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Oct 082012
 



Ms.Thunder Thighs’ English Vinglish has gotten off to a rousing start at the U.S. box office.

For the opening October 5-7, 2012 weekend, Thunder Thighs a.k.a. Sridevi had Bollywood fans flocking to her movie.

English Vinglish grossed $745,414 from 88 screens for an average gross of $8,471.

That’s nearly double of what Ms.Skinshow Kareena Kapoor managed for her third-rate desi porn flick Heroine!

In her younger days, Sridevi was fondly known as Thunder Thighs for lavish display of her thighs (in some of her movies) to the drooling eyes of a besotted nation.

If you Chutias  want to know how English Vinglish fared vis-a-vis other prominent Bollywood films, look at the below table:

U.S. Box Office Report for English Vinglish © SearchIndia.com

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Thunder Thighs Still Draws Big Crowds
English Vinglish Review – Boy! The Laddoos Were Sweet!

  11 Responses to “Thunder Thighs Sridevi Thunders at BO”

  1. Impressive.

    Happy for her.

    I used to hate Madhuri in early 90s because she was overtaking our gal.

    But Dhak Dhak Karne Laga made me accept her as SriDevi’s deserving heir.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I doubt much will come out of Madhuri’s second innings (as you probably know, she has shifted back to Bombay).

  2. Heard its doing well in India too, but not the kind of business its doing overseas. According to the figures from various sources, its doing excellent business overseas. Its very rare for a Hindi movie to do better overseas compared to its business in India, and that too for a movie which doesnot have a saleable star in it. Although Sridevi is a good actress, I doubted she had the star power to manage such a huge opening considering the movies with other leading ladies as the main protagonist fail to take such an opening overseas. But Sridevi has proved everyone wrong, atleast outside India.

  3. On the first day, the response in Chennai was average according to the newspapers. Most of the people those who did turn up were Ajith fans.

    But from the second day, there has been an increase in the crowd and some of the theaters were running house full. That’s a surprise because I’ve always felt the ignorant clowns here have no taste for good movies. But it could also mean that these Ajith fans are the ones who are thronging the theaters to catch a glimpse of their thala.

    Positive reviews coming from everyone who saw the movie.

    Btw, just saw the Thupakki official teaser. Big f*ckin joke. Looks like yet another Vijay movie. But too early to say as the teaser’s very short. The title animation is nice though, towards the end.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Look at the names of Tamil movies – Thupakki,Poda Podi, Shankar Oor Rajapalayam, Pizza (no kidding), Billa 2…..

    Terrible!

    I can’t wait for Mannangatti and Kamarkut! :(

  4. Fortunately I am not one those chutias.

    It’s an Indian movie.

    How good is it going to be?

    Exceptions ccome once in a blue moon.

    Don’t give a flying ***k.

  5. Mnx542 said: “But from the second day, there has been an increase in the crowd and some of the theaters were running house full. That’s a surprise because I’ve always felt the ignorant clowns here have no taste for good movies. ”

    Boy! You sure know the pulse of Chennai and TN audience to have said a statement like that. Perhaps Mnx542 forgot that these are the same clowns that made hits out of films like Sethu, Angaadi Theru, A Wednesday, Black, Inglorious Basterds (That film had a very good run at Satyam and other complexes, wherever it was released) and countless others films that failed in other places……..

    It’s simple as this classic or parallel cinema (whatever you call it as) will be a hit when it strikes a chord with a majority of the audience. Not everyone can enjoy a Godfather, Citizen Kane, etc etc etc…… You gotta understand that people choose films as a way of escaping their dull and boring lives. If you are gonna show them a parallel film, which has a dark theme that reminds them of the same horrors, I can guarantee you that it is gonna be a terrible flop. For example, show the movie “SCHINDLER’s LIST” to a Jew, who survived the Holocaust. Then, you’ll know.

    Why don’t people understand the concept of CINEMA, it is only for entertainment!!!! Stop being so serious about it….

    • @ Aswin_Kini: “You gotta understand that people choose films as a way of escaping their dull and boring lives. If you are gonna show them a parallel film, which has a dark theme that reminds them of the same horrors, I can guarantee you that it is gonna be a terrible flop” .
      Then how can u explain movies like “Kaadhal” and sm other Tamil movies (i dont know many cuz im not a Tamilian) which depicts reality,became hits?

      “Why don’t people understand the concept of CINEMA, it is only for entertainment!!!! Stop being so serious about it and Not everyone can enjoy a Godfather, Citizen Kane, etc etc etc”

      Yes movies are for entertainment, but not everyone get entertained in a similar way.like u said, not everyone can enjoy stupid movies from actors like salman,vjay,ajith, etc etc countless desi actors. Some people prefer movies which have emotional depth, some people prefer thriller ride etc.

      But our Indian audience prefer unique style.

      In our avg Indian audience view, movie entertainment means watching their favorite actor’s(now they are called heroes here) heroism ie smashing baddies and doing death defying stunts and mouthing some meaningless dialogues,dance to sm stupid songs in foreign locations and to some mass beats with sm actress beside him for to romance etc etc. moreover they form fan associations and fight with other actors fans online and rarely in real world.flower garland’s and pouring milk over actors cutouts and even building temples for them. OMG there’s no end to their stupidity.

      BTW, there are also some people who dont see movies merely as a way to entertain themselves but also as ART OF STORY TELLING,an art of depicting expressions and feelings and lifestyle.

      U can see many movies that won awards belong to the above categories.

