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Posted: 01 January 2012 at 9:09pm | IP Logged
Watched it this weekend..The first half of was real boring and there was hardly any story happening...It is actually from the 2nd half that the story picks up. The film was very predictable and throughout the movie I knew where it was heading to..I loved SRK' entry in the beginning, his look with the long hair, but I dont know why his performance kept reminding me of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean LOL
Hrithik's cameo was interesting, but that whole sequence made me go WTH. PC's performance was kind of bland for me..she did not have much to do. the movie has just one song but still drags on  for 2 and half hours!! I would say Don-2 really had nothing new to offer and is good for just a one time watch!!

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Don 2 Has Excellent Second Weekend

 

Monday 2nd January 2012 10.30 IST

Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

 

Don 2 had an excellent second weekend as it collected around 18.50 crore nett plus as per early estimates. The collections for the Hindi version were 4.25 crore nett on Friday, 6 crore nett on Saturday and around 8.25-8.50 crore nett on Sunday.

 

The second weekend is the second best of the year after Ready which grossed around 20 crore nett on its second weekend. The collections for the Hindi version in ten days are around 89.50 crore nett. If we include the regions version then its around 92 crore nett and in all its versions it will cross the 100 crore nett mark in two weeks while the Hindi version will be close to the 100 crore nett mark and possible hit it if weekdays hold up very well.

 

Don 2 has held up very well at the box office and its second week collections are likely to be the fifth best ever after Three idiots, Dabangg, Golmaal 3 and Ready. The holiday period has helped it but any film putting up big numbers today is helped by holidays apart from a rare case like Ready.


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Lights, camera, action!: The revival of the cinema industry in Pakistan

Published: January 2, 2012

3D and shift to digital technology are key factors. DESIGN: ANAM HALEEM

KARACHI: 

Struggling for its survival for the past few decades, Pakistan's cinema industry has recovered dramatically, only to emerge as a lucrative business witnessing 'biggest opening' records made and broken one after another. However, the industry – despite surpassing Rs1.5 billion annual turnover – falls way short of fully capitalizing on the growing demand; leaves a huge scope for new investments in the sector.

"Cinema is the most lucrative business in Pakistan but following the general perception, no one knows about it," Nadeem Mandviwalla – whose company Mandviwalla Entertainment also manages Atrium cinemas in Karachi – told The Express Tribune in an exclusive interview.

The example of Atrium Cinemas Karachi – that enjoy a significant share in the market – can best support Mandviwalla's claims; the project has been a huge success for the company that's planning similar ventures.

Mandviwalla – whose efforts helped in bringing Indian movies to Pakistan – said he set up Atrium Cinemas Karachi investing Rs120 million a year ago and says he will surely recover his money by the end of 2012.

Giving an example of the industry's growth in recent years, Mandviwalla said an Indian movie 'Singh is King' was released in Pakistan three years ago and grossed Rs30 million in three weeks. "Today 'Don 2', a film of similar grandeur has done the same business in just five days," he said.

"Of course the demand is increasing!" he added.

Due to the very increase in demand, Don 2 was released on maximum number of screens, 38, all over Pakistan – including Peshawar.

While the cinema business has grown dramatically in the last few years, latest releases have broken all previous records for 'the biggest openings' in the history of Pakistani cinemas.

'My Name Is Khan', an Indian movie, grossed a record Rs21.7 million in 2010 during its first week across Pakistan, Mandviwalla said. In 2011, this record was broken by Pakistani blockbuster 'Bol' that grossed Rs25 million; he added.

He further said that opening week revenues for 'Body Guard', another Indian hit, amounted to Rs31.3 million, breaking the record of 'Bol'. The latest Bollywood release 'Don 2' grossed 36.9 million in the first week, breaking all previous records, he said.

The industry sources attribute the growth in cinema business to the import of Indian movies; adoption of technology and the growing middle-income class visiting cinemas.

