Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Jai Ho Is A Success Not Flop


Jai Ho is superstar Salman Khan's new release currently in it's first week run. ZEE News and some other news channels and websites have already declared Jai Ho as flop and this news is on every social media site now. Is Jai Ho really a flop? This is the question we try to answer now.

Everyone in trade knows that very few film journalists know about trade and business of films and how things work here. It seems you don't need any logic or any base to make a news in India. You are free to interpret anything as you want. In India; media don't cover any news; they make news most of the time. They believe in sensationalism, not journalism. 

Reality is different from what is being shown. Its true that Jai Ho took a slow start and it was not record breaking, but does it mean every film has to take record breaking opening and otherwise media will declare it flop? Due to the sort of initial business done by Dhoom 3 and Chennai Express higher figures are being expected today from big films like Jai Ho. But expectations and business are two different things. There are a lot of factors which play a role when it comes to theatrical business of any film. We have covered some of these factors in an article. Click Here to read it.

Jai Ho collected 58.07 crore nett in opening weekend which is 5th highest of all time. Jai Ho did excellent business on Sunday collecting around 25 crore nett according to early estimates. This was the third highest Sunday of all time just behind Dhoom 3 & Chennai Express. Jai Ho collected better than films like Dabangg 2, Ek Tha Tiger, Krrish 3 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani on Sunday. 

In short, Jai Ho's collections in first weekend are higher than any Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan & Hrithik Roshan starrer's first weekend collection, except Dhoom 3 and Chennai Express. Dhoom 3 & Chennai Express were, no doubt, extraordinary. Let's have a look below at weekend collections of some other biggies except Dhoom 3 & Chennai Express:

FilmRelease YearWeekend CollectionsFinal CollectionsVerdict
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani201361.9 Crore178.8 CroreBlockbuster
Dabangg 2201258.4 Crore149.5 CroreBlockbuster
Jai Ho201458.07 CrorePendingSemi Hit
Ek Tha Tiger201256.1 Crore186.1 CroreBlockbuster
Bodyguard201153.9 Crore143.1 CroreBlockbuster
Ra.One201152.6 Crore113.9 CroreHit
Krrish 3201349.5 Crore178.0 CroreBlockbuster
Dabangg201048.9 Crore141.2 CroreBlockbuster
Don 2201146.4 Crore106.4 CroreHit
Agneepath201245.7 Crore120.4 CroreSuper Hit
Talaash201245.7 Crore91.2 CroreSemi Hit
Ready201142.2 Crore120.7 CroreBlockbuster
Jab Tak Hai Jaan201240.5 Crore101.6 CroreHit

 It's almost certain that Jai Ho will not be flop unless it falls badly in coming days.


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