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Box Office Report for the Week - 16 Jul 2010
  No ´Udaan´ For ´Bin Laden´ Or ´Lamhaa´ ; ´I Hate Luv Storys´ Crashes But Succeeds!
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This week`s three new releases are, the Dutt-Bipasha starrer `Lamhaa`, Anurag Kashyap’s `Udaan` and pop star Ali Zafar’s hilarious satire, `Tere Bin Laden`. While `Lamhaa` has dull collections to show, `Tere Bin Laden` and `Udaan` too don`t boast of a great opening. However, as opposed to `Lamhaa` both `Tere Bin Laden` and `Udaan` have good feedback. The question is will it translate into an improvement in collections hovering around the 30 percent mark?

 Milenge Milenge  Verdict: Fair start
 Weekly Earnings: UK£55,000  Total Earnings: UK£55,000
 Director: Satish Kaushik  Producer: Boney Kapoor
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Aarti Chhabria, Satish Shah, Delnaz Paul, Kirron Kher, Himani Shivpuri, Satish Kaushik, Sarfaraz Khan, Panini Rajkumar
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The opening of last Friday’s Shahid-Kareena starrer `Milenge Milenge` was as per expectations. It was not earth shaking nor was it poor. The start was dull to fair and despite being a dated project the film managed a decent weekend. Given the fact that due to its limited cost (it was made years ago when star prices and costs were much lower) and its quite handsome satellite rights, it will not be a loss making venture for the producers, who are also the worldwide distributors. The film though has poor numbers to show in the Overseas.


 Red Alert -The War Within  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week, `Red Alert -The War Within`, could not bring in the audience due to the lack of face value, despite being an honest film.

 I Hate Luv Storys  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 32 crore ; UK£ 89,582; US$123,836  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32 crore ;UK£405,855 ; US $748,375
 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
Meanwhile Karan Johar’s Punit Malhotra directed `I Hate Luv Storys` did very well in its first weekend. And that is precisely the reason why it has turned profitable for all concerned, despite a huge fall and a crash in the second week! The film has also notched up good numbers in the Overseas.

 Raavan  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.75crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29.50 crore ; UK£231,204 ; US$708,726
 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
The collections of Mani Ratnam’s `Raavan` continue to shrink alarmingly and are now in single digits. The Abhishek, Aishwarya and Vikram starrer has also failed in the Overseas.

 Raajneeti  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.1.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.93.50 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
Meanwhile Prakash Jha`s Ranbir-Katrina starrer `Raajneeti` is still generating significant numbers in India. The film has also grossed impressively in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
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