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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Dec 2010
  New Releases Fail To Impress ; ´No Problem´ Slips ; ´Band Baaja Baaraat´ Hold Firm!
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This week saw multiple releases in the form of Wilson Louis’s `Kaalo`, the Archangel Entertainer project `Payback`, the Vinay Shukla directed `Mirch` and last but not the least K Sera Sera and Sangeeth Sivan Productions’ `332…Mumbai To India. Unfortunately, non of the mentioned releases had anything to boast of by way of opening.

 Band Baaja Baaraat  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: UK£ 23,874  Total Earnings: UK£ 23,874
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Maneesh Sharma  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Manmeet Singh, Manish Choudhary, Neeraj Sood.
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
The opening of Yash Raj Films` `Band Baaja Baaraat` may have been weak but the film showed a pronounced jump during the weekdays and maintained very well during the weekdays. The Anushka-Ranveer starrer though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 No Problem  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: UK£114,652 ; US$242,116  Total Earnings: UK£114,652 ; US$242,116
Though Anees Bazmee`s multistarrer `No Problem` opened better than `Band Baaja Baaraat`, it could not achieve the level of pick up that the latter achieved. `No Problem` additionally saw a pronounced fall during the weekdays. The film has ordinary collections in the Overseas.

 Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ashutosh Gowariker  Producer: Sunita Gowariker, Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K Bijli
 Music: Sohail Sen  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Vishakha Singh, Sikandar Kher
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The collections of Ashutosh Gowariker’s `Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se` have a sad story to tell about a very prestigious project. The Abhishek-Deepika project is also a washout in the Overseas.

 Rakht Charitra 2  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.20 crore
Ram Gopal Varma`s `Rakht Charitra 2` has been rejected like its first part by the Hindi audience.

 Phas Gaya Re Obama  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crore
The third release of the same week, `Phas Gaya Re Obama` , fared the best (based on cost and cast). The film may not be a success but will escape with minimal losses.

 Break Ke Baad  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crore ;  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17.25 crore ; UK£171,282 ; US $310,329
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Danish Aslam  Producer: Kunal Kohli
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Imran Khan,Deepika Padukone,Shahana Goswami,Yudishtir Urs,Navin Nischol, Lillete Dubey
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The collections of Danish Aslam`s Imran-Deepika starrer, `Break Ke Baad`, have gone from bad to worse. The film is a failure but the makers will get into profit zone, thanks to pre-selling most non theatrical rights. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Guzaarish  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crore ; UK£ 3,768 ; US$13,488  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29 crore ;UK£352,545 ; US $1,017,335
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
 Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali  Lyrics: A.M. Turaz, Vibhu Puri
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Monikangana Dutta, Rajit Kapoor, Shernaz Patel,Nafisa Ali, Sanjay Lafont
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s `Guzaarish`, the film shows some staying power (though to no avail!). The Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer has also under-performed in the Overseas.

 Golmaal 3  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 107 crore ; UK£636,048 ; US$1,132,192
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Dhillin Mehta
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu, Ratna Pathak, Mithun Chakraborty, Johny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Concluding with Rohit Shetty’s Ajay-Kareena starrer, `Golmaal 3`, the film marches on! `Golmaal 3` has also done exceedingly well in the Overseas.

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