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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Feb 2010
  ´Teen Patti´ To Take On ´Karthik Calling Karthik´ ; ´My Name Is Khan´ Scores Big, Globally!
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This week will see the holi weekend, which is not as bountiful as the diwali or eid period but collections definitely improve. And it will be megastar Amitabh Bachchan taking on the `Don` (new) director Farhan Akhtar as `Teen Patti` clashes with `Karthik Calling Karthik`. Both the films have been well promoted and boast of good cast and production values, and Bollywood will definitely look forward to its next success of the year after `Ishqiya` and `My Name Is Khan`.

 Toh Baat Pakki!  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Last Friday saw the release of Tips Films’ Tabu - Sharman starrer, `Toh Baat Pakki!`. The film was expected to do well with the family audience but failed to do so, opening to poor houses, across India.

 Click  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Pritish Nandy Communications, Chunky, Shreyas and Sadaa starrer, `Click`, performed somewhat better, opening to dull houses, but failed to woo its target audience.

 Aakhari Decision  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The Rohit Karn Batra written, `Aakhari Decision` (with dialogues by Umair) but with no known names to boast of and almost zero publicity, saw poor opening, wherever it released.

 My Name Is Khan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 47.40 crore ; UK£448,747 ; US$ 7,00,885  Total Earnings: India Rs. 47.40 crore ; UK£1,960,349 ; US$3,253,168
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Karan Johar  Producer: Gauri Khan, Hiroo Johar
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Soniya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Parvin Dabbas, Arif Zakaria, Navneet Nishan, Sheetal Menon, Tanay Chheda, Arjun Mathur
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
From the day Karan Johar’s `My Name Is Khan` released, we have been bombarded by totally contrasting news. While one lobby had doomsday prophecies and ‘inside stories’ about how the collections had nosedived to 7-8 percent, the other end of spectrum saw totally positive news about how every possible record had been shattered by MNIK! The fact of the matter is `My Name Is Khan`, after overcoming the release hurdles, had a great weekend, and after that collections dipped (even sharply) in the smaller sub-teritories of C.P. , C.I. and Bihar, but the film held beautifully in places where it mattered and from where big numbers have accrued. In fact `My Name Is Khan` has generated a distributors share of 26.20 crores in its opening week itself! The film is is sure to emerge as another global triumph for the Karan, Shah Rukh and Kajol team. `My Name Is Khan` is huge and record breaking in the Overseas.

 Ishqiya  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22 crore
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Abhishek Chaubhey  Producer: Vishal Bhardwaj, Raman Maroo
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Naseruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
The collections of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Abhishek Chaubey directed `Ishqiya`, fell heavily after two steady weeks. The film though is the year`s first universal success. `Ishqiya` has however been rejected in the Overseas.

 3 Idiots  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 200 crore ; UK£ 1, 838,548 ; US$6,523,103
 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:
Rajkumar Hirani’s Aamir, Madhavan, Sharman, Boman and Kareena starrer, `3 Idiots`, shows strong legs once again as it crosses 200 crores from India. An amazing feat indeed. The film is also a huge success 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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