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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Dec 2009
  ´Rocket´ Refuses To Take Off; Good Haul For ´Paa´; ´Radio´ Is Inaudible´!
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This week`s only release is going to be S.R. Gems Pvt. Ltd.’s Ravi Kapoor directed `World Cup 2011`. Unfortunately, it has negligible chances against the Hollywood release, `Avatar`.

 Rocket Singh  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK£67,389 ; US$164,649  Total Earnings: UK£67,389 ; US$164,649
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Shimit Amin  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Sharon Prabhakar, Prem Chopra, Mukesh Bhatt, D. Santosh, Gauahar Khan, Naveen Kaushik and Manish Choudhari
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The low key publicity strategy of Yash Raj’s Ranbir Kapoor and Shazahn Padamsee starrer, the Shimit Amin directed, `Rocket Singh-Salesman Of The Year`, seems to have failed. The film generally had a poor start across India, and the weekend saw marginal pick up. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.


 Paa  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 16.75 crore ; UK£ 29,724  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.75 crore ; UK £131,367 ; US$199,228
 Director: R. Balki  Producer: Sunil Manchanda
 Music: Ilaiya Raja  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundhati Naag
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
The Balki directed two Bachchan starrer, `Paa`, picked up during the first weekend, after a slow start but dropped after that. The film though maintained on the lower side at many multiplexes and thanks to its low cost will be profitable for all concerned. The film has unfortunately failed in the Overseas.

 Radio  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India. Rs. 1.10 crore  Total Earnings: India. Rs. 1.10 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Isshaan Trivedi  Producer: Ravi Agrawal
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Subrat Sinha
 Starring: Himesh Reshammiya, Shenaz Treasurywala, Sonal Sehgal, Zakir Hussain, Rajesh Khattar
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The film that released along with `Paa`, Himesh Reshammiya’s `Radio` was horrifyingly poor and could not even complete a week’s run at many places.

 De Dana Dan  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 10.50 crore ; UK£ 20,908 ; US$ 17,640  Total Earnings: india Rs. 44 crore ; UK£529,703; US$944,979
 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
Priyadarshan’s `De Dana Dan` fell heavily during the second week, but it was not like the crash of Akshay’s last two ventures, `Kambakkht Ishq` and `Blue`. The Akshay, Paresh, Suniel and Katrina starrer though is a success in the Overseas.

 Kurbaan  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.50 crore ; UK£6,761; US$6,407  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24.50 crore ; UK£368,112 ; US$749,616
 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
The last entry of this week is Karan Johar’s Rensil D’Silva directed `Kurbaan`, which is on its last legs. The film has also under-performed in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´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!
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