Shootout At Wadala and Bombay Talkies Boxoffice Collections Thread

Shootout At Wadala Has Good Opening Bombay Talkies Is Poor

Friday 3rd May 2013 11.30 IST
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Shootout At Wadala had a good opening at most places with collections around the 65% mark on average. The film opened better in places like CP Berar, Maharashtra and Nizam probably due to action and due to the fact gangster films have a larger audience for these films. The opening in the North was also pretty good taking into account it is more of a Mumbai circuit film.

The film should notch up healthy first day collections despite it not having a big star although there are plenty of known faces in the film but non of these are crowd pullers. The film has been released on around 2500 screens across India making it third biggest release of 2013 after Himmatwala and Race 2 but both those films went to to 3000 plus.

Bombay Talkies opened to a poor 15-20% response and this also only came as the film is restricted to a limited release with just 3-4 shows at the better multiplexes of major cities. The film will have low collections as opening is low and screenings are limited.

Chhota Bheem And The Throne Of Bali also opened poorly but being a film for children it is more about Saturday and Sunday business. The earlier Chotta Bheem film released last year had done reasonable business.


  1. Baba 10 years ago

    Plaza , dadar

  2. Author
    sputnik 10 years ago

    Shootout At Wadala First Day Business

    Saturday 4th May 2013 10.00 IST
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    Shootout At Wadala had decent first day business of around 8.25 crore nett as per early estimates. The collections were good in Mumbai, CP Berar and Nizam while average elsewhere with West Bengal and Mysore being below the mark.

    The collections are pretty good considering the star cast of the film as although there are many actors in the film none are really crowd pullers. The music of the film was just fair and not hit which could have taken an action film like this to a more a stronger total of around 10 crore.

    The film should do well in Mumbai and the stations of CP Berar and Nizam which come in Maharashtra due to local content. The rest will depend on where the film can go on Saturday. The film will need a good jump in North India multiplexes to do reasonable business in the other key territories of Delhi/UP and East Punjab.


  3. Sanket Porwal 10 years ago

    Good start! Can go upto 26 weekend and then 65-70 lifetime can be achieved if its appreciated.

    I am more interested to know Bombay talkies first day! Should be atleast a crore.

  4. Baba Ji 10 years ago

    boi hasnt commeneted on wom. so wom may be just about decent,neither too good nor bad

  5. aryan 10 years ago

    Shootout At Wadala First Day Territorial Breakdown

    Shootout At Wadala collected 8.25 crore nett approx on its first day. The first day territorial breakdown is as follows.

    Mumbai – 3.30 crore

    Delhi/UP – 1.41 crore

    East Punjab – 50 lakhs

    West Bengal – 29 lakhs

    Bihar – 23 lakhs

    CP Berar – 50 lakhs

    CI – 37 lakhs

    Rajasthan – 55 lakhs

    Nizam – 46 lakhs

    Mysore – 28 lakhs

    Others – 30 lakhs

    TOTAL – 8.19 crore

  6. Manish Kumar 10 years ago

    on expected lines ..i expected 60ish kind of total seems to be going same way .. But i wd still say its good total for a movie starring john and anil in main lead .. both of whom don cross 30 in their ventures as solo

  7. Author
    sputnik 10 years ago

    Shootout At Wadala Weekend Business

    Monday 6th May 2013 10.00 IST
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    Shootout At Wadala grossed around 25.50 crore nett over its first weekend with 8.25 crore nett on Friday, 7.50 crore nett on Saturday and a likely 9.25-9.75 crore nett total on Sunday. The film jumped well on Sunday as mass regions fared fell.

    The overall weekend business means the films fate depends on the weekday business as the weekend business was at a middle level. The film has scored in Mumbai circuit with figures around 10 crore nett. CP Berar and Nizam are also pretty good but other circuits have seen average to below the mark business.

    Monday to Thursday is the key for the film as was seen last week with Aashiqui 2 which did not have a great weekend but the weekdays simply took the film to another level. Shootout at Wadala being action film is unlikley to be as staedy as Aashiqui 2 but if the film can somehow get around 40 crore nett for the week it will be a decent first week.


  8. aryan 10 years ago

    Bombay Talkies Is A Flop

    Bombay Talkies is a flop as it collected around 3.75 crore nett over its first weekend. The film started at a little over 1 crore nett on Friday and then had a 25% jump on Saturday while Sunday collections remained similar to Saturday.

    The weekend business is so low that even if weekdays do steady business it is irrelevant to the overall outcome.

    The film is unlikely to even recover the money spent on print and advertising from theatrical business in India.

  9. Author
    sputnik 10 years ago

    Komal Nahta and Sanjay Gupta fight on Boxoffice of SAW.

    “you report nonsense I will react Komal. Aur ab main mooh kholunga toh chhup ne ki jagah nahin milegi. Kholun? Karoon nanga?”

