The Dirty Picture – Box office report and Earnings

Earnings of The Dirty Picture as of 14th December 2011 is 74.75 crore

Sleazy, Sultry, Seductive, Bold, Dirty – yes we are talking about “The Dirty Picture” here. This Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tushhar Kapoor starrer has created some hype on the very first day its promos went on air.

The film is an unofficial biopic based on one of the most raunchy, rebellious sex symbol of the past, south Indian dancing diva and actress Silk Smitha’s lustful life. When the promos hit the screen the world saw a voluptuous and seductive Vidya Balan and went ‘ohh la la’ … with those sultry looks, some bouncing love handling tricks, with the blouses that is visible though but hardly have the capacity to contain and some dialogues that are clever as well as cocky, Vidya Balan as Silk was definitely something to watch for.

Released on the birthday of Silk Smitha (2nd December 2011), and as expected the dirty picture started pretty well in the box office, with an above average collection despite of low advance bookings. The main reason being it did some excellent business in the single screen theaters where there are no prominent advance booking systems.

The Dirty Picture had a fantastic first day; this film has managed to have one of the finest opening days of 2011.

The very first day it collected 8.98 crore, add to it  23 lakhs in the Telegu version. Though the overseas collection is not strong enough national sales is quite high.

Territorial breakdown of the first day (Friday)

Mumbai – 3.37 crore

Delhi/UP – 1.62 crore

East Punjab– 73 lakhs

West Bengal– 39 lakhs

Bihar– 22 lakhs

Assam/Orissa – 17 lakhs

CP Berar -48 lakhs

CI – 40 lakhs

Rajasthan – 54 lakhs

Nizam – 57 lakhs

Mysore– 42 lakhs

Tamil Nadu – 11 lakhs

The Dirty Picture Collected a whooping 9.75 crore on day two. It got a good jump overseas too.

Day three is looking pretty good. After having first two days of 18.75 crore net, Sunday is looking at 11.05 crore.

The first weekend’s collection of The Dirty Picture looked very good, and the collection shows that The Dirty Picture has a pretty bright future.

The film has collected 29.15 crore all over India and Nearly 1cr in Telgu version.

The territorial breakdown is as follows –

Mumbai – 11.36 cr

Delhiand UP – 5.18 cr

East Punjab– 2.39 lakhs

West Bengal– 1.42 cr

Bihar– 67 lakhs

CP Berar – 1.65 cr

CI – 1.21 cr

Rajasthan – 1.49 cr

Nizam – 1.56 cr

Mysore– 1.48 cr

Tamiil Nadu/Kerala – 32 lakhs

On Monday the film has dropped down a bit but not as much as expected. The audience and the critics have shown immense appreciation to this film. On Monday this film has collected over 5.72 crores.

Tuesday being a holiday (thanks to Muharram) had crowded screens. Tuesday’s box office collection showed a good jump than Monday. The Dirty Picture’s Tuesday collection was 6.21 crores.

The Dirty Picture’ s second Friday collections are holding up really well due to the release of a new film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Though the film has lost quite a screen space but still it managed to collect a slight above 2 crore in its second Friday. The film does hopes to have a big jump on the second weekend though.

The total net collection of the movie in its first week is 50 crore. It is recorded as amongst the top ten first week collection of all times.

The Dirty Picture is going to get a very decent figure for its second weekend in the box office. The film was pretty strong on the 2nd Friday and a good jump on Saturday had strengthened it far. The daily breakdown of the second weekend is as follows:

Friday – 2.5 crore

Saturday – 3.85 crore

Sunday – 6 crore

This seems to be an excellent figure and the film’s 10 days total has been 61 crore. Since there is no big release next week and Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl could not affect this film, The Dirty Picture is likely to surpass the box office collection of Rockstar.

The Dirty Picture is doing faring well in the box office in its second week. The areas of Maharastra, Delhi/UP and CP berar are really strong.the film is doing good at the single screens too. Tough it did not take any good opening overseas but it managed to pick up in the later days.

Here are the 2nd week’s worldwide collections –

India– 67 crore

USA/Canada – 2.90 crore

UAE – 3.15 crore

Australia– 78 lakhs

UK– 93 lakhs

Total – 74.75 crore