All the industries in the world have changed because of technology; cinema is no exception, Asim Qureshi, the CEO of Brand TV and Brand Cinema – exclusive marketer of Atrium cinemas – told The Express Tribune.

The distribution cost for prints – a fixed cost – of a 35-mm movie is very high, ranging between $4,000 and $5,000, Qureshi said. The alternate distribution channel is the digital (disk) one, which costs about $500, he added.

India is digitising its industry for the very same reasons, he said, which reduces the fixed cost per screen dramatically; helps reach maximum screens. Another benefit of movies released in digital format, Qureshi said, is they are easily convertible to 3D – which is going to dominate the industry in future, according to him.

Referring to the demand of 3D movies, he said they rescreened the Hollywood movie 'Avatar' after a year, in 3D this time. He added the movie kept doing houseful business for about four months – Don 2, which is currently doing huge business on box office, has been displayed in both 2D and 3D.

It will be a win-win scenario for those investing in cinemas – especially those compatible with 3D technology – he said.

There is a need for at least 200 – ideally 500 – more cinemas to cater to the need of Pakistani market, Qureshi said. "Every city in Pakistan needs Atriums and digital modern cinemas with 3D capability because the dynamics of the business are changing," he said.

Talking about the audience, he said, people from all classes are visiting Atrium cinemas. 'Bol' was put off the screen when it was doing house full business, he said, the majority of audience were women who even showed up on mid night shows. Similarly, 'Rio' attracted lots of families – especially those with children – to Atrium cinemas, Qureshi said.

The price for a 3D movie ticket is Rs500 and despite that people from middle-income localities show up in huge numbers, he added. Due to massive traffic, he said, people don't always find tickets which is why they are booked in advance. Ideally, he said, more than a hundred screens are needed to fully capitalise on Karachi's potential today.

Referring to where the investment should be made, Qureshi said Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gulistan-e-Jauhar are the places where the target audience is.

Since the cinema industry is recovering from a major downfall, Mandviwalla said, they are talking to the government not to put any excise duty for five years, which should encourage the potential investors even more.

"It is high time for people to invest in cinema as the demand is great and hindrances few," he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd,  2012.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/315044/lights-camera-action-the-revival-of-the-cinema-industry-in-pakistan/

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Midweek: 'Don 2' heads towards 100 cr

By Taran Adarsh, January 2, 2012 - 13:45 IST

FilmCastPlussesMinussesVerdict

Don 2
Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Nawab Shah, Alyy Khan, Sahil Shroff, Hrithik Roshan [sp. app.]SRK and Priyanka's super performances, stylishly shot and some wonderful moments in the second hourFirst half is bland, the screenplay lacks meat. Also, the music is a sore pointFetched a robust figure in its second weekend. While the second Friday numbers were very good, the business witnessed excellent growth on Saturday and Sunday. Collected Rs 19.11 cr nett in Weekend 2, taking the 10-day total to Rs 94.38 cr nett. Breakup:- Fri 4.47 cr, Sat 6.09 cr, Sun 8.55 cr. Includes Tamil + Telugu business

The Dirty Picture
Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar, Anju Mahendru, Rajesh Sharma, Shivani Tanskale, Mangal Kenkre, Imran HasneeGreat script, superb dialogue, bravura performances, especially by Vidya Balan and 'Ooh La La'Screenplay dips in post-interval portionsBlockbuster, given its cost on one hand and returns on investment on the other. One of the biggest grossers of 2011

Ladies VS Ricky Bahl
Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma, Aditi SharmaRanveer-Anushka-Parineeti's spirited performances and Salim-Sulaiman's energetic musical scoreScreenplay lacks meatThe theatrical business is average, but Yash Raj will make good profits due to the revenue generated from non-theatrical avenues

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Rockstar's Budget Was 60 cr And its Collections in India were 69 crores, And You Called it a Hit. Don 2 Was Made at a Budget of 75 crores and it has Collected 92 crores till now, and you are not Calling it a Hit.
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Don 2 Collected 92 crores till date. And Seeing the Amount of Huge Release it was Given and the average Occupancy in theatres it can not be called hit as of now. But, I am Sure it Will Cross 100 crores in India and be Called a Hit. Also, It May Even Go Beyond 115-120 crores and Be Called a Super Hit.

