English Vinglish box office report disappoints: Rs 13 crore!

Mon, October 8, 2012 1:45pm UTC by 32 Comments
English Vinglish box office report disappoints: Rs 13 crore!

Sridevi’s much-acclaimed film’s collections were just Rs 2.5 crore on opening…not as good as expected

Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish garnered rave reviews in India and abroad, with some critics going overboard and praising the film a lot more than it deserved, giving credit mainly to the actor’s stellar performance. Coupled with some good word of mouth reviews and positive buzz, the movie should’ve seen more footfalls than it actually got.

But according to trade reports, English Vinglish opened with Rs 2.5 crore at the box office on Friday, October 5. It got a mixed reaction from the audience, with some theatres going empty and some being housefull. Saturday and Sunday were better, with collections standing at Rs 4.4 crore and Rs 6.1 crore respectively. However, Super Cinema says the film gathered Rs 6.75 core on Sunday.

The good news is that Sridevi’s film crossed Rs 13 crore in one weekend. However, this Friday’s release – Rani Mukerji’s wakda comic caper Aiyyaa – might be a huge blow for English Vinglish’s hopes to leave the theatres with a decent earning. Keep watching this space for more on that story.

Sridevi has managed to impress filmmakers and critics alike with her performance, but definitely has not swayed the box office. Unfortunately for her, she has not really been the ‘hero’ of English Vinglish in terms of its collections, a la Vidya Balan for The Dirty Picture or Kahaani. Maybe next time, Sri?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Binu

    Kahaani collect 13 crores in it first weekend without any competition, so whats this rubbish report for, biased Shweta , people like you deserve movies like Ready and Wakda trash

  • sotty

    Such ignorant reporting. Kahani had also collected 13 crores in its first weekend and Sridevi has done it despite stiff competition from OMG and Barfi. You have also chosen not to report that the film has shown the BIGGEST JUMP of 2012 with an unimaginable 107% jump in business. Overseas collections are also rocking with a total of 5 crores already. Trade has already said that the film is all set for a very good week one. Stop misleading people and do some research first.

  • rann

    lol…..13 cr.only? domastic where is overseas collection..Ev earn 19 cr. something with overseas collection..in future pls post correct info..tukka mat mara karo….blah blah blah

  • Neha

    Oh God Biased Shweta Madam…correct ur info..u have only hav infomation
    omestic Collections

    Friday 02.50 cr

    Saturday 04.75 cr

    Saturday 07.75 cr

    Total Domestic Collections 15.00 cr nett

    Total Overseas Collections 04.25 cr

    Total Worldwide Collections 19.25 cr

    • parvesh

      right neha sunday eve. tak report thi ki 19.25 crores and kal ek website ne bataya ki ab tak worldwide english vinglish 27 crores earn kar chuki hai..superHit movie hai..English vinglish :)

      ENGLISH VINGLISH” Sprungs Biggest Jump Of The Year…

      Fantastic News…..Ladoo time!

  • vinod

    what an irresponsible report. Bakwas !!!

  • asmit

    How is 13 crores in first weekend disappointing for a heroine-oriented film? Instead it shows Sridevi’s magnificent box office pull. Very irresponsible reporting.

  • Garry

    SEEMS LIKE MISS SHWEATA DISLIKES SRIDEVI, WHY ELSE WOULD SHE LIE ABD GIVE NEGATIVE BOX OFFICE REPORT ABOUT THE HIT FILM ENGLISH VINGLISH! EXCEPT HER REPORT ALL ORHER REPORTS ON THE INTERNET SAYS THAT IT HAS DONE VERY VERY GOOD BUSINESS AND GROWING!!!! MISS SHWETA PLEASE GET UR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE PUBLISHING NEWS! THE FACT IS THAT ENGLISH VINGLISG IS DOING VERY WELL AND ANYWAYZ IT IS MADE ON AN WVEN SMALLER BUDGET THAN HEROINE AND SO IT HAS NO PROBLEM RECOVERING THE MOBEY AND EARNING PROFITS!!!!

  • Sandeep

    Really Disappointed to see the collection. Wish it could cross 100 Cr. No idea how people go to movie like Joker,Ek tha tiger, but wait for review of movies like ‘English Vinglish’ before going.
    A good sensible movie, Can watch with family. Deserve more credit.
    Else keep on going to movies like, Joker and they will keep on making more of them.

