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Box Office Report for the Week - 9 Oct 2009
  ´Acid Factory´ Has The Edge, ´3N4D´ Banks On Positive WOM; ´Wake Up Sid´ Scores At Multiplexes
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This week has three new releases, as Suparn Varma`s `Acid Factory` takes on Devang Dholakia`s `3 Nights 4 Days`. It is obvious that the Sanjay Gupta’s Danny, Manoj, Fardeen, Dino and Diya starrer `Acid Factory` (releasing with a huge 800 prints in India and 100 in the Overseas), will be the front runner followed by the Anuj Sawhney-Hrishita Bhatt venture, `3 Nights 4 Days`, that banks on positive word-of-mouth. The third release `Shabaash! You Can Do It!`, has little or no chances.

 Wake Up Sid  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£101,858 ; US$355,532  Total Earnings: UK£101,858 ; US$355,532
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ayan Mukerji  Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar & Karan Johar
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi (Guest)  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Amitabh Bhattacharya (Guest)
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Khanna, Anupam Kher, Shikha Talsania, Supriya Pathak, Namit Das
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Released at 84 cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs (thru UTV Motion Pictures), the Ranbir-Konkana starrer, `Wake Up Sid`, saw an excellent opening, outside of Bombay the opening was generally good in cities. In the Overseas, the film was ordinary in the UK but decent in the US. Chances are that the price at which the Ayan Mukerji `Wake Up Sid` has been acquired (without music rights) by its worldwide distributor UTV, it will be profitable for them.


 Do Knot Disturb  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£73,207 ; US$124,573  Total Earnings: UK£73,207 ; US$124,573
 Director: David Dhawan  Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
 Music: Nadeem-Shravan  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Govinda, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Sohail Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Rajpal Yadav, Himani Shivpuri, Rituparna Sengupta, Manoj Pahwa
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other release, of the same week, the Govinda, Sushmita, Lara, Ritesh and Sohail starrer, `Do Knot Disturb`, was released at 109 cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs (by Big Pictures) and saw a good opening, outside of Bombay the opening was good but not as expected. The collections saw a pronounced fall from Monday and at best the film may just about manage to break even. `Do Knot Disturb` has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 What`s Your Raashee?  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.25 crore ; UK£99,812 ; US$236,926
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ashutosh Gowariker  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Sunita Gowariker
 Music: Sohail Sen  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Anjan Srivastava, Visshwa Badola, Rajesh Vivek, Dilip Joshi, Daya Shanker Pandey, Honey Chhaya, Darshan Jariwala, Manju Singh, Bhairavi Vaidya Manoj Shah, Pratik Dixit, Geeta Tyagi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The performance of the Ashutosh Gowariker directed Harman-Priyanka starrer, `What`s Your Raashee?`, has been poor. Even the deletion of three songs, saw no improvement in the collections. `What`s Your Raashee?` has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Wanted  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 16.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.51 crore ; UK £202,725 ; US$349,637
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Prabhu Deva  Producer: Boney Kapoor
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Sameer, Arun Bhairav, Wajid Ali, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prakash Raj
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Adult
Boney Kapoor’s Prabhu Deva directed Salman, Ayesha and Prakash Raj starrer, `Wanted` is excellent in single screens but has dropped markedly in multiplexes. U.P. and Bihar continue to score fabulously. The film though is ordinary to poor in the Overseas.

 Dil Bole Hadippa!  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 5 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs 21 crore ; UK£481,017
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Singh  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Saideep Sahni, Joshilay
 Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant, Sherlyn Chopra
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
Yash Raj Films’ Rani-Shahid starrer `Dil Bole Hadippa` has crashed badly during the second week. In the Overseas, the film is doing decently in the UK. Given its reasonable costs and the fact that Yash Raj Films are also the worldwide distributors, and hold all the non-theatrical rights as well, `Dil Bole Hadippa`, is an average fare for them, despite its below par performance.

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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