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Jawan Box Office collection Day 17: Shah Rukh Khan's movie inches towards Rs 1,000 crore

MUMBAI, Sept 24: Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan has stunned industry analysts and filmgoers alike, amassing a whopping ₹389.88 crore in its first week. This initial surge set the stage for its continued success at the Box Office.

Though Box Office collections usually see a dip after the opening week, Jawan managed to hold its ground impressively. By the end of the second week, it added another ₹136.1 crore to its earnings.

Despite being in its third week, the film’s earning potential shows no signs of slowing down. On the third Friday, Day 16 of its release, Jawan raked in ₹7 crore. Early estimates for the third Saturday, Day 17, suggest that it may add ₹12 crore more to its coffers.

As of the 17th day since its release, Jawan has garnered an astounding total of ₹544.98 crore in India. The film appears to have all the elements that make for a cinematic sensation, resulting in its meteoric rise in collections.

The Shah Rukh Khan movie has earned ₹937.61 crore worldwide as of September 21. While sharing the astronomical number, Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment wrote, “It's a blast at the box office! And you don't want to miss it!"

In September 2023, Jawan secured a coveted spot among the top 5 movies gracing the US Box Office charts. As per earlier numbers, Jawan raked in a remarkable $12,108,639 ( ₹100 crore) in the United States, all within the confines of a mere 826 theatres.

This accomplishment stands out, particularly considering the film's relatively modest theatre count compared to its Hollywood counterparts, as reported by Box Office Mojo.

Hollywood Shuts Down As Actors Go On Strike

LOS ANGELES, July 13: Hollywood's actors announced Thursday they will go on strike, joining writers in the first industry-wide shutdown in 63 years after last-ditch talks failed, with nearly all film and television production set to grind to a halt.

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), which represents 160,000 performers including A-list stars, said negotiations had ended without a deal on their demands over dwindling pay and the threat posed by artificial intelligence.

"SAG-AFTRA's national board unanimously voted to issue a strike order against the studios and streamers," said the union's chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.

The strike will begin at midnight Thursday (0700 GMT Friday), meaning actors will join writers on picket lines from Friday morning in the first Hollywood "double strike" since 1960.

Writers have already spent 11 weeks on the picket line, after their similar demands for better pay and protections against the future use of AI in television and films were not met.

Popular series set to return to television this year now face lengthy delays. And, if strikes continue, major films could be postponed too.

A strike immediately prevents actors from promoting some of the year's biggest releases, at the peak of the movie industry's summer blockbuster season.

Director Christopher Nolan told the London premiere of his new film "Oppenheimer" that his cast had walked out of the glitzy event in solidarity with the strike, Variety reported.

SAG-AFTRA represents everyone from A-list stars such as Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Glenn Close to day players who do small roles on television series.

The vast majority of members had already voted to pre-approve industrial action if a deal was not reached.

"Compensation has been severely eroded by the rise of the streaming ecosystem. Furthermore, artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to creative professions," a SAG-AFTRA statement said after the talks fell through.

Executives have "refused to acknowledge that enormous shifts in the industry and economy have had a detrimental impact on those who perform labor for the studios," it continued.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the studios, said it was "deeply disappointed that SAG-AFTRA has decided to walk away from negotiations."

"This is the union's choice, not ours," said a statement.

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Thursday told CNBC the actors' and writers' expectations were "not realistic," calling the decision to strike "very disturbing."

But Phil Lord -- the writer, director and producer behind hits such as "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and "The Lego Movie" -- was among those in Hollywood pouring scorn on the studios' version of events.

"AMPTP has played hardball instead of helping to solve entirely solvable problems that endanger writers and actors on the lower ends of the pay scale," he tweeted.

The last time the actors' union went on strike, in 1980, it lasted more than three months.

While the writers' strike has already dramatically reduced the number of movies and shows in production, an actors' walkout shutters almost everything.

Some reality TV, animation and talk shows could continue.

In New York on Thursday, actors joined writers on the picket lines.

"I feel sad and it is painful and it's necessary," said actress and SAG-AFTRA member Jennifer Van Dyck.

"They are making so much money, and they say that we are not approaching this issue fairly.... no one wants to go on strike, but there's just no way we can proceed."

