All Time Advance Booking Records - Tubelight Ninth
Friday 23 June 2017 11.30 IST
Box Office India Trade Network
Tubelight had the ninth highest advance of all time in terms of the money collected at the box office before release. Earlier advance was calculated as the percentage number of tickets sold against the total availabe but this is reduntant as even the biggest films are unable to reach 20%.
Overall its a good advance but not a great one. It is ninth place in terms of collections pre release but in terms of tickets sold it is lower than Raees at number ten and lower than other films like PK, Chennai Express and Ek Tha Tiger. This is beacuse it has a higher ATP (Average Ticket Price) as tickets rates are the highest of all time at major multiplex chains and that is where the best advance is.
Below are the top ten advances of all time. This is the apprx collections pre release (end of business Thursday).
Tubelight has taken the second highest opening day of the year at a little under 21 crore nett but the collections are almost 50% less than Bahubali - The Conclusion. It has edged past Raees but that film released on 3400 screens compared to 4400 of Tubelight. The real value is around 25 crore nett as East Punjab is 2.78 crore which has no pre Eid affect. This means the film has lost around 4 crore nett on day one.
The film has under performed in West Bengal, Gujarat and South. This could be as these areas have a huge muslim audience but places like Nizam / Andhra and Gujarat could also be beacause they are mass circuits and with promos not having the action and songs a chunk of the audience finds the film less interesting. Below are the top ten highest opening days of the year.
Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Is Mission Impossible For Others
Wednesday 21 June 2017 12.30 IST
Box Office India Trade Network
Bahubali - The Conclusion is coming to the end of its run and it will be a 508 crore nett (705 GROSS) finish and it has probably stopped the trend where all time records are broken every few years. This is because films like PK and Dangal were doing phenomenally well but they were not those great ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTERS which got 5 crore people to the theatres like a Sholay, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun or Gadar which led to these films holding records for years. There will be so many huge films in the next 2-3 years that will be expected to challenge Bahubali - The Conclusion but the sort of cinema being made by our industry means Bahubali - The Conclusion is a safe bet until the ticket rates get high enough for a 525 crore nett figure to come with 3.5-4 crore footfalls. The new GST tax may help a little if that is the only tax but then the comparison becomes GROSS as the box office dynamics have changed and 700 crore GROSS won't be there.
There will be talk about if the content is great then the records will be smashed but its not exactly about CONTENT here but CONVICTION. There is a type of storytelling which delivers huge numbers which we have seen with Dangal or Bajrangi Bhaijaan and then you add the formula cinema with melodrama which Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal have but subtly. A Bahubali - The Conclusion celebrates this cinema unabashedly without subtly and thats the difference. The content of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal cannot be faulted in any. Bahubali 2 is basically on the lines of a Suraj (1966) or a Dharam Veer (1977) and many others where a prince goes to a neighboring area and falls in love with a princess who is loved by a joker prince. The prince proves to be the hero and wins the girl and brings her back but his family members have stirred up trouble and he looses his crown which he has to get back. Its a simple story done many times in the history of our cinema.
This sort of cinema today needs conviction more than at any other time as there is a very fine line of it falling flat on its face and being ridiculed or becoming Bahubali - The Conclusion and the fact is that no filmmaker in the Hindi film industry will have this conviction as won't believe in this cinema, and if you don't believe in it then you can't make the audience believe. The great filmmakers of Hindi cinema like Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor, Raj Khosla, Manmohan Desai and Manoj Kumar had this conviction and that is why they had such huge blockbusters similar to Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion. These guys must have around 10-12 films between doing 4-5 crore footfalls or even more. There were no other forms to watch films then like television or video but this is equaled up by the fact that the population has doubled since then.
At the time these legends made films it was an audience and today this audience has become single screen audience, multiplex audience, big city audience, small city audience, evolved audience, leave your brains behind audience and what not. When an audience is divided in such a way where will the conviction come as everybody may say they stay true to the script but the fact that this audience may not accept that or that audience may not accept this is there no matter what anyone says. When the thinking is that the audience is one these things become secondary. This is actually what Bahubali - The Conclusion proves that its still just an audience and a good film will work with all. In fact not just Bahubali - The Conclusion but any blockbuster proves this but at varying levels. The level of Bahubali - The Conclusion will only come if makers believe in this type of cinema, the audience does as can be seen in the results but its pretty certain that no big Hindi film director will green light a story like Bahubali - The Conclusion.
There will be people in our industry that will see the grandeur and scale of the film as the reason for its huge success and if one attempts to replicate on this belief it will lead to disaster as in our cinema the story and the way its told holds much more importance. Simply put the Bahubali - The Conclusion numbers are here to stay for a long time, in time its 508 crore nett will be crossed but those 5.25 crore footfalls is another mission altogether.