    “SAW first day net all India Rs. 8 cr. Noticeable drop today. Film’s distributors on tenterhooks.”

    “Shootout At Wadala opening weekend is Rs. 24 crore. Heavy drop today…”

    “Correction in SAW weekend figure: Balaji distribution chief Ramesh Sippy says, it is Rs. 28.2 crore.”

    “Sanjay Gupta has been abusing me on this platform. Go on, Gupta. U must be frustrated now that ur distributors r going to lose money”

    “But frankly, Sanjay Gupta ke liye, this is not new. In almost every film of his, his distributors lose money. Toh phir kaisa frustration?”

    “Gaali dene ke bajaay, make better films. Ur distributors won’t abuse u. And resultantly, u won’t have to abuse journalists.”

    “This same SanjayGupta pleaded wid me when he was to start SAW.Said he,”Bro,pl support me.”But support doesn’t mean calling a losing film,hit”

  10. Bored 10 years ago

    Nahta is a TV clown, but why is Gupta upset when the collections are ok?

  11. hello 10 years ago

    “Correction in SAW weekend figure: Balaji distribution chief Ramesh Sippy says, it is Rs. 28.2 crore.”

    Taran takes the cake posted 30.7 cr weekend for SAW when the official numbers are 28.2 . What a Moron !

  12. Reddemon 10 years ago

    Haha 😆 enjoyed there fight. KRK did a good role of Narad 😆
    komal trolling taran was a good one 😛

  13. Manish 10 years ago

    I have seen Komal poking fun at Taran many a times on twitter while replying to ppl abt his reviews etc . so nothing new for komal …

    taran is also a joker but he isnt stooping low .. ROFL 30 cr when official are 28 :v

    • Dhamaka 10 years ago

      array tum log bekar mein taran kr peechay pade ho overseas collection mila ke bataya ho ga usne 😀

  14. Author
    sputnik 10 years ago

    Solving Equation of a Hit Film Script, With Data

    Forget zombies. The data crunchers are invading Hollywood.

    The same kind of numbers analysis that has reshaped areas like politics and online marketing is increasingly being used by the entertainment industry.

    Netflix tells customers what to rent based on algorithms that analyze previous selections, Pandora does the same with music, and studios have started using Facebook “likes” and online trailer views to mold advertising and even films.

    Now, the slicing and dicing is seeping into one of the last corners of Hollywood where creativity and old-fashioned instinct still hold sway: the screenplay.

    A chain-smoking former statistics professor named Vinny Bruzzese — “the reigning mad scientist of Hollywood,” in the words of one studio customer — has started to aggressively pitch a service he calls script evaluation. For as much as $20,000 per script, Mr. Bruzzese and a team of analysts compare the story structure and genre of a draft script with those of released movies, looking for clues to box-office success. His company, Worldwide Motion Picture Group, also digs into an extensive database of focus group results for similar films and surveys 1,500 potential moviegoers. What do you like? What should be changed?

    “Demons in horror movies can target people or be summoned,” Mr. Bruzzese said in a gravelly voice, by way of example. “If it’s a targeting demon, you are likely to have much higher opening-weekend sales than if it’s summoned. So get rid of that Ouija Board scene.”

    Bowling scenes tend to pop up in films that fizzle, Mr. Bruzzese, 39, continued. Therefore it is statistically unwise to include one in your script. “A cursed superhero never sells as well as a guardian superhero,” one like Superman who acts as a protector, he added.

    His recommendations, delivered in a 20- to 30-page report, might range from minor tightening to substantial rewrites: more people would relate to this character if she had a sympathetic sidekick, for instance.

    Script “doctors,” as Hollywood refers to writing consultants, have long worked quietly on movie assembly lines. But many top screenwriters — the kind who attain exalted status in the industry, even if they remain largely unknown to the multiplex masses — reject Mr. Bruzzese’s statistical intrusion into their craft.

    “This is my worst nightmare” said Ol Parker, a writer whose film credits include “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” “It’s the enemy of creativity, nothing more than an attempt to mimic that which has worked before. It can only result in an increasingly bland homogenization, a pell-mell rush for the middle of the road.”

    Mr. Parker drew a breath. “Look, I’d take a suggestion from my grandmother if I thought it would improve a film I was writing,” he said. “But this feels like the studio would listen to my grandmother before me, and that is terrifying.”

    But a lot of producers, studio executives and major film financiers disagree. Already they have quietly hired Mr. Bruzzese’s company to analyze about 100 scripts, including an early treatment for “Oz the Great and Powerful,” which has taken in $484.8 million worldwide.

    Mr. Bruzzese (pronounced brew-ZEZ-ee), who is one of a very few if not the only entrepreneur to use this form of script analysis, is plotting to take it to Broadway and television now that he has traction in movies.

