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Box Office Report for the Week - 22 Jan 2011
  Dull Start But Pick Up For ´Dhobi Ghat´ ; ´Yamla Pagla Deewana´ Hits The Bulls Eye!
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The two new releases of this week are Kiran Rao`s `Dhobi Ghat` and Manish Gupta`s `Hostel`. While neither of the two could boast of a big start, it was 8-9 crore Aamir-Prateik starrer `Dhobi Ghat` which after a dull start showed a pronounced jump during the evening shows at metro multiplexes.

 Yamla Pagla Deewana  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: UK£213,366 ; US$563,042  Total Earnings: UK£213,366 ; US$563,042
As expected the Sameer Karnik directed three Deol starrer `Yamla Pagla Deewana` had a great weekend in the North, Central and Eastern India (especially at the single screens). Given the reasonable budget (25 crore inclusive of all costs) the film is all set to emulate (or may be surpass) the success of the last Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby starrer `Apne`. has also done very well in the Overseas.

 Turning 30!!!  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week, Prakash Jha`s `Turning 30!!!`, did not get even a half decent start and failed to interest or impress the audience.

 No One Killed Jessica  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK£155,617 ; US$372,357
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rajkumar Gupta  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile the Rani-Vidya starrer ` No One Killed Jessica` is on an inspired run (especially at good cinemas. The film has also performed well in the Overseas.

 Tees Maar Khan  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 62 crore ; UK£ 706,000 ; US $1,076,266
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Farah Khan  Producer: Shirish Kunder, Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar, Shirish Kunder  Lyrics: Shirish Kunder, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Raghu Ram, Rajiv Laxman and Arya Babbar
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
The collections of Farah Khan’s `Tees Maar Khan` have hit rock bottom. The Akshay-Katrina starrer has also under-performed in the Overseas given the festive period.

 Band Baaja Baaraat  Verdict: Sem-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.35 crore ; UK£63,082
 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:
Concluding with Yash Raj Films’ `Band Baaja Baaraat`, the film is still doing good business. The Anushka-Ranveer starrer though has been rejected in 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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