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Box Office Report for the Week - 15 May 2011
  ´Ragini MMS´ Leads, ´Kalakaar..´ Follows ; ´Haunted 3 D´ Succeeds!
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It was another crowded Friday with as many as four releases - `Ragini MMS`, `Love You.. Mr. Kalakaar`, `Shagird` and `Stanley Ka Dabba`. Expectedly it was Balaji`s `Ragini MMS` which took the lead, though the 20-25 percent start was nothing to write home about. The film did show a marked improvement towards the latter shows as the occupancies increased to 35-40 percent. Amongst the other releases it was Rajshri`s `Love You.. Mr. Kalakaar` which followed next but once again with dull collections. It must be added here that `Love You.. Mr. Kalakaar` is doing quite decently at the single screens. The other two releases, `Stanley Ka Dabba` and `Shagird`, have managed to get attention but only at select cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs.

 Haunted 3D  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Vikram Bhatt & Arun Rangachari
 Music: Chirantan Bhatt  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi & Junaid Wasi
 Starring: Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Tia Bajpai, Achint Kaur, Arif Zakaria, Mohan Kapoor & Sanjay Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Vikram Bhatt yet again triumphed in the horror genre as his Mahaksjay starrer `Haunted 3 D` demolished Yash Raj`s Luv Ka The End` by a handsome ratio of 4:1!

 Luv Ka The End  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Bumpy  Producer: Ashish Patil
 Music: Ram Sampath  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Taaha Shah, Pushtie Shakti, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
Yash Raj`s `Luv Ka The End` was rejected from the first show itself and failed to improve during the weekdays as well.

 Chalo Dilli  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore
Lara Dutta’s maiden home banner venture, `Chalo Dilli`, saw quite a steady week (especially in the North) and is already a success.

 Shor In The City  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Raj Nidimoru Krishna D.K.  Producer: Ekta Kapoor Shobha Kapoor
 Music: Sachin-Jigar, Harpreet  Lyrics: Sameer and Priya Panchal
 Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Preeti Desai, Pitabash Tripathy Nikhil Dwivedi, Radhika Apte, Sundeep Kishan, Girija Oak, Zakir Hussain
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
After a heartening 4-days, the collections of `Shor in the City` could not sustain barring some cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs.

 Naughty @ 40  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs 1.50 crore
Govinda’s `Naughty @ 40` saw poor collections and even at mass oriented centres the performance was quite ordinary.

 I AM  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crore
 Director: Onir  Producer: Sanjay Suri, Onir
 Music: Amit Trivedi, Vivek Philip, Rajiv Bhalla  Lyrics: Amitabh Varma, Amitabha Bhattacharya
 Starring: Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Arjun Mathur Abhimanyu Singh, Sanjay Suri, Anurag Kashyap, Purab Kohli, Shernaz Patel, Radhika Apte, Anurag Basu, Manav Kaul
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Onir’s `I AM` was never expected to be a box-office conquering venture and was always designed as a festival circuit project. Accordingly the film saw poor returns

 Dum Maaro Dum  Verdict: Below average to average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore ; U£4,193 ; US$ 25,220  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29.75 crore ; UK£208,000; US$535,000
 Director: Rohan Sippy  Producer: Ramesh Sippy
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Jaidep Sahni
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar, Bipasha Basu Aditya Pancholi Monty Munford
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Rohan Sippy’s Abhishek Bachchan starrer `Dum Maaro Dum` managed steady collections at several places. The film had a lot of shows reduced (due to the new releases) and it reflects in the numbers. The film though has ordinary numbers to show in the Overseas (better in the US).

 Thank You  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 46.75 crore ; UK£455,000 ; US$463,000
Concluding with Anees Bazmee’s `Thank You`, the film manages to add more to its kitty. `Thank You` though has under-performed in the Overseas (better in UK.

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