‘Tevar’ collects Rs 21.7 crore in opening weekend

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→ The solo release of the week, 'Tevar' suffered due to its outdated theme as the film is a remake of a 2003 Telugu original, 'Ukkadu'. The action, the film's mainstay, is oft repeated over the past few years. The film also lacks in romance as well as chemistry between the lead pair - Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.

'Tevar' opened to an average response and the collections dropped in the following shows as unfavourable reports emerged. The film has collected a mere Rs 21.7 crore in its opening weekend.

On the other hand, the Rajkumar Hirani directed 'PK' starring Aamir Khan continued its dream run at the box office. Making the most of Christmas holidays and poor oppositions for three weeks, the movie crossed the Rs 300 crore mark. The film has collected Rs 42.1 crore in its third week to take its three week total to Rs 311.7 crore.

'Take It Easy', a film aimed at children, performed poorly at the box office, having collected only Rs 35 lakh in its first week.

'Mumbai Can Dance Saala' had a disastrous first week with collection figures barely crossing Rs 10 lakh mark.

Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly' has managed to put together Rs 2.3 crore for its second week taking its two week total to Rs 7.8 crore.

'Linga' (dubbed) starring superstar Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha has fared below average.

The original Tamil movie has also suffered at the box office and not much was expected from the Hindi dubbed version as the South legend has little following in the Hindi market.

Ajay Devgn's 'Action Jackson' has added another Rs 10 lakh in its fifth week to take its five week tally to Rs 58.9 crore.

http://www.indiantelevision.com/movies/hindi/tevar-collects-rs-217-crore-in-opening-weekend-150112
 
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‘PK’ ends 4th weekend with Rs 328.78 cr, ‘Tevar’ clocks Rs 20.7 cr

MUMBAI: Having collected Rs 328.78 crore (Rs 3.29 billion) at the box office and breaking all previous records, Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ is finally showing signs of deceleration four weeks after its release.

‘Pk’ collected Rs 1.82 crore (Rs 18.2 million) on Friday, Rs 2.82 crore (Rs 28.2 million) on Saturday and Rs 4.01 crore (Rs 40.1 million) on Sunday.

Virtually without any competition for almost four weeks, ‘PK’ has seen a dream run during Christmas and the New Year holidays.

As of 11 January, the film has netted Rs 328.78 crore (Rs 3.39 billion) in India and grossed $25.02 million (Rs 155.1 crore) internationally.
Meanwhile, last weekend’s release ‘Tevar’, which stars Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpai, collected Rs 20.7 crore (Rs 207 million) in its first weekend.

The film, which got mixed reviews, mostly negative, saw a lukewarm Friday opening with Rs 6.44 crore (Rs 64.4 million).
Film critic Rajeev Masand said that aside from a few striking scenes, like one in which Pintu (Kapoor) throws Radhika (Sinha) off a building when Gajinder (Bajpai) and his goons have cornered them, Amit Ravindernath Sharma (director) does not do anything particularly new or original with this decidedly ’80s formulaic film.

“The only thing worse than the fact that ‘Tevar’ is so long is that you’ve seen all of this many times before. I’m going with a generous two out of five. I came away with a throbbing headache.”

The fact that ‘PK’ is still running in the multiplexes made things harder for ‘Tever’.

Komal Nahata was even more critical of the film. He wrote, “On the whole, ‘Tevar’ has less-than-ordinary merits and will, therefore, not do anything substantial at the box office. Its lovely music and abundant action are its plus points, whereas a dated subject and painfully slow pace are its minus points.

Business in multiplexes will be shockingly poor. Losing.”
But the worst was from Anupama Chopra, who termed the film as “yet another of those mindless South remakes we have been indulging in so faithfully ever since Aamir Khan showed us the way in ‘Ghajini’.”

In her review, she said that the film is “a tiring slog, devoid of personality, riding unfairly on the shoulders of a young lad. This simply-plotted film sloppily carries on and on, and while some action sequences have an intriguingly gritty texture—at one point a goon slams Kapoor in the chest with a giant old-school istri—Tevar emerges an overdone, underwhelming film with zero charm.”

Meanwhile, on Saturday and Sunday the film collected Rs 6.21 crore (Rs 62.1 million) and Rs 8.05 crore (Rs 80.5 million) respectively.

'PK' ends 4th weekend with Rs 328.78 cr, 'Tevar' clocks Rs 20.7 cr | TelevisionPost.com
 
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RE: ‘PK’ ends 4th weekend with Rs 328.78 cr, ‘Tevar’ clocks Rs 20.7 cr

PK earned Rs 485 Crore total globally from ticket sales. Expected to touch Rs 500 Crore and if we add the television broadcast rights and music rights it will cross Rs 600 crores. The budget of the film including promotions is predicted @ Rs 85 Crore
 
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