  • syntilang

    it’s one of the best movies of the year’s 2012 very inspiring and motivating…. good concept…. sridevi you are the best….

  • Raghu

    Are you a jealous Madhuri Dixit fan madam ? Seems like the whole world is impressed but you ;-)

  • yash

    from the Title itself, I smelled rat…The anti – Sri tone was there from start to finish. Unnecessary comparisons, either Sri Vs Vidya or EV Vs Kahaani. Grow up and spare us from such immaturish stuff…

  • sachin

    yes shweta you don’t have any knowledge about reporting, this is monday & when i went to watch movie in multiplex i notice that all the prime time shows are housefull, you better improve your knowledge before posting anything

  • Faysal

    miss sheweta you are some nut, are u crazy its for a film made at 15 to 16 crore sold to eros for worldwide distribution at 20 crore, really miss you need to learn how box office work

  • honey

    OMG!! CERTAINLY A JELOUS TO THE HILT MADHURI ‘S THIRD RATE FAN!! THIS IGNORANT STUPID LADY DONT EVEN KNOW THAT KAHANI MANAGED ONLY 13 CRORES IN ITS FIRST WEEKEND WITH 1100 PRINTS WORLDWIDE N THAT ALSO WITH PAID PREVIEWS!! WHEREAS EV HAS GARNER THE SAME AMOUNT IN ITS FIRST WEEKEND WITH JUST 883 PRINTS WORLD WIDE N WITH NO PAID PREVIEWS ATALL!! N WITH EXTRAORDINARY MOUTH PUBLICITY FILM IS HEADING TOWARDS THE STATUS OF SUPERHIT PLUS MUCH LESSER BUDGET OF EV THAN KAHANI!!ALL TV CHANNELS, NEWSPAPRES N INTERNET SITES CALLING EV THE BEST COMEBACK OF AN ACTRESS IN THE HISTORY OF HINDI CINEMA BOX OFFICE N CRITICAL ACCLAIM WISE. WHEREAS THIS REPOTER HARDLY HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF B.O. ECONOMICS N LIVING IN HER OWN STINKY ILLITRATE FANTASY HELL FULL OF JELOUSY TOWARDS SRIDEVI.I CAN BET SHE IS A THIRDRATE MADHURI FAN ; BUT LET HER REMEMBER THE COMPLETE DISASTEROUS COMEBACK OF HER FAV. WHO IS NOW EARNIING HER DO WAQAT KI ROTI WITH SUPER FLOP T.V. SHOWS.

  • parvesh

    SHWETA PARANDE ji movie English vinglish to Hit ho chuki hai..aap kaun si duniya se reporting kar rahi ho..isi planet pe rehte ho na aap? movie ab tak worldwide 19 crores earn kar chuki hai…movie ki collections ne to disappoints nahi kiya hum ko…haan aapki is reporting ne disappoints kiya hume :)
    so aage se kuch likhne se pehle baaki websites se data and figures bhi collect kar liya kare… ok ji..thanks :)

    • seema

      the reporting is correct. Looks like ur some rival of the reporter ;-)

      • faysalmanzoor

        well bad reporting film is close to 25 crore in indial alone forget overseas…poor reporter she seem to be some friend of her miss seema qeema

  • Speakdtruth

    You posters need to understand the basics first.

    EV collected 13 crore net in India over weekend and only 2 crore net on Monday which makes it 15 crore net in 4 days. These are certified figure by boxofficeindia.com, Taran Adarsh, kOmal Nahata etc.

    To the person who said Monday was houseful, Monday showed 60% drop from Sunday so there is no way your info was right, maybe in a select multiplex you saw it was, but EV is a film only for multiplex and is doing well only at select multiplexes.

    The figure of 27 crores is gross and n film trade gross doesnt matter, its only net (post tax cut). 3 Idiots 202 crore was net not gross.

    India matters not overseas. OMG in 2nd week is beating EV in 1st week in India which is huge thing, applaudable. EV will end at maybe 30 crore lifetime net collections India whereas OMG will end India lifetime at 65-70 crores, thats a huge difference . Even a VickyDonor did 43 crores net in India.

    Yes no one in the trade has called the movie a hit, they said it picked up on Saturady and sunday which it should and had to as it was a good movie and dont forget it opened dismally on Friday, so pickup was inevitable.

