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Jul 192012
 



I hate Budweiser Beer.

Like Tamil actor buffoon Ajith’s movies, it reeks of poor quality.

But I made an exception and got myself a Budweiser.

Know why?

After seeing Billa 2’s disastrous box office numbers, I wanted to celebrate by quaffing the biggest bottle of beer.

And Budweiser was the biggest in the liquor store at 40 fl oz.

Cheers, SI. ;)

Cheers!

Budweiser Beer to Celebrate failure of Ajith's Billa 2- SearchIndia.comBilla 2 Fails – Celebration Time

Ajith – Worthless Actor

If I’ve said this once, I’ve said it a million times.

This Thala, Ultimate Star or wateva asinine appellation you give to Ajith it ain’t gonna make no difference to kuppae (trash), because Ajith wouldn’t recognize acting if it spat at him squarely on his face.

One of India’s worst actors, this shameless bozo makes no attempt to improve his acting skills.

In movie after movie, Ajith prances around like a korangu on hooch (drunken monkey) making a mockery of the art of acting.

So, we’re inordinately happy to see that Ajith’s latest misadventure Billa 2 is a mega disaster.

Ajith – No Longer King of Openings

Guys, Billa 2’s opening weekend collection at the UK box office is worse than Kuruvi, one of the worst movies ever made.

For the July 13-15, 2012 opening weekend, Billa 2 had a gross of just £72,120.

Pitiful opening for Billa 2 after all the hype.

The per theatre average for Billa 2 is a disgraceful £3,796, one of the lowest for an actor of Ajith’s stature.

And this pitiful performance comes after the mountain of hype unleashed by the film’s producers – Ajith did the dangerous helicopter stunts, Ajith’s amazing action scenes, Ajith blah blah blah.

Folks, I do not believe that this Billa 2 shit is a hit anywhere.

Of course, Ajith’s rabid dog fans will emerge from the sewers now to proclaim that Billa 2 has grossed more than Dark Knight Rises (although, it has yet to release) in Tamil Nadu alone.

Ha ha ha ha.

See the below table to understand how badly Billa 2 has fared at the UK box office vis-a-vis some prominent Tamil movies.

Billa 2 Box Office Report - SearchIndia.com

As the bard wrote so eloquently five centuries back:

Foul deeds will rise
though all the earth o’erhelm them, to men’s eyes

Now, if you’ll excuse me I’d like to get back to my Budweiser.

Remember, I’m celebrating failure!

Billa 2’s failure. ;)

Related Stories:
Billa 2 Review – Frustratingly Bad
Ajith’s Billa 2 Opens to Poor Reviews

  21 Responses to “Billa 2 UK BO Report – Will Ajith Kill Itself? Disaster, Worse than Kuruvi, Mankatha etc”

  1. That’s bad.

    Very bad.

    For the amount of hype generated for Billa 2, it’s fared poorly.

    But you’re wrong in saying B2 wouldn’t be a hit anywhere.

    As always, there’s Mera Bharat Mahaan :P

    I don’t know about the current status but it had a phenomenal opening in TN and the first few days got house full really quick in all the theaters. But one of my friends who went yesterday told me that the theater was half-empty :P

    Poor word of mouth for B2 is spreading like fire and I believe the no. of people watching the movie are reducing day by day.

    Now, with the release of Dark Knight Rises, I think B2 is going to suffer a major setback.

    Nolan’s films are bound to get a massive opening probably equal to a Rajnikanth or Ajith movie in TN as his last release Inception became a mega hit here.

    Look at the below image taken from the parking lot of Sathyam cinema’s, one of the leading multiplexes in Chennai, on the night of Dark Knight’s premiere.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=471232662889846&set=a.391758954170551.102235.100000093497191&type=1&theater

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Billa 2 shows have been reduced in the U.S. but Eega is going strong in 3rd week.

    2. You write: For the amount of hype generated for Billa 2, it’s fared poorly.

    The hype was likely orchestrated from the potential beneficiaries.

