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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Jun 2010
  ´Raavan´ Disappoints Globally ; ´Raajneeti´ Is Rock Steady In India!
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This Friday will see the release of Mehul Kumar’s `Krantiveer : The Revolution` and Pravesh Bhardwaj’s `Mr.Singh Mrs. Mehta`. Given the promotion and the fact that the original `Krantiveer` is still fresh in the mind of the audience, its sequel is likely to score over `Mr.Singh Mrs. Mehta`.

 Raavan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£122,284 ; US$480,703  Total Earnings: UK£122,284 ; US$480,703
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Mani Ratnam  Producer: Mani Ratnam
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Govinda, Priyamani, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
It was expected that `Raavan`, the next offering from the Mani Ratnam, A.R. Rahman , Abhishek and Aishwarya team would surpass and in fact double the success of the team’s first offering `Guru`. However it was a sort of an anti climax as the opening day saw `Raavan` managing just a fair opening in Bombay. Outside of Bombay, the opening was good at places and dull at others. Given the fact that budget for all the three versions of `Raavan`, including cost of print and publicity is in the region of Rs. 80 to 90 crores and Big Pictures (the worldwide distributors) have a total investment of Rs. 110 crores, trade predicts a bleak future for `Raavan`. Even in the Overseas, the film has failed to impress.

 Ek Second...Jo Zindagi Badal De  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore
Partho Ghosh’s `Ek Second...Jo Zindagi Badal De` could not overcome its poor start and the Jackie-Manisha starrer ends as a disaster.

 Raajneeti  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore ; UK£30,958 ; US$75,985  Total Earnings: India Rs. 78.50 crore ; UK£488,948 ; US$1,436,396
 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
Prakash Jha’s political drama/thriller `Raajneeti` has once again fetched handsome shares. Total distributors’ share for 2 weeks is around 42 crores, making it a plus fare even with harshest trade classifications. The film has also faring quite well in the Overseas, given the genre.

 Kites  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: UK£1,431  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50 crore ; UK£557,531; 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
Rakesh Roshan’s Anurag Basu directed `Kites` could not add anything significant. The Hrithik-Barbara starrer has also disappointed in the Overseas, though it is somewhat better in the US.

 Housefull  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 71.90 crore ; UK£687,248 ; 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
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sajid Khan directed is now ending it’s run. The Akshay, Arjun, Lara, Deepika, Riteish and Boman starrer also done well 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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