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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Feb 2009
  ´Delhi 6´ To Impress ; ´Billu´ Opens Below Par But Picks ; ´Dev D´ Succeeds
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 Delhi-6  Verdict: Upcoming..
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rakeysh Mehra  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ash King, Atul Kulkarni, Charlie Bayot, Cyrus Sahukar, Deepak Dobriyal, Divya Dutta, Gulshan Grover, K.K. Raina, Nello Del Gatto, Om Puri, Pavan Malhotra, Prem Chopra, Rishi Kapoor,Shefali Shah,Sonam Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Vijay Raaz, Waheeda Rahman
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The coming Friday will see the release of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor starrer `Delhi 6`. The much awaited film is carrying a good buzz. It is expected that the 2 hours and 18 minute long `Delhi 6` will be off to a good multiplex start, more so in Delhi-NCR due to the local settings.

 Billu Barber  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$356,716 ; US$512,124  Total Earnings: UK$356,716 ; US$512,124
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Gauri Khan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Gulzar, Neeraj Shridhar, Sayeed Quadri, Aashish Pandit, Mayur Puri
 Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asrani, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Red Chillies Entertainment`s Irrfan, Lara and Shah Rukh Khan (extended special appearance) starrer `Billu` saw a dull to weak start. However, a spurt in collections was noticed as the day progressed. Saturday and Sunday saw the collections jump to 70 percent and at places even 80 percent. The weekend saw the film netting a healthy 13.50 crores from India. In the Overseas, the film has done much better despite the fact that it is Irrfan and not SRK essaying the lead/title role

 Dev.D  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crores
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shellee, Amit Trivedi, Shruti Pathak
 Starring: Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Parakh Mohan, Dibyendu Bhattacharya
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anurag Kashyap`s `Dev D` has done it for the iconoclastic filmmaker! In its opening week the Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill and Kalki starrer has managed quite a good run. The 6 crore movie is likely to improve its rating.

 Luck By Chance  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores ; UK$1,672  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14 crores ; UK$183,212 ; US$353,298
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Zoya Akhtar  Producer: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
 Music: Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Kapoor, Isha Sharwani, Hrithik Roshan, Saurabh Shukla, Aly Khan
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Zoya Akhtar`s directorial debut venture, the Farhan-Konkona starrer `Luck By Chance`, has crashed badly in its second week. The writing is on the wall- `LBC` is a box-office failure, globally!

 Raaz - The Mystery Continues  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25.50 crores ; UK$125,462
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Raju Singh  Lyrics: Saeed Quadri
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Renaut, Adhyayan Suman
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Mohit Suri`s Emraan, Kangna and Adhyayan starrer `Raaz - The Mystery Continues` is ending its run in India. But it has the distinction of being the first success of the year!

 Slumdog Millionaire  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India (All Versions) Rs. 2.50 crores  Total Earnings: India (All Versions) Rs. 15 crores
 PB Rating: 10.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Danny Boyle  Producer: Christian Colson / Fox Searchlight Pictures
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Raquib Alam, Gulzar, Blaaze, Wendy Parr, M.I.A., A.R. Rahman, & Tanvi Shah
 Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Rajendranath Zutshi, Freida Pinto, Jeneva Talwar, Irfan Khan
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The internationally acclaimed `Slumdog Millionaire` could not translate the same into box-office returns in India, but manages to improve its rating due to an improved second week run.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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