    3. Watched the 2008 film Dark Knight again today. Heath Ledger was peerless.

    • “Watched the 2008 film Dark Knight again today. Heath Ledger was peerless.”

      I saw some snippets on youtube. Yes, a dazzling performance.

      Btw, the link I had posted was taken on the occasion of The Dark Knight Rises premiere. Taken yesterday (19 July).

      “Billa 2 shows have been reduced in the U.S. but Eega is going strong in 3rd week.”

      I guess Billa 2 fared better in the US than in the UK. Reports state the B2 earned more than $1 million on the opening day. Is it true by any chance?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Yes, I was aware it’s DKR premiere in the Facebook picture you provided. I mentioned DK as an aside.

      Regarding B2 grossing $1 million in the U.S., I’d be skeptical of such tall claims in the absence of proof.

      • $1M???? Ha Ha Ha :-D

        Billa 2’s UK, USA and Australia first weekend collections are given here and it is laughable.

        http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/boxofficeoverseas

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Well, all zeros are the same to the Kollywood zeroes.

        What’s an extra zero or one zero less!

        $100,000 easily becomes $1,000,000.

        If the U.S. numbers for Billa 2 are accurate, it’s downright pitiful.

        • Oh I guess I misread “$ 1,18,509″ as 1 million.

          I got mislead by the placement of the commas as usually in the U.S and other places, wouldn’t it be mentioned as “$ 118,509″?

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          In the U.S. yes.

          But if Indians in India are writing the figures, they place the comma after 1, presumably because of the ‘lakh’ fixation.

        • ippo adhukku ennanra???

          Thala padam tamilnadule collectiona allikum veli naatula collection aagi oru mayirum aaga poradfhilla///

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          WTF are you saying?

          You must write in English or at least provide a translation in brackets.

          • en unakku tamil theriyatha>???? tamil theriyamale tamil padatha review panriya ??? enga kadhukuthi romba naalachu (u review tamil film and say u dont know tamil??? what’s the ear-piercing ??

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Because I ask you to translate your Tamil statements into English doesn’t mean I don’t know Tamil. That assumption is a non sequitur.

            SI blog is not meant only for Tamils.

            Occasionally, I do translate the Tamil one-liners into English.

            But I don’t always have the time to do it. So when you write in Tamil you must provide a Tamil translation.

      • Dark Knight’s on TV right now.

        But don’t plan to watch it as I’m already a bit tired and it’s 10.30 pm here.

  2. hi… good news!!

    http://www.google.com/nexus/#/7/features

    waiting for more…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Haven’t played with it so far.

    Will check it out one of these days at Best Buy or Staples.

  3. VELAYUTHAM & 7m ARIVU FIGURES ARE TOTALLY WRONG DUDE…

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/uk/?yr=2011&wk=43&currency=local&p=.htm

    Check here…

    You have to compare weekend gross only… You can compare 5 DAYS Gross with 3 Days gross of other movies…

    Also, Velayutham – £66,843 colllected in 17 screens with average – £3,932, how come you put “”” £131413 “” ???

    Correct you figures dude… Rest are fine… :)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Correct you figures dude…

    Kid, my figures are correct.

    2. You write: You have to compare weekend gross only…

    If a movie releases on Wednesday, it’s not possible to ignore Wed & Thur and compare only Fri, Sat & Sun. with the regular Fri, Sat, Sun collection of another film because the opening 2 days will obviously be higher, particularly if it’s a holiday/long weekend as it usually is in the UK/USA for these 5-day shows.

    Since it’s difficult methodologically speaking to compare BO numbers of a 5-day weekend release with 3-day weekend, I make it clear in parenthesis, i.e. brackets that it’s 5-day weekend.

    I have clearly mentioned for both Velayudham and 7 Aum Arivu that the BO numbers are for 5-day weekends.

    3. The Velyudham BO numbers I provided above in my table was for five-days.

    Source: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/boxofficeoverseas/id/392

    Unlike Boxofficemojo in the U.S. (which provides 5-day weekend numbers), I suspect UK Film Council may not do that. Hence I’ve to source the BO data from Bollywood Hungama, the best know Indian movie site.

