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Box Office Report for the Week - 3 Dec 2009
  Audience Say Wah To ´Paa´; ´Radio´ Trying To Tune; ´De Dana Dan´ Connects With The Masses!
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This Friday sees the release of the Amitabh-Abhishek starrer, `Paa` while Himesh`s `Radio` has already released on Thursday at many cinemas. While there is a lot of curiosity and expectations from `Paa`, the hype is somehow not of the level that one expected from any of the two releases. Of the two, `Paa` is the front runner and is expected to put up some good numbers from Mysore, NCR and Bombay circuit multiplexes.

 De Dana Dan  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£308,029 ; US$772,377  Total Earnings: UK£308,029 ; US$772,377
 PB Rating: 3.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Ganesh Jain, Girish Jain, Ratan Jain, Sunil A. Lulla
 Music: Pritam Chakraborty, RDB  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Sameer, Ashiesh Pandit, RDB, Sayeed Qadri
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Neha Dhupia, Sameera Reddy, Archana Puran Singh, Aditi Govitrikar, Asrani, Chunky Pandey, Johny Lever, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Supriya Karnik, Tinu Anand, Vikram Gokhale, Sharat Saxena, Shakti Kapoor, Ratan Jain
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday saw a solo Eid-ul Azha release in the form of Priyadarshan’s Akshay, Suneil, Paresh, Katrina and Sameera starrer, `De Dana Dan`. The film saw a good opening at single-screen cinemas of Bombay but was rather disappointing at the multiplexes. Outside of Bombay the opening was good in U.P., East Punjab, Bihar, C.P. Berar, C.I. and Rajasthan but was below the mark in Delhi. The picture however changed on Saturday and Sunday and the film picked up further (and improved in Delhi and Bombay multiplexes also). During the weekend, the film netted a good 23 crores from India. `De Dana Dan` has also done very well in the Overseas.


 Kurbaan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK £ 65,896 : US $130,886  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK£ 309,649 : US$ 680,326
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rensil De Silva  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Karan Johar
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar, Irfan Siddiqui
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Dia Mirza, Vivek Oberoi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Karan Johar’s Rensil D’Silva directed `Kurbaan` has more or less been rejected. The Kareena-Saif starrer has also under-performed in the Overseas, given the cast and banner.

 Tum Mile  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10.50 crore ; UK £38,005
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Kunal Deshmukh  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Soha Ali Khan
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Kunal Deshmukh’s Emraan-Soha starrer `Tum Mile`, has crashed out of the cinemas.

 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore ; UK£16,610  Total Earnings: India Rs. 60 crore ;UK £432,174 ; US$741,238
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajkumar Santoshi  Producer: Ramesh S Taurani
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The last entry of this week is Rajkumar Santoshi’s `Ajab Prem Ki GHazab Kahani`, which has once again done well at major centres. The Ranbir-Katrina starrer has also scored in the Overseas.

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 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
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