Although its a long shot, the hope is that one of our Hindi filmmakers pulls in over 5 crore people into the theatres and gives that historic blockbuster as this will change Hindi cinema for sure and for the better. At the moment, the industry sees S.S. Rajamouli at another level and playing in a different league in a different industry so it does not change much but when one of your own guy goes and does the unthinkable then the picture does changes as others believe we can also achieve that. .
Bahubali 2 Beats Many Long Running Blockbusters In Week Seven
Wednesday 21 June 2017 12.00 IST
Box Office India Trade Network
Bahubali - The Conclusion (Hindi) has racked up huge collections in the seventh week of over 2 crore nett. Despite having huge records in the early weeks the film is still competing with long running films of the previous decades in its seventh week.
It has the fifth highest seventh week of all time and is just 50 lakhs off the second highest placed film which had tax exemptions. It has beaten long running blockbusters like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. The film was being screened on around 350 theatres on its 50th day as far as the Hindi version goes. For Comparison with recent films, the collections of Dangal in week seven were 97 lakhs nett, Bajrangi Bhaijaan was 65 lakhs nett and PK was 45 lakhs nett. Below are the top ten seventh weeks of all time of the year.
1. Gadar Ek Prem Katha (2001) - 4,95,00,000
2. Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006) - 2,96,00,000 (Tax Free in Maharashtra and Delhi)
Can Tubelight Beat These Films To Become Salman Khan’s Highest Opener?
Here's a look at the list of highest opening day collections of Salman Khan's films!
By Koimoi.com Team -June 19, 2017
Salman Khan is all set to rock the box office charts once again, from his Friday as his much-awaited film, Tubelight hits the theatres on 23rd of June.
Though Tubelight is releasing on a regular Friday, due the extraordinary buzz around the film and the huge fan following of Salman Khan, one can definitely expect an opening of around 30 crores from it. Looking at his previous records, the actor’s last release, Sultan which had hit the theatres during Eid (a Public holiday) last year collected 36.54 crores on its 1st day.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which released in 2015 over the festive time of Diwali remains to be his highest opening day grosser. The film collected 40.35 crores on its first day itself. It was a family drama and hence collected such a huge sum.
Tubelight Will Have To Beat These Films To Become Salman Khan’s Highest Opener!
Here’s a look at the list of highest opening day collections of Salman Khan’s films:
Directed by Kabir Khan, Salman’s next, Tubelight is all set to hit the theaters on 23rd June. The period drama also stars Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and late actor Om Puri in key roles.
The film revolves around Laxman (Salman) who is a little slow and is known as Tubelight. After his brother goes missing during the Indo-Sino war, he is forced to introspect and truly believe that he has the power to find him. Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in a cameo as a magician, who helps Salman’s character discover his talents.
Salman Khan is juggling between the promotions of Tubelight and shooting of Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film “Tiger Zinda Hai“. The film features Katrina Kaif as the leading lady. It is a sequel to Kabir Khan’s 2012 film “Ek Tha Tiger“.
The first half of the year is gone and in terms of business its going to be a record even if we don't include Bahubali 2 but that is mainly because there has been a good flow with more star cast films in the first half of 2017 then years gone by. Bahubali 2 is a a historic hit, the biggest we have seen since 1994, it has crushed the likes of Dangal, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK and 3 Idiots but eventually its not come from the Hindi film industry.
Its great that it has shown that blockbusters of the size of Gadar or Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and maybe even Hum Aapke Haim Kaun can still happen but on the other side it shows the sad state of Hindi films that the biggest grosser by a distance is a dubbed Telugu film. The biggest HIT from the Hindi film industry is Badrinath Ki Dulhania which is the only SUPER HIT film in the first five months of 2017. The two HIT films were Jolly LLB 2 and Hindi Medium. The classifications of films till date are as follows.
All Time Blockbuster 1. Bahubali - The Conclusion
Super Hit 2. Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Hit 3. Jolly LLB 2 4. Hindi Medium
Semi Hit 5. Raees
Average 6. Sachin - A Billion Dreams 7. The Ghazi Attack
The releases of this week are not included but its not as if Raabta and Behen Hogi Teri have any chance to feature in the list above. There were 98 releases till 2nd June including Bahubali and only 7 films out of these 92 managed to have success to varying degrees.
SCOOP: Salman Khan blocks Christmas 2019 for Kick 2?
By Bollywood Hungama News Network Jun 14, 2017 - 12:10 pm IST
He is gearing for his next collaboration with Kabir Khan, Tubelight, which is slated to release next week. This year, some of Salman Khan’s blockbuster films are all set to be revived like Tiger Zinda Hai (sequel to Ek Tha Tiger) and Kick 2. While the former has already gone on floor, there are many speculations about the second instalment of Kick.