  4. Even UK Film council says the same thing,

    Weekend Gross £66,843 colllected in 17 screens with average – £3,932,

    http://www.filmcouncil.info/article/17651/UK-Box-Office-28—30-October-2011

    Please change the figures for Velayutham & 7m Arivu… Rest are fine.

    Cheers !!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Please see my explanation in the previous comment.

  5. Last read, the kerala distributor of Billa died after a heart attack after the dismal collections of Billa (. Lets spread the word and ensure that our movie makers dont make such worthless crap in future.

    Review below
    Worst possible movie from Ajit. If Mankatha showcases that corruption pays and it is cool to be corrupt in a plum govt job so that you can settle down nicely in a foreign tax haven…Billa 2 shows that being a gangster is the next coolest thing to being ahem…being inside an ice cube!!!

    Ajit prances with skimpily clad women, indulging in every possible crime, killing people in cold blood without remorse, not sparing even an honest CM who dares to take on Ajit and scores of sincere customs/navy officers who are discharging their duty to prevent illegal/dangerous weapons to be smuggled into the country. Replete with criminals, corrupt officers and politicians, adultery, cheating, crossing, double crossing, skin shows, mass murder etc, there is no trace of remorse, morality or even a remote attempt at being good citizen or a civilized human. Law and order is a taboo and the criminals run the show with impunity not sparing even the highest judges and custodians of law. With India already in a pathetic and screwed up state, where corruption is a national religion, molesting girls on national TV is timepass, and all other vices on the rise, we dont need a frontline actor like Ajit as an ambassdor for glorifying crimes, corruption and gangsters.

    If the director was really trying to ape hollywood, then it is ridiculous to show Ajit killing scores of men with mere butter knife and fists, rising like a phoenix after being shot and stabbed dozen times or more, peppered all over with bullets and roasted in fireballs explosions etc…coming out of all this carnage within seconds and with little or no damage that will put to shame even Arnold the robot from the Terminator series.

    All in all an exploitation movie for crass pleasure and not worth going to the theatre or even watching online. RUN FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS SHIT MOVIE. Hope if Indians show their middle finger to such cheap shit, then our movie makers will make something more relevant for our Society instead of glorifying all that is plaguing our country.

    • Movie may be bad or you don’t like it or I don’t – that’s a different thing.

      BUT if we all have watched movies like Gandhi, Kamaraj within first week when it got released

      in television see Makkal TV instead of Sun / Vijay in tamil (as it does carry useful, non-film related entertainment or controlled movies like what you mentioned, no gender exploited serials and watch DD or Lok Sabha TV for news than NDTV etc., as later shows only negative news.

      While driving allowing other road users to have some space and respect in road forget equal sharing

      List goes on and on but just because Ajith or any hero for that matter does such in movies we need not follow and in other words, as long as your uncles, my brothers follow what reel-hero does, never an end.

      • Suthama puriyala. enna solla vareenga? (Couldn’t understand a word. What are you trying to convey?)

      • My point is very simple and nothing to do with morality preaching….Thalai can be anti hero with full of grey shades all over…fine…but Killing honest government officers to smuggle illegal weapons into the country, swindling millions into offshore tax havens etc. makes him an anti-national hero to the core!!!

        We can take anti-hero but anti national hero is something else.

        At this rate he may even take up the cause of liberating Kashmir or glorifying Kalmadi/A Raja etc in his next movie.

        Do you think the audience will accept it wholesomely if Ajit continues this gory run in the name of entertainment? Even a brazenly exploitation based B or C grade movie carries some message to cover up the nasties shown in the movie earlier.

        OK Lets assume that Ajit did not bother about image and wanted to showcase his talents to an international audience(?!) ala Hollywood style.

        In this case he should have been killed at least 10 times in the movie. It is ridiculous to show Ajit demolishing armies of gun wielding baddies with bare hands/butter knife in spite of being shot, stabbed etc. dozens of times. Even School kids will laugh at such convoluted stunts.

