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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Aug 2011
  ´Aarakshan´ Scores Despite Ban, ´Phhir´ Is Dull To Slow!
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Prakash Jha`s Amitabh, Saif, Manoj and Deepika starrer, `Aarakshan` , opened to a good response, especially at the multiplexes with the single screens being lower However, the ban in three states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh has hit the opening day numbers leading to a loss of about 2 crores (as per early estimations). The other release of the week, Vikram Bhatt`s Rajneesh, Adah and Roshni starrer, `Phhir`, started on a dull to decent note with the higher collections coming from the single screens of the Hindi belt.

 New Releases  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
All the releases of last week, `Chala Mussaddi-Office Office`, `I Am Kalam` and `Warning`, failed to cut much ice with the audience. However `I Am Kalam` saw a good start in Delhi city due to patronage from schools and if that happens in other circuits too (we hope so) the film may surprise.

 Older Releases  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The older releases namely `Khap`, `Gandhi To Hitler`and `Bubble Gum` have been totally rejected at the ticket window.

 Singham  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 25 crore ; UK£6,800  Total Earnings: India Rs. 73.50 crore ; UK£135,000 ; US$288,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Reliance Entertainment
 Music: Ajay-Atul  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Meanwhile Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgn starrer, `Singham`, saw a rock steady run in the second week (especially in the Mumbai circuit due to the local flavor and language. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Super Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crore ; UK£46,000 ; US$ 182,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 77.75 crore ; UK£835,000 ; US$ 2,856,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Zoya Akhtar  Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Ariadna Cabrol, Naseruddin Shah
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on Zoya Akhtar’s Hrithik Roshan starrer `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` is on a majestic run, even during the third week. The film is an Overseas blockbuster.

 Murder 2  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 48.25 crore ; UK£103,000
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Harshit Saxena, Mithooon, Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Mithoon, Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prashant Narayanan, Sudhanshu Pandey, Sandeep Sikand
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Concluding with Mohit Suri’s Emraan Hashmi starrer, `Murder 2`, the film is ending its dream run. With an all inclusive price tag of 13 crore, `Murder 2` is the second blockbuster of the year after `Ready`

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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