Ready is a Blockbuster

Ready is officially the first Blockbuster of 2011. The film has surpassed all expectations and has held-on pretty firmly during the weekdays. Although many trade pundits predicted huge drops Monday onwards, the Anees Bazmee directed film witnessed less than 50% drop from its first day of release (Friday).

Below is a day-to-day nett gross of Ready 

  1. Friday – 13.25 crores
  2. Saturday – 12.75 crores
  3. Sunday – 16 crores
  4. Monday – 7 crores
  5. Tuesday – 6.75 crores
  6. Wednesday – 6.25 crores
  7. Thursday – 6 crores (estimate)

Total Week 1 – 68 crores

Ready has beaten the lifetime business of Akshay Kumar’s Tees Maar Khan in 6 days! In week 2, the Salman Khan dominance at the box office is expected to continue. The film has no real competition and Golmaal 3’s record lifetime total (107 crores) is likely to be broken.

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  • yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yaa yaa we have done it ……. ready is a new blockbuster …. love u sallu bhai … take care all d best

  • READY IS NOT A BLOCKBUSTER,IT IS ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER,IT COLLECTED 68 CRS FOR ONE WEEK IT SHOULD COLLECT MORE THAN 125 CRS

  • READY IS NOT A BLOCKBUSTER,IT IS ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER,IT COLLECTED 68 CRS FOR ONE WEEK IT SHOULD COLLECT MORE THAN 125 CRS,IT SHOULD ALSO BROKE THE RECORD OF OOM SAANTI OM ,GAJINI,RAJNEETHI,READY SHOULD BECAME THE 3RD HIGHEST GROSSER FILM

  • zabardat film hay ready is film ko 100 times dekhny ka dil chahta hay.
    sallu beats every one. salman is rocking.

    Allah tum ko aur kamyab kary.

  • mein karo to sala character dhila hein:

    ready my fev the blockbuster of bloockbusters:

    everyone should know it is salman, s time

  • Now sallu wil rule the box office all time blockbuster ready and highest grosser of indian cinema bodygaurd love u sallu bhai

  • King Salman
    Bharati Dubey, TNN | Jun 12, 2011, 01.45am IST

    He is Bollywood’s original bad boy. But two decades after his debut — and debacles—his original image has paled in front of his newly acquired status—that of a phenomenon and the most sought after actor in Hindi cinema. Earlier known for giving flops after a mega hit, now Salman Khan can do no wrong. His latest hit “Ready” may not match the first week collection of his “Dabangg”, but Salman’s message is loud and clear—he’s got his act together after crossing the age of 40, a threshold that most actors dread.

    How else does one explain the fact that “Ready” was widely panned by critics but took an extraordinary opening at the box office and continues to sustain itself both in single screens and multiplexes? Says trade analyst Vajir Singh, “We’re seeing a new trend here. Earlier, multiplexgoers weren’t interested in masala entertainers, but now they are. When “Wanted” released, it got maximum single screen audience as it was a mass-oriented film, but “Dabangg” was patronised by both multiplexgoers and the singleplex audience. It all began with “Ghajini”, but it was “Wanted” that really kicked off the trend of wholesale entertainment masala movies. The deal was sealed by Salman’s own film “Dabangg”.”

    Critics feel that Salman is unpredictable. A trade pundit said, “Right after “Wanted”, Salman had two big flops in “Main Aur Mrs Khanna” and ” London Dreams”. Between 2005 and 2009, Salman had only two hits —”No Entry” in 2005 and “Partner” in 2007.”

    Filmmaker David Dhawan, who has given Salman six hits in his career, says, “I feel he has always been underrated as an actor. Although Salman gives the impression of being nonchalant, he has always taken himself seriously as an actor The fact is that the negatives in his lives have not affected his fan following, the audiences love him too much.” Dhawan also believes Sallu is the Rajinikanth of Bollywood. “Salman Khan is like Rajinikanth, you cannot keep him tied to the script. Like Rajini, he improvises his scenes. Since he is a writer’s son and a writer himself, he has helped me with scenes. Salman’s emphasis on doing things in style and having dialogues with flair comes from his father. Salman the actor is a giver. In fact, there have been times when has given away his scenes to other actors. He has been the most easy actor to work with and is the best entertainer we have today.”

    Dramatic past
    Like his idol, actor Sanjay Dutt, Salman’s personal life almost took a toll on his career — be it in matters of the heart or law. The actor’s relationships with his women —Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali and Aishwarya Rai —has always been wrought with high-voltage drama. Although he acquired an image of a girlfriend-basher and was an accused in a hit-and-run case, he bounced back with superhit “Tere Naam”, “Baghbaan”, “Garv” and “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi”.