    “It takes a lot of the risk out of what I do,” said Scott Steindorff, a producer who used Mr. Bruzzese to evaluate the script for “The Lincoln Lawyer,” a hit 2011 crime drama. “Everyone is going to be doing this soon.” Mr. Steindorff added, “The only people who are resistant are the writers: ‘I’m making art, I can’t possibly do this.’ ”

    Audience research has been known to save a movie, but it has also famously missed the mark. Opinion surveys — “idiot cards,” as some unimpressed directors call them — indicated that “Fight Club” would be the flop of the century. It took in more than $100 million worldwide.

    But, as the stakes of making movies become ever higher, Hollywood leans ever harder on research to minimize guesswork. Moreover, studios have trimmed spending on internal script development. Mr. Bruzzese is also pitching script analysis to studios as a duck-and-cover technique — for “when the inevitable argument of ‘I am not going to take the blame if this movie doesn’t work’ comes up,” his Web site says.

    Mr. Bruzzese taught statistics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island before moving into movie research about a decade ago, motivated by a desire for more money and a childhood love of movies.

    He acknowledged that many writers are “skittish” about his service. But he countered that it is not as threatening as it may sound.

    “This is just advice, and you can use all of it, some of it or none of it,” he said.

    But ignore it at your peril, according to one production executive. Motion Picture Group, of Culver City, Calif., analyzed the script for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” said the executive, who worked on the film, but the production companies that supplied it to 20th Century Fox did not heed all of the advice. The movie flopped. Mr. Bruzzese declined to comment.

    Mr. Bruzzese emphasized that his script analysis is not done by machines. His reports rely on statistics and survey results, but before evaluating a script he meets with the writer or writers to “hear and understand the creative vision, so our analysis can be contextualized,” he said.

    But he is also unapologetic about his focus on financial outcomes. “I understand that writing is an art, and I deeply respect that,” he said. “But the earlier you get in with testing and research, the more successful movies you will make.”

    The service actually gives writers more control over their work, said Mark Gill, president of Millennium Films and a client. In traditional testing, the kind done when a film is almost complete, the writer is typically no longer involved. With script testing, the writer can still control changes.

    One Oscar-winning writer who, at the insistence of a producer, had a script analyzed by Mr. Bruzzese said his initial worries proved unfounded.

    “It was a complete shock, the best notes on a draft that I have ever received,” said the writer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing his reputation.

    Script analysis is new enough to remain a bit of a Hollywood taboo. Major film financiers and advisers like Houlihan Lokey confirmed that they had used the service, but declined to speak on the record about it. The six major Hollywood movie studios declined to comment.

    But doors are opening for Mr. Bruzzese nonetheless, in part because he is such a character. For instance, he bills himself as a distant relative of Einstein’s, a claim that is unverifiable but never fails to impress studio executives.

    Mr. Bruzzese, a movie enthusiast with a seemingly encyclopedic memory of screenplays, also speaks bluntly, a rarity in Hollywood.

    “All screenwriters think their babies are beautiful,” he said, taking a chug of Diet Dr Pepper followed by a gulp of Diet Coke and a drag on a Camel. “I’m here to tell it like it is: Some babies are ugly.”


  15. ank_16n 10 years ago

    Battle lines have drawn….
    now expect a poor review and collections of OUATIMA from Komal nahta….

    under-reporting of CE from Taran Adarsh…!!

  16. Author
    sputnik 10 years ago

    Shootout At Wadala Has Steady Monday

    Tuesday 7th May 2013 11.00 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Shootout At Wadala had fairly steady Monday with collections being 50% lower than Friday. The film had a normal Monday drop as it collected around 4-4.25 crore nett. The collections are okay on Monday but as the weekend was not that high the film still has a lot of to do over the weekdays and second weekend. The film should close the week at 38-39 crore nett if it keeps up the normal weekday trend till Thursday. The Monday collections of some circuits against the Friday figures (in brackets) are as follows.

    Delhi/UP – 75 (141)

    East Punjab 24 (50)

    CI – 19 – (37)

    Rajasthan – 26 (55)


  17. Serenzy 10 years ago

    Both A2 and IM3 did 34crs Week-1.
    And A2 Weekend wrt IM3
    was lower.

    And then it had to face SAW,
    BT and reduced screens in 2nd Week and stuff!

    Without competetion, A2
    wud’ve been 62/3cr+ Material for the Bhatts(and that really is something).!

    Wonder if Lootera Raanjhana/Ghanchakkr/BhaagMilkhaBhaag/GGG can do the same?

    Moral: Popular/HIT Music can do ABSOLUTE WONDERS for your Movie even in Today’s Times! 😀

  18. ank_16n 10 years ago

    Aashique 2 will end up with about 52-53 cr lifetime..!!

    1st Super-Hit of 2013..!!

    SAW seems to be going in for 40 cr 1st week and 55-60 cr lifetime which according to me is Semi-Hit Verdict as its DS will be around 30-33 cr..due to SS factor..!!

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