Confirmed – Chandni Chowk a Mega Box Office Disaster

Chandni Chowk Collapses – Down 80%

Folks, now it’s confirmed.

Chandni Chowk to China is a bada box office disaster in the U.S. (On Sunday, we gave you CC2C box office estimates but now we give you actual numbers from boxofficemojo).

In its opening three-day weekend, this pathetic piece of shit Chandni Chowk to China managed to gross only $629,921.

This offensive piece of garbage, which opened in a record 130 theatres in the U.S., had an average gross of $4,846.

No, that was not a typo. It is a pitiful $4,846. Less than Om Shanti Om, Ghajini, Jodhaa Akbar, Race, Dostana, U Me Aur Hum, Sarkar Raj….

Hey, less than even Krazzy 4 and Bhoothnath.

How low can you sink, Akshay?

Here’s how Chandni Chowk to China fared compared to other prominent Bollywood movies in the opening weekend at the U.S. box office. The below numbers tell the sad box office story of Chandni Chowk to China:

Remember this junk had Warner Bros. backing it, had Akshay Kumar as the hero, had Akshay personally promoting it at premieres in the U.S., had opened in a record 130 theatres here and had released in a total of 40 international markets.

And yet after all this, Chandni Chowk to China grossed a piffling $629,921 in the U.S. Now that qualifies it as a mega disaster

Utter Garbage
Guys and gals (how can we forget you, gals), if you take out your 5-megapixel digital camera, put it in movie mode and shoot aimlessly, you’d be able to turn in a far superior movie compared to this offal Chandni Chowk to China. No kidding.

Serves You Right
Akshay Kumar, you’ve profited so much from theft.

Your HeyBabyy was an outright theft of Three Men and a Baby. But of course you didn’t care.

Drunk on your success, you delivered crap after crap. A few months back, it was Singh is Kinng and now this Chandni Chowk to China nonsense.

Have you no respect at all for your fans? Obviously, not.

Indian Box office Picture
Reports coming out of India also say that Chandni Chowk to China has not met with an enthusiastic reception even in our homeland.

Here’s a sample of reports from India on the box office status of Chandni Chowk to China.


Akshay Kumar’s much-hyped Chandni Chowk To China has got a big thumbs down from the audience and critics alike. The film has had an average opening. Collections have fallen further during the weekend. With collections on Monday showing a massive slump, not even a miracle can save the film or recover its Rs 50 crore plus cost it seems.

 Hindustan Times:

Since yesterday, the film’s box-office takings have started declining. This is not what was expected from Hollywood giant Warner Bros big collaboration with Bollywood…

Multiplex owners, who allotted the maximum number of shows to CC2C, are now moaning over their miscalculation.


The year’s first major release Chandni Chowk to China has proved to be a disaster at the box office. Audiences hated the film so much, some people even walked out of theatres mid-way.

Akshay Kumar, if you have an iota of decency, you’d fall at the feet of your fans, kiss their feet, wash their feet in your tears, pour the post-wash sanctified water on your head and return the ticket money with compound interest for the sin of putting out a trashy movie like Chandni Chowk to China.

Are there no limits to cheating?

To call Chandni Chowk to China a movie is the biggest swindle of this decade.

One important thing, Akshay. Despite whatever junk Warner Bros may write in their press releases, you are neither the heartthrob of Indian cinema nor the current reigning king of Bollywood.

12 Responses to "Confirmed – Chandni Chowk a Mega Box Office Disaster"

  1. Malika S   January 21, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Yup now its official that the movie is disaster here in US and won’t even be able to make $800,000, forget 1.5 as was expected before. Responds:

    Not sure if anyone else expected CC2C to do 1.5m (other than you).

  2. sumeshy   January 21, 2009 at 11:02 am

    in a recent news, Akki now changed his preference of having Deepika in his next project. I am assuming that he thinks that she (and not the story) is the cause for CC2C being a failure. Responds:

    Yeah, we saw that story earlier today.

    It’s always easy in life to blame the weakest person around you for your failures – In this case, Deepika Padukone happens to be the weakest person around.

  3. Malika S   January 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Yeah Warner Bros. expected the movie to make 1.5 million. Responds:

    The schmucks at Warner Bros. are clueless idiots. Only a blithering idiot would back a movie like Chandni Chowk & its most asinine script (what there is, that is)

    Just a read a piece in today’s NYT (P.B2 of the Print Edition) that Warner Bros. is firing 800 employees.

    Wonder if the idiot responsible for the Chandni Chowk fiasco is among the victims.

