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Box Office Report for the Week - 1 Oct 2009
  Interesting Clash Between ´Do Knot Disturb´ & ´Wake Up Sid´ ; ´Wanted´ Holds On ; ´Dil Bole Hadippa´ Crashes
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This week an interesting clash is on the cards between David Dhawan’s `Do Knot Disturb` and Karan Johar’s Ayan Mukerji directed `Wake Up Sid`. And that because the two movies look quite diverse and cater to separate audiences. While the Govinda, Lara and Ritesh starrer `DND` looks funny and interesting and will appeal to the masses and a section of the multiplex crowd, the Ranbir-Konkona starrer `WUS` seems to be on the top of the list of the to-see films of the city youth and the campus crowd.

 What`s Your Raashee?  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK £58,577 ; US $169,005  Total Earnings: UK £58,577 ; US $169,005
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ashutosh Gowariker  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Sunita Gowariker
 Music: Sohail Sen  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Anjan Srivastava, Visshwa Badola, Rajesh Vivek, Dilip Joshi, Daya Shanker Pandey, Honey Chhaya, Darshan Jariwala, Manju Singh, Bhairavi Vaidya Manoj Shah, Pratik Dixit, Geeta Tyagi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Last Friday saw the release of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja starrer, `What`s Your Raashee?`. The film saw a very good opening at some cinemas of Bombay circuit, and the opening was good in select cinemas of some other circuits, but average to dull otherwise. Trade feels that despite the creditable effort, the 22-23 crore `What`s Your Raashee?` will entail losses to the makers, mainly due to the excessive length and lack of humour in the proceedings. The film has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Wanted  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 34.5 crore ; UK£27,670 ; US$57,133  Total Earnings: India Rs. 34.5 crore ; UK£177,100 ;US$332,816
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Prabhu Deva  Producer: Boney Kapoor
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Sameer, Arun Bhairav, Wajid Ali, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prakash Raj
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Adult
Boney Kapoor’s Prabhu Deva directed Salman-Ayesha starrer, `Wanted`, has done supremely well in single-screens and small centers, but is not upto the mark in the multiplexes. But what cannot be denied is that it has managed impressive shares, thanks to a surge in collections on Monday and Tuesday (Eid festival). The film has been quite ordinary in the Overseas.

 Dil Bole Hadippa!  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.18 crore ; UK£93,541  Total Earnings: India Rs.18 crore ; UK£399,340
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anurag Singh  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Saideep Sahni, Joshilay
 Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant, Sherlyn Chopra
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
After a dull start, Yash Raj`s `Dil Bole Hadippa` picked up on Sunday and continued its upward curve on Monday (Eid festival), but collections crashed thereafter. However, given its reasonable costs and the fact that Yash Raj are also the worldwide distributors and hold all the non-theatrical rights as well, `Dil Bole Hadippa` will ultimately be profitable for them.

 Kaminey  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.10 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 43.10 crore ; UK £270,874 ; US$1,291,827
 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
The Vishal Bhardwaj directed Shahid, Priyanka and Amole starrer `Kaminey`, is likely to end its run in India netting around 45 crores.

 Life Partner  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22.25 crore ; UK £278,810 ; US$110,240
`Life Partner`is likely to end its run with about 22.50 crores and an average plus status.

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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