    Ranjan Singh, who has been in exhibition business for many years, says, “Although “Garv” was not a big hit, but it took a good opening. Exhibitors love Salman probably because he does more films than all the other Khans. He’s one actor who cuts across all classes, and makes sure that audiences walk into the theatre on the first day of release. Even a film like “Veer” took a huge opening although it failed to impress the audiences later.”

    Sociologist Shiv Vishwanath describes the Sallu phenomenon thus: “Salman Khan does not need a good conduct certificate. He doesn’t need a high IQ, he doesn’t have to take stands and he is not an intellectual like the other two Khans. He is the lowest common denominator. He is a hero and a wishlist. All of us dream of being loved even if we are a bit bad. Salman Khan accommodates that world. You don’t have to work hard to be a Salman Khan. It’s a more magical world where people forgive you easily. That’s Salman. He is also strangely the family man without being married —he carries a soap opera of a family with him. It’s a clan. He accommodates them all —from Helen to Malika Arora Khan. He advertises himself. He is his own message, literally and symbolically. He doesn’t have to try hard. What more can you ask? Everything he does echoes himself.”

    Psychologist Dr Harish Shetty has his own take on Salman’s success despite the many controversies in his life. “The nuance, the nautanki and the noise is all cool. Salman is perceived as a funny lesser evil. Those who castigated him earlier feel guilty as he pales in the presence of a Raja, Kalmadi or a Maran. ‘Salman itna kharab nahi hai’ is a common refrain.”

    Sallu getting serious?

    Salman himself does not believe that he has turned into a phenomenon. “Three big hits (“Wanted”, “Dabangg” and “Ready”) do not make me a phenomenon and I don’t believe that these films have worked only because of my presence. It was a team effort.” Having said that, he adds, “I have been lucky that good scripts have begun coming to me. Earlier that was not the case. I did films for friends. Some worked, some didn’t. Besides, every film and ever actor has his own destiny.”

    The perception today is that Salman has begun taking his work more seriously now, but the actor does not agree. “Was I not serious in my earlier films like Maine Pyaar Kiya?”

    TV ka boss

    Salman’s ventures on the small screen with shows like “Dus Ka Dum” and “Bigg Boss” showcased his off-screen personality and helped him to connect with viewers big time. It’s no surprise that the actor readily agreed to do “Bigg Boss 5”. Salman Khan is also the most downloaded star today. “If brands earlier sought out only the macho side of his personality, his TV innings and his philanthropic work have showcased a softer side,” says Salman’s brand manager Vivek Kamath. The fact is that Salman has an amazing body of work as a romantic hero (“Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”, “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”) as comic hero (“Andaz Apna Apna”, “Partner”, “Ready”) and as action hero (“Tere Naam”, “Wanted”, “Dabangg”) and brands are now seeking to capture these aspects. “So in Wheel and Gitanjali, you see the romantic side. Mountain Dew and Dixcy Scott capture the action hero. Rotomac taps into the activist. Chloromint brought out the comic side,” says Kamath. The ICC World Cup was this year’s biggest event and India won the cup. But in the two months after that victory, no cricketer has signed a single new brand, while Salman has signed not one but two. “This stands testimony to his appeal,” adds Kamath, refusing to divulge the names of the brands right now.

    Next is what?
    In the next one-and-a-half years, Salman has three releases —”Bodyguard”, “Kick”, and “Dabangg 2”. Approximately Rs 250 crore would be riding on these three films in terms of investment, but investing in Salman is giving big returns right now. Independent distributor and trade analyst Suneil Wadhwa says, “There is already a queue of distributors wanting to buy his movies at any cost as they give guaranteed returns in the first weekend. Bookings of screens for his films will go up with each release.”

    “Bodyguard”, his next Eid release, is perhaps the hottest film of 2011 in trade circles. After Ready’s performance at the box office, Reliance Entertainment, who are the co-producers of the film, are getting offers that are unprecedented in motion picture business. The India theatrical business alone is attracting offers to the tune of Rs 75 crore, an increment of Rs 20 crore on the sale price of “Ready”. All other rights of Bodyguard will fetch an additional Rs 45 crore, safely making it a Rs 120 crore film on an investment of Rs 65 crore plus marketing expenses. “We are receiving great offers for Bodyguard and naturally so,” Priti Sahani of Reliance Entertainment. “Last year, when we had invested a certain amount in Salman, it did seem to be expensive but now we are on a solid economic wicket. A Salman Khan film is delivering returns on the investment,” she adds.
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  • that SRGAY all the time he will be calling himself king but he is not the real king THE ORIGINAL DON KING OF BOLLYWOOD IS THE SALMAN KHAN

