Kaabil (Hindi) had a poor Monday as it grossed 4 crore nett and took its six day total to 58 crore nett. The drop from Friday is 45% and better than the normal 50% but that is because collections on Friday itself were poor. Its the same story across the country with Punjab in the North doing just 35 lakhs nett, West Bengal in east doing just 25 lakhs nett and Gujarat in the West collecting only 40 lakhs nett. South India is even worse. The film had a chance on Monday as the collections of Raees also had a drop so this basically the acid test for the film but to be at around 4 crore nett on Monday does not give it a chance to have good final final or cut into the lead of Raees. The six day business of Kaabil (Hindi) is as follows.
Wednesday - 8,00,00,000
Thursday - 15,50,00,000
Friday - 7,50,00,000
Saturday - 10,75,00,000
Sunday - 12,25,00,000
Monday - 4,00,00,000 apprx
TOTAL - 58,00,00,000
The extended first week of nine days looks to be heading for around the 67-69 crore nett mark and even though there is no release in the second week its not really going to benefit much as the second week business will not be good. The film flattered on the big national holiday and on Saturday a little but eventually the reports and limited public appreciation was likely to tell on collections and that is what has happened on Monday.
‘Secret Superstar’ to release in Diwali 2017, to clash with 2.0 and Golmaal Again. Here’s the real reason!
Apr 9, 2017 - 12:06 pm IST
Moviegoers can rejoice… the Diwali weekend just got bigger! Aamir Khan has decided to release his new film SECRET SUPERSTAR in Diwali 2017. The film was scheduled for release on 4 August 2017, but will now hit the screens on the festive occasion of Diwali.
Yes, you read it right: SECRET SUPERSTAR will now be clashing with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0. GOLMAAL AGAIN is also eyeing Diwali 2017, so it’s a BIG Diwali weekend on the cards.
The question uppermost on everyone’s mind is, what prompted Aamir to shift its release to Diwali? With two biggies scheduled for release on 11 August 2017 [Imtiaz Ali‘s SRK-Anushka starrer and the Akshay Kumar starrer TOILET EK PREM KATHA], the makers of SECRET SUPERSTAR took the wise decision of releasing the film on another date, sources close to the film confirm.
The showcasing of SECRET SUPERSTAR in its second weekend is equally important and if SECRET SUPERSTAR would’ve released on its original date [4 August 2017], the showcasing of the film would be marginalised since a majority of screens + shows would be occupied by the two new releases, starring SRK and Akshay.
Traditionally, it has been witnessed that the festive period of Diwali has room for two or more releases. Also, sources close to the development state, “Aamir himself called Rajini Sir and discussed his concerns vis-à-vis SECRET SUPERSTAR shifting from August to Diwali. Both the actors share a warm bond and it was with Rajini Sir’s blessings that Aamir has announced a Diwali release for SECRET SUPERSTAR.”
SECRET SUPERSTAR features the DANGAL actress Zaira Wasim in the lead, who has just won the prestigious National Award for Best Supporting Actor. Aamir plays a role that he best explains as ‘dal mein tadka’. A Zee Studios presentation, SECRET SUPERSTAR is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and written-directed by Advait Chandan.
Ajay Devgn averts clashing with Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan
Ritambhara Dixit | Apr 13, 2017, 07.15 PM IST
Ajay Devgn is currently shooting for the fourth instalment in the Golmaal franchise in Hyderabad. While we have seen various updates shared by the stars online, there has been no definitive release date announced for the film. However, during the mahurat of the film, Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty did reveal that the aim to release the film by Diwali 2017.
But if the reports are to be believed, the makers of 'Golmaal 4' have decided against a Diwali release. As is, 'Golmaal 4' and Rajinikanth's '2.0' were to clash this Diwali, but recently there was an announcement that Secret Superstar is also all set to release during Diwali.
