Tumhari Sulu: Vidya Balan-starrer shows a growth during its first weekend
Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Tumhari Sulu’ started on a slow note collecting Rs 2.65 crore on Friday. But, thanks to the positive word of mouth, the film showed an amazing jump on Saturday. Though the film didn’t manage to get a huge jump on Sunday, the weekend collection is not at all bad.
On Saturday the film collected Rs 4.25 crore and on Sunday it collected approximately Rs 5 crore, taking the three-day total to Rs 11.90 crore. The movie is already a profitable venture for its makers as even before the release the budget of the film was recovered. But, to be a hit theatrically, the movie surely needs to continue to do well on weekdays. If the first Monday collection is anywhere near the Friday collection, then the movie has high chances of getting the hit tag. (Also Read:Tumhari Sulu movie review: All heart with added bouts of melodrama)
The weekend collection of ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is more than Vidya’s last release ‘Begum Jaan’ (Rs 10.73 crore), but it failed to beat the weekend collection of ‘kahaani 2’ (Rs 16.51 crore).
Vidya had back-to-back flops at the box office, so let’s hope that ‘Tumhari Sulu’ continues to do well, and finally gives the actress a much needed hit.
Talking about ‘Golmaal Again’, in its fifth weekend, the film has collected Rs 75 lakh approximately, taking the till date total to Rs 203.64 lakh. Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer ‘Ittefaq’ also had few takers in its third weekend. The film collected Rs 60 lakh, so the total collection of the film is 26.83 crore. Well, if not a hit, ‘Ittefaq’ has surely proved to be a semi-hit at the box office.
Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' grows on word of mouth in India and overseas
Alia Bhatt‘s spy thriller ‘Raazi’ is drawing audiences in India and abroad. The movie, which minted Rs 32.94 crore (329.4 million) in India in its opening week, registered $2.03 million on foreign shores.
In India, the film released on May 11.
According to a statement from the makers of the Meghna Gulzar directorial, “the strong word of mouth benefited the film”. It registered Rs 7.53 crore on its opening day, followed by collections of Rs 11.30 crore and Rs. 14.11 crore on the subsequent days of the weekend.
Distributed internationally by Zee Studios International, ‘Raazi’ released in 450 screens across 42 countries, read a statement to IANS.
It released in the UAE on May 10 and all other regions on May 11.
The film minted $2.03 million, of which the business in North America was $869000, UAE/GCC was $574000, UK/Ireland was $210000, Australia and New Zealand was $144000, the statement read.(Also Read: Alia Bhatt’s ‘Raazi’ takes a good start at the box office)
Based on Harinder Sikka’s book “Calling Sehmat”, the story of the film ‘Raazi’ revolves around a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani Army officer and becomes a spy to give inside information about the neighbouring country to protect her own.
“Films are purely driven by content. This film highlights emotions, situations and passions so beautifully that one believes everything the actors are going through,” said Vibha Chopra, Head – Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition).
“Bringing this brilliance forward to maximum people is what we wanted to do. Raazi is a real story of a girl who has been through this, Experiences are something that should be told and the genius of our cinema should be spoken about globally,” Chopra added.
Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, the film also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Soni Razdan and Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles.
Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' takes a good start at the box office
Raazi which released this Friday received raving reviews from everywhere. The critics have loved it and so has the audiences. The film has been received with open arms at the box office too.
Raazi earned Rs. 7.53 crores on its first day at the box office. Raazi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead is one of the highest opening days for a film driven by an actress.
Considering it’s a Heroine orientated film, it has done very well in the metros and collections in other major centers are also pretty good. The numbers are growing with each show due to its exceptional word of mouth which works to the favour of the film.
Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles, is expected to rake in more numbers in its first opening weekend. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ which is inspired by real events