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Box Office Report for the Week - 30 Apr 2010
  ´Housefull´ Embarks On A Great Start ; New Releases Continue To Fail
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This week`s new release, `Housefull`, has embarked on an expected big start. In the process the Sajid Khan directed Akshay Kumar, Deeika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Lara Dutta, Ritesh Deshmukh , Boman Irani and Jia Khan starrer has finished the already bleak prospects of Jag Mundhra`s `Chase`.

 Apartment  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
From the record number of releases, it was just the Tanushree Dutta starrer `Apartment` that saw some limited patronage in West Bengal/Assam, Rajasthan and to a lesser extent at the single screens of Delhi-U.P.

 Muskurake Dekh Zara  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Som Shekhar’s `Muskurake Dekh Zara`, with no stars to boast of, was rejected.

 Bird Idol  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The animated `Bird Idol` saw no patronage anywhere.

 Paathshaala  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore ; UK£44,000
 Director: Milind Ukey  Producer: Shaira Khan
 Music: Hanif Shaikh  Lyrics: Hanif Shaikh
 Starring: Nana Patekar, Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Milind Ukey directed `Paathshaala`, could not sustain beyond a decent weekend, though the collections were somewhat steady on the lower side. The Shahid-Genelia starrer is a washout in the Overseas.

 Phoonk2  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crore  Total Earnings: will scrape through to a recovery status with the help of the non-theatrical rights.
Milind Gadagkar’s `Phoonk2` could not quite emulate the success of `Phoonk`, but will scrape through to a recovery status with the help of the non-theatrical rights.

 Prince  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19 crore ; UK£135,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Kookie Gulati  Producer: Kumar Taurani, Renu Taurani
 Music: Sachin Gupta  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Kookie V Gulati, Aruna Sheilds, Nandana Sen, Isiah
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Concluding this week`s report with Vivek Oberoi`s `Prince`, the film crashed badly in the second week and is afailure due to its huge costs. `Prince` has also failed to achieve anything 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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