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Box Office Report for the Week - 8 Jun 2012
  Dull Start For ´Shanghai´ ; ´Rowdy Rathore´ Sets The Box-Office On Fire!
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This week’s new solo release, Dibakar Banerjee’s Farooq Sheikh, Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Pitobash Tripathy and Kalki Koechlin starrer, `Shanghai`, was never expected to set the screens on fire, more so due to the still strong `Rowdy Rathore`. So it comes as no surprise that the film did not! Given the reasonable costs and despite a dull start (but positive reports and noticeable pick up) `Shanghai` still has good chances to get in to the profit zone.

 Rowdy Rathore  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: UK£145,600 ; US$382,000  Total Earnings: UK£145,600 ; US$382,000
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Prabhudheva  Producer: Ronnie Screwwala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan, Faiz Anwar
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile after a superb 48.50 crore weekend, last week’s Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer, `Rowdy Rathore`, continued it’s box-office dominance, even during the weekdays, with rock steady collections. The film is also doing reasonably good business (distributed by UTV) in the Overseas (barring UK, where it is picking up.

During the first week the Prabhu Dheva directed film has netted a huge 79-80 crore (to be validated once collections from all circuits come in). The film is expected to cross the 100 crore barrier by the second weekend, as we had already indicated.

 `Arjun : The Warrior Prince`  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: 1 crore  Total Earnings: 1 crore
Amongst the multiple releases of last week, it was only the animated `Arjun` which could appeal to it’s target audience, the kids! The film saw decent collections specially in metros and big centres. The will tide over to the profitable side, once the non-theatrical rights are in place!

 `Department`  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 50 lakhs  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crore
RGV’s Amitabh, Dutt and Rana starrer, `Department`, crashed completely in the second week. The film is also awashout in the Overseas.

 Ishaqzaade  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 43.50 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
Meanwhile Yash Raj’s Arjun-Parineeti starrer, `Ishaqzaade`, continues to perform strongly.

 Vicky Donor  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40 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
Concluding with Ayushman Khurana’s `Vicky Donor`, the film has another paying week. `Vicky Donor` has also done very well in the Overseas, especially in the US.

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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