Recent reports however assert that work on Kick 2 has indeed been kick started by Sajid Nadiadwala who made his debut as a director with the first instalment. Reportedly, the filmmaker has been quietly writing the script for the sequel which will take off from where the previous one had been left.
Let us remind you that in Kick, Salman Khan played the role of a robber, inspired by Robin Hood, who steals to help the needy, with Randeep Hooda essaying the cop who chases him. The film’s climax ended with Randeep reporting to his heads and is merrily surprised to see Devil aka Devi Lal walk beside as a cop.
While it is yet to be revealed if the rest of the cast including Randeep Hooda as well as Jacqueline Fernandez as Salman’s love interest will be retained for the sequel, we hear that an international action star will be seen against Salman in the film. Apparently, the film is high on action and the preparation will be quite extensive for the same.
With Sajid Nadiadwala busy with his other productions like Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2, he will be donning the role of a director for Kick 2 from 2019. The film is slated to go on floor at the start of 2019 and it has been learnt that the makers are aiming at blocking Christmas 2019 for Kick 2.
Morocco Schedule Of Salman-Katrina’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ Begins
"Back to packing bags, prep for Morocco. Schedule begins... 'Tiger Zinda Hai'," Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted!
By Koimoi.com Team - June 14, 2017
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar is prepping for the next schedule of Tiger Zinda Hai, which will be taking place in Morocco.
Zafar on Wednesday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of an opened suitcase filled with his clothes.
“Back to packing bags, prep for Morocco. Schedule begins… ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’,” Zafar captioned image.
The Yash Raj Films (YRF) project is a sequel to the blockbuster film “Ek Tha Tiger“. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, it features superstar Salman Khan and actress Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
The team of “Tiger Zinda Hai” also shot in Abu Dhabi. This is not the first time Salman and Katrina will be seen together. The two have previously worked in films like “Ek Tha Tiger“, “Yuvvraj”, “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?” and “Partner”.
Salman Khan is currently busy in promoting his upcoming film Tubelight, which is set to hit the screens during Eid weekend on 23rd June. The film is directed by Kabir Khan and it also stars Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu, Late Om Puri and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
After wrapping up Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman will start prepping for choreographer-director Remo Dsouza’s dance film, where he’ll portray the character of an ageing dancer, who is the father to a 13-year old daughter. The film will feature Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah in pivotal roles.
Reportedly, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick 2 is currently in its scripting stage and will go on floors in early 2019. Salman will reportedly reprise the role of Devi Lal Singh aka Devil in the sequel. The film is expected to release during the Christmas weekend in 2019.
Not Arbaaz Khan! Salman Is In Hunt For A ‘Good Director’ For Dabangg 3
By Koimoi.com Team -June 14, 2017
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says his brother Arbaaz does not want to direct Dabangg 3, and that they will find a “good director” for it.
Salman and his other brother Sohail have been busy promoting their forthcoming film “Tubelight“. While Sohail has directed Salman in films like “Auzaar“, “Jai Ho“, “Hello Brother” and “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya“, Arbaaz has directed Salman in only one movie “Dabangg 2“.
During a media interaction on Tuesday, when Salman was asked about his favourite director among the two, he said: “Since Arbaaz doesn’t want to direct, I feel Sohail is a better director because he is more patient and with Sohail, you can improvise on things but in a similar situation, Arbaaz gets panicked and his blood pressure starts to fluctuate.”
“Now we are going to start ‘Dabangg 3‘, so he (Arbaaz) told me ‘Very good, but I am not going to direct it and I am only producing it’. So I said, ‘Very good, we will find a good director for that’.”
Talking about the process of choosing his films, Salman said: “I feel that when you listen to a script and if you are not able to see yourself in that space, then ideally no matter how beautiful the script is you should not do it, or then you have to work that hard to visually see yourself in the movie.”
“Whenever a filmmaker approaches me with a script, first thing is that, I need to see myself doing it and till the time it doesn’t happen, I don’t sign a movie. When Kabir Khan came to me with the script of ‘Tubelight‘, I gradually started looking myself in that character.”
He also spoke about the India and China war backdrop which has been shown in the film.
“We have just used it as a backdrop. In this film, we have shown that war should end as soon as possible so that soldiers from both countries could return to their homes because whenever war happens, soldiers on both sides die and their kids or parents live their whole life without them.”
Confirmed! Salman Khan Books Christmas 2019 Slot For Kick 2
Director Sajid Nadiadwala will be giving Salman a narration next month!
By Koimoi.com Team -June 14, 2017
It’s been three years since the release of Sajid Nadidawala’s directorial debut Kick with Salman Khan, and there has been constant speculation about a sequel to the 2014 action comedy which was the official remake of Ravi Teja-starrer 2009 Telugu hit by the same title.
