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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Jul 2016
  Salman's 'Sultan' Sets The Box-Office On Fire ; 'Udta Punjab' Succeeds ; 'Housefull 3' Is A Semi-Hit!
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The coming Friday will witness the release of the third edition of the 'Masti' franchise, 'Great Grand Masti'. Based on the brand value of 'Masti', the Indra Kumar venture, starring Vivek, Riteish, Aftab and Urvashi, is expected to appeal to it's target audience, though the 'Sultan' tsunami may harm it's cause!

 Sultan  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 2 unique users): 9
 Director: Ali Abbas Zafar  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Vishal - Shekhar  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Salman, Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
The Wednesday gone by saw the release of one of the most anticipated and awaited films of the year, Yash Raj Films’ Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer, 'Sultan'. Needless, to add that given the hype, audio popularity, great advance booking and superb promotion and above all Salman Khan’s box-office clout, the Ali Abbas Zafar directed film embarked on a bombastic start and continued it's fantastic run abated. As per the initial estimates, 'Sultan' is expected to mop up an amazing and unbelievable 170-175 crore during the initial extended (5-day) weekend.

As things stand, the 90 crore (production 70 crore, publicity 20 crore) 'Sultan' is on way to a blockbuster status for sure, based on just the Indian theatrical run.

'Sultan' is also magical in the overseas grossing $3.10m on the opening day itself.


 Shorgul and the rest  Verdict: Washouts
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Meanwhile, all the releases of last week, Jitendra Tiwari directed 'Shorgul', Pehle Aap Motion Pictures’ 'San’ 75 Pachattar' and Shashank Shekhar Singh’s 'Kerry On Kutton' etc. faced rejection. The best performance (comparatively) came from 'Shorgul', that too at the small centres of the Hindi belt, due to a regional and topical theme.

  Raman Raghav 2.0  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore
Moving on to Anurag Kashyap’s Nawazuddin starrer, 'Raman Raghav 2.0', the film failed to make a mark at the box-office, and will have to rely on non-theatrical rights, even for recovery.

 Udta Punjab  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 57.50 crore ; UK £190,000 ; US $1,200,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 6 unique users): 7.33
 Director: Abhishek Chaubey  Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: The Late Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Shelee and Varun Grover
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Adult
Checking out the Abhishek Chaubey directed Shahid, Kareena, Alia and Diljit starrer, 'Udta Punjab', after a good opening week (given the dark genre)of 49 crore, the film crashed in the second, but has achieved the coveted success tag.

The film has also done quite well (read US) in the Overseas.


 Housefull 3  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 108 crore ; UK £450,000 ; US $1,275,000
Concluding with the Sajid Nadiadwala venture, 'Housefull 3', starring Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Chunky Pandey, the film added another crore, concluding it's highly successful run.

The Sajid-Farhad directed 'Housefull 3' has performed very well (especially US) in the overseas.


Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Impressive Start For 'Housefull 3' ; 'Sarbjit' Manages To Get To Safe Shores!
 • 72 crore for SRK's 'Fan' ; 'The Jungle Book' Is Super Hit ; 'Ki & Ka' Succeeds!
 • 'Rocky Handsome' Is Decent ; 'Kapoor & Sons' Succeeds' ; 'Neerja' Is Superhit!
 • 'Neerja' Scores ; 'Airlift' Is Superhit ; ' Sanam Re' Succeeds!
 • 'Bajirao Mastani' Closing In On 'Dilwale' ; 'Hate Story 3' Is A Clean Hit!
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