraj, Kota was 490 against the capacity of 43,710

Glitz, Ajmer was 1950 against the capacity of 16,730

Maya Mandir, Ajmer was 760 against the capacity of 28,000

Suraj, Bikaner was 3,740 against the capacity of 50,520

Picture Palace, Udaipur was 3,950 against the capacity of 28,000

Space, Allahabad was 1,328 against the capacity of 9,300

Chandralok, Allahabad was 3,717 against the capacity of 24,601

FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW COLLECTIONS OF Stanley Ka Dabba

Fun Cinemas, Kota was 1,130 against the capacity of 27,900

Inox, Kota was 550 against the capacity of 34,700

JHV, Varanasi was 756 against the capacity of 15,500

IP Vijaya, Varanasi was 372 against the capacity of 18,400

Rave Moti, Kanpur was 1,100 against the capacity of 24,000

Rave 3, Kanpur was 1,280 against the capacity of 26,000

Inox, Kanpur was 2,100 against the capacity of 28,000

Cinemax, Kanpur was 1,940 against the capacity of 32,000

Wave, Lucknow was 3,700 against the capacity of 44,000

PVR Phoenix, Lucknow was 3,740 against the capacity of 34,000

Fun Cinemas, Lucknow was 3,210 against the capacity of 30,000

Inox, Lucknow was 1,980 against the capacity of 18,000

 

 

 

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