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Box Office Report for the Week - 8 Jan 2011
  ´No One Killed Jessica´ Opens Well At Good Cinemas ; ´Tees Maar Khan´ Crashes But Is Profitable!
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This Friday`s saw three new releases, the Rani-Vidya starrer `No One Killed Jessica`, Sayali Bhagat’s `Impatient Vivek` and the Deepal Shaw starrer `Vikalp`. As expected `No One Killed Jessica` was the front runner by a long margin and did quite well at at good cinemas of big cities. The other twoo releases, `Vikalp` and `Impatient Vivek` are all set to be dismal failures.

 New Releases  Verdict: Disasters
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Last week`s two releases, Jackie Shroff`s `Bhoot And Friends` and the fungus laden `Ada .. A Way Of Life` (with music by A.R. Rahman) were both rejected with disdain by the audience.


 Tees Maar Khan  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India 50 crore ; UK£ 98,174 ; US$ 1,08,273  Total Earnings: India 50 crore ; UK£625,000 ; US$1,030,502
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Farah Khan  Producer: Shirish Kunder, Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar, Shirish Kunder  Lyrics: Shirish Kunder, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Raghu Ram, Rajiv Laxman and Arya Babbar
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
After a superb opening weekend the collections of Farah Khan’s `Tees Maar Khan` started falling from Monday and crashed thereafter. All the same the film has fetched impressive distributors shares of 26-27 crore in the first week itself (thanks mainly to the weekend). The film has ordinary collections (given the holiday phase) in the Overseas. Having said that the Akshay-Katrina starrer will yield a profit of 8-10 crores to UTV (on a total investment of 62 crores), once Overseas, sattelite and other non-theatrical rights are accounted for.

 Toonpur Ka Superrhero  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.80 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.80 crore
With poor collections, the Ajay-Kajol starrer `Toonpur Ka Superrhero` (total investment of 35 crore) turns out to be one of the biggest failures of 2010.

 Issi Life Mein..!  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.80 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.80 crore
Unfortunately Rajshri Production Pvt Ltd’s `Issi Life Mein..!` showed no signs of life at all and is a washout.

 Band Baaja Baaraat  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19 crore ; UK £63,082
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Maneesh Sharma  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Manmeet Singh, Manish Choudhary, Neeraj Sood.
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Despite stiff competition from new releases , Yash Raj’s `Band Baaja Baaraat` continues to do well. The Anushka-Ranveer starrer though is a washout in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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