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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 Oct 2013
  ´Boss´ Akshay Impresses ; ´War Chhod Na Yaar´ Is Decent ; ´The Lunchbox´ Rocks!
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The coming Friday will witness the release of Ram Gopal Varma`s `Satya 2`, the Vir Das starrer `Sooper Se Ooper` and Dar Motion Pictures` `Mickey Virus`. From the list the last mentioned, `Mickey Virus`, is likely to be the front runner.

 Boss  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Anthony D Souza  Producer: Ashwin Varde
 Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chirantan Bhatt, P. A. Deepak  Lyrics: Kumaar, Manoj Yada, Sahil Kaushal-Lill Gollu
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit,Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Johny Lever, Ronit Roy
 Genre: Action, Drama  Recommended Audience: General
The Anthony D’Souza directed Akshay Kumar starrer, `Boss`, released on Eid-ul-Azha (Wednesday) and took an impressive start, more so at the single screens. The film is expected to top 40 crore from India, during the extended 5-day opening weekend itself. The film is also doing very well in the Middle East and UK, as per early reports.

 War Chhod Na Yaar  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore
The Faraz Haider directed Sharman-Soha starrer, `War Chhod Na Yaar` saw a creditable opening weekend, but had to yield most screens to `Boss` Wednesday onwards.

 Warning 3D  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.75 crore
Releasing along-side half a dozen films, including Hollywood`s `Elysium`, Anubhav Sinha’s Gurmmeet Singh directed `Warning 3D` not only embarked on comparatively the best start of the lot but showed a day wise escalation netting around 3.50 crore (to be validated) during the opening weekend. Just as a comparison, the remaining releases (barring Hollywood`s `Elysium`) were all below the 50 lakh mark!

 Besharam  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 57 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 61 crore ; UK£345,000 ; US$570,000
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 413 unique users): 5.08
 Director: Abhinav Singh Kashyap  Producer: Sanjeev Gupta, Himanshu Kishan Mehra
 Music: Ishq Bector, Shree D, Lalit Pandit  Lyrics: Kumaar, Rajeev Barnwal, Nikhat Khan, Himanshu Kishan Mehra
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Amitosh Nagpal
 Genre: Action, Comedy, Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Abhinav Kashyap’s Ranbir Kapoor starrer, `Besharam`, failed to build on a good opening day of around 20 crore, ending the extended 9-day week netting just 57 crore. The film crashed in the second week. `Besharam` has also disappointed in the Overseas.

 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39 crore ; UK£ 153,000 ; US$78,000
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rajkumar Santoshi  Producer: Ramesh S Taurani
 Music: Pritam Chakraborty  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure, Salman Khan, Nargis Fakhri, Darshan Jariwala,
 Genre: Comedy, Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Rajkumar Santoshi’s `Phata Poster Nikhla Hero` is ending it’s fair run. The film has disappointed in the Overseas.

 The Lunchbox  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20.50 crore
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ritesh Batra  Producer: Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, Arun Rangachari
 Music:  Lyrics:
 Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nimrat Kaur, Sanjeev Kapoor
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Ritesh Batra’s Irrfan-Nawazuddin starrer, `The Lunchbox`, continues to impress (barring Ahmedabad) at the multiplexes.

 Grand Masti  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 92 crore ; UK£ 195,000 ; US $407,000
Concluding with Indra Kumar’s Vivek, Ritesh and Aftab starrer, `Grand Masti`, the film is ending it`s grand run. The film has also done well in the overseas.

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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