Now it’s confirmed that Sajid has booked Christmas 2019 for Kick 2 with Salman as the lead.
According to a source close to the development, Sajid has been quietly working on the script for some time and will be giving Salman a narration next month. Part One revolved around Devi Lal Singh whose need for ‘kicks’ results in him getting involved with an elopement and then turning into a Robin Hood-like robber for ailing children and ends up as a cop himself. Kick 2 will take off from there.
In the first Kick, Nawazuddin Siddiqui played a bad man Shiv Gajra, a corrupt businessman who was shot dead in the original. It is also not clear yet if Randeep Hooda, who played a Cop, and Jacqueline Fernandez, who played Devi’s psychiatrist lady love, Shaina Mehra, will return. But the source informs that Kick 2 will have an international action star alongside Salman.
Prep will be heavy-duty as the action will be lavishly mounted with plenty of daredevil stunts and has continued over the two years. Shooting kicks off in early 2019 and the sequel will arrive on Christmas.
Sajid’s Judwaa sequel with Varun Dhawan is on the floors while Baaghi 2 with Tiger Shroff will roll soon. There’s also a film with Nitesh Tiwari and one with Kabir Khan on the cards. Kick 2 will see him behind the camera again.
While Diwali was earlier reserved for Shah Rukh Khan, Salman was the Eid ka Chand with Aamir Khan laying claim to Christmas with Taare Zameen Par (2007), Ghajini (2008), 3 Idiots (2009), Dhoom 3 (2013), PK (2014) and Dangal (2016). Salman booked Christmas for his Tiger sequel and will be back during this festive season two years from now.
Shah Rukh Khan Ahead Of Salman & Akshay In Forbes’ List Of Highest Paid Actors In The World
According to the list, Shah Rukh ranks 65th, Salman ranks 71st and Akshay ranks 80th in the list.
By Koimoi.com Team - June 13, 2017
As expected, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar made it to the list of Forbes List of highest paid actors in the world this year too. According to the list, Shah Rukh ranks 65th, Salman ranks 71st and Akshay ranks 80th in the list.
Shah Rukh, who was on the 86th position last year, has now made a good jump ahead. His earnings for the year have been $38 million.
Salman, on the other hand, has entered the list this year and is ranked 71st with $37 million.
Akshay who was ranked 94th last year has also jumped places and his earnings have been stated as $35.5 million.
Looking at their performances in 2016, one can see that despite Shah Rukh not giving a big hit, managed to outdo the others. He was seen in Fan and Dear Zindagi and neither of them made exceptional business.
Akshay, on the other hand, had a brilliant year with back to back successes such as Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3.
Salman was seen in Sultan, which made a massive business at the box office and was the second highest grossing film of 2016 after Dangal.
American rapper Sean Diddy has topped the list with an earning of $130 million. Also, singer Beyonce ranked second with $105 million as her earnings last year.
The third spot has been claimed by British author J K Rowling who with $95 million. No Indian actress made it to the list. Last year Deepika Padukone was listed in the Highest paid actress in the list.
Coming to this year, we recently saw the trailer of Akshay’s next, Toilet Ek Prem Katha and it looks like the film will be making a good business. The actor has already had a hit with Jolly LLB 2 this year. Shah Rukh, on the other hand, will be seen in Jab Harry Met Sejal, after his much successful affair with Raees. Salman too has two big releases this year. His Eid release Tubelight is all set to release in the coming two weeks and post that, Tiger Zinda Hai will be hitting the screens in December.
Raees Director Opens Up About SRK, Intolerance, And Much More
Most of his films have created lot of controversies.
By Koimoi.com Team -June 12, 2017
Raees director Rahul Dholakia graced the first episode of Talk Shop, a show which aims to introduce directors, the star-makers to the masses. The filmmaker went candid about why he has not worked with Akshay Kumar yet despite being a good friend of his wife Twinkle Khanna, why he makes controversial films, the issue of intolerance in India and more.
His parents taught him something which he believes till date, “If you believe in something, go for it and don’t worry about the consequences.”
Most of his films have created controversies. How does he explain it? Rahul says, “I think it’s in my DNA. My father was part of the student movement in India.”
Talking about the risks his profession entails, the filmmaker revealed about receiving a lot of threat calls while researching for his movie Lamhaa in Kashmir. He has even interviewed a militant on parole after 16 years! Rahul said, “The militant, who had a record of killing around 200 people, was sitting for the interview with an AK 47 next to him. For 2 hours he kept on bit**ing about India and expressed how much he hated the country. When he asked me, when are you going back to India, I told him, this (Srinagar) may not be India for you but it is India for me even today.”
