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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Feb 2011
  Slow To Dull Start For ´Patiala House´ ; ´Yeh Saali Zindagi´ Is Decent ; ´DBHJ´ Falters!
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This Friday’s new releases included Nikhil Advani’s `Patiala House`, Gipsy Films And Shethia Audio Video Productions’ `Aashiqui.In` and the Ganesh Acharya directed `Angel`. The front runner is obviously the Akshay-Anushka starrer `Patiala House`. However, the film does not feature Akshay Kumar in his audience pleasing role, and so it did not commence on the usual flying starts (associated with Akshay) and started on a somewhat slow to dull start (better at multiplexes). The 27-28 crore (inclusive on print and publicity) `Patiala House` did show a noticable pick up as the weekend progressed but it has to do more to achieve anything significant!

 Yeh Saali Zindagi  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Checking out the older releases, Sudhir Mishra`s `Yeh Saali Zindagi` had quite a slow start but it did see a positive growth (at the multiplexes) as the weekend progressed and it will be interesting to see if the 9-10 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) `YSZ` gets into the profit zone. None of the other releases including the coloured version of Dev Anand`s `Hum Dono` managed even a half decent start.

 Dil To Baccha Hai Ji  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 21 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21 crore ; UK£42,209
The start of Madhur Bhandarkar’s `Dil To Baccha Hai Ji` was not great but the film picked up positively as the days progressed resulting in a healthy weekend. Once again the film could not sustain during the weekdays. `Dil To Baccha Hai Ji` has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Yamla Pagla Deewana  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore ; UK£ 20,908  Total Earnings: India Rs. 53 crore ; UK£523,814 ; US$971,240
Despite the new releases, Samir Karnik’s `Yamla Pagla Deewaana` is still managing to get good numbers. The Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby starrer is a good hit in India and has also done wonderfully in the Overseas

 No One Killed Jessica  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29.60 crore ; UK£181,236 ; US $440,000
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 404 unique users): 5.13
 Director: Rajkumar Gupta  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a highly successful run `No One Killed Jessica` is ending it’s cinema tenure. The Rani-Vidya starrer has also done very well in the Overseas.

 Band Baaja Baaraat  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24.25 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 404 unique users): 5.13
 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:
Yash Raj Films` Anushka-Ranveer starrer `Band Baaja Baaraat` is now ending it`s good run in India.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 72 crore for SRK's 'Fan' ; 'The Jungle Book' Is Super Hit ; 'Ki & Ka' Succeeds!
 • 'Rocky Handsome' Is Decent ; 'Kapoor & Sons' Succeeds' ; 'Neerja' Is Superhit!
 • 'Neerja' Scores ; 'Airlift' Is Superhit ; ' Sanam Re' Succeeds!
 • 'Bajirao Mastani' Closing In On 'Dilwale' ; 'Hate Story 3' Is A Clean Hit!
 • Stupendous Start For 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' ; 'Shandaar' Fails ; 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' Is A Superhit!
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