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Box Office Report for the Week - 3 Dec 2016
  Fair Start For Vidya's 'Kahaani 2' ; SRK-Alia's 'Dear Zindagi' Succeeds ; Ranbir's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Is Hit , 'Shivaay' Fails!
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The coming Friday will witness the release of iconic Aditya Chopra's fourth directorial venture (post 'DDLJ', 'Mohabbatein' & 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi'), 'Befikre'. This time around Aditya has chosen the top young star of today, Ranveer Kapoor along with Vaani Kapoor. With a couple of tracks (audio) getting popular, the film is expected to embark on a good to decent start, based on youth patronage, not to forget Aditya's track record.

 Kahaani 2  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The week saw the release of another sequel/franchise, and this time it is Sujoy Ghosh’s 'Kahaani 2 : Durga Rani Singh', the next from the director’s 'Kahaani' stable, which once again features Vidya Balan but here with Arjun Rampal for company.

As far as the opening goes, it was a 20 percent start (on an average) predominantly at good multiplexes, which given the current box-office scenario (barring 'Dear Zindagi'), can be termed as fair, and if the film can manage a decent week from here on, it may well turn out to be a plus film, after accounting for non-theatrical rights


 Dear Zindagi  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 47 crore ; UK£157,000 ; US$1,400,000  Total Earnings: India Rs 47 crore ; UK£157,000 ; US$1,400,000
After good multiplex opening the Gauri Shinde directed Shah Rukh Khan (extended cameo) and Alia Bhatt starrer, 'Dear Zindagi', went from strength-to-strength, ending with a good opening week haul.

As per the trade, the film has incurred an expense of 33 crore (22 crore production, 11 crore promotion) and has been sold for distribution in India to Narendra Hirawat for 32 crore plus 3 crore advance. Given the India run, the film is likely to end up as a success, the first post demonitization.

'Dear Zindagi' is also doing very well in the overseas, grossing $5m during the opening week.


 Force 2  Verdict: Loser
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 27 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27 crore
Checking out John Abrahama's 'Force 2', the film failed to live up to 'Force' brand name.

 Tum Bin 2  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore
Anubhav Sinha’s 'Tum Bin 2' failed to replicate the magic of 'Tum Bin' and has to thank it’s reasonable budget (6.50 crore) and recovery from non-theatrical rights, for whatever profits it has managed for the producers.

 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 110 crore ; UK £1,425,000 ; US $4,250,000
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 27 unique users): 3.76
 Director: Karan Johar  Producer: Karan Johar and Fox Star Studios
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience:
Meanwhile the Aishwarya, Ranbir and Anushka venture 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' is ending it's highly successful run. The advantage that 'ADHM' has is that 70 percent of the 92 crore investment has been recovered by the non-theatrical rights (already in), adding to that the superb global run, it all translates into a hit status.

ADHM is rocking the overseas grossing $12.50m.


 Shivaay  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 87.50 crore ; UK£90,000 ; US$$682,000
Concluding with Ajay Devgn's 'Shivaay', the film failed to live up to the pre-release hype and will at best escape with minimum losses, given the huge investment (105 crore raw budge), and distribution price (72 crore all India procured by Narendra Hirawat).

The film has been rejected in Overseas, though it is better in US.


Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Ranbir's ' Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Dominates Devgn's 'Shivaay' ; 'M.S. Dhoni' Is A Hit!
 • Big B's 'Pink' Overpowers Emraan's 'Raaz Reboot' ; Nawaz-Amy Upstage Sidharth-Kat!
 • 'Rustom' Dominates 'Mohenjo Daro' ; 'Dishoom' Succeeds ; 300 crore For 'Sultan'!
 • Salman's 'Sultan' Sets The Box-Office On Fire ; 'Udta Punjab' Succeeds ; 'Housefull 3' Is A Semi-Hit!
 • Impressive Start For 'Housefull 3' ; 'Sarbjit' Manages To Get To Safe Shores!
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