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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 May 2012
  ´Arjun´ Fares The Best ; Rest Flounder ; ´Department ´ Is Another Mistake By RGV!
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With multiple releases hitting the cinemas, it was but natural that all were slated to suffer, and it comes as no surprise that none of them could make much of an impact at the ticket window. Still from the bunched releases it was the animated `Arjun : The Warrior Prince` which managed the best collections of around 20 percent, thereby getting some patronage from it’s school going target audience.

 Department  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: UK£14,000 ; US$60,000  Total Earnings: UK£14,000 ; US$60,000
Last week saw the release of RGV’s Amitabh, Dutt and Rana starrer, `Department`. Though the film was never expected to embark upon a great start, but the dull start was well much below expectations, and the film saw an ordinary week of around 12 crore( to be validated), and to make matters worse crashed after that. The film will turn out to be a loss making venture for all concerned and dent RGV’s credentials even further. The film is a washout in the Overseas.

 Mr. Bhatti On Chutti  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week, Anupam Kher’s much delayed `Mr. Bhatti On Chutti` sank without a trace.

 Ishaqzaade  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 25.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25.50 crore
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Habib Faisal  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Kausar Munir
 Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: General
Coming to Yash Raj Films’ Arjun-Parineeti starrer, `Ishaqzaade`, after a good weekend the collections fell noticeably but the film still managed stability at the mid-end. Given the quite stable second week `Ishaqzaade` is a clean hit for the makers, who are also the distributors.

 Dangerous Ishq  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Reliance Entertainment
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Samir Anjaan and Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Karisma Kapoor, Rajneesh Duggal, Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta, Arya Babbar, Gracy Singh, Ravi Kissen, Ruslan Mumtaz
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Vikram Bhatt`s `Dangerous Ishhq` has turned out to be a dismal failure.

 Jannat 2  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 41.75 crore ; UK£100,000 ; US$60,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Kunal Deshmukh  Producer: Mahesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Sanjay Masoomm, Mayur Puri
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Meanwhile the collections of Kunal Deshmekh’s Emraan, Randeep and Eesha starrer, `Jannat 2`, crashed in the second week, but the film is already a success for all concerned. The film though has failed in the Overseas (barring the Middle East).

 Vicky Donor  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.3.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 35.75 crore ; UK£100,000 ; US$550,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Shoojit Sircar  Producer: John Abraham
 Music: Abhishek-Akshay, Donn & Bann, Rochak Kohli, Ayushmann  Lyrics: Akshay, Juhi, Kusum, Swanand, Vijay, Ayushmann
 Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Films may come and films may go but `Vicky Donor` continues to donate generously (for the makers and distributors!). The film has also done wonderfully in the overseas, US in particular.

 Housefull 2  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 112.25 crore ; UK£ 990,000 ; US$1,800,000
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zarine Khan Shreyas Talpade, Shazahn Padamsee
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding perhaps for the last time with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sajid Khan directed, `Housefull 2`, the film is ending it’s superb run. The film is also Bollywood`s biggest Overseas grosser of 2012.

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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