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Marigold : A supreme disaster

Published: Friday, August 24, 2007, 15:41 [IST]

By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Friday, August 24, 2007

The two new releases, Marigold and Buddha Mar Gaya, have had a dismal opening weekend in the key markets. Not much was expected from Buddha Mar Gaya, since it's not the film Overseas audiences usually take to, but Marigold has proved a supreme disaster. The film has opened to shockingly low numbers, despite Salman Khan's star presence.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Bachchan's international project, The Last Legion, co-starring Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley, released extensively in the U.S. last Friday [2002 screens], has collected a paltry $ 2.7 million in its opening weekend.

Weekend: August 17 - 19, 2007.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

  • Chak De India [last weekend: No. 11, this weekend: No. 12]: In its second weekend, the film has collected 80,379 on 43 screens, with the per screen average working out to 1,869. Total: 298,706 [approx. Rs. 2.44 crores].
  • Marigold has debuted at No. 17 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected 21,580 [approx. Rs. 17.60 lacs] on 28 screens, with the per screen average working out to 771.
  • Buddha Mar Gaya has debuted at No. 21 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected 10,649 [approx. Rs. 8.68 lacs] on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to 1,183.
  • Partner [last weekend: No. 17, this weekend: No. 23]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected 10,343 on 16 screens, with the per screen average working out to 646. Total: 810,435 [approx. Rs. 6.61 crores].
  • Gandhi My Father [last weekend: No. 22, this weekend: No. 25]: In its third weekend, the film has collected 10,017 on 13 screens, with the per screen average working out to 771. Total: 112,492 [approx. Rs. 91.71 lacs].
  • Kaafila [last weekend: No. 25, this weekend: No. 48]: In its second weekend, the film has collected 2,304 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to 461. Total: 15,408 [approx. Rs. 12.56 lacs].
  • Shankar Dada Zindabad [last weekend: No. 66, this weekend: No. 50]: In its third weekend, the film has collected 2,043 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to 681. Total: 13,347 [approx. Rs. 10.88 lacs].
  • Shivaji - The Boss [last weekend: No. --, this weekend: No. 52]: In its tenth weekend, the film has collected 1,816 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to 908. Total: 393,469 [approx. Rs. 3.21 crores].
  • Cash [last weekend: No. 21, this weekend: No. 54]: In its third weekend, the film has collected 1,718 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to 344. Total: 115,675 [approx. Rs. 94.31 lacs].
  • Water [last weekend: No. 47, this weekend: No. 85]: In its twelfth weekend, the film has collected 224 on 1 screen. Total: 179,075 [approx. Rs. 1.46 crores].

THIS WEEKEND IN U.K.
[Based on screen averages]

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 CHAK DE INDIA 1,869
2 BUDDHA MAR GAYA 1,183
3 SHIVAJI - THE BOSS 908
4 MARIGOLD 771
5 GANDHI MY FATHER 771
6 SHANKAR DADA ZINDABAD 681
7 PARTNER 646
8 KAAFILA 461
9 CASH 344
10 WATER 224

U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

  • Chak De India [last weekend: No. 20, this weekend: No. 25]: In its second weekend, the film has collected $ 246,984 on 56 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 4,410. Total: $ 732,426 [approx. Rs. 3 crores].
  • Buddha Mar Gaya has debuted at No. 63 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 13,871 [approx. Rs. 5.69 lacs] on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 2,774.

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
4-day weekend: August 16 – 19, 2007.

  • Chak De India [last weekend: No. 12, this weekend: No. 14]: In its second weekend, the film has collected Australia $ 95,335 on 13 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 7,333. Total: Australia $ 263,633 [approx. Rs. 86.74 lacs].

Topics: shankar dada zindabad, the last legion, colin firth, marigold, gandhi my father, ben kingsley, buddha mar gaya, aishwarya rai bachchan, cash warren, kaafila
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