Love Aaj Kal Box office opening

More than the box office opening of Love Aaj Kal most are curious to know if the Imtiaz Ali film can beat Akshay Kumar’s Kambakht Ishq and get the biggest hit of the year tag.. also if Love Aaj Kal is actor Saif Ali Khan’s biggest opener ever..!

Well, Love Aaj Kal has surpassed all expectations and has opened to historic collections all over India. Infact, in some centres the collections are comparable to that of Aamir Khan’s Ghajini, which remains the biggest opener ever! Although the word of mouth is average, the film is all set to break the weekend record (2009) set by Kambakht Ishq. What could also help Love Aaj Kal is the holiday on August 5th due to Raksha Bandhan and not to forget the open 2nd week, with the next big release Kaminey releasing on 14th August.

Business for the Saif – Deepika starrer is best at multiplexes, while the single screens especially in the south is on the lower side.

According to boxofficeindia, the first day collections are second only to Ghajini and the film has managed to beat Rab Ne, Singh Is King and Kambakht Ishq by a fair distance (net figures below).

  1. Ghajini – 9.25 crores
  2. Love Aaj Kal – 8.25 crores
  3. Kambakht Ishq – 7.50 crores
  4. Singh Is King – 7.25 crores
  5. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – 7 crores

With Race breaking opening week records last year and now Love Aaj Kal well on its way in doing the same, would it be safe to include Saif Ali Khan in the Top 5 superstars of Bollywood? Or was the huge hype due to the Jab We Met director’s presence? Also, do big director’s have star power, or shall we call it “director power”, of their own to draw in the audience? Are they as big as stars? Quite interesting..! What do you think? Comments below

 
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sudeep:  (August 2, 2009 at 9:01 am)

Record r made to break!!!hope ful tht next akshay movie will surely break the record

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Sudeep:  (August 2, 2009 at 9:04 am)

According to my prediction:I donot know how but surely i think KAMINEY will be totally floped!!!!might be due to hype movie can earn more money but it will be completely fail to impress audience!!!!!THis will be one of the dissapointing movie ever!!!

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VINSHAL:  (August 2, 2009 at 10:32 am)

i agree to u sudeep……the trailor of kaminey…aahhh..irritating…

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satish:  (August 2, 2009 at 11:38 am)

the worst website ever is boxofficeindia
boxofficeindia.com gave that k.i net on day one is 8.50 crore
now how it became 7.50 crore

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Lyn:  (August 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm)

I think Saif is one of the top stars (as well as Akshaye Khanna who doesnt really get enough due either). He is solid and has a good range. I wonder if this movie is also doing well as it is more of a family movie/romance by reports plus the script is said to be OK. After a lot of violent movies, very silly movies and ones with poor scripts even if the stars are good (e.g. Akshay/Kareena) it may be more one for couples, families and women -- as well as discerning men who are ready for something directed and scripted better?
I have my pre-doubts about Kaminey too. When I saw the plot described my heart sank.

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Bejul:  (August 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm)

This films awesome!!! Well done Saif and Deepika!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ranjita:  (August 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm)

hi,

I have just seen movie Love Aaj Kal and i am really dissapointed. I have expected a lot from this movie .
But i find it really boaring and nothing in the film.

Ranjita Pant
Nepal

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Aasheen:  (August 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm)

I don’t agree with sudeep..
making a statement of a movie like this only means judging a book by its cover…

Kaminey … might just do the trick
the Trailor might be a bit scratchy but the movie looks promosing on points like story and acting

Even “A Wednesday” was critised before release that being a low budget movie it might fail but we all know what happened

It is just to early to say

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Fathiya:  (August 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm)

I was so eager to watch this movie but I broke my leg n hv to stay home for 6 weeks.. cant go to cinema.. wl wait till it releases on a dvd with Kamineh

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spiderman:  (August 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm)

bakwas movie. doesn’t deserve to take such a big opening at the b.o. i truly believe the media is biased against akshay. they give this movie excellent reviews and akshay movies such as KI and cctc poor reviews. well, i can honestly say this movie is as bad as KI. so should have been slammed by the reviewers. it really doesn’t deserve any success at all. a below average fare.
why on earth are the media trashing akshay films when they are not doing the same for this movie ? it deserves to be trashed. waste of 3 hours. save your money and wait for the dvd.

the reviews on this film are all wrong. the media is very biased. they have given a trash movie good reviews. when they dont do the same for akshay movies. there is something wrong with the media. why are they elevating saif to such a high level, with such a mediocre movie. they are hell bent on destroying akshay but not saif.

saif doesn’t deserve an inch of success. his film is boring and his acting is even worse.

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Rick Patel:  (August 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm)

LAK is a decent movie and has a some good music. K.I. was all hype, but totally without substance.

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Yashpal:  (August 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm)

@Aasheen: I completely agree with you..

@Rick Patel: I agree with you too…

@Fathiya: I feel sorry for u.. GET WELL SOON.

