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Box Office Report for the Week - 11 Feb 2010
  ´My Name Is Khan´ Is Set For A Big Opening; ´Striker´ Misses The Board!
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This week sees the release of undoubtedly one of the biggest and most awaited project of 2010, the film that brings back after almost 8 years the iconic SRK-Kajol pair in a film directed by none other than Karan Johar- `My Name Is Khan`. The minor Shiv Sena hiccups not withstanding, the film is expected to embark on a historic start, not just in India but even in the Overseas, where it is likely to set new records.

 Striker  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Chandan Arora  Producer: Indian Films-Studio 18
 Music: Amit Trivedi, Shailendra Barve, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Swanand Kirkire  Lyrics: Various
 Starring: Siddharth, Aditya Panscholi, Vidya Malavade and Padmapriya
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last week`s Siddharth starrer `Striker` paid the penalty of releasing a week before a biggie, `MNIK`, and as a result, despite a novel theme and good execution, the film embarked on a very poor start across India and has been totally rejected.

 Rann  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crore ; UK£13,577 ; US$ 29,914  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crore ; UK£76,176 ; US$165,873
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Madhu Mantena
 Music: Jayesh Gandhi, Dharmaraj Bhatt, Sandeep Patil, Bapi-Tutul, Sanjeev Kohli  Lyrics: Vayu, Sarim Momin, Sandip Singh, Prashant Pandey
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, Mohnish Behl, Manisha Koirala, Rajat Kapoor, Gul Panag, Raima Sen
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Ramgopal Varma’s `Rann` has not been appreciated by the classes as well as the masses. The Amitabh, Riteish and Paresh starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Ishqiya  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14 crore ; US $ 25,869  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14 crore ; US$91,468
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Abhishek Chaubhey  Producer: Vishal Bhardwaj, Raman Maroo
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Naseruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Abhishek Chaubey directed `Ishqiya` has done quite well in many circuits of India and is a decent success for all concerned. The Naseer, Arshad and Vidya starrer has however been totally rejected in the Overseas.

 Veer  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39 crore ; UK£ 288,094 ; US$ 527,193
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anil Sharma  Producer: Sunil Sharma, Pratik Galani, Kamlesh Kumar
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Salman Khan , Mithun Chakraborty , Sohail Khan , Jackie Shroff , Bharat Dhabholkar , Zarine Khan , Neena Gupta
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
EROS International and Vijay Galani Moviez’s Salman-Zarine starrer `Veer` has crashed heavily during the second week. The film is so-so in Overseas, with US being somewhat better.

 3 Idiots  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore ; UK £32,562  Total Earnings: India Rs. 195 crore ; UK£1,818,316 ; US$6,463,622
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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:
Featuring in our weekly column, perhaps for the last time is Rajkumar Hirani’s Aamir, Madhavan, Sharman, Boman and Kareena starrer `3 Idiots`, and it is now ending its phenomenal run. The all time blockbuster film carries the same success to Overseas circuit as well, especially US.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Maatr' & 'Noor' Fail ; 'Begum Jaan' Disappoints; 'Naam Shabana' Is Alright!
 • Bumper Weekend For 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' ; 'Jolly LLB 2' Is A Hit ; 'Rangoon' Fails!
 • Good To Decent Start For Akshay's 'Jolly LLB 2' ; 'Kaabil' Hrithik & 'Raees' Shah Rukh Succeed
 • Aamir's ATBB 'Dangal' Hits A Triple Century ; 'Wajah Tum Ho' & 'Befikre' Are Below Average!
 • Fair Start For Vidya's 'Kahaani 2' ; SRK-Alia's 'Dear Zindagi' Succeeds ; Ranbir's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Is Hit , 'Shivaay' Fails!
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