Ra One has broken all records for it’s opening weekend with a record Rs 85.5 crores (BOI figures) at the box-office. This includes the hindi version and the regional (Tamil, Telugu) dubbed versions.
Released on Wednesday, Ra one’s first day was affected by Diwali celebrations. Thursday was record-breaking with 24 – 25 crores, easily the biggest day in history. Friday and Saturday were around 15 – 16 crores, while the big disappointment was the Sunday collections.
On Sunday, Ra One opened well for the morning shows, but fell below expectations for the later shows. Mixed word-of-mouth and poor collections at single-screens undoubtedly affected business on Sunday, which usually witnesses a 15% jump in collections.
According to Boxoffice India, the Hindi version did 81 crores of business while the regional dubbed version collected 4.5 crores for the weekend.
Great weekend for Ra One although a little below what we expected, given the pre-release craze for the film. Weekdays will be extremely crucial.
P.S – Ra One is officially Shahrukh Khan’s biggest grosser ever, edging Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in it’s first weekend itself.
This is strictly my view on this topic. Please rectify me wherever I commit a mistake.
It is said that Ra.One is working big time because of numbers of prints distributedin the market is very large innumber. Agreed 3500 prints are simply large! But the reason I found for this large number of prints is ITS LENGTH. The film is 150 minutes long. Guys, Ra.One aimed at many shows. But if you check on Book My Show, you will easily identify that there is hardly any difference between number of shows for Bodyguard and that for Ra.One.
My logic says, Bodyguard had same amount of shows with less prints because it was just 130 minutes long. Thus, more number of showscould be adjusted.
Suppose you are theater owner. You have 4 screens in your multiplex. You got 1 print of Bodyguard to show itin your theater. One screen be allotted for other regionalfilms, English etc.
Screen 1: 8am, 10:30am, 1:pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm, 11:00pm
Screen 2: 8:45am, 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 9:15pm, 11:45pm
Screen 3: 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:30pm.
Here one print is distributed. You had managed this one print in 21 shows.
Now same with Ra.One:
Screen 1: 8:00am, 10:45am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm.
Screen 2: 8:45am, 11:30am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm
Screen 3: 9:30am, 12:15pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm, 11:15pm
Here only 18 shows are adjusted. Thus, second printcomes into play and much gap is maintained. Now look with 2 PRINTS how it could bemanaged for Ra.One
Screen 1: 8:00, 10:45am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm- 1 st print
Screen 2: 8:15am, 11:00pm, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm- 2 nd print
Screen 3: 9:00am, 11:45pm, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm, 10:45pm- 1 st Print
Screen 4- 9:45am, 12:30pm, 3:15pm (2 nd Print) and rest 4shows for regional.
Now add all shows it gets 21.
All I want to say is, the length of ra.One forced them for more number of prints. 3 Idiots was highest when it released. Because it was 160minutes long. But now when the capacity is increased so are the prints increased. Now about 3d.
In one theater, the owners donít have 3d projectors forall their screens. It will be mostly in 1 screen or at highest it will be in 2 screens. So for more shows one 2d print and one 3d printis required for one theater. Same has happened in my city. The film has got 3 printshere. (before there was just one print distributed for any film here). One print is distributed in a multiplex(2d) Other in a single screen(2d) and other in another single screen (3d). And adding all shows it has 16 shows in total. Bodyguard has 14. Whats the big deal!
This observation may be foolish, but this is what I see.
Tell me if you agree. Even if you donít then do tell me withreasons. I am learning theater business from now on.
RA.ONE IS BETTER THEN BODY GUARD.
RA.ONE ROCK .
SALMAN IS NOTHING INFRONT OF YOU.
Collection may be good but as a movie its bad.
srk ra one biggest blockbuster in the year
rav one broke all records in history
ra one beat bodyguard
srk ra one biggest blockbuster in the year
ra one one broke all records in history
ra one beat bodyguard
guys despite getting rave comments people are going to watch ra 1 which shows how people love srk
collection can not be d only basis of comparision
when we compare ra. 1 n bodygaurd….. ra 1 has better msg , story , effect n d acting by srk is far more better than lovely singh………… n acting as shekar n g.1 was more challenging n new for any bollywod actor
inall bodygaurd was diferent from ra 1 in all aspects ……. n these anti srk r posting that ra 1 is flop whereas komal n taran both have told its good film but below what expected after d scale of promotion …..:):)
Latest bollywood news Srk is planning to make ra.one sequal!
shahrukh khan disaster r.one……….salmaan khan is king pathan…..
bodyguard first weekend collection is 105.43 cr while ra one is 103.2 cr
salman khan is rocksssss
srk is nothing infront of u salamn
salman all over hit………
SRK made ra.1 for the kids. As he lvs kids a lot.I hve the seen the pict…………. it was okkkkkkkkkkk i lke SRK. SRK always ROCKS…………… than everybody. he s young, dashng, smart,cooooool. MY swt bro manu bhaiya he lks srk. he s one f the bigst fan of SRK that i hve seen in my life…… he hve seen all his movies………………………………..
MAY GOD ALWAYS SHOWER HIS BLEESINGS TO SRK………….
KING KHAN, MAY U ALWAYS SHINE LKE A DIAMOND. BYE
maine apni zindagi mai isse bakwas movie nahi dekhi
Shahrukh khan congratulations
INSHAALAAH Keep it up
Highest budget collections of ra.one
is 120 crore.
highest budget of diwali collections of business is ra.one.
SRK always rrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkksssssssssssssss.
tHIS MOVIE IS TOO GOOD…MUST WATCH. RA.ONE AND SRK ROCKSSS
Wow Wow Wow Big time fight here Huh
well what ever the fight is i dont know i saw ra.one the first intro was good. The intro of shekhar and some comedy was average later the movie took on to a super and extra ordinary visual effect and hard work by shah rukh khan doing the stunts himself with foreign tech support was awesome out of the word. My dreams was to see a indian movie appeals hollywood audience well ra.one has done that dream come true. Tom cruise was hesitant to release his latest flick because of ra.one doing so well all over the globe. This guy srk is got the nerve to pull everyone down thats why ppl are so jealous of him i guess. well SRK can be loved, he can be hated by some, but can never be ignored by any human being in this whole planet that is the mantra of srk. so lets respect him by not comparing him with salman khan or any other actor for this matter all actors are good but SRK is King Of Box Office. Ra.one box office collections in india is 92.5 crore in india for the first week, and over seas on a whole 78.2 crore total is 170.7 crore nett…. overseas as per newyork times with 4 1/2 star rating out of 5. the third and fourth week even if the collections are 40 to 50 % and collection of another 40 to 45 crore and the satelite rights for 25 crore approximate it will come to 240 the movie is gonna be a All Time Blockbuster where its not easy to break the record of 240 crore net collections. so guys take a chill pill taking bad about srk will not affect his collection and wait for the result. Take care guys God Bless You all.
I don’t care abt box office report…srk and ra.one rocks…innovation in movie and effects