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Sudeep:  (August 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm)

Aasheen:Well,i m not anti of sahid kapoor and priyanka.Tht is my gut feeling…..I donot y but i m absolutely thinks Kaminey will meet wht we expected frm this movie!!although songs of kaminey is totally superb but movie will be complete failure.Promo is not tht nice either ….Here is same old kahani movie ,just making modern…Two same face person,one losser and one abit bad one…People getting confuse and so on…..How many movies we have seen…Bad sahid interested in money making by betting in horse ridding …wht is new in this!!!Absolutely no new thing

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sudeep:  (August 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm)

Spiderman:I agree with u about media not responding well to akshay kumar movie and other movie which r crap giving nice review
BUt LOve aajkal is not bad wht u r saying……THe story of younger part of rishi kapoor was very cute.although this movie is not Jab we met type but still it is one time watch

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sudeep:  (August 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm)

Aasheen:Well,i m not anti of sahid kapoor and priyanka.Tht is my gut feeling…..I donot y but i m absolutely thinks Kaminey will not meet wht we expected frm this movie!!although songs of kaminey is totally superb but movie will be complete failure.Promo is not tht nice either ….Here is same old kahani movie ,just making modern…Two same face person,one losser and one abit bad one…People getting confuse and so on…..How many movies we have seen…Bad sahid interested in money making by betting in horse ridding …wht is new in this!!!Absolutely no new thing

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Sachin rocki:  (August 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm)

@Sudeep

U know one thing a Telugu movie called Magadheera has collected 15 crores on it’s 1st day and here we are talking about Love flop kal, lol, Kaminey is goin to be blockbuster and this m0r0nic movie Love aaj kal is basically a copycat mopvie of taiwanese movie.

Shame less creatures, Even a hollywood movie like “Bee movie” is 1000 times better than all bollywood movies combined, The matter of fact is this movie will be flop like most bollywood movies.

Imagine a telugu movie like Magadheera collecting 15 crores only from 1 state Andhra Pradesh and Love aaj kal collecting 7 crores from all over India, lol, A single south movie is enough for all Bollywood movies.

FYI all south movies are copied into bollywood.

Salman Khan’s next movie “Wanted” is copycat of Telugu and Tamil blockbuster “Pokiri”, Now since Magadheera is goin to collect 60 crores in it’s 1st week, Even this movie will be made into Hindi, lol.

If u think I am a telugu or tamil person you are mistaken, I am a Marathi guy settled in Andhra Pradesh and know Telugu movie are far more advanced and earn more money than Bollywood movies.

It’s a shame that such copycat movies are being praised but excellent movies like Dev D and Kaminey are being trashed

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ankur:  (August 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm)

I also agree with SATISh ….. BOXOFFICEINDIA.COM said on SATURDAY (4th july) that KAMBAKKHT ISHQ collected 8.50 CRORES on Ist day …..

so i think after 2 days it’s collections would fall to 7 or less than 7 CRORES ….. that what boxofficeindia.com does after every releases !!!!!!!

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ankur:  (August 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm)

if collections of Ist day for kambakkht ishq had fallen frm 8.50 crores to 7.5 crores which differ frm boxofficeindia.com as reported earlier……..

so i think love aaj kal Ist day will also fall to 7 CRORES after two days when boxofficeindia.com next statement comes on MONDAY !!!!!!!!!

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ankur:  (August 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm)

INDICINE TEAM u urself
know that figures r miss calculated
nd it will be re-adjusted to
7.00 crores approx.

i request u not to show such fake news !!!!!!

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N K S:  (August 2, 2009 at 7:11 pm)

I just saw Love Aaj Kal and in my opinion, the movie was disapointing.
I precise this is my opinion.
How can critics Bluff this movie and criticise Kambakkht Ishq??
Now me too i agree that “media is not responding well to akshay kumar movie and other movie which r crap are being given nice reviews”
Why are all SRK fans against Akshay??
I personally think that those who write bad reviews about a film are fools who have plenty of MORE time to waste on a movie that they have not liked.
Or they like to render service to the public to inform wat films the public must choose. Ha!
Hope they have time do so for educational factors also.

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ankur:  (August 2, 2009 at 7:12 pm)

boxofficeindia.com is the worst website as it said after Ist weekend of movie LUCK that it will gross 25 CRORES but after Ist week gave it only 17 crores…….

it’s figures r always miss-calculated !!!!!!!

it said that RAB NE BANA DE JODI collected 6.1 crores on it’s Ist day ….

but now show the figure of 7 crores

there r 100′s of instances like this with BIG releases !!!!!!!

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sudeep:  (August 2, 2009 at 9:30 pm)

Sachin rocki :Mind ur language,i m not pakistani nor indian..I m nepali!!!i m not saying anything crap abt kaminey.i was just saying my cut feeling!!!

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Indicine Team:  (August 2, 2009 at 11:53 pm)

Sachin, comment edited. Read the rules and please understand that everyone has their own opinions.. Be nice mate, can’t we all disagree yet be nice?

Regarding Kaminey, the reaction to promos is mixed.. Lets wait for the movie to release, cant say much as of now..

 
Indicine Team:  (August 3, 2009 at 12:10 am)

Ankur, it ‘will’ and it ‘has’.. there is a lot of difference.. ‘will’ is a prediction.. The figures is an approx, so could change slightly.. but not by much..

Love Aaj Kal has the record of second biggest first day ever.. That’s confirmed..!

 
Sachin rocki:  (August 3, 2009 at 1:26 am)

@Sudeep

Sorry for those harsh comments, I felt u were tryin to down grade a movie like Kaminey which will be a mile stone in Indian cinema and not only Bollywood, Vishal Bharadwaj is known for making excellent movies and frankly box office should not be criteria for quality of a movie, FYI most of quality movies like Jaane bhi do yaaran, Andaz apna apna, Sankat city, Aamir, Ankush, Gulaal have been box office flops but that does not mean that these movies should be thrashed, In fact these movies are 1000 times better than most of the bollywood movies combined, For instqance A Wednesday was such an excellent movie but it colloeted only 15 crores at the box office whereas it was possibly the best movie of the year and should have won most of the awards but it did not even win a single award except for some critc award, The fact is Bollywood does not encourage quality movies and only m0r0nic movies like Kambaqt Ishq, Gajhini and Singh is Kinng earn 199 crores at box office and not to forget the worst movie among all Rab ne bana di jodi :-)

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