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Box Office Report for the Week - 16 Oct 2010
  ´Aakrosh´ Opens Below Par ; ´Knock Out´ Rejected ; ´Crook´ Fails, ´DDC´ Is Steady!
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The opening of Priyadarshan`s Ajay Devgn starrer `Aakrosh` was below par and hovered around 35 percent with no improvement. The other release of the same week, Sohail Maklai`s 28 crore `Knock Out` was rejected from the first show itself.

 Crook  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Haashmi, Arjun Bajwa, Neha Sharma
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The weak opening of last Friday’s Mohit Suri directed Emraan Hashmi starrer `Crook` came as a shock for the know alls. Given the topical theme of racial discrimination and the reasonably popular music it was expected that `Crook` would embark on at least an above average start. However barring the good start in East Punjab, it was a so-so performance. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Do Dooni Chaar  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Habib Faisal  Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri
 Music: Meet Brothers Anjan Ankit  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir
 Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Archit Krishna, Aditi Vasudev, Akhilendra Mishra & Supriya Shukla
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
The Rishi-Neetu starrer, `Do Dooni Chaar`, got a lot of praise and critical acclaim but unfortunately it did not translate into even a half decent opening, though it fared well in North India.

 Anjaana Anjaani  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 33 crore ; £85,299 ; US$117,733  Total Earnings: India Rs. 33 crore ;UK£361,811; US$726,271
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Siddharth Raj Anand  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Vishal D, Neelesh M, Amitabh B, Anvita D, Kumaar, Kausar M
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
As expected, after a good weekend Ranbir-Priyanka’s `Anjaana Anjaani` saw a slump in the collections during the weekdays, but the film may improve it`s status in the end run. The 25 crore Siddharth Anand directed film has done quite well in Overseas

 Robot  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India 11.50 crore ; UK£130,000  Total Earnings: India 11.50 crore ; UK£609,814 ; US$ 2,166,178
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: S. Shankar  Producer: Kalanidhi Maran, Hansraj Saxena
 Music: A.R.Rahman  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Though Shankar’s `Robot` could not emulate the superb performance of the Tamil version, `Enthiran`, but the dubbed Hindi version picked up from the second day onwards and remained steady with medium collections even during the weekdays. Even the second weekend has seen a steady performance. In a way the film has found appreciation all over India while the original Tamil and to an extent the Telugu version has seen amazing numbers. The film has done great business in the Overseas.

 Khichdi The Movie  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.35 crore
`Khichdi The Movie` has been appreciated in areas with large Gujarati population but has not done well elsewhere.

 Dabangg  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore ; UK£9,220  Total Earnings: India Rs. 136.50 crore ; UK£781,224 ; US$1,288,549
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Abhinav Kashyap  Producer: Arbaaz Khan
 Music: Sajid Wajid, Lalit Pandit  Lyrics: Faiz Anwar, Lalit Pandit, Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna Dimple Kapadia
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Concluding with Abhinav Kashyap’s `Dabangg`, it is still managing to bring in significant numbers. The Salman-Sonakshi starrer has also impressed in the Overseas.

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