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Box Office Report for the Week - 6 Sep 2015
  Great Start For "Welcome Back"; "Phantom" Strikes ; "Brothers" Scrapes Through ; "Manjhi" Surprises!
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The coming Friday will witness the release of Salman Khan`s Nikhil Advani directed Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty and Tigmanshu Dhulia starrer ` Hero`. Given the hype and the buzz amongst the youth, `Hero` is expected to impress at the ticket window

 Welcome Back  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The prominent new release of the week, `Welcome Back`, the sequel to the highly successful, `Welcome` starring Anil, John, Naseer, Nana, Paresh and Shruti, embarked on a great start. The film is expected to cross the 100 crore mark and end up as another successful sequel. Having said that, `Welcome Back` is a very expensive film (90 crore all inclusive budget) and it has to sustain for at least a couple of weeks to be dubbed as a success.

 Phantom  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 49 crore ; UK£100,000 ; US$270,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 49 crore ; UK£100,000 ; US$270,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Kabir Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala and Siddharth Roy Kapur
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kausar Munir
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Sohaila Kapur
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Kabir Khan venture, Saif-Katrina starrer, `Phantom`, was never expected to set the box-office on fire, but the (34 crore) opening weekend can be termed as impressive, given the fact that Saif Ali Khan’s last few films have ended in the 25-35 crore range. The film with a 55 crore budget (raw) may not turn out to be a runaway hit but will end up as profitable venture for all concerned.

 Manjhi - The Mountain Man  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14 crore
Ketan Mehta’s Nawaz-Radhika starrer, `Manjhi- The Mountain Man(a biopic on Dashrath Manjhi) , surprised with a very steady run, ending the first week with 10.50 crore. The film with a very reasonable budget (7.50 crore)held well in the second week and is Nawazuddin Siddiqui`s first solo success.

 Brothers  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 80 crore ; UK£285,000 ; US$665,000
Checking out Karan Malhotra’s Akshay , Sidharth, Jacqueline and Jackie starrer, `Brothers`, the film, after a good opening week (72 crore), crashed in the second. However, despite it’s high budget (80 crore), `Brothers` will end as a safe project for most of it’s investors, thanks to impressive recovery from satellite and audio rights, apart from the worldwide run. `Brothers` has performed well in the Overseas.

 Drishyam  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 65.50 crore ; UK£101,000 ; US$560,000
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.13
 Director: Nishikant Kamat  Producer: Kumar Mangat, Abhishek Pathak and Ajit Andhare
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, Kamlesh Sawant and Rajat Kapoor
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile, after a somewhat disappointing start Nishikant Kamat’s Ajay, Tabu and Shriya starrer, `Drishyam`, saw a steady run. The film is a below average fare, after accounting for non-theatrical rights. `Drishyam` has disappointed in the Overseas.

 Bajrangi Bhaijaan  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 320 crore ; UK£2,575,000 ; US$8,100,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Kabir Khan  Producer: Salman Khan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Mayur Puri, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Misra and Kausar Munir
 Starring: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra, Om Puri, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with Kabir Khan’s Salman, Kareena and Nawazuddin starrer, `Bajrangi Bhaijaan`, the film has more or less ended it’s phenomenal run. `Bajrangi Bhaijaan`is an overseas blockbuster grossing $26m.

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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