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Box Office Report for the Week - 7 Nov 2010
  A ´Shubh´ Diwali For ´Golmaal 3´ & A Not Such A ´Shubh´ One For ´Action Replayy´!
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So finally, after many dark weeks, the bountiful Diwali week arrived with are two big releases - Rohit Shetty’s `Golmaal 3` and Vipul Shah’s `Action Replayy`- all ready to set the cash registers ringing. While it was a good opening day for `G3` it was a very ordinary opening for `Action Replayy`. Thankfully, both the films saw a substantial jump on Saturday, but by and large Ajay Devgn`s `Golmaal 3` is all set to establish a comfortable lead over the Akshay Kumar starrer `Action Replayy` during the opening weekend.

 New releases  Verdict: Disasters
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
As far as the new releases of last week are concerned namely `Maalik Ek`, `Mussa-The Most Wanted`, `Nakshatra` and `Daayen Ya Baayen`, the opening varied from poor to pathetic. It is difficult to find out which one has managed to fare worse, as by and large most of the mentioned films failed to complete even a day or two in the cinemas.

 Rakhta Charitra  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.75 crore
Ram Gopal Varma’s `Rakhta Charitra` (Hindi) has not found much appreciation but the Telugu version has done exceedingly well as compared the Hindi version. The film will have to rely on the Telugu version to take it to safety.

 Jhootha Hi Sahi  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore ; UK£71,000
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Abbas Tyrewala  Producer: Madhu Mantena
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala
 Starring: John Abraham, Pakhi, R Madhavan, Raghu Ram & Nandana Sen
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The other release of the same week, Abbas Tyrewala’s `Jhootha Hi Sahi` has done ordinary business in the multiplexes and is poor in the single-screen cinemas. the John Abraham starrer, has failed at the ticket window. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Hisss  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crore
The last release of the same week, Mallika Sherawat’s `Hisss` has done very well at the single screens but somehow the multiplex audiences preferred to keep away. The film has failed at the ticket window.

 Aakrosh (New)  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 13 crore ; UK£67,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Kumar Mangat
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal, Reema Sen
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Meanwhile Priyadarshan’s `Aakrosh` has crashed and is on its way out of the cinemas. The Ajay-Akshaye starrer is a disaster. The film is also awashout in the Overseas.

 Robot  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21 crore ; UK£750,500 ; 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
In the end, Shankar’s `Robot` (Hindi) once again shows a very steady run. The Rajnikanth-Aishwarya starrer is an average grosser (Hindi dubbed version). The combined run of the film (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu) has been splendid, both in India and Overseas

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 • '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!
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