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Notebook box office collection prediction: Zaheer – Pranutan’s film will net Rs 2 crore on day 1

Notebook box office collection prediction: Zaheer Iqbal – Pranutan Bahl’s Salman Khan-backed-film will take a good start at the ticket window, predicts trade expert

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We all know, Salman Khan is producing Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Khan-starrer Notebook under his banner- Salman Khan Films. The upcoming film which is slated to release tomorrow (March 29) is a unique romantic tale of a guy and girl, who have never met. Going by reports it is being said that Notebook might be an official adaptation of the Thai film Teacher’s Diary, with the initial reviews we hear that the film is quite intriguing. Directed by Nitin Kakkar, Notebook marks the debut of Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl (Mohnish Bahl’s daughter). Set in Kashmir, it has many exciting elements. So we are sure Notebook will be a treat to watch. But have you thought, how much will it rake in at the box office?

To know that and more, we rang up our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor), who mentioned how the film will have a good opening. Talking about the buzz, Akshaye reveals to us exclusively, “I feel Notebook is interesting. It is a romantic movie and the USP of the film is its music and story. Though the buzz is low, let’s hope it catches on and appeals them to cinemas in good numbers.” Releasing in 800 to 900 screens, Notebook has opted for a niche release. But Akshaye predicts, “It should collect Rs 1.50 – 2 crores at the box office on day one.” This would be a very decent number for a film with newcomers and limited screens.

Check out the trailer of Notebook right here:

Notebook’s songs have struck a chord with the audience and we are sure people like the film’s album. Our reviewer – Aakanksha Naval-Shetye was impressed by the film, especially with Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan’s romantic tale and chemistry. Interestingly, Notebook is clashing with Vidyut Jammwal’s Junglee, which is also said to be quite impressive. We wonder which one will come out on top. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip!

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De De Pyaar De: Ajay Devgn’s film enters the 100 crore club in its fourth week

Starring Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet and Tabu, De De Pyaar De is directed by Akiv Ali and produced by Luv Ranjan

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Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet starrer De De Pyaar De released on May 16. The film was praised by the audience and also impressed the critics for its progressive storyline. The film is still in theatres and even after four weeks its running strong. In fact, it has crossed the 100 crore mark. Even with a big release, festival and the cricket world cup, the film is getting many footfalls. De De Pyaar De in the fourth week of its release earned Rs 4.13 crore. With its total box office collection the film has went on to be a hit.

Turns out that word of mouth has worked in the favour of the Ajay Devgn starrer and the film now stands with a total BO collection of Rs 101.14 crores. Eeven Salman Khan’s Bharat doesn’t seem to have affected De De Pyaar De’s business too much. With the film still in cinemas there is a possibility of more growth.

De De Pyaar De is a rom-com that shows a 50-year-old man falling in love with a 26-year-old girl and what happens when his family and ex-wife come into the pictures leaving many dynamics changing. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates!

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Bharat box office collection day 7: Salman Khan’s film remains rock-solid; rakes in Rs 167.60 crore

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Bharat continues its fantastic run at the box office

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Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif’s Bharat has set the cash registers ringing ever since it released on Eid (June 05). The movie has smashed several records over the first weekend. And after a major dip on day 6 (first Monday), the movie has remained rock steady. In fact, on day 7, which was a working Tuesday, the film earned another Rs 8.30 crore, which is quite incredible. With that, Bharat has raked in a total of Rs 167.60 crore at the box office. According to current trends, it should hit the Rs 175 crore mark today (day 8, June 12).

While a lot was expected from Bharat, the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial has done well. In fact, considering that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is going on and India’s matches have affected the movie, Bharat has still managed to perform well at the box office. Salman – Katrina’s crackling chemistry as well as a heart-warming tale presented well by Ali Abbas Zafar helped the movie earn big bucks. Decent reviews from critics as well as the audience also helped. We are sure the movie will cross the Rs 200 crore mark in its lifetime run. But will it become 2019’s highest grosser? Well, time will tell!

Produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar under the banner of Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd. and Salman Khan Films, Bharat is presented by T-Series. Written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie also stars Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu and Jackie Shroff. With the film continuing its box office run, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news and updates about Bharat.

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Bharat box office collection day 5: Salman Khan’s film crushes Kesari; becomes the second highest opening weekend grosser of 2019

Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif’s Bharat ended its first weekend at the box office on a high

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Akshay Kumar in a still from Kesari and Salman Khan in a still from Bharat

Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif’s Bharat was one of the most-awaited films of the year. And it proved its might as it released on June 5. In fact, after a massive opening, the movie raked in huge amounts to end the first weekend at the box office on a high. Bharat amassed Rs 150.10 crore over its extended 5-day opening weekend. With that, it crushed Akshay Kumar’s Kesari and became the second-highest opening weekend grosser of 2019. A look at the first weekend collection of the 2019 releases proves it!

Currently, Avengers: Endgame is the highest opening weekend grosser of 2019. The Marvel release earned Rs 157.20 crore over its three-day weekend. In second spot is Bharat with an opening weekend tally of Rs 150.10 crore. Kesari comes in third place with a first weekend collection of Rs 80 crore. Gully Boy (Rs 72.50 crore) and Kalank (Rs 63 crore) complete the list of top 5 opening weekend grossers of 2019 in India.

The fact that Bharat‘s opening weekend tally is nearly twice of third place Kesari is a huge deal. But we need to take into consideration that the Ali Abbas Zafar-directorial enjoyed an extended five-day opening weekend. Also, the Hollywood release – Avengers: Endgame still continues to be the highest first weekend grosser of 2019, even though it had a normal three-day weekend. Clearly, Bharat could’ve done better. Obviously, it was affected by India’s Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Australia on day 5. Or else, Bharat would’ve surely powered past Avengers: Endgame and that would’ve been massive! Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates on this front.

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