He plans a vacation just 6 days in advance and rejects a film if he is not satisfied with its draft. The director revealed about rejecting a film once after making 60-70 drafts and said, “I don’t regret it as I always enjoy the process.”
Regarding working with actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Dutt and Shah Rukh Khan in his films Parzania, Lamhaa and Raees he feels, “I have been very fortunate. I think I have got the best actors. God has been kind and they (actors) have been kind to do these films.”
Given a choice to remake Deewar, the director said that he would want to cast Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. He also voted for SRK as the most hardworking actor.
Regarding the casting of Raees, he said, “Ritesh (Sidhwani) and Farhan (Akhtar) had asked me to name 5 actors for the role and I named just one!”
Talking about the issue of intolerance in India, Rahul Dholakia said, “In today’s time, everybody reacts to everything over the top and then they forget about it also. Where is the conviction? Where is the passion? We want to voice our opinion on everything and social media is the easiest way to do it.”
Aamir Khan Speaks About His Past Choices, Dangal’s Success & Thugs Of Hindostan
My choice of films dictated by my emotional interest: Aamir Khan
By Koimoi.com Team -June 12, 2017
Aamir Khan’s filmography boasts of blockbusters like Lagaan, Rang De Basanti and Dangal. The credit, he says, goes to his heart, which he religiously follows while signing on the dotted line.
Since the 1980s, the 52-year-old has been fitting seamlessly between characters like a cab driver, a clown thief or a fun-loving college student. Asked about his favourite film, Aamir told IANS over phone from Malta: “All the films that I have done are very close to me and I don’t measure my films based on their business.”
But one can’t overlook the massive success of his film “Dangal” that has surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore-mark of box office collections in China – the first Indian film to achieve the feat.
“‘Taare Zameen Par‘ is as close to me as ‘Dangal‘. So are ‘PK‘, ‘3 Idiots‘ and ‘Lagaan‘. I can’t differentiate between any one of them. All are equally important to me,” he said.
Since “Dangal“, which narrates the story of the real life wrestlers and sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, broke several records at the box office, is he feeling the pressure to do better?
“No. I don’t feel that kind of pressure. I follow my heart as far as creative decisions go… As to what I am going to do next. It’s never affected by the success of my previous films,” he said.
“My choice of films is dictated by my emotional interest in the story and my creative interest,” added the actor, who is shooting for Vijay Krishna Acharya’s “Thugs of Hindostan” in Malta.
It will bring him together with megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the big screen for the first time. “I am most excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time. It is a dream come true. I’ve always been his huge fan,” said Aamir.
He is equally excited about his other project, “Secret Superstar“. “My next film is ‘Secret Superstar’. It’s about a 14-year-old girl. She is the central character. I love the story. It’s a beautiful story,” he said about the film that traces the journey of an aspiring singer named Insia.
“Will it do the same kind of business like ‘Dangal‘? I have no idea. I had no idea that ‘Taare Zameen Par’ would be a huge success either. I did it because of the story or even ‘Dangal‘… It’s not a conventional mainstream story. It’s about an old man who has grey hair, daughters and no romance… A story about a family and wrestling. It’s not a conventional kind of a film. Who knew it would do this kind of business?” asked the actor.
He is geared up for another biopic, “Salute“, which will be his second biopic after the grand success of “Dangal“.
Aamir has associated with producers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala for “Salute“, a biopic on India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Kapur under their banners AKP, RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively.
Confirmed: Aamir Khan To Star In Astronaut Rakesh Sharma Biopic
Aamir Khan will also produce the film with Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film, titled Salute, will be directed by Mahesh Mathai
All India | Written by Divya Goyal | Updated: June 10, 2017 12:40 IST
NEW DELHI: Yes, superstar Aamir Khan is all set to star in the biopic of India's first astronaut Rakesh Sharma, reports news agency IANS. A statement from the film's publicist also confirmed that Aamir will also produce the film with Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film, titled Salute, will be Aamir Khan's second biopic after the insanely successful Dangal, which is recently toppled box office records in China (after a magnificent run in India). Aamir Khan is currently shooting for Thugs Of Hindostan in Malta with Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The Rakesh Sharma biopic will be directed by Mahesh Mathai.
Mahesh Mathai is a well-known ad filmmaker and has also made films like Bhopal Express and Broken Threads. Meanwhile, Aamir has previously collaborated with Ronnie Screwvala on Delhi Belly and Peepli Live. Aamir has worked with Siddharth Roy Kapur (when he headed UTV films) in films like Rang De Basanti and PK. However, Salute will be produced by Siddharth under his recently launched Roy Kapur Films.
