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Overseas Top Weekends 2014 - 2 States Second

2 States had the second biggest opening overseas in 2014 behind Jai Ho. The film was excellent in North America but did under perform in The Gulf and UK was as usual.  The film should run up a good total in North America. The five top overseas opening weekend grossers this years are as follows.

1. Jai Ho - $3,500,000 2. 2 States - $2,800,000 3. Gunday -$2,100,000 4. Shaadi Ke Side Effects - $1,700,000 5. Hasee Toh Phasee - $1,050,000

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2 States; Excellent First Day

2 States had an excellent first day as it grossed around 11.50 crore nett with extraordinary numbers at multiplexes in all metros. Delhi city, Mumbai city, Bangalore and Pune were all extraordinary. The collections were lower in mass belts but still good for this type of film.
The film was aided by a Good Friday holiday but that would have been to the account of around 20% so even if we don't take the holiday into account its a very strong start.
It will be interesting where the film goes on Saturday as the holiday boost means the potential Saturday growth is already there in Friday's collection so a similar Saturday or slightly lower Saturday figures are on the cards. The weekend can go to around 35 crore nett.

Movie Reviews; 2 States (2014) *Arjun Kapoor - Alia Bhatt*

Directed byAbhishek VarmanProduced byKaran Johar Sajid NadiadwalaWritten byChetan BhagatBased on2 States
by Chetan BhagatStarringArjun Kapoor
Alia Bhatt
Ronit Roy
Amrita Singh
RevathyMusic byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Music Review)CinematographyBinod PradhanEditing byNamrata RaoStudioDharma Productions
Nadiadwala Grandson EntertainmentDistributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Bollywood Hungama (Taran Adarsh): 2 STATES is based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage' Director Abhishek Varman stays faithful to Chetan Bhagat's bestseller, adapting it delightfully on the big screen. The diverse cultures, the discomfort and the pressures when people talk of inter-caste liaison, the unyielding love and the resolve to win the parents' trust... each and every aspect -- the emotions included -- are captured meticulously by the storyteller On the whole, 2 STATES is one of the finest movies to come out of the Hindi film industry of late. This is one of those rare Hindi mo…

IIFA Gets Sued For $7 Million

Wizcraft, the organisers of the IIFA’s have been sued $7 million by Florida based travel agent Akarsh Kolaprath.
Bollywood Hungama reports that Kolaprath signed a deal with Viraf Sarkari and Andre Timmins of Wizcraft three years ago, he was supposedly helping out the company in organizing the finances and making arrangements for the award ceremony to be held in U.S. which included accommodation for celebrities. Kolaprath claims to have spent $2,65,000 on fulfilling travel requirements and consultation for the ceremony.
However, the twist in the story comes in now, after Wizcraft decided to make their own travel arrangements and booking without giving a valid reason to Kolaprath. Reportedly, it has left his agency has been left with heavy losses.
However, Sabas Joseph, director of Wizcraft maintained that the claims of Kolaprath are false and that they will respond to this matter appropriately before the court.
(Source: BizAsia)

Bollywood South Remakes; 2000 - 2012

This list is compiled by our friend Suhas. We thank him for all his efforts and research. Courtesy: ItsBoxOffice Forum
Here's the complete list of Bollywood south remakes between 2000 - 2003. An example of how difficult it is to repeat success.
Hindi RemakesSouth OriginalsHindi B.O. VerdictSouth B.O. VerdictHamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000)Pellichesukundam (1997 - Telugu)Semi HitHitHar Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000)Chandralekha (1997 - Malayalam)AverageBlockbusterHera Pheri (2000)Ramji Rao Speaking (1989 - Malayalam)AverageSuper HitKunwara (2000)Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998 - Telugu)Below AverageSuper HitJis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai (2000)Bangarada Panjara (1973 - Kannada)FlopBlockbusterKrodh (2000)Hitler (1996 - Malayalam)FlopBlockbusterAaghaaz (2000)Sivayya (1998 - Telugu)FlopSuper HitBulandi (2000)Nattamai (1994 - Tamil)DisasterBlockbusterPapa The Great (2000)Vaettiya Madichu Kattu (1998 - Tamil)DisasterHitBeti No.1 (2000)Aadyathe Kanmani (1995 - Malayalam)DisasterSuper HitMujhe Kucch Keh…

Jab Bollywood Met Politics!!

This article is written by our friend Suhas and we thank him for this effort. Courtesy: ItsBoxOffice Forum.
Actor/ActressDescriptionMember of ParliamentMember of Parliament
(Samajwadi Party)Health & Family Welfar Minister (Jan 2003 - May 2004)
Ministry of Shipping (Aug 2004)
Head of BJP's Cultural & Art WingMember of Parliament (2004 - 2009)
Indian National CongressMember of Parliament (2004)
BJPMember of Parliament (2004 - 2009)
BJPMember of Parliament (1984 - 1987)
Indian National CongressMember of Parliament
Samajwadi PartyUnion Minister of Culture & Tourism (July 2002)
Ministry of External Affairs
Lost in 2009 Lok Sabha Elections
Note: Deceased celebrities turned politicians like Sunil Dutt (Congress) & Rajesh Khanna (Congress) are not mentioned. Shekhar Suman (Congress) too had contested in 2009 elections only to be defeated by Shatrughan Sinha.

61st National Film Award; Winners List

National Film Award is the most prestigious film award in India and every film personality wants to win it at some or the other point in their filmy careers. The 61st national Film Awards is being handed out by the Directorate of Film Festivals today and people across the country and awaiting the results. So, which Bollywood film or actor do you think should have had won the award? Here is the full list of winners:
NationalAwards Best Non Feature Film: Kamal Swaroop for Rangbhoomi
NationalAwards Best Film on Social issues: Gulabi Gang
Special Jury mention for Anjali Patil, child actor Chandana Roy.
National Awards for Best Hindi Film: Jolly LLB
National Awards Best English Film: The Coffinmaker
National Awards Bengali Film is bagged by Jatishwar for its soulful music
Best Choreography goes to Ganesh Acharya for Masto Ka Jhund for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Yellow and Miss Lovely have bagged the Special Jury Award
Best Sound Design: Madras Cafe
Best Dialogue goes to Marathi film Astu
Bela Shinde has won …