        So at the end, Ajit is neither here nor there….like a madil mel poonai(cat on the wall), he ends up in knots confusing the audience with his ridiculous stunts, anti national criminalistic fervor, and stupid punch dialogues(sample – defending/applauding a beggar for doing a tough/competent job in begging? B-E-G-G-I-N-G ).

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Well, my understanding is that India still has a censor board that dictates what can be screened and what can’t.

        Since Billa 2 has passed muster with the censor board, we must assume that the notion of Billa/Ajith inspiring Indian youth to take up smuggling and or other anti-national activities like drug peddling, killing etc is rather far-fetched.

        In any case, the vast majority of Indians are already anti-nationals, who every day turn a Nelson’s eye to blatant injustice around them and actively abet corruption.

        To this day, people in Mumbai slums eat rats and frogs (Source: Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers), thanks to all the anti-national heroes in Delhi and Mumbai and the anti-national shitizens who pretend it’s not happening in Mera Bharat Mahaan.

        At the end of the day, Billa 2 is just another stupid movie from Ajith’s arsenal of crap!

        • @ Naveen: My point to Venbas is that instead of analyzing and blaming a movie from social responsibility view, let’s keeps movies and actors where it should be and watch. Whole media is infested and cinema is the worst – we have responsible bodies like censor to scrap irresponsible movies as SI well said

          @venbas: Saar, I don’t try to defend, but again honest officers (or dishonest) is something relative to situation and circumstances as to which side of table we sit. For that matter killing a bad person is also not heroic. If a movie hero acts in all patriotic roles, should we make first citizen?

          @SI: Audience expects something good to stand out from crap pile up (mannukul vairam??)

          • I agree with you and SI – movies need not be confined to a social / moral standpoint.

            Next thing people will start saying is all movies should refrain from propagating atheism.

            If everything has to be made with society in mind then there will be no porn!

            The world of dicks will go into a deep depression. ;-)

        • @SI Billa 2 is just another stupid movie from Ajith’s arsenal of crap!…

          great line!!!!!

          @TrulySiva and Venbas: en sir indha padathukku ivlo menakettu logiclam analyze panreenga (why such an intricate effort in analyzing the consequences of a lousy shit like Billa…. Our audiences are gonna lap up whatever shit that comes their way and are hardly gonna react anyway) Take for example good movies like Anbe sivam, thevar magan… what has these done to our society .. have they changed things a bit??

          • The audience kept Anbe Sivam and Hey Ram in their Indian style toilet and took a heavy dump on it!

            Poor Kamal! Once in 5 years he comes up with a decent movie and look at how the socially responsible audience responds!

            The moment he takes a dump called Dasavatharam they feast on it!

          • Yes Dr.Logu and Naveen, you both are right about those films, in particular, Anbe Sivam which I loved so much. It is easily the best Tamil film which I have seen.

            SI, do you think that is the reason Tamil filmmakers not making decent or not even making an attempt to go in a different line ??

            Because, both the Tamil movies that I suggested you (Aaranya Kaandam & Kattradhu Thamizh) were massive flops in the box-office.

            Want to know your opinion on this subject :-)

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Indian film-goers (be they in Mumbai or Chennai) have no sense of class or aesthetics and for the most part love to watch garbage.

            And film producers indulge those desires.

          • I don’t want to hijack the thread but @Hari, Katradhu Tamizh carries 100% negative energy throughout the film according to me and a socially irresponsible movie I would say.

  6. Hey

    Where is Nanban in this box office list? and waiting for nanban review too…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Nanban (RJ Overseas) £113,418 £4,726 as per UK Film Council

    £ 117,846 £ 4,910 as per Bollywood Hungama/IndiaFM

    But I’m not sure if it include Jan 12 figures because the movie released on Jan 12 to capitalize on the Pongal festival. That’s the reason we didn’t include it in the above table.

    2. No Nanban review coming. Hindi version, i.e. 3 Idiots was bad enough.

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