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Box Office Report for the Week - 9 Jul 2010
  ´Milenge Milenge´ Has A Dull Start ; ´IHLS´ Scores At A & B Centres!
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This week has two totally diverse films, one that is a typical mushy romance while the other tackles the stark reality of the Naxal problem facing the country. Yes, the films in question are indeed Shahid-Kareena’s much delayed `Milenge Milenge` and the Suneil Shetty and Sameera Reddy starrer, `Red Alert-The War Within`. As per eraly indications, `Milenge Milenge` has seen a dull start while the opening of `Red Alert-The War Within` is quite poor.

 I Hate Luv Storys  Verdict: Good start
 Weekly Earnings: UK£200,000 ; US$535,273  Total Earnings: UK£200,000 ; US$535,273
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Punit Malhotra  Producer: Karan Johar
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt, Kumaar, Vishal
 Starring: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sameer Dattani, Samir Soni
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The opening of Karan Johar’s Punit Malhotra directed `I Hate Luv Storys` gladdened the hearts of the trade and industry. The Imran-Sonam starrer saw a very good start in Mumbai and also in big cities and multiplexes. The start was fair at the remaining places. The film has also fared quite well in Overseas


 Krantiveer-The Revolution  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.60 crore
Mehul Kumar`s `Krantiveer-The Revolution` has been rejected by the audience.

 Mr Singh Mrs Mehta  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.20 crore
The second film of the same week, `Mr Singh Mrs Mehta` has fared worse and is a washout.

 Raavan  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore ; UK£5,608  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28.75 crore ; UK£225,504 ; US$705,504
 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
Meanwhile Mani Ratnam’s `Raavan` has crashed in its second week after an ordinary first one. The Abhishek, Aishwarya and Vikram starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Raajneeti  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 91.50 crore ; UK£529,098 ; 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
Prakash Jha’s `Raajneeti`, continues to add sizable numbers and has now become the third highest Hindi cinema grosser in India. The film has also done good business in the Overseas.

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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