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Box Office Report for the Week - 3 Sep 2009
  Multiple Releases Again Despite Last week´s Debacles!
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Once again this week will see multiple releases on the coming Friday - Shreyas Talpade’s `Aagey Se Right`, the Sunny Deol, Arjun Rampal, Udita Goswami and Sagarika Ghatge starrer `Fox`, Rishi Kapoor’s `Chintuji`, Arbaaz-Jimmy’s `Bachelor Party`. A day earlier, that is on Thursday, Ashish Chowdhry’s `Three` will hit the screens at some cinemas. It is but obvious that like last Friday, multiple releases are going to damage one another, though `Fox` and `Aagey Se Right` may be the front runner, with `Three` having the capabilities to surprise.

 Multiple Releases  Verdict: Flops galore
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Last Friday’s six releases- Sohail Khan’s `Kisaan`, Sunil Shetty’s DADDY COOL, the N. Chandra directed `Yeh Mera India`, the Ashmit Patel starrer `Toss`, Shashank Ghosh’s `Quick Gun Murugan` and Randeep Hooda’s Srinivas Bhashyam directed `Love Khichdi`- all damaged each other badly, with openings varying from so-so to shockingly poor! However from the bunched releases, the decent response to `Quick Gun Murugan` (at some multiplexes, with improvement in collections thereafter) is quite a pleasant surprise for the industry. The rest are set for a disastrous outcome.

 Sikandar  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crore
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Piyush Jha  Producer: Sudhir Mishra Production & Big Pictures
 Music: Justin-Uday, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sandesh Shandilya  Lyrics: Kumaar, Neelesh Mishra, Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Parzun Dastur, Ayesha Kapur, Sanjay Suri, R Madhavan
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
As was evident from the opening show of `Sikandar`, the film has been totally rejected everywhere.

 Shadow  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.65 crore  Total Earnings: India 0.65 crore
The other release of the same week, `Shadow`, that showed some decent numbers at selective single screens, has also failed to survive.

 Kaminey  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India 9.50 crore ; US$81,526  Total Earnings: India 36.50 crore ; UK£245,781 ; US$1,204,464
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vishal Bhardwaj  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amole Gupte, Deb Mukherjee, Rajatabha Dutta
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a good first week haul, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shahid, Priyanka and Amole starrer, `Kaminey`, has dropped rather badly. The fall ranges from 50 to 75 percent. The film has done very well in the US but is below par in the UK. `Kaminey` still has the fire power to improve its rating further.

 Life Partner  Verdict: Below avergae
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.50 crore ; UK£246,084 ; US$110,240
Rumi Jaffery’s Fardeen, Tusshar, Genelia and Prachi starrer, `Life Partner`, is steady at many places but with lower side collections. The film has been rejected in the Overseas, though it is better in UK.

 Love Aaj Kal  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore ; US$9,738  Total Earnings: India Rs. 65 crore ; UK£1,033,767 ; US$2,425,386
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Saif Ali Khan & Dinesh Vijan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor and Rahul Khanna
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Imtiaz Ali’s Rishi Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, `Love Aaj Kal` is on its way out. The film has rocked in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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