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Box Office Report for the Week - 1 Sep 2012
  Dull Start For ´Joker´ ; ´Shirin Farhad..´ Dissapoint ; ´Ek Tha Tiger´ Is An All Time Blockbuster!
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This week’s new release, Shirish Kunder’s Akshay-Sonakshi starrer, `Joker`, has embarked on an ordinary to dull start. And it comes as no surprise as the the film does not carry the hype and the popular music that should be associated with a big project, and so the equation becomes quite tough for the film despite a very reasonable selling price (around 40 crores).

 New Releases  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other listed releases of the week include `From Sydney With Love`, `I Am 24` and `Jalpari-The Desert Mermaid`, and all have little or no chances at the ticket window!

 Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£40,000 ; US$96,500  Total Earnings: UK£40,000 ; US$96,500
 Director: Bela Sehgal  Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Sunil A Lulla
 Music: Jeet Ganguly  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Faraz Ali
 Starring: Boman Irani, Farah Khan, Kavin Dave, Shammi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile after a so-so opening weekend (6 crore)last Friday’s Boman-Farah starrer, `Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi`, maintained decently on the mid-end during the weekdays, netting 9-10 crore during the opening week. Unfortunately that will not be enough! `Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi` has also disappointed in the overseas.

 Ek Tha Tiger  Verdict: All Time Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 152 crore ; UK£191,000 ; US$434,500  Total Earnings: India India Rs. 152 crore ; UK £1,165,250 ; US$2,348,000
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.09
 Director: Kabir Khan  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Sajid-Wajid, Sohail Sen  Lyrics: Kausar Munir, Neelesh Misra, Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Shorey
 Genre: Romantic, Thriller  Recommended Audience:
After a huge start, the record breaking run of Yash Raj Films’ Kabir Khan directed `Ek Tha Tiger` continued even during the weekdays. Given the 20 crore plus second weekend, the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer, `Ek Tha Tiger`, is an all time blockbuster! The film is also Salman’s biggest Overseas hit.

 Gangs of Wasseypur 2  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22.50 crore
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra
 Music: Sneha Khanwalkar  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra and Varun Grover
 Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Richa Chada, Piyush Mishra, Reema Sen, Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Jameel Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Zeishan Quadri, Raj kumar Yadav, Huma Quereshi, Anurita Jha
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Adult
Meanwhile despite the `Ek Tha Tiger` wave, the Nawazuddin-Huma starrer, `Gangs Of Wasseypur II`, managed a decent performance.

 Jism 2  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 33 crore
 Director: Pooja Bhatt, Dino Morea  Producer: Pooja Bhatt
 Music: Arko Pravo Mukherjee  Lyrics: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Munish Makhija, Mithoon
 Starring: Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
In the end, checking out Pooja Bhatt’s `Jism 2`, the film is on its last legs. While the producers of the Sunny Leone starrer have made a good profit, the all-India distributor (Ponty Chaddha) will also make profits, but at the cost of most territorial distributors who stand to lose. In the Overseas too `Jism 2` has been rejected.

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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