Actors and writers are demanding higher pay to counteract inflation, and guarantees for their future livelihoods.

In addition to salaries when they are actively working, actors earn payments called "residuals" every time a film or show they starred in is aired on network or cable -- helpful when performers are between projects.

But streamers like Netflix and Disney+ do not disclose viewing figures for their shows, and offer the same flat rate for everything on their platforms, regardless of its popularity.

Muddying the waters further is the issue of AI. Both actors and writers want guarantees to regulate its use, but studios have refused to budge.

Two Wins For India At Oscars: RRR's Naatu Naatu & The Elephant Whisperers

LOS ANGELES, March 13: RRR came, saw and absolutely conquered the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Naatu Naatu won the Oscar for Best Original Song. The Oscars were awarded to composer MM Keeravaani, who sang a version of The Carpenters' hit Top Of The World as his acceptance speech, and lyricist Chandrabose.

The insanely viral track is from RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli and featuring actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR, all of whom attended the Academy Awards. Naatu Naatu beat a slate of heavy-weight competitors - Lady Gaga's Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, Rihanna's Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Applause from Tell It Like A Woman.

It was the second win for an Indian film - The Elephant Whisperers won Best Documentary Short Subject. All That Breathes was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film - the Oscar went to Navalny.

Naatu Naatu's global domination is now complete, having also won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in January. The song was performed live during the Oscar ceremony by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, and danced by Lauren Gottlieb. Deepika Padukone, the third Indian to attend as a presenter after Persis Khambatta and Priyanka Chopra, introduced the performance.

MM Keeravaani and Chandrabose join a select group of Indians to have previously won Oscars - costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, composer AR Rahman, lyricist Gulzar, sound engineer Resul Pookutty, and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray who received an honorary award. Naatu Naatu is the first Indian song - and RRR is the first Indian film - to have won an Oscar.

RRR, set in British India, has won hearts across the world - it's running to full houses in Japan and recently held its largest screening yet in a Los Angeles cinema where the audience danced along to Naatu Naatu. The song, filmed outside the Presidential Palace in pre-war Kyiv, Ukraine, is an infectious dance battle between Ram Charan and Jr NTR's characters, Raju and Bheem, versus their British counterparts. Raju and Bheem are the last men standing, sorry dancing, after their complicated routine bests their opponents.

Oscars 2023: Everything Wins Everywhere At The Oscars All At Once, 2 Wins For India - All Winners

LOS ANGELES: It was a thrilling 95th Academy Awards with India's big moment and an even bigger moment for Everything Everywhere All At Once which won five Oscars out of the 11 it was nominated for, including Best Picture and Best Director for the Daniels.

The film's star Michelle Yeoh created history by winning Best Actress - she's the first Asian women to do so, beating the likes of Cate Blanchett who was nominated for her acclaimed turn in Tar.

Her co-stars Key Huy Quan, who has swept the awards season, and Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Everything Everywhere All At Once also won Best Film Editing.

India had a glorious Oscars - Naatu Naatu from RRR won Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperers won Best Documentary Short Subject. A third Indian film, All That Breathes, missed out in the Best Documentary Feature Film category. Naatu Naatu was performed live at the ceremony, with an introduction by Deepika Padukone. Team RRR, including director SS Rajamouli and actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR, attended the awards.

In a crowd-pleaser, Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for The Whale. All Quiet On The Western Front won four Oscars.

The Oscars were held in Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre and were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

See the list of winners here:

Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor: Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Original Song: Naatu Naatu - RRR

Best Original Score:All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Original Screenplay: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Adapted Screenplay:Women Talking

Best Documentary Feature Film:Navalny

Best Documentary Short Subject:The Elephant Whisperers

Best Animated Feature Film: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Best Animated Short Film: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse

Best Live Action Short Film:An Irish Goodbye

Best International Feature Film:All Quiet On The Western Front (Germany)

Best Cinematography: All Quiet On The Western Front

Best Production Design:All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Sound: Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects: Avatar: The Way of Water

Best Costume Design: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Best Hair and Makeup: The Whale

Best Film Editing: Everything Everywhere All at Once




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