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Box Office Report for the Week - 29 May 2015
  ´Tanu Weds Manu Returns´ Is A Blockbuster ; ´Bombay Velvet´ Disaster´; ´Piku´ A Hit & ´ Gabbar Is Back´ Semi-Hit!
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The major releases of this week, Vashu Bhagnani’s `Welcome To Karachi` and the Mahaakshay- Evelyn starrer `Ishqedarriyaan` have both failed to match up to the week old `Tanu Weds Manu Returns`.

 Tanu Weds Manu Returns  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 70 crore ; UK£175,000 ; US $970,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 70 crore ; UK£175,000 ; US $970,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Aanand L.Rai  Producer: Krishika Lulla
 Music: Krsna and Tanishk-Vayu  Lyrics: Rajshekhar
 Starring: Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan, Rajendra Gupta, Navni Parihar
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out the R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut and Deepak Dobriyal starrer, `Tanu Weds Manu Returns`, the follow up to the highly successful `Tanu Weds Manu`, the film is on way to a blockbuster status, the first of the year. `Tanu Weds Manu Returns` is also the year`s biggest overseas hit grossing $2.70m (the years best opener)during the opening weekend itself.

 Bombay Velvet  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25 crore ; UK £145,000 ; US$425,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 413 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Vikas Bahl Vikramaditya Motwane
 Music: Amit Trivedi, Mikey McCleary  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar
 Genre: Romantic, Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a poor first week, Anurag Kashyap’s Ranbir-Anushka starrer, `Bombay Velvet` went from bad to worse and is a trade disaster.

 Piku  Verdict: Hit Plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 74 crore ; UK£310,000 ; US$2,100,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Shoojit Sircar  Producer: N.P. Singh, Ronnie Lahiri, Sneha Rajani
 Music: Anupam Roy  Lyrics: Anupam Roy
 Starring: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee and Jishu Sengupta
 Genre: Comedy, Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile the Shoojit Sircar directed Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone and Jisshu Sengupta starrer,`Piku`, continues its rock steady run. `Piku` is also a big overseas success grossing $5.50m.

 Gabbar Is Back  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 88 crore ; UK £235,000 ; US$575,000
Moving on, Akshay Kumar`s `Gabbar Is Back` is ending it`s successful run, in India and overseas.

 Margarita With A Straw  Verdict: Coverage
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.5.75 crore
Concluding with Kalki Koechlin’s `Margarita With A Straw`, the film ends up as a coverage fare.

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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