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Box Office Report for the Week - 9 Oct 2010
  ´Crook´ Disappoints ; ´DDC ´ Slow But Impressive; Rajnikanth Rules; ´Anjaana Anjaani´ Under-Performs!
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This week`s new releases include Emraan Hashmi`s `Crook-It`s Good To Be Bad` and the Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh starrer, `Do Dooni Chaar`. As per the early reports, Mohit Soori`s `Crook` has turned out to be a hurried job with poor script and execution. The opening (barring East Punjab) has been very ordinary. The return to the good old days via Walt Disney’s Rish-Neetu nostalgic project, `Do Dooni Chaar`, has had a poor start but is getting uniform praise.

 Anjaana Anjaani  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£181,428 ; US$517,608  Total Earnings: UK£181,428 ; US$517,608
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Siddharth Raj Anand  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Vishal D, Neelesh M, Amitabh B, Anvita D, Kumaar, Kausar M
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Ranbir-Priyanka`s `Anjaana Anjaani` saw a good start at city multiplexes but it was average at single screens. The trade predicts a not so rosy picture (after the good weekend) for the Siddharth Anand directed flick. The film has done decent to good business in the Overseas.


 Robot  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£ 339, 071 ; US$2,166,178  Total Earnings: UK£ 339, 071 ; US$2,166,178
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: S. Shankar  Producer: Kalanidhi Maran, Hansraj Saxena
 Music: A.R.Rahman  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile Shankar’s `Enthiran` and `Enthiran-The Robot` has done extra ordinary business in South (Tamil and Telugu), while the Hindi version `Robot` saw an average start, though trade expects a pick up. In the Overseas the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions have jointly smashed the opening weekend records of even films like `3 Idiots` and `My Name Is Khan` in the US.

 Khichdi -The Movie  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
J.D. Majethia`s `Khichdi-The Movie` could not come anywhere near the popularity of the serial . In fact it turned out to be a good experimental attempt that turned horribly wrong (despite the uniform critical acclaim) for it’s distributors, barring Gujarat, putting a question mark on the viability of such projects in the future.

 Dabangg  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 15.75 crore ; UK£ 16,585  Total Earnings: India Rs. 131 crore ; UK£764,421 ; US$1,288,549
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abhinav Kashyap  Producer: Arbaaz Khan
 Music: Sajid Wajid, Lalit Pandit  Lyrics: Faiz Anwar, Lalit Pandit, Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna Dimple Kapadia
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Abhinav Kashyap’s `Dabangg` is a one-horse race and continues getting massive numbers even in the third week. The Salman-Sonakshi starrer is also impressive in the Overseas.

 We Are Family  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore ; UK£ 8,096  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22 crore ; UK£703,923 ; US$638,144
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Siddharth Malhotra  Producer: Karan Johar
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil and Anvita Dutt
 Starring: Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
Karan Johar’s Siddharth Malhotra directed , `We Are Family`, is on it’s last legs. The Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal starrer will have to rely on non-theatrical rights for recovery. The film is below the mark in the Overseas circuit (for a Karan project featuring Kajol)

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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