    However the movie was very nice and Sridevi acted well – esp restaurant scene and finale speech

    And you guys who bring MD in the conversation, grow up for gods sake, this article has nothing to do with Madhuri. It is youSri fans who are so insecure that you need to drag MD everywhere..its laughable..And yes lets wait for Dedh Ishquiya and Gulab Gang to release, then we can talk of MD , meanwhile she gave 2 super successful seasons of JDJ and is enjoying her life well.

    MD and Sri are both divas and queens..period!!

  • seema

    Grow up guys! The same reporter Shweta has praised Sridevi in her movie review! She is simply stating facts!!!!

  • honey

    @ SPEAKDTRUTH FIRST CLARIFY ME R U AN ASTROLOGER!!?? THE WAY U HAVE PREDICTED 30 CRORE NET LIFETIME BUSINESS OF EV IN INDIA IS JUST ENOUGH TO TO SHOW UR REAL FILTHY MIND!! WHEN EVEN EV HAS NOT COMPLETED ITS FIRST WEEK N YET TO ENTER SECOND WEENKEND HOW CAN ONE BE ‘SURE ‘ OF MOVIES LIFETIME NET!?!? R U KIDDING US?? I CAN PREDICT IF TILL THURDAY EV COLLECTS IN THE RANGE OF 21-22 CRORE N NEXT WEEKEND IS SURE! !! YES SURE IS TO ADD ANOTHER 10 CRORE NET TO THE TOTAL TAKING IT TO 31-32 CRORE NET TOTALL WITH PROJECTION OF LIFETIME NET TOTALL BETWEEN 50-60 CRORE!! SO DONT THINK WE R FOOLS HERE N WILL AGREE WITH UR COMMENT FULL OF HATRED FILTH N JELOUSY TOWARDS SRIDEVI. N ABOUT MADHURI’S “SECOND!!” COMEBACK I CAN BET U THAT IF EVER BOTH THE MOVIES RELEASED THEY WILL BITE THE DUST WORSE THAN JAJA BHAGLE!! MADHURI IS ONLY GOOD AT LATKA JHATKA FOR FRONT BENCHERS WITH OUTMOST LIMITED ACTING RANGE!! WHEREAS SRIDEVI DELIVERS HER ACT MAKING HER WHOLE BOODY A TOOL! ! N EV IS SUCH BIG EXAMPLE. N CINEGOERS R NOTICING THIS FACT THIS TIME N R LEFT GUSSHING IN PRAISE ; PERHAPS THEY HAVE BECOME MORE INTELLIGENT DUE TO MULTIPLEX CULTURE. NOW U PERIOD N GET LOST.

  • honey

    @ seema WHAT FACTS! !!!!!???? THESE R JUST JELOUSY DRIVEN SELF MADE CONCLUSIONS! !!! ALL TRADE ANAYLISTS WILL RECOMEND THIS SHWETA TO MENTAL HOSPITAL AFTER READING THIS RIDICULOUS FILTHY JELEOUSY DRIVEN ARTICLE!! THIS HORRENDOUS(JUST LOOK AT HER PICTURE) LADY+MAN DIVIDED BY 2 HAS MISTAKABLY TAKEN ALL THE READERS AS IDIOTS!! MOREOVER I THINK THAT U N THAT GOOD FOR NOTHING SPEAKDTRUTH R BOTH FAKE ID’S. IT IS SHWETA HERSELF BEHIND THESE FAKE ID,’S. THIS SPEAKDTRUTH SAYS IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT EV WOULD RISE ON SAT SUN AFTER DISMALL OPENING. WHEN SHE IS COCEALING THAT THIS RISE IN COLLECTION IS BIGGEST IN THE RECENT HISTORY OF HINDI CINEMA!! ITS NOT A NORMAL RISE IN COLLECTION!! THIS AGAIN PROVES HOW SHE IS FULL OF HATRED N JELEOUSY AGAINST SRI. WE SRI FANS R NOT IDIOTS! ! WE CAN EASILY SEE THE INTENTIONS OF THE COMMENTATOR. THIRD RATE ACTRESS MADAM M’S THIRD RATE FANS.

  • sumeith

    ” Coupled with some good word of mouth reviews and POSITIVE BUZZ, movie should ve seen more footfalls”???????