    • “Boy! You sure know the pulse of Chennai and TN audience to have said a statement like that. Perhaps Mnx542 forgot that these are the same clowns that made hits out of films like Sethu, Angaadi Theru, A Wednesday, Black, Inglorious Basterds (That film had a very good run at Satyam and other complexes, wherever it was released) and countless others films that failed in other places……..”

      There you are again. Believe it or not, I knew you would respond. You seriously need to stop getting so worked up over some general comment. Btw, I guess you forgot that some of these same people worship Vijay as the next superstar, consider movies like ATM, Vettaikaran to be classics… No matter what you say, most of the clowns here don’t know the meaning of CLASS, which is reflected by the box office results for Dabbang, Rowdy Rathore, Velayudham etc.

      Btw, Angaadi theru didn’t have a phenomenal run. It was mostly ignored except for some positive reviews. There were even sms forwards talking about how people ignore such a lovely film. But then, Angadi theru isn’t a film that everyone can like. I loved it but I can’t blame the people who didn’t like it.

      “Not everyone can enjoy a Godfather, Citizen Kane, etc etc etc……”

      I agree with this. Yes, not everyone can enjoy such movies. But most people here seem to enjoy shit like Dabaang, Rowdy Rathore, Vettaikaran etc and they don’t even seem to demand better movies from the makers. They are satisfied only when their star plays a larger-than-life character, bashes dozens of thugs like a walk in the park, mouths punch dialogs etc. THIS is the problem here.

      ” If you are gonna show them a parallel film, which has a dark theme that reminds them of the same horrors, I can guarantee you that it is gonna be a terrible flop”

      Unadulterated BS. Then how did Yudham Sei, Anjathe and other movies do well at the boxoffice? Yes, a movie with a dark theme can somewhat change your mindset but in no way will it influence your opinion about the movie as long as it’s well written and directed. If that’s the case, movies like Sixth Sense, Final Destination series, Saw etc would have been box office disasters.

      “Why don’t people understand the concept of CINEMA, it is only for entertainment!!!! Stop being so serious about it….”

      Seeing the same shit repeated million times isn’t entertainment for me. Forget acting, I expect a decent story and a decent screenplay when I fork out Rs.120 and 3 hrs of my life to watch a movie. Most of the people’s concept of entertainment is seeing their hero bash up dozens of thugs, mouth punch dialogs, dance to intro songs etc etc. Go over the boxoffice numbers and you can see that it’s these type of movies that have struck gold more often.

  6. @Zarboan: Good point buddy… I agree with some of your points, mostly on the one where you say that some people who dont see movies merely as a way to entertain themselves but also as ART OF STORY TELLING,an art of depicting expressions and feelings and lifestyle. Yes, I agree…. But that’s also what I am exactly pointing out to…. These some people (Lover of classic movies) don’t just stop at loving classic movies, but like hardcore evangelists, they start preaching the value of watching classic movies to everyone……Now if I enjoy a movie, I would just recommend it. BUt some movie lovers go to extremes like blaming other people for not watching classic movies, calling them buffoons, idiots, tasteless people etc…. Why the hell should I watch a classic movie if it doesn’t interest me??? I am not directing this comment at you, but rather towards people, who have been acting like Evangelists of Classic Films lately…

    Then how can u explain movies like “Kaadhal” and sm other Tamil movies (i dont know many cuz im not a Tamilian) which depicts reality,became hits?

    Good question, I am stumped at this… I don’t have an answer…. I also don’t understand why other good films like Houseful, Kashi (One of Vikram’s better movies), Anbe Sivam, Yevano Oruvan, etc etc didn’t hit gold at the box office.

    It is very difficult to understand our Indian audience, some days, they reward you, some days they don’t… But in the end, if you make a movie, which touches their hearts, be guaranteed you will strike gold.. Unfortunately, not all classic movies meet this benchmark…….. Hope you understand my point.

    • “These some people (Lover of classic movies) don’t just stop at loving classic movies, but like hardcore evangelists, they start preaching the value of watching classic movies to everyone”

      No. The fact is these people are so frustrated with the new lows Indian movie industry achieves with the release of every movie. Rare exceptions are movies like English Vinglish, Chennai 28, A Wednesday etc..

      “Now if I enjoy a movie, I would just recommend it. BUt some movie lovers go to extremes like blaming other people for not watching classic movies, calling them buffoons, idiots, tasteless people etc”

      Wrong again. They aren’t blaming other people for not watching classic movies. Rather they are blaming them for accepting any kind of trash thrown in their way in the name of movies.

      Btw, if you call them evangelists because they call a spade a spade, then of course, I maybe one among them. I’m really frustrated by how these buffoons achieve new lows with each and every movie. Why can’t we make good movies like Hollywood and other asian film industries?.. Need not be classics like Godfather, Scarface etc. Need not have high-tech effects as in Transformers, Avatar etc. All I need is a movie with a good story, some nice music and a decent screenplay. A movie like Chennai 28, like Dhoni, like Taare Zameen par, like Arangetra Velai, like Vietnam Colony… That’s what I expect everytime I go to the theater.

      I personally don’t have any problems with commercial movies. I’ve enjoyed Chennai 28, Pokiri, Fast and Furious, Game Plan, Final destination series, Zindagi Na Milega Dobara etc but for your information even commercial movies require good story, decent screenplay and an able director at the helm. That’s what most Indian movies don’t have. Why? Because when mediocre movies make a good run, why would they bother making better movies?.. THAT is my point.

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