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Box Office Report for the Week - 5 Feb 2011
  New Releases Start Poorly ; ´Dil To Baccha ..´ Is Ordinary ; ´Dhobi Ghat´ Crashes ; ´YPD´ & ´NOKJ´ Are Hits!
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The new releases of this week, `Yeh Saali Zindagi`, `Utt Pataang`, `United Six` etc. started on a poor note. Comparatively speaking Sudhir Mishra`s `Yeh Saali Zindagi` fared the best but is expected to see a so-soweekend. The question is will it be enough?

 Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK £19,000  Total Earnings: UK £19,000
Madhur Bhandarkaer`s Ajay-Emraan starrer, `Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji`, failed to emulate the success of the duo`s `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai`. All the same `DTBHJ` ends the week with a decent total. Given the fact that the film has been sold at a decent price of 13 crores. it will be a profitable venture. `Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji` has unfortunately been rejected in the Overseas.


 Dhobi Ghat  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 13 crore ; UK£ 32,542 ; US$102,153  Total Earnings: India Rs. 13 crore ; UK£198,000 ; US$ 521,582
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Kiran Rao  Producer: Aamir Khan Productions
 Music: Gustavo Santaolalla  Lyrics:
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Adult
The opening of Kiran Rao’s `Dhobi Ghat` was quite dull, but thanks to the presence of Aamir Khan the film managed a decent weekend. Unfortunately the film could not capitalize on it (despite the Republic Day holiday) and saw quite an ordinary run. The film crashed by over 90 percent during the second week. Having said that the 11 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) `Dhobi Ghat` has been distributed worldwide by the makers and so once the non-theatrical rights are accounted for the film will be profitable for the producers. The Aamir-Prateik starrer has done decently in the Overseas, especially in the US.

 Yamla Pagla Deewaana  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14.75 crore ; UK£ 38,504 ; US $ 64,174  Total Earnings: India Rs.49.50 crore ; UK£486,372 : US$961,257
Meanwhile Samir Karnik’s `Yamla Pagla Deewaana` continues to rock even in the second week. The Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby starrer is now a clear hit. `Yamla Pagla Deewaana` has also done wonderfully in the Overseas.

 No One Killed Jessica  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.70 crore  Total Earnings: India Es. 29 crore ; UK£181,236 ; US$440,000
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajkumar Gupta  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The hard-hitting `No One Killed Jessica` shows better legs than most had imagined, getting substantial returns. The Rani-Vidya starrer is the second clean hit of 2011. The film has also done decently in the Overseas.

 Band Baaja Baaraat  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore
 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:
Concluding yet again with Yash Raj`s `Band Baaja Baaraat`, the Anushka-Ranveer starrer is ending its tenure at the ticket window after a highly successful run.

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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