Meanwhile, Aamir is working on his latest film, the aforementioned Thugs Of Hindostan which reunites him with his Dhoom: 3 director Vijay Krishna Acharya, and co-star Katrina Kaif. Thugs Of Hindostan is reportedly Yash Raj Films' new heist drama series.
Aamir Khan was last seen in 2016's Dangal in the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra played his onscreen daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film ruled the Indian box office till S S Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion released in April, this year.
Aamir Khan’s Next Titled Salute – A Biopic On India’s 1st Astronaut Rakesh Sharma
The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Siddharth Kapur.
By Koimoi.com Team -June 11, 2017
Superstar Aamir Khan has associated with producers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala for Salute, a biopic on India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma. The project will be jointly produced by Aamir, Screwvala and Kapur under their banners AKP, RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively, read a statement from the film’s publicist.
Salute will be Aamir’s second biopic after the grand success of Dangal.
Aamir joins hands with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Screwvala
The biopic will be helmed by Mahesh Mathai. Aamir has worked with both the producers for films like Rang De Basanti, Delhi Belly, PK and DaIngal.
At the moment, Aamir is busy with Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh in lead roles. The film went on the floors in Malta earlier this month.
Aamir Khan’s first biopic Dangal has done wonders at the box office worldwide and is India’s highest grossing film.
Toilet - Ek Prem Katha will see its theatrical to come out soon and it is one of the best of the year so far. There have been around 100 films released so far and only two of them looked like Hindi films from the trailers and they were Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Bahubali.
The latter may have been dubbed but from Telugu but it did not give the vibe of a typical Telugu film. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (SUPER HIT) and Bahubali (ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER) have also emerged the two biggest hits of the year till date.
Since then we have had Tubelight which had a good theatrical and now its Toilet - Ek Prem Katha. Tubelight may have accusations that it is a lift from a Hollywood film but from the trailer it looks a genuine Hindi film with Indian emotions in a war situation which should work in a big way. Its sad that with around 100 films, only four can be called genuine Hindi films of which one is Toilet - Ek Prem Katha
Toilet - Ek Prem Katha is a surprise as the theatrical gives a good vibe with the humour interlaced very well with the plot. The entertainment will come from the comedy but as the plot is strong it does not look like an outright comedy to the audience and this is important as when a film looks outright comedy it has limitations as far as box office is concerned. The film has a very strong and authentic small town feel which is a huge plus today when done correctly. Many films do this but only when the feel is real does it work, like in this film. The film has a socially relevant message that every house in a village should have a proper toilet but these things are mainly for the media to talk about. Eventually a film will only find an audience if it is entertaining with a good story told in a way that the audience understands or should we say in the traditional Hindi film format. This is the case with Toliet - Ek Prem Katha.
The director of the film Shree Narayan Singh has edited many films but also directed a film earlier named Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (2012). This film was actually produced by a legendary banner of the 60's and 70's Shakti Films but the film went unnoticed.
The film has the potential to be the biggest Akshay Kumar grosser ever though its a bit early to talk about these things as GST is expected to come in play in July and no one has an idea yet as to how this is going to work out. The film is also going for tax exemptions but even that is an unknown as it is not known whether it will be just GST or GST plus the state entertainment tax which is there now in August. The best way to put it is that it should be the highest Akshay Kumar collection in GROSS and how NETT will work out only time will tell.
Bahubali 2 Is The Biggest Hindi Blockbuster This Century
Thursday 08 June 2017 12.00 IST
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Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion has emerged the biggest Hindi blockbuster this century as it became a bigger blockbuster than Gadar Ek Prem Katha (2001). Bahubali 2 has notched up 5.21 crore footfalls in Hindi in five weeks beating Gadar Ek Prem Katha which was 5.06 crore. These two films stand head and shoulders above the rest this century with both topping 5 crore footfalls. The others lag well behind with Dangal on 3.61 crore, Bajrangi Bhaijaan on 3.54 crore and PK on 3.50 crore. Bahubali 2 in Hindi is not the biggest blockbuster ever as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun had 7.40 crore footfalls in 1994 and there will probably be 8-10 other films topping 5 crore footfalls.
Basically Bahubali 2 (Hindi) is the biggest blockbuster this century and the second biggest blockbuster in the last 25 years after Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. In terms of all time it is probably in the Hindi top ten or at least very close to the top ten. The biggest achievement by Bahubali 2 (Hindi) is that 5 crore footfalls have come after 16 years and it looked as if it would never happen because films were struggling to even get close to 4 crore. This film has shown that blockbusters of epic proportions that can compete with legendary blockbusters are still possible. We were in a period that records were being broken every year or two but Bahubali 2 will change this as when in history a film like this has come then records have stuck for sometime. The hope will be that it does not take another 16 years to have a blockbuster of this level. The biggest Hindi blockbusters of the last 25 years with the adjusted nett gross (the older films are adjusted for 2016 levels as there is no Average Ticket Price for 2017 yet) are as follows.
1. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun - 7,05,00,00,000 2. Bahubali 2 - 5,04,00,00,000 apprx (40 Days) 3. Gadar Ek Prem Katha - 4,82,00,00,000 4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - 4,58,00,00,000 5. Raja Hindustani - 3,90,00,00,000
Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion (all languages) has close to 10 crore footfalls across India which is more than Hum Aapke Hain Kaun though its in four languages compared to the one of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and even if we add Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in Telugu then Bahubali 2 (all languages) still remains well ahead.
If we take the 10 crore footfalls it still probably is not the biggest blockbuster ever in India as Mother India (1957), Mughal E Azam (1960) and Sholay (1975) will have more footfalls than Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and at least one if not all three will be more than 10 crore and they were just one format films.
'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' box-office collection: Film collects Rs 1000 crore nett in 30 days
Updated: May 29, 2017, 06.27 PM IST
Box-office reports keep getting bigger and better for SS Rajamouli's magnum opus ' Baahubali 2: The Conclusion '. While the film has gone past 1500-crore mark worldwide, it has made as much as Rs 1000.50 crore nett within just 30 days at the domestic market, according to a recent report on BoxofficeIndia.com.
The film's Hindi version grossed an estimated Rs 490 crore followed by the dubbed version which roughly amounted to Rs 9.50 crore. The film amassed Rs 265 crore in Nizamabad and Andhra Pradesh, Rs 77 crore in Karnataka and Mysore and collections from Tamil Nadu and Kerala were recorded at Rs 104 crore and Rs 55 crore respectively.
The Hindi version of the film that is in its fifth week has maintained a stable graph. 'Baahubali 2' saw a phenomenal first week with a collection of Rs 246.47 crore, followed by Rs 142.52 crore in week two, Rs 69.43 crore in week three and approximately Rs 29 crore in its fourth week.
The film that stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in lead roles has created records in the United States and the UAE as well. 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' was one of the highly anticipated films after the phenomenal success of the 2015 film 'Baahubali: The Beginning'. Paired with state-of-the-art VFX and a good storyline, the release of the sequel had fans flocking to theatres in large numbers.
The film boasts of some never seen before action scenes. The grand premiere of the film was scheduled ahead of the film's release but it was called off due to superstar Vinod Khanna's demise which left the film industry in remorse.
Will Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif Star In Karan Johar’s Next?
KJo wants to produce a film with Salman and Katrina in the lead as he finds their chemistry sizzling
By Koimoi.com Team -May 29, 2017
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently busy shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai. The film is a sequel to Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger which featured the same cast.
Reports suggest that the duo might star in a Karan Johar production after they wrap filming for their on going project. A source told DNA, “While KJo’s next directorial will be with Ranbir Kapoor, he wants to produce a film with Salman and Katrina in the lead as he finds their chemistry sizzling.”
The source added, “Earlier, the same film was to star Pakistan actor Fawad Khan along with Katrina, but with the ban on Pakistani actors during Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, that is not happening. Hence the filmmaker was keen to rope in Salman. The script is being reworked for Dabangg Khan and to make the character more suitable to him. The pre-production work on the film has begun.”
Katrina Kaif’s much-awaited film Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor has finally got the release date of 14th July 2017. The film is directed by Anurag Basu, whereas Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of Kabir Khan’s next, Tubelight.
Salman Khan recently released the trailer of Tubelight and his fans could not stop gushing about the trailer. The trailer was surely soul touching and gave us major bromance vibes. The Khan brothers nailed the trailer with their innocence and lively acting but Shah Rukh Khan and Om Puri stole the show with their glimpse in the trailer.
We hope to see this Jodi once again in KJo’s next!
Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion (Hindi) had a huge fifth Friday with around 1.75 crore nett which has taken the lifetime close to 490 crore nett. The collections in Mumbai circuit have hit 180 (PK and Dangal 104 crore) crore nett while East Punjab has crossed a huge benchmark of 50 crore nett (previous record Dangal 44.35 crore nett).
The film has now set daily records for 29 days in a row and is looking set for the highest fifth week collection of all time. It could be the first film to cross 10 crore nett in its fifth week. The records will be harder to come by next week but with such an extraordinary run till date that is irrelevant. The figures of Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion (Hindi) till date are as follows.
Aamir Khan says it's unfair to compare his film Dangal with S.S. Rajamouli's Baahubali 2: The Conclusion as both of them have their own space!
By Koimoi.com Team -May 25, 2017
Superstar Aamir Khan says it’s unfair to compare his film Dangal with S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, both of which have crossed collections of Rs 1500 crore at the box office worldwide, as both of them have their own space.
