Two open weeks for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara

Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha has been postponed by a week, giving Balaji Motion Pictures’ Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara two open weeks at the box office.

Satyagraha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal and Amrita Rao will now release on August 30. Kareena is yet to finish dubbing for the film and the promotions only started with the unveiling of the trailer on Wednesday.

The film will now clash with Vicky Donor director’s Madras Cafe, which is likely to be postponed to a later date.

The September month is packed with medium to big releases like Unglee, Zanjeer (not confirmed due to legal hassles), Shuddh Desi Romance, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero and Bullet Raja.

Akshay Kumar at First look and trailer launch of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again

Akshay Kumar at First look and trailer launch of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara

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Nitin:  (June 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm)

I think more than Ouatimd, Satyagraha will benefit and also this means one more week of good screen space for ouatimd and ce as satyagraha won’t affect these movies unless it has excellent WOM :)

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boss:  (June 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm)

now this is the perfect deal.ouatimd got more benefit than ce now.
with two open weeks ouatimd has more chances to score big.
i think this is the agreement made between utv and balaji.so ekta agreed to postpone ouatimd.

second song of ouatimd is releasing today featuring imran and sona

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SRKian:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm)

With this deal both UTV and Balaji seems to be now in a win win situation Chennai express is releasing SOLO in EID with huge screening all india and after one week OUATIM will release in independence day with big screening plus majority of the audience have already watched Chennai Express after that both film will get sufficient running till 30 august that’s called masterstroke from both the production house without any ego fight sensible decision taken with great mind at work

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Vek:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm)

Great Great Great news… happy for both OUTIM2 & Chennai Express

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Vek:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm)

@ Indicine.. Wht is releasing on 23rd?

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JM:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm)

I am so much happy!! I really wished Satyagraha should get postponed and luckily it happened!
Upto 150 cr given for OUATIMA and upto 135 cr for CE.

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Yunish adhikari:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm)

Ouatim dobara poised to outshine CHENNAI express.So Mumbai has the last laugh!

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xzone:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm)

beneficial for both ce and ouatimd….bcoz after two weeks of release of ce, if satygraha wud released, then it wud have more affected ce than ouatimd…bcoz at that time, ce wud have completed its two weeks , on the other hand, ouatimd is just one week old..but now, under current scenario….ce will get three weeks , in which one is fully open and two weeks will be shared by ouatimd…however, ouatimd will get two weeks and it will be shared by ce….so , its a win-win situation for both films….

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Indicine Team:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm)

Vek, no major releases on 23rd.

 
Indicine Team:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm)

Xzone, open weeks would mean absolutely nothing if the word-of-mouth is negative. If the response to CE is good, OUATIMD will get fewer shows at multiplexes in its opening week.

 
Ankur:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm)

this is Brilliant news for OUATIMD.
Now movie will have a 4 day weekend, then a holiday of Rakshabandhan on its 5 day(tuesday,20th Aug.), then in its 2nd week it will have free run i.e no Drop in number of screens and then their are 1-2 more holidays in its 2nd week.

If movie is good then mark my words even 175-200 cr nett is posible for OUATIMD.

while now this has made CE look like more in trouble as it will have only 1 open week than OUATIMD in its 2nd week and when it will come in its 3rd week it will already have been Finished with its business……so its a win win Situation for OUATIMD. :D

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Ankur:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm)

@Indicine
you are somewhat wrong because Balaji and OUATIMD team has Tied with PVR and Cinemax for releasing OUATIMD remember the promotional video short specially for PVR and Cinemax Cinemas which is playing in theatres of more than 500 screens of PVR and Cinemax.

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Yunish Adhikari:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm)

@Indicine:-What’s your take on OUATIM-2,CE & Satyagraha trailers? Please,have you say.Your view matters a lot to us.

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boss:  (June 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm)

indicine
evryone is saying saying if wom of ce is good ouatimd will get less no of single screens.but u r saying shows at multiplexes will become less. what is this.
no chance for ce to get excelent wom.all the mass movies were ran on mixed wom except dabang i think.
anyway it is more beneficial for ouatimd than ce.because ce will almost loose half of the screens to ouatimd in its second week.

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Samar:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm)

so,the this news will benefit OUATIMD the most.a masterstroke by ekta and balaji.and it will least benefit to ce,almost null.ce can benefit from this news only and only if ce has fantastic WOM and OUATIMD has very poor WOM.which looks highly unlikely looking at ce and OUATIMD trailers and song videos.i must say to rohit,GET READY FOR YOUR 3RD FLOP.

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Indicine Team:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm)

Yunish,

OUATIMD -- Didn’t like the fact that it’ll be a love triangle this time around. Trailers were good, like the songs too.

Chennai Express -- Not a big fan of Rohit Shetty films, but really liked the CE trailer especially Deepika. Looks entertaining.

Satyagraha -- Nothing great. Not as hard-hitting as Jha classics like Gangaajal or Apaharan.

 
xzone:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm)

@indicine….yeah…u r right…but i think ce will have an edge over ouatimd in collections…bcoz ce is getting a full open week…moreover, after 1 week, most of its screen will be snatched by ouatimd, but still it will continue on remaining screens till 30 as satyagraha is postponed….so with one complete week and two shared weeks, i think ce will have a chance to collect more than 160 cr…..however, for ouatimd, i think it’s collections will be upto 150 cr….what say?????

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xzone:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm)

@samar…dude..plz think at least once before making a comment….are u sure that ce will be a flop??? yes , i agree that views can differ in terms of expected collections…but declaring a movie flop without knowing all the facts attached wid it is like an offence…u should not forget that a name like srk is attached wid ce.. moreover, rohit has also an excellent track record…if still u r expecting it as a flop, then i think u shud wait for 8 aug… ur doubts will be cleared….

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mayank:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm)

hey….what about subhash ghais kaanchi it was sheduled to release on 15th aug???

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xzone:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm)

@boss….ce is going to release over 4000 screens…if for an instance, we accept ur point that it will loose half of screens by ouatimd…still it will have 2000 screens in its kitty , which is sufficient to collect a considerable amount in two more weeks….

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boss:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm)

indicine
i expected ur trailors reviews like that .because everyone knows u r an srk supporter
public responce is better for ouatimd than ce.
secont promo trailor of ouatimd will come soon

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Samar:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm)

@xzone yes looking at its trailer and song videos,specially 1234.i really think this is the worst product of rohit.i even read somewhere that this film’s script was ready a long time ago and srk wasn’t first choice for this one,actually rohit offered it to some other superstars first but they refused to do it.yaa you maybe right that this film may not get flop verdict,as films like ra.one can be declared hit,then you can understand that the name called srk can do anything to declare it hit with his (paid)media power.

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DANISH:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm)

@Xzone
Well said again bro!
That @Samar is absolutely is a duffer.He do not know that SRK is the only actor who has given back to back 4 200 crore+ grossing films in bollywood. Even Salman has given 4 200 crore+ grossing films but not back to back.In between, there was Dabangg & Dabangg2 there was Ready which collected 185 crore.Whereas Akshay Kumar has not given a single 200 crore+ grossing film & ATBB film in his 22 year old carreer.

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Nilesh:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm)

Dekhenge, yeh film ek baar nahin balki dobara.

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Samar:  (June 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm)

@mr.maha duffer DANISH if only ATBB makes someone superstar,then what about bollywood first ever original superstar mr.rajesh khanna??has he ever delivered atbb??dumbness is in blood of srk fans i must say.

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