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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Jan 2010
  New Releases Disappoint Again ; ´3 Idiots´ Keeps Shattering Records!
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This Friday will see the release of Shahid –Genelia’s `Chance Pe Dance` and the Rajpal Yadav starrer, `Hello.. Hum Lallann Bol Rahe Hain`. Unfortunately, despite all its rich look and good cinematic values, Ken Ghosh’s `Chance Pe Dance` may just about be an average fare, more so due to lack of good promotion, while `Hello.. Hum Lallann Bol Rahe Hain` will sink without a trace.

 Dulha Mil Gaya  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: UK£71,760  Total Earnings: UK£71,760
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Mudassar Aziz  Producer: Viveck Vaswani
 Music: Lalit Pandit, Pritam  Lyrics: Mudassar Aziz, Kumaar
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Sushmita Sen, Shahrukh Khan (Guest Appearance), Mohir Chadda Ishita Sharma, Johny Lever, Bina Kak, Suchitra Pillai, Viveck Vaswani, Howard Rosemeyer Parikshat Sahni, Anushka Manchanda, Tara Sharma
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Last week’s Mudazzir Aziz directed `Dulha Mil Gaya` saw a very weak to poor start, despite the presence of Fardeen, Sushmita and Shah Rukh Khan in an extended cameo. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Pyaar Impossible  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£16,207  Total Earnings: UK£16,207
 Director: Jugal Hansraj  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Uday Chopra, Dino Morea
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The other release of last Friday, Jugal Hansraj`s Priyanka Chopra and Uday Chopra venture, `Pyaar Impossible!`, saw a dull to poor start. The film has horrifyingly low collections in the Overseas.

 Earlier releases  Verdict: Disasters
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Pritish Nandy`s `Raat Gayi Baat Gayi?`, Padmini Kolhapure`s comeback vehicle `Bolo Raam` and Celina Jaitley`s `Accident On Hill Road` are all miserable failures.

 3 Idiots  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 54.50 crore ; UK£ 140,248 ; US$594,380  Total Earnings: India Rs. 133.50 crore ; UK£1,369,814 ; US$5,602,911
 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:
Meanwhile, records keep tumbling like nine pins for Rajkumar Hirani`s Aamir, Madhavan, Sharman, Boman and Kareena starrer, `3 Idiots`, even in the second week. In fact, its second week numbers in India will be difficult to emulate for most of the forthcoming releases in their opening week! The film is record breaking in the US and overall superb in the Overseas!

 Paa  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 31.50 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
In the end, Balki’s Amitabh, Abhishek and Vidya starrer, `Paa`, manages some more significant collections. Unfortunately, the film has been rejected 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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