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Box Office Report for the Week - 7 Jan 2010
  New Releases Disappoint And Will Continue To Do So; ´3 Idiots´ Is Unstoppable!
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This Friday sees the release of Yash Raj’s `Pyaar Impossible!`, the Mudassir Aziz directed `Dulha Mil Gaya` and Emaar Film International Unit’s `Hello... Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain`. It is impossible for any of the three films to achieve anything worthwile at the ticket window.

 New Releases  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The week gone by saw the release of Pritish Nandy’s `Raat Gayi Baat Gayi?`, Padmini Kolhapure’s comeback venture, `Bolo Raam` and Celina Jaitley’s `Accident On Hill Road`. To sum it up in one sentence; despite all the merits/demerits of the three mentioned movies, they were all washed aside by the `3 Idiots` tsunami!

 3 Idiots  Verdict: Super blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 79 crores; UK£331,166 ;US$1,494,542  Total Earnings: India Rs. 79 crores; UK£1,115,530; US$4,757,078
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Rajkumar Hirani  Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Mona Singh, Parikshit Sahani, Javed Jaffrey
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
The Christmas release, `3 Idiots`, as predicted in our last column, has set new and unsurmountable box office records. In fact, in the first week itself `3 Idiots` has surpassed the total business of Rajkumar Hirani’s last blockbuster `Lage Raho Munna Bhai`. The film has also set the Overseas box-office on fire!

 Rocket Singh  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore; UK£123,569 ;US$164,649
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Shimit Amin  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Sharon Prabhakar, Prem Chopra, Mukesh Bhatt, D. Santosh, Gauahar Khan, Naveen Kaushik and Manish Choudhari
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj’s Shimit Amin directed `Rocket Singh` seems to be on the last lap in just its third week. The film is also a washout in the Overseas.

 Paa  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30.75 crore; UK£160,296; 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
Moving on to Balki’s Amitabh, Abhishek and Vidya starrer,`Paa`, the film manages some more decent collections. The double Bachchan starrer, unfortunately, has not appealed to the Overseas audience

 De Dana Dan  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 49.60 crore ; UK£560,380 ; US$944,979
 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
Our last entry for this week is once again Priyadarshan’s `Paa`, which is breathing its last. The film has already done extremely well for its Overseas distributor, EROS International.

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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