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Box Office Report for the Week - 23 Oct 2010
  Mallika ´Hisses´, Vivek Impresses While John Fizzles, ´Aakrosh´ Disappoints!
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This week has seen an interesting battle between Mallika Sherawat`s `Hisss`, the John Abraham starrer `Jhootha Hi Sahi` and Vivek Oberoi`s `Rakht Charitra`. As per the early indications, the dull pre-`Diwali` phase has taken it`s toll all the new releases. Comparatively speaking `Hisss` seems to have taken the initial rounds, thanks to a great single screen performance in the hinterland. The biggest disappointment (better in a handful of multiplexes) comes from Abbas Tyrewala directed `Jhootha Hi Sahi` while RGV`s `Rakht Charitra` has not achieved anything significant in Hindi, but has generated stupendous collections via the Telugu version.

 Aakrosh (New)  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£29,440  Total Earnings: UK£29,440
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Kumar Mangat
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal, Reema Sen
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
The very ordinary performance of Priyadarshan`s Ajay-Akshaye starrer, `Aakrosh`, comes as shock. The film has little chances of even getting to a recovery stage. `Aakrosh` has also been rejected in the Overseas.


 Knock Out  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: UK£8,115  Total Earnings: UK£8,115
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 402 unique users): 5.19
 Director: Mani Shankar  Producer: Sohail Maklai
 Music: Gourov Dasgupta  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Panchhi Jalonvi, Shellee
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Irfan Khan, Kangna Ranaut, Gulshan Grover, Sushant Singh
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Sohail Maklai`s Sanjay Dutt starrer `Knock Out` was rejected from the first day and is a trade disaster.

 Crook  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 10.80 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10.80 crore ; UK£31,375
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Haashmi, Arjun Bajwa, Neha Sharma
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After an unexpectedly ordinary start, Emraan Hashmi`s `Crook` failed to improve and had very mediocre numbers to show. The film has also failed in the Overseas.

 Do Dooni Chaar  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Habib Faisal  Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri
 Music: Meet Brothers Anjan Ankit  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir
 Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Archit Krishna, Aditi Vasudev, Akhilendra Mishra & Supriya Shukla
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Moving on, the veteran romantic pair of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh got a lot of praise and appreciation for `Do Dooni Chaar`, but unfortunately the film is fair just in Delhi-U.P. and East Punjab.

 Anjaana Anjaani  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.25 crore ; UK£26,083 ; US$46,618  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39.25 crore ;UK £428,500 ; US$827,300
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 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
The collections of Siddharth Anand’s Ranbir-Priyanka starrer, `Anjaana Anjaani`, dropped further but thankfully the film is in the profit zone, thanks additionally to the Overseas run and the non-theatrical rights.

 Robot  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore ; UK  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17.50 crore ; UK£695,000 ; 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
Shankar`s Rajnikanth-Aishwarya starrer `Robot` (Hindi) is quite steady at medium collections. The film has also obtained some great numbers in the Overseas.

 Dabangg  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 137.50 crore ; UK£787,000 ; 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 Salman-Sonakshi starrer, is ending it’s stupendous run in India. The film has also done great business in the Overseas.

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