    I dont think a crap movie can ever garnish a positive buzz however much some try. But a good movie can definitely be blown off with comments like yours which can easily mislead audiences.
    And EV IS a movie of substance script and performance ( the last one definitely for no onwe could have done the role but sridevi, a fact that might upset your bowels).

    And another comment from saying that AIYAA might blow EV into pieces …. FYI from what Aiyaa has to offer, i caan easily say that EV qill easily and smoothly stand the winner with intelligent script and no dramabaazi. Infact look the bookmyshow website in theatres from Ghaziabad to Hyderabad and Chennai, EV is running in full capacity. i am syre you are saying AiyOOOOOOOO!

    chk ur factz. if you dnt like somebody kindly dont write anything abt them n do not spit yoyr qrath in that article to the cp.trasting facts

  • sumeith

    ” Coupled with some good word of mouth reviews and POSITIVE BUZZ, movie should ve seen more footfalls”???????

    I dont think a crap movie can ever garnish a positive buzz however much some try. But a good movie can definitely be blown off with comments like yours which can easily mislead audiences.
    And EV IS a movie of substance script and performance ( the last one definitely for no onwe could have done the role but sridevi, a fact that might upset your bowels).

    And another comment from saying that AIYAA might blow EV into pieces …. FYI from what Aiyaa has to offer, i caan easily say that EV qill easily and smoothly stand the winner with intelligent script and no dramabaazi. Infact look the bookmyshow website in theatres from Ghaziabad to Hyderabad and Chennai, EV is running in full capacity. i am sure you are saying AiyOOOOOOOO!

    chk ur factz. if you dnt like somebody kindly dont write anything abt them n do not spit yoyr qrath in that article to the cp.trasting facts

    • Ritesh

      I like your comments
      film was. Great
      I really like. English vinglish
      n love to see again

  • Ritesh

    Film is superb
    collection. Is good
    so good comeback of shridevi
    film give big smile on face

  • speakdtruth

    Fresh from boxofficeindia.com below – The most reputed and trusted boxoffice site in India

    English Vinglish collected a decent 6.25 crore nett in its second weekend as it picked up well on Saturday like it did in week one. The drop in second weekend is 50% which is very good but with collections coming from low levels the overall figures are average. The ten day business of the film is around 25.75 crore nett.

    The film has done well in pockets especially in the South. The film is a hit in Mysore while Nizam/Andhra and TNK are also good but the performance in the key bigger markets is not so good. In Mumbai it is fair in Mumbai city and Pune only and with Gujarat and Saurashtra not collecting, the overall figures remain low.

    Its a similar story in Delhi/UP with select multiplexes in South Delhi having decent numbers but rest of circuit not
    collecting well. In East Punjab, only Gurgaon is performing while the CPCI Rajasthan belt is poor.

    From what I read and gather it is doing well in pockets and select plexes only in metros like Mumbai/Delhi though it is a hit in South but a flop in Rajasthan/Bihar/CP/CO/East Punjab belt . It is not Aiyaa crap (horrible movie yuck) that hurt it but Oh My God hurt it big time.Oh My God collected 23.62 net in India in week 2 v/s 19.5 net for EV in week 1 (again reference BoxofficeIndia.com)

  • Speakdtruth

    However Student of the Year coming this weekend will surely hit EV big time not because it may be a better movie but it is a movie directed at the younger audience and it will take most screens in multiplexes.

    If the reviews of Student of Year are good, there will be no stopping it, it may go on to be another Barfi

    Coming back to EV, I think even though overall India collections were not commensurate with the reviews and word of mouth, I think no one expected the movie to cross 20 crore net at box office as except Sridevi, the film had nothing saleable going for it prior to release. But given the strong reviews and positive word of mouth, film may close India at 30-32 crore net. I think we should be happy that the word of mouth helped collect 12 cr net extra, yes more would have been better but then something better than nothing.

    • Chetan

      So… What do you think…is it a HIT or FLOP? One word only….

      • RAJESH

        Dear don’t expect anything from a person who pretends always.

        EV is a block buster already. See today’s report 75 crores ( Koimoi )

  • begado casino

    I’m the same way. Exceptional article, I appreciate you making the effort.

  • gautam

    “Maybe next time, Sri?”ha ha ha ha !! may be you should have reserved this comment for next time -The movie is doing some fantastic business will hose full down south even in its 3rd week.Watch this place for the final verdict in the next 2 weeks -ill get back to you with what it finally made:-)


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