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Box Office Report for the Week - 27 May 2010
  ´Raajneeti´ To Score ; Big Weekend For ´Kites´ ; ´BBB´ Fails : ´Badmaash ..´ Succeeds ; ´Housefull´ Moves On!
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The coming Friday is more or less an open week as makers had preferred to keep a safe distance from Rakesh Roshan’s `Kites`, which was expected to have a bountiful run during its second weekend as well. Of course there is a relatively lesser known `Ashok Chakra` and also the Hollywood film, `Prince Of Persia` (along with its dubbed version), listed for release. However it is the next Friday (4th June) where the real big numbers will come via Prakash Jha`s `Raajneeti`.

 Kites  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£273,958 ; US$958,673  Total Earnings: UK£273,958 ; US$958,673
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Basu  Producer: Rakesh Roshan
 Music: Rajesh Roshan  Lyrics: Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Luce Rains, Kabir Bedi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The opening of Rakesh Roshan’s Anurag Basu directed Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori and Kangna Ranaut starrer, `Kites`, was huge! Unfortunately the word of mouth turned out to be mixed at the A centers and predominantly poor at the B and C centers and as a result after a huge weekend, the very expensive film saw declining collections Monday onwards. The film has also underperformed in the Overseas (given the humongous expectations), though the Brett Ratner edited main stream version (that will release in the Overseas this Friday) is expected to fare much better.


 Bumm Bumm Bole  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
As expected, Priyadarshan’s Darsheel Safary starrer `Bumm Bumm Bole` has failed.

 Kushti  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore
The Nargis and Rajpal Yadav starrer (which also features The Great Khali) `Kushti` is another poor fare.

 Badmaash Company  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29 crore ; UK£122,000
 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` has dropped by quite a bit but given the low budget of around 20 crore, the performance is quite praiseworthy. The Shahid-Anushka starrer though has failed to appeal to the Overseas audience

 Housefull  Verdict: Hit Plus
 Weekly Earnings: India 6.90 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 67.80 core ; UK£671,236 ; US$1,183,658
 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
As expected Sajid Nadiadwala’s `Housefull` had a very stable third week as compared to the last one, because the number of shows (especially at the multiplexes ) are about the same as the previous week. The film yields good shares. The Sajid Khan directed Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Rampal starrer has also done quite well in the Overseas, though it was expected to do better.

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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