“I am really happy that ‘Dangal‘ is getting appreciated in China and all over the world. I don’t think we should compare two films. ‘Baahubali 2‘ is a very successful film. I haven’t watched it yet but I am hearing a lot of good stuff about it from everyone around me. I would like to congratulate Rajamouli and his entire team,” Aamir said on Wednesday.
“I feel we shouldn’t make a comparison between ‘Dangal‘ and ‘Baahubali 2‘ because both films are good in their own space and above all both films are Indian films which are making its mark all over the world. I am very proud of ‘Baahubali’ as well,” he added on the sidelines of the grand premiere of Sachin Tendulkar’s Sachin: A Billion Dreams.
Dangal got a new lease of life after it released in China a few weeks ago. Aamir was a popular Bollywood face in China thanks to the success of “3 Idiots” and “PK“.
Dangal currently stands with global collections of 1564.86 crores. In fact, the movie has already crossed 1000 crores mark in the International circuit solely. The overseas total of Dangal is now 1022.52 crores, thus becoming the 1st Indian film to achieve this feat at the International box office.
On the other hand, Baahubali 2 now stands with a nett India total of around 1006.50 crores.
Bahubali - The Conclusion has become the first film in Hindi to gross 750 crore Worldwide. The film is now not only the highest grossing Hindi film in India but also worldwide. The film has easily beaten the previous record of Dangal which grossed around 702 crore worldwide in Hindi
These figures have come despite the film not being an outright Hindi film like Dangal, PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan. It could go to 800 crore worldwide which will be another first. The Overseas contribution is limited at around $12 million but India is simply phenomenal. Below are the top ten highest Hindi Worldwide grossers till date.
1. Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion - 7,50,00,00,000 apprx
Aamir Sets A New Record | 500 Crores For Dangal In China
With the humongous contribution from China, Dangal now stands with the grand total of 1251.68 crores.
By Koimoi.com Team -May 19, 2017
After becoming Bollywood’s highest-grossing film at the domestic market, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has achieved one more milestone at the Chinese box office.
Dangal has crossed the 500 crore mark in China. This is the latest record set by Aamir in terms of making it to the 500 crore club. Also, it is the first time a Bollywood film has scored 500 crores in China, it is certainly a huge achievement.
The film raked in 3.73 Million (24.20 crores) yesterday and now stands with the grand total of 507.34 crores.
With the humongous contribution from China, Dangal now stands with the grand total of 1251.68 crores.
The biographical sports drama is now heading towards 1300 crore mark.
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Aamir is among the most popular Indian actors for the Chinese who also are fans of South Koreans artistes.
Nitesh Tiwari, who helmed the blockbuster “Dangal“, is working on a screen adaptation of Varun Agarwal’s 2012 bestseller “How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company”.
The film will be jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur under their banners RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively.
Spokesperson of Roy Kapur Films said in a statement: “We are excited to be collaborating with Nitesh on adapting Varun’s incredibly relevant and hilarious book to the screen.”
On the work front, Aamir Khan will be next seen in Secret Superstar, where he’ll portray the character of a music composer. The film will be directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. Secret Superstar stars Zaira Wasim and Meher Vij in key roles, Aamir will just be playing a cameo. The movie will hit the screen during the Diwali weekend. The film is all set to clash with Ajay Devgn starrer Golmaal Again .
Post this, Aamir Khan will share the screen with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in Thugs Of Hindostan. The film will go on floors from 1st June and will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who previously helmed Tashan and Dhoom 3. It will be produced under the reputed banner of Yash Raj Films and will release in Diwali, 2018.
Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion (Hindi) grossed 67.25 crore nett in its third week which is another record as it is the highest third week collection of all time. The previous record was the 44.02 crore nett of Dangal and Bahubali 2 has gone past it by leaps and bounds. The total collection of the film is around 456 crore nett in three weeks.
The film is now the first Hindi film past 600 crore GROSS box office as it has a total of 633 crore. This is more than the Worldwide figures of all Hindi films barring Dangal and PK. The records normally get harder in the fourth and fifth weeks but not for this film as it continues its run towards 500 crore nett. The figures of Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion (Hindi) till date are as follows.
Week One - 2,46,47,00,000
Week Two - 1,42,52,00,000
Friday - 67,25,00,000 apprx
Grand Total - 4,56,24,00,000 apprx (Three Weeks)
Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion will face major competition for the first time as far as the Hindi belt is concerned with the release of Half Girlfriend but it will easily stand up to the film and maybe even give it competition on Saturday and Sunday as the families flock again to watch the film.
The all India total is a huge record but what it is doing as far as circuits records go is even better. It looks to set circuits records by more than 50% in many circuits.