  • oe: (June 15, 2011 at 6:45 am)
    salmangay fans are insecure that is why they are trying to make ra one underachieved because they know that king living legend dr shahrukh khan is light years better than this animal killing womanizer spinister shitty envoius greedy floppmaster salmangay khan keep dreaming
    why did this cretin copy modern talking song brother louie and what the heck you love in this shitty crazy like his rotten head song dhinka wake up fooled people by this slapped by waman and doesnt reply faggot

    j i joe: (June 15, 2011 at 6:46 am)
    hii
    salmangay fans are insecure that is why they are trying to make ra one underachieved because they know that king living legend dr shahrukh khan is light years better than this animal killing womanizer spinister shitty envoius greedy floppmaster salmangay khan keep dreaming
    why did this cretin copy modern talking song brother louie and what the heck you love in this shitty crazy like his rotten head song dhinka wake up fooled people by this slapped by waman and doesnt reply faggot

    the truth is history no one like legend srk: (June 15, 2011 at 6:49 am)
    Shahrukh Khan (Urdu: شاہ رُخ خان, Hindi: शाहरुख़ ख़ान; born 2 November 1965), often credited as Shah Rukh Khan, is an Indian film actor and a prominent Bollywood figure, as well as a film producer and television host. Khan began his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s. He made his film debut in Deewana (1992). Since then, he has been part of numerous commercially successful films and has earned critical acclaim for many of his performances. Khan has won fourteen Filmfare Awards for his work in Indian films, eight of which are in the Best Actor category (a record). In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian Cinema.
    Khan’s films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) remain some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, while films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010) have been top-grossing Indian productions in the overseas markets, making him one of the most successful actors of India.[2]
    Since 2000, Khan branched out into film production and television presenting as well. He is the founder/owner of two production companies, Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. Globally, Khan is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars,[3] with a fan following numbering in the billions[4] and a net worth estimated at over 2,500 crore (US$555 million).[5] In 2008,

    the truth is history no one like legend srk: (June 15, 2011 at 6:50 am)
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi: दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे; English: The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), also known as DDLJ,[3] is a Hindi language film released on 20 October 1995. A romantic comedy, the film marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.
    Earning over Rs 106 crore in India and Rs 15 crore overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year,[4] as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time.[5][6] It remains the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2011, it is still playing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.[7]
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was included in the Cinema India showcase, “The Changing Face of Indian Cinema”, which toured the United States in July and August 2004.[8] Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the 25 Must See Bollywood Films.[9] It was one of the two Hindi films in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list (the other being Mother India).[10] It was also placed twelfth on the British Film Institute’s list of top Indian films of all time

    the truth is history no one like legend srk: (June 15, 2011 at 6:52 am)
    In 1993, Khan won acclaim for his performances in villainous roles as an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr and Baazigar.[25] In Khan’s entry in Encyclopedia Britannica’s “Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema” it was stated that “he defied the image of the conventional hero in both these films and created his own version of the revisionist hero.”[26] Darr marked his first collaboration with renowned film-maker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films, the largest production company in Bollywood. Baazigar, which saw Khan portraying an ambiguous avenger who murders his girlfriend, shocked its Indian audience with an unexpected violation of the standard Bollywood formula.[27] His performance won him his first Filmfare Best Actor Award

    the truth is history no one like legend srk: (June 15, 2011 at 6:53 am)
    evdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Hindi film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Bollywood (Hindi) version and the first colour film version of the story in Hindi. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in the leading roles.
    At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced, with a reported budget of Rs 50 crores.[3] The film was released in six alternative language versions: English, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Punjabi.
    Shahrukh Khan’s performance as the rebellious alcoholic Devdas is often considered one of his best performances, and won him a Filmfare Award. The song Dola Re Dola became a hit with its unique dance duet between Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
    The film won five National Awards, ten Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It was ranked #74 in Empire magazines “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010.[4]. Time Magazine named Devdas as the best movie of 2002 among all the movies released around the world in 2002
    source wikipedia

    ra one all the way: (June 15, 2011 at 7:02 am)
    yeaj ra one come soon break head and heart of salman amir khans and their fan too

  • salman bhaiya aswk.”NORMALLY my kise ke film nahi dektha., per apka jo bada dildari ke vajaiyse..,”I AM BIG FAN OF U,” MAY ALLAH BLESS U.

  • resdy blockbuster jio sallu bhai we love u boss ,aap aur aisa hit movie kariya …….bst of luck sallu

  • Yaha bhi hoga waha bhi hoga ab to saare jaha mai hoga kya…..
    Tera hi jalwa jalwa jalwa.
    King of bollywood
    salman khan

  • ye ek faltu aur p for pakau film hai jo global warming ka jemmedar hai paad ka hawa hai ganddagi hai

    aaisa fil dubara na aaye ye mera reaquest hai thank you sadru

  • salluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu i luv u i am the ever seen like u in all film i like u r all films

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