    Here’s an excerpt from the NYT piece on Warner Bros.:

    “Warner Brothers is not immune to the changing entertainment business landscape, shifting consumer demand and the state of the global economy,” the studio said in a statement. “Despite the fact that the company performed solidly in 2008, this decision reflects changes necessary for stability and growth going forward,” the statement said.

    We bet 2009 won’t look as rosy for Warner Bros. if there are more fiascos like Chandi Chowk to China.

  4. Malika S   January 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Rediff, Hindustan times? Since when did you start reading Indian reviews as these are the same one that gave Ghajini 5 stars and the worst movie ever, Rab ne bana di jodi 4 stars. Even though they have nothing good to say about CC2C, I could care less. Responds:

    1. We didn’t know we were barred from reading certain publications.

    2. Several Indian publications also touched upon Ghajini & Memento.

    3. Several Indian publications also touched upon how silly it was in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi that the wife couldn’t recognize the husband without a mustache.

    Bottomline, will Chandni Chowk to China be the Drona of 2009? Watch this space.

  5. lovjot   January 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    yo huz reviewin dis film, man iv go2 say dat ur al getin it rong, i watched cc2c n it was a maad maad movie. just wat u want as an entertainer, hu says dat da movie doesnt entertain u, it just a brilliant comedy and action (i think its gr8) film. must watch i recon.

    it makes u laf through-out the film, hardly a part were u wount laf. if a film makes u happy den deres no need of questioning that theres no logic bcos comedy films r suppos 2 mke u laf not 2 tel sum stupid little stori lyk rab ne bana di jodi, i recon its better than that film by mylz man. total entertainer n dnt u even bother questioning akki cos hes da kinng of bollywood 4get abat da 4khans, its akki hu rules. he does films of al kind n dont stikk to basic films lyk others so apreciate his work at least, he deserves it, at least 4 dis film. Responds:


    Your English is as bad as Chandni Chowk to China.

  6. lovjot   January 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    i agree wiv dat comment above by malika, totally, bolywud does make silly mistakes n it rele mkes me laf @ de makers of rab ne bana di jodi, a man tkes o his mustache n wife doesnt recognize him, how stupid, sme in ghajini, if amir’s character 4gets everythin in 15 mins, den how does e no dat the beepin of his camera iz 2 remind him of pictures

    da worst 1 iz yet 2 cum, yuvraj, yes, da flms totaly lost in terms of telin da story, wen da car brakes down did salman had a dream dat hiz bruva is askin 4 lift, how da f*k do they find out that zayed was there. Responds:

    Given your English, you have good prospects in rap music.

    Hip-hop or Mickey Mouse or whatever they call that nonsense.

  7. lovjot   January 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    da usb of dis film or shud i say da purpose of it is to make u laf n it surely does so dnt get it wat do the critics want, de hav jus f****d da whole film up, up side ways n down, stupid ppl hu reviewed it n sed it dissapinted u mans either dnt no how 2 enjoy a comedy film so u try 2 f*** it up 4 others s wel or jus cannot review a film, totally got it roong inur reviewin i recon more dan alf of u hu sed its a bad film havnt even seen it yet, jus bul shitin Responds:

    Rap-jot suits you better than lovjot.

    CC2C made us cry not laugh.

  8. lovjot   January 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    y didnt it work at da box office?, i rele dnt get it. it ws better dan most recent films dat cme out especially rab ne bana di jodi Responds:

    You write above: y didnt it work at da box office?,

    Because it was garbage.

  9. Harry Butt   January 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Snoop dogg (wannabe) in da house! Responds:

    Or Tupac Shakur or Biggie Smalls (the latest issue of New Yorker has unfavorably reviewed Notorious, the movie based on the Notorious B.I.G.’s life)

  10. Harry Butt   January 22, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    he better hope that he is like Dogg.. and stays alive unlike 2pac and biggie

    Snoop apparently is the second best actor among these 3 (2pac is #1):
    from wikipedia:

    In 2000, Snoop (as “Michael J. Corleone”) directed Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, a pornographic film produced by Hustler. This film, combining hip-hop with X-rated material, was a huge success and won “Top Selling Release of the Year” at the 2002 AVN Awards.[11] Driven by this success, Snoop directed Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp in 2002 (this time using the nickname “Snoop Scorsese“).

  11. the gora   January 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I can’t tell if the newest addition to the comments section is more Borat or Bojangles.

  12. Reema   January 23, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Yep, I saw it and it was a disappointment. Responds:

    Queen Anne is dead.

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