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Box Office Report for the Week - 15 Oct 2009
  ´All The Best´ And A Happy ´Diwali´ To ´Blue´ And ´Main Aurr Mrs Khanna´!
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Finally, it is that time of the year, which has rarely let down the filmmakers at the ticket window, as far as the opening goes! This year too there are three films- `All The Best`, `Blue` and `Main Aur Mrs. Khanna`- which are ready to take a slice of the pie! If one has to choose, the Dutt, Akshay and Lara starrer, `Blue`, will lead the pack chased hotly by Ajay Devgan’s `All The Best.. Fun Begins`, with the Salman, Kareena and Sohail venture, `Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna` trying to aim for the family audience. We can only say `All The Best` to the three releases!

 Acid Factory  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Suparn Verma  Producer: Sanjay Gupta
 Music: Shamir Tandon, Bappa Lahiri, Gourav Dasgupta, Manasi Scott , Ranjit Barot  Lyrics: Virag Mishra, Manasi Scott, Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Dia Mirza, Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani, Danny Denzongpa
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last week saw the release of White Feather Films and Mumbai Mantra’s `Acid Factory`, but unfortunately the dull pre-Diwali phase struck a fatal blow! Released at 800 prints in India, `Acid Factory` saw a dull start in Bombay city and suburbs (with 112 prints) and the opening was by and large weak across India. At best Suparn Verma`s well crafted film may salvage some pride from select multiplexes.


 3 Days 4 Nights  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other movie of the same week, `3 Days 4 Nights` , released with a limited number of prints, saw a shockingly low start across India. The film has been outrightly rejected.

 Do Knot Disturb  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India 14.50 crore; UK£33,870 ; US $ 58,711  Total Earnings: India 14.50 crore ; UK £149,101 ; US$ 213,525
 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
Meanwhile David Dhawan’s Govinda, Sushmita, Lara, Ritesh and Sohail starrer, `Do Knot Disturb`, has not found much appreciation and has been more or less been given a thums down by the audience. `Do Knot Disturb` has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Wake Up Sid  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.15.60 crore ; UK£64,295 : US$ 196,352  Total Earnings: India Rs.15.60 crore ; UK£ 212,922 ; US$ 611,574
 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
Karan Johar’s Ayan Mukerji directed `Wake Up Sid` scored at the multiplexes of big cities, though it was dull at other places. The film did manage a fair distributors share. The Ranbir-Konkona starrer is rock steady in the Overseas.

 What`s Your Raashee?  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.1.25 crore ; UK£2,725 ; US$9,510  Total Earnings: India Rs.12.50 crore ; UK£107,281 ; US$254,114
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 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
Ashutosh Gowariker’s Harman-Priyanka starrer, `What`s Your Raashee?`, crashed badly in the second week. The film has also failed in the Overseas.

 Wanted  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.6 crore ; UK£ 2,038  Total Earnings: India Rs. 57 crore ; UK£208,891; 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
For the first time since its release, Boney Kapoor’s `Wanted` saw a big fall, though it is still doing quite well at the single screens. However, the Salman, Ayesha and Prakash Raj film has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Dil Bole Hadippa!  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.60 crore ; UK£20,767  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.60 crore ; UK£517,504
 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’`Dil Bole Hadippa`, which had more or less ended its run, after a big crash in the second week, goes down futher in the third. The film though has done decently in the UK.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • 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!
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