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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Jun 2010
  ´Raavan´ Ready To Take Over The Winner´s Baton From ´Raajneeti´!
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This Friday will see the next project after `Guru` from the Mani Ratnam, Abhishek and Aishwarya team. We are obviously referring to one of the most awaited projects of 2010, `Raavan`. The film has been shot in two languages, Hindi and Tamil and dubbed into Telugu. The budget for all the three versions, including cost of print and publicity is in the region of Rs. 80 to 90 crores. It is expected that `Raavan` will have a great run, both in India and Overseas.

 Ek Second ... Zindagi Badal De  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The opening of Partho Ghosh’s `Ek Second ... Zindagi Badal De` is quite poor. The film starring Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala and politician-turned-actor Suniel Singh has little or no chances.

 Raajneeti  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 54.50 crore ; UK£ 81,707 ; US$ 2,68,027  Total Earnings: India Rs. 54.50 crore ; UK£410,289 ; US$1,287,416
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Prakash Jha  Producer: Prakash Jha
 Music: Pritam, Wayne Sharpe, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Gulzar, Sameer, Swanand Kirkire, Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Bajpai, Nana Patekar, Sarah Thompson
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Though a section of the trade and industry had expressed serious doubts about the commercial prospects of Prakash Jha’s political drama/thriller `Raajneeti`, the audience as always had something else in mind! The multi-starrer has done extraordinary business, yielding fantastic shares. The first week (Friday-Thursday) of `Raajneeti` total is next only to `3 Idiots`. Given the genre, `Raajneeti` has also done very well in the Overseas.

 Kites  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50 crore ; UK£553,985 ; US$1,635,646
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anurag Basu  Producer: Rakesh Roshan
 Music: Rajesh Roshan  Lyrics: Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Luce Rains, Kabir Bedi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile Rakesh Roshan’s Anurag Basu directed `Kites` continue to plummet. In its third week the Hrithik-Barbara starrer is on its way out. The film has disappointed in the Overseas, though in US it has done well.

 Badmaash Company  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 34 crore ; UK£126,009
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Parmeet Sethi  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
The collections continue to trickle in for Yash Raj’s Parmeet Sethi directed `Badmaash Company`. The Shahid-Anushka starrer though has failed in the Overseas.

 Housefull  Verdict: Hit Plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 71.50 crore ; UK£685,990 ; US$1,183,658
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Sameer and Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding this week’s report with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sajid Khan directed `Housefull`, the film manages some more decent numbers, despite the competetion. The Akshay, Arjun, Lara, Deepika, Riteish and Boman starrer has also done good business in the Overseas though it was expected to fare better.

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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