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Box Office Report for the Week - 12 May 2010
  ´Badmaash Company´ Has A Good Weekend; ´Housefull´ Hits The Bull´s Eye!
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This Friday`s new releases include the Priyadarshan directed `Bumm Bumm Bole` along with Anupam Kher’s `Admissions Open` and the Rajpal Yadav, Nargis and the The Great Khali starrer `Kushti`. It is but obvious that none of the three releases are going to make much of an impact at the box-office.

 Badmaash Company  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£ 54,699  Total Earnings: UK£ 54,699
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Parmeet Sethi  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Yash Raj’s Parmeet Sethi directed `Badmaash Company` was extraordinary in Maharashtra and Gujarat and was good to average at other places. Given the 27-28 crore limited budget (including cost of print and promotion), the opening will see its the producers and all-world distributors Yash Raj Films smiling all the way to the bank. The Shahid-Anushka starrer though has been rejected in the Overseas.


 It`s A Wonderful Afterlife  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Gurinder Chadha’s `It`s A Wonderful Afterlife` (as `Hai Mar Jawaan`!` in Hindi), was fair at a few places but the Hindi dubbed version has been rejected.

 Housefull  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 46.70 crore ; UK£ 96,898 ; US$ 2,47,432  Total Earnings: India Rs. 46.70 crore ; UK£ 546,363 ; US $1,048,019
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Sameer and Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Sajid Nadiadwala`s Sajid Khan directed `Housefull` has done excellent business in the first week and trade says that the Akshay, Arjun, Ritesh, Lara and Deepika starrer it will yield good profits and will improve its status further. The film has done good business in the Overseas, though it was expected to do better.

 Chase  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crore
Maverick Productions Private Limited Presentation, the Anuuj Saxena and Udita Goswami starrer `Chase` is a washout.

 Paathshaala  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India 11.75 crore ; UK£50,000
 Director: Milind Ukey  Producer: Shaira Khan
 Music: Hanif Shaikh  Lyrics: Hanif Shaikh
 Starring: Nana Patekar, Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Milind Ukey directed `Paathshaala` has ended its Indian run with a so-so performance and can at best be called a recovery, taking into account the non-theatrical revenues. The Nana Patekar, Shahid Kapoor (extended appearance) and Ayesha Takia starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas.

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 • ´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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