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Box Office Report for the Week - 30 Oct 2010
  Bad Phase Continues : New Releases Fail ; ´Jhootha Hi Sahi´ Flops ; ´Aakrosh´ Is Disastrous !
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This week`s three new releases `Nakshatra`, `Mussa`, `Maalik Ek` and `Daayen Ya Baayen` too joined the list of October flops with dismal openings. The reason is very simple (apart from the poor contents of the concerned films), the audience are holding tight their purse strings and will only come to the theaters during the ‘Diwali’ Friday.

 Rakht Charitra  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Though the Ram Gopal Varma directed `Rakht Charitra` has performed badly in the Hindi belt, the Telugu version has performed superbly.


 Jhootha Hi Sahi  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: UK£32,680  Total Earnings: UK£32,680
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abbas Tyrewala  Producer: Madhu Mantena
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala
 Starring: John Abraham, Pakhi, R Madhavan, Raghu Ram & Nandana Sen
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Abbas Tyrewala`s `Jhootha Hi Sahi` has already been dismissed by the trade because the John Abraham starrer has a high budget and has only poor collections to show, barring a handful of multiplexes (during the first two days).

 Hisss  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Mallika Sherawat`s `Hisss` has done very well at the single screens of North, East and Central India and is matching the overall collections of `Rakht Charitra` (Hindi).

 Aakrosh (New)  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India 11.50 crore ; UK£58,500  Total Earnings: India 11.50 crore ; UK£58,500
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
After overpowering the other film (`Knock Out`) that released with it the Priayadarshan directed `Aakrosh` could not quite capitalize on it and has not found acceptance.

 Knock Out  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore
 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
After a poor start Sohail Maklai’s Mani Shankar directed `Knock Out` did not show any improvement and has been knocked out at the box office with low collections

 Crook  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.95 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.75 crore
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Haashmi, Arjun Bajwa, Neha Sharma
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The collections of Mohit Suri’s Emraan Hashmi starrer `Crook` plummeted further in the second week.

 Anjaana Anjaani  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40.50 crore ; UK£453,000 ; US$855,000
 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
Siddharth Anand’s Priyanka-Ranbir starrer `Anjaana Anjaana` is on its way out from the cinemas after a decent run. The film has performed quite well in the Overseas.

 Robot  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK£725,500 ; 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
In the end, Shankar’s `Rabot` continues it’s steady run and has succeeded in it`s Hindi version too. The Rajnikanth-Aishwarya starrer has also done splendidly 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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