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Box Office Report for the Week - 31 Dec 2009
  ´3 Idiots´ Sets New Box-Office Records ; ´Paa´ And ´De Dana Dan´ Succeed In A Lean Year
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Thursday(31st December), sees triple releases in the form of Pritish Nandy’s `Raat Gayi Baat Gayi?`, Padmini Kolhapure’s comeback venture, `Bolo Raam` and last but not the least, Celina Jaitley’s `Accident On Hill Road`. Unfortunately, none of the three small budget novel theme movies will be able to withstand the `3 Idiots` tornado, which despite being a week old is still going great guns.

 3 Idiots  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: UK£427,722 ; US$2,149,227  Total Earnings: UK£427,722 ; US$ 2,149,227
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajkumar Hirani  Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Mona Singh, Parikshit Sahani, Javed Jaffrey
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
While it was given that Rajkumar Hirani’s Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor starrer, `3 Idiots` would embark on a historic start, no one expected it to shatter the seemingly unsurmountable records of last year`s Aamir blockbuster, `Ghajini`. It did precisely that, not only in India but Overseas as well.


 World Cup 2011  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 crore
S.R. Gems Pvt. Ltd.’s Ravi Kapoor directed `World Cup 2011` turns out to be an unmitigated disaster.

 Rocket Singh  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19.50 crore ; UK£ 121,569 ; US$164,649
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 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 Shimit Amin directed Ranbir Kapoor starrer `Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year` fell heavily in the second week after a poor first one! The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Paa  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.75 crore ; UK £ 1,366  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29 crore ; UK£ 156,683 : 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
Balki’s Amitabh, Abhishek and Vidya starrer, `Paa`, had a very steady week, and showed great legs over the weeks. The film though has failed in the Overseas.

 De Dana Dan  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore ; UK £ 2,544  Total Earnings: India Rs. 49.25 crore ; UK£555,649 : 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
Meanwhile Priyadarshan’s `De Dana Dan` managed to add some more decent numbers, despite the competition and reduced prints. The Akshay, Paresh, Suniel and Katrina starrer is now a sureshot success for its distributors, both in India and Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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