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Box Office Report for the Week - 28 Jan 2011
  Mixed Start For ´Dil To Baccha Hai Ji´ ; ´Dhobi Ghat´ Fails To Capitalise On A Decent Weekend!
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This week`s new release is Madhur Bhandarkar’s Ajay, Emraan, Omi and Shruti starrer, `Dil To Baccha Hai Ji`. The cheeky promos of the film did manage to arouse some curiosity and so the film started on a mixed note with the single screens being dull and the multiplexes being better. The film is expected to fare better during the weekend.

 Dhobi Ghat  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£118,600 ; US$365,297  Total Earnings: UK£118,600 ; US$365,297
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Kiran Rao  Producer: Aamir Khan Productions
 Music: Gustavo Santaolalla  Lyrics:
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Adult
The opening of the Kiran Rao directed Aamir-Prateik starrer `Dhobi Ghat` was never expected to be earth shattering as the film was primarily aimed at the multiplex audience. The start was slow but the collections picked up noticeably during the evening shows and the film had a decent weekend. Unfortunately the film could not capitalise on the decent weekend or the additional Republic Day holiday. `Dhobi Ghat` fared well in the UK and was good in the US.

 Turning 30!!!  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.15 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.15 crore
Prakash Jha’s `Turning 30!!!` could not make much of an impact and has failed.

 Yamla Pagla Deewana  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India 34.75 crore ; UK£100,000 ; US$204,000  Total Earnings: India 34.75 crore ; UK£410,000 ; US$851,381
The fantastic collections of `Yamla Pagla Deewana` in the North and Central India as also in Gujarat & Saurashtra, have brought back the smiles on the faces of the trade people. In other circuits too the film has done reasonably well. The film capitalised on the Republic Day holiday and so the second week collections too are expected to be good. It means that `YPD` is on way to being the first clean hit of 2011. `Yamla Pagla Deewana` has also done good business in the Overseas.

 No One Killed Jessica  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.30 crore ; US$ 28,667  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.30 crore ; UK£177,000 ; US $428,691
 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
The collections of `No One Killed Jessica` dropped badly at many paces but held on reasonably well at big centres and is a good success. The Rani-Vidya starrer has also done well in the Overseas.

 Band Baaja Baaraat  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.70 crore
 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:
Yash Raj’s Anushka-Ranveer starrer `Band Baaja Baaraat` is ending its successful Indian run.

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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