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Box Office Report for the Week - 2 Jul 2010
  ´IHLS´ Takes A Good Start At Multiplexes ; ´Raavan´ Fails ; ´Raajneeti´ Moves On!
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This week’s new release is Karan Johar’s Punit Malhotra directed `I Hate Luv Storys`. The Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor starrer has got quite favourable reactions from the campus crowd and has embarked on a good start at multiplexes and also at high end cinemas in the cities.

 Krantiveer-The Revolution  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Last Friday’s `Krantiveer-The Revolution` saw a dull to weak opening across India. The reason is very simple. The makers had hoped that the promising newcomer (but still very young and in-experienced) Jahan Bloch would take over from where the actors of the caliber of Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia left in `Krantiveer`. And it was just not possible!


 Mr Khanna Mrs Mehta  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week `Mr Khanna Mrs Mehta` saw a selective release! Once again the makers were hoping that Aruna Shields` bold scene would do the trick but it did not!

 Raavan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 24.50 crore ; UK£27,070  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24.50 crore ; UK£199,875 ; US$573,314
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Mani Ratnam  Producer: Mani Ratnam
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Govinda, Priyamani, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Mani Ratnam’s `Raavan` has not found much appreciation, the Tamil version `Raavanan` and the dubbed Telugu version `Villain`, have fared much better than the Hindi version. Trade feels that the worldwide distributor Reliance Big Pictures is bound to lose around a third of its huge investment, after taking into account the business of all the three versions. The Abhishek, Aishwarya and Vikram starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Raajneeti  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore ; UK£14,995  Total Earnings: India 86.50 crore ; UK£515,763 ; US$1,488,178
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Prakash Jha  Producer: Prakash Jha
 Music: Pritam, Wayne Sharpe, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Gulzar, Sameer, Swanand Kirkire, Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Bajpai, Nana Patekar, Sarah Thompson
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile, Prakash Jha`s `Raajneeti` continues its great run, though the third week saw a big fall for the first time. The film has also done very well abroad, given its subject.

 Housefull  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 72 crore ; UK£687,743 ; 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
In the end, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sajid Khan directed `Housefull` is ending its successful run. The The Akshay, Arjun, Lara, Riteish and Deepika starrer has also done very well in the Overseas.

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 • ´The Shaukeens´ Disappoints ; ´Happy New Year´ Is A Superhit
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´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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