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Box Office Report for the Week - 14 May 2009
  99 Across All multiplex´s & Single-Screens; Strike Continues!
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Just as it seemed that a solution to the ongoing dispute between multiplexes and producers/distributors was around the corner, the news came that the talks between the disputing parties had failed. Once the renewed negotiations broke, producers and distributors met last week and decided to lift the embargo on new film releases, but only in single-screen cinemas and the independent multiplexes.

 China Gate  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Rajkumar Santoshi  Producer: Rajkumar Santoshi
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Om Puri, Danny, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anjan Srivastava, Tinnu Anand, Jagdeep, Viju Khote, K D Chandran, Samir Soni, Mamta Kulkarni, Mukesh Tiwari
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Producer Anupam Mittal, who had postponed the release of his `99` by a week, for the sake of the unity of the producers and distributors, is going ahead with the release in the single-screen as well as the seven multiplex chains too. The long absence of any worthwhile watch at quality cinemas may just help the cause of the Vinod Khanna, Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan, Boman Irani and Cyrus Broacha starrer.


 Frozen  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Last Friday saw the release of Seagull Media Productions and Phat Phish Motion Pictures` `Frozen`. The Danny Danzongpa, Raj Zutshi and Gauri starrer saw a weak opening, despite a limited number of prints.

 Dashavtar  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crores
 Director: K.S. Ravikumar  Producer: Oscar Films, V. Ravichandran
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Kamal Haasan, Mallika Sherawat, Asin, Jaya Prada, Napolean, Nagesh, Raghuraman
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Kamal Haasan and Asin starrer `Dashavtar` fails to improve its position.

 8x10 Tasveer  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15.30 crores ; UK$152,163
 Director: Nagesh Kukunoor  Producer: Shailendra Singh
 Music: Salim Sulaiman, Neeraj Sridhar, Bohemia  Lyrics: Irfan Siddqui, Sameer, Bohemia
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffrey, Girish Karnad, Anant Mahadevan, Benjamin Gilani, Rushad Rana, Utara Pawkar
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Nagesh Kukunoor`s psychological thriller, `8X10 Tasveer`, starring Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Takia, continues to be the predominant film at the cinemas due to absence of any other alternative!

 Aa Dekhen Zara  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.75 crores
Just like `8X10 Tasveer`, the Jehangir Surti directed `Aa Dekhen Zara` is another film that has been kept on at the cinemas despite a poor run, once again due to no other alternatives.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
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