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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Dec 2009
  ´Rocket´ To Fly With A Low Buzz ; ´Paa´ Decimates ´Radio´ ; Good Haul For ´De Dana Dan´
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This Friday will see a solo release in the form of the Shimit Amin directed Ranbir Kapoor starrer. `Rocket Singh-Salesman of The Year`. The buzz for the film has deliberately been kept low by Yash Raj Films, and it may actually help the movie.

 Paa  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: UK£66,588 ; US$199,228  Total Earnings: UK£66,588 ; US$199,228
 Director: R. Balki  Producer: Sunil Manchanda
 Music: Ilaiya Raja  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundhati Naag
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
The much awaited Balki directed double Bachchan starrer, `Paa`, expectedly had an ordinary to weak start. However, the film started improving as the day progressed and picked up good pace over the weekend netting a good 11 crores. Unfortunately, the film has very ordinary colections to show in the Overseas.

 Radio  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Isshaan Trivedi  Producer: Ravi Agrawal
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Subrat Sinha
 Starring: Himesh Reshammiya, Shenaz Treasurywala, Sonal Sehgal, Zakir Hussain, Rajesh Khattar
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The other release of last Friday, Himesh Rashammiya`s `Radio` saw a terribly poor to disastrous opening all over. Despite its low 6 crore budget, RADIO will not be able to complete even a week’s run at most cinemas.

 De Dana Dan  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.33.50 crore; UK£73,734; US $84,420  Total Earnings: India Rs.33.50 crore ; UK£476,512; US$913,899
 PB Rating: 3.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Ganesh Jain, Girish Jain, Ratan Jain, Sunil A. Lulla
 Music: Pritam Chakraborty, RDB  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Sameer, Ashiesh Pandit, RDB, Sayeed Qadri
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Neha Dhupia, Sameera Reddy, Archana Puran Singh, Aditi Govitrikar, Asrani, Chunky Pandey, Johny Lever, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Supriya Karnik, Tinu Anand, Vikram Gokhale, Sharat Saxena, Shakti Kapoor, Ratan Jain
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Eid-Ul-Azha release, Priyadarshan’s `De Dana Dan` reaped the benefit of the holidays and after a good weekend, remained steady even on Monday. However, collection began to drop from Tuesday, except for C.I. and Rajasthan. The Akshay, Paresh, Suniel and Katrina starrer has crashed heavily in the Overseas, though it is already a success there.

 Kurbaan  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India 4 crore; UK £ 14,528; US$ 25,514  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore ; UK£355,131; US$736,413
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Rensil De Silva  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Karan Johar
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar, Irfan Siddiqui
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Dia Mirza, Vivek Oberoi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Karan Johar’s Rensil D’Silva directed `Kurbaan` crashed heavily in its second week, after a very ordinary first one. The Saif-Kareena starrer has also underperformed in the Overseas, given the banner and cast.

 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore; UK£3,504  Total Earnings: India Rs. 62 crore; UK£4,38,662; US$741,238
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rajkumar Santoshi  Producer: Ramesh S Taurani
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ranbir-Katrina starrer, `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani` manages some more sizeable numbers, during its fourth week.

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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