Reports suggest that the makers of 'Golmaal Again' were given an assurance earlier that there would be an equal number of screens given to both, 'Golmaal 4' and '2.0'. A source revealed "Ajay and the producers were in talks with distributors and were enquiring if, despite the clash, they would still manage to get at least 2,400-2,600 screens for their film. The distributors had assured him that much initially, and it's not surprising given that it's a Rohit Shetty entertainer and more than that, a really popular franchise."
However, with Secret Superstar shifting its release dates, the makers of 'Golmaal Again' have decided to back off. Talking about the decision, an exhibitor revealed, "'2.0' is going to dominate down South, because it is a Rajinikanth film and it's no secret that he is worshipped in the region. His films are made for the masses. Also, one must not forget that the major reason why Akshay Kumar works for that film is because of his huge hold in North India, which most dubbed South films lack. So, '2.0' is going to work big time up North as well and that meant major screen crunch for 'Golmaal 4' if it clashed with the Rajini-Akshay starrer."
Ajay Devgn and Rajinikanth to battle at the box-office this Diwali!
Pratibha.D | Apr 17, 2017, 12.11 PM IST
Bollywood is known for big clashes at the box-office. Apart from the on screen drama, stars also battle it out off screen to win the big clash at the box-office. Diwali is that time of the year, when a Bollywood clash is ought to happen. This year, the fight gets more dramatic with three big releases.
Last week the reports came out that broke the news of Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan's big clash with '2.0' and 'Secret Superstar' respectively. But, now the makers of 'Secret Superstar' have clarified that the movie will release in August.
However, 'Golmaal Again' will hit the theatres on Diwali 2017, which means Ajay Devgn and Rajinikanth will fight it out at the box-office.
In fact, because of a delayed schedule of the shoot, the Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn were contemplating on releasing it this year, but now reports have come out that the movie will release this year on Diwali.
Confirming the release dates, the COO of Reliance Entertainment, joint producers of the film, Shibashish Sarkar told Mumbai Mirror, " Golmaal Again, one of the most successful franchises of the Indian film industry, has created huge curiosity and demand among the exhibitors and distributors of the country. On their demand, we decided on a wide-scale release in the Diwali weekend of 2017, the festival period being apt for families and children ."
Rajinikanth And Akshay Kumar Starrer 2.o Postponed To January Next Year
With Golmaal Again getting preponed and 2.0 postponed, Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar will now pull the festive crowd during Diwali alone!
By Koimoi.com Team -April 22, 2017
Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama 2.o, which was earlier scheduled to release for Diwali this year, has been postponed to 25th January next year, the makers announced on Friday.
“Our most ambitious project, Shankar’s 2.o shifts to January 25, 2018. It moves from earlier Diwali release to achieve world class standards in VFX,” tweeted Raju Mahalingam, COO, Lyca Productions, the makers of 2.o.
A sequel to Rajinikanth’s own 2010 Tamil blockbuster Enthiran, the film also stars Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain. Akshay is being introduced to Tamil filmdom in the role of an antagonist. The film features Rajinikanth in dual roles – a scientist and a robot.
The Rs 450-crore film will simultaneously release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Had the film released in Diwali, 2.o would have to clash at the box office with Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again and Aamir Khan’s upcoming flick Secret Superstar. Helmed by Rohit Shetty, Golmaal Again is the fourth instalment of the Golmaal film franchise. The movie also stars Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu and Johnny Lever among others. Shooting for the film is presently underway in Hyderabad. There have been reports that to avoid a clash with 2.0, Golmaal Again has been preponed to 6th October.
Secret Superstar is being directed by debutant Advait Chandan and it features National Award winning actress Zaira Wasim of Dangal fame in the central character. The film also stars Meher Vij and Aamir Khan in a cameo. The film revolves around the story of a child who aspires to be a singer. The film is produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and presented by Zee Studios.
Secret Superstar was earlier slated to release on 4th August this year and in that case, it would have clashed with Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi. With Golmaal Again getting preponed and 2.0 postponed, Aamir’s Secret Superstar is now in a position to pull the festive crowd during Diwali alone!