Don 2 is already a Blockbuster in the Overseas Markets. Rockstar Was Offered a Much Smaller Release and its average occupancies were better than Don 2 till it lasted.

And If We Combine the Worldwide Effect or Don 2 it is Already Super Hit, but this is a bad practice and we do not do it.

http://boxofficereport.net/will-srk-starrer-chennai-express-release-in-2012/

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Don 2 Drops More on 2nd Monday

Posted by admin on January 2nd, 2012

Don 2 Showed a Drop of Around 40-45% on its First Monday. But this time the drop was little higher as the weekends were a holiday time and then the collections were exceptionally high.

Don 2 is having 30-35% Average Occupancy all over India Today from the morning to afternoon Shows. The Collections are 2.25 crores approximately for second monday. This may Go Only Slightly Up if Evening Shows are Good. But, that Won't Make Much Difference.

The 11 Day Total For Don 2 till now is 94.75 crores which includes 3 crores from the Regional Version. Don 2 Has Also Attained the Second Best Week 2 Collections of this Year and the 4th Best of All Time.

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Originally posted by ...Poojie...

Rockstar's Budget Was 60 cr And its Collections in India were 69 crores, And You Called it a Hit. Don 2 Was Made at a Budget of 75 crores and it has Collected 92 crores till now, and you are not Calling it a Hit.
Nawid, IN

Don 2 Collected 92 crores till date. And Seeing the Amount of Huge Release it was Given and the average Occupancy in theatres it can not be called hit as of now. But, I am Sure it Will Cross 100 crores in India and be Called a Hit. Also, It May Even Go Beyond 115-120 crores and Be Called a Super Hit.

Don 2 is already a Blockbuster in the Overseas Markets. Rockstar Was Offered a Much Smaller Release and its average occupancies were better than Don 2 till it lasted.

And If We Combine the Worldwide Effect or Don 2 it is Already Super Hit, but this is a bad practice and we do not do it.

http://boxofficereport.net/will-srk-starrer-chennai-express-release-in-2012/

yeh kaisa reason haiLOL


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The Top HITS Of 2011

 

Monday 2nd January 2011 12.00 IST

Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

 

Bodyguard, Ready, The Dirt Picture and the surprise of 2011 Murder 2 emerged the biggest hits of the year. There were 18 films which scored well at the box office over the course of 2011. Below are the major success of 2011 with there theatrical revenue (distributor share in brackets).

 

BLOCKBUSTER

1. Bodyguard - 79.50 crore

2. Ready - 64.50 crore

3. The Dirty Picture - 39 crore*

4. Murder 2 - 25 crore

 

SUPER HIT

5. Singham - 49.50 crore

6. Delhi Belly - 28 crore

 

HIT

7. Ra.One - 64 crore*

8. Don 2 - 59 crore*  (expected)

9. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - 41.50 crore

10. Yamla Pagla Deewana - 29.50 crore

11. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - 29 crore

12. Tanu Weds Manu - 17 crore

13. Haunted 3D - 12.50 crore

 

SEMI HIT

14. No One Killed Jessica - 14 crore

 

ABOVE AVERAGE

15. Double Dhamaal - 24 crore

16. Faltu - 11.50 crore

17. Pyaar Ka Punchnama - 5.25 crore

18. Ragin MMS - 5.25 crore

 

* Hindi language business only

 

NOTE - Don 2 has been rated on expectations after ten days of its run but if it sustains better than expected then it may emerge a SUPER HIT


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