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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 May 2011
  ´Pirates´ Dominates ´Pyaar´ & ´404´; ´Ragini MMS´ Succeeds ; ´Haunted 3D´ On Way To More Laurels!
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This week`s two releases, `Pyaar Ka Punchnama` and `404` were dominated by the Hollywood venture `Pirates Of The Caribbian- On Stranger Tides`. However, `Pyaar Ka Punchnama` also managed a decent show, especially in Western India. The other release `404` was rejected from the first show, as also the dubbed `Kashmakash (`Naukadubi`).

 Ragini MMS & Love U.. Mr. Kalakaar  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The battle between `Ragini MMS` & `Love U.. Mr. Kalakaar!` was comprehensively won by the former, especially if we add the earnings of the Telugu (dubbed) version. `Love U.. Mr. Kalakaar!` did well at select single screens of Central and North India, but that did not help the cause much. The other two releases of the week `Shagird` and `Stanley Ka Dabba` managed selective patronisation.


 Haunted 3D  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14.75 crore
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Vikram Bhatt & Arun Rangachari
 Music: Chirantan Bhatt  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi & Junaid Wasi
 Starring: Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Tia Bajpai, Achint Kaur, Arif Zakaria, Mohan Kapoor & Sanjay Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The collections of Vikram Bhatt’s `Haunted 3D` maintained superbly during the weekdays as well and also during the second weekend as well. The Mahakshay starrer is all set to be one of the major success of 2011.

 Luv Ka The End  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.30 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Bumpy  Producer: Ashish Patil
 Music: Ram Sampath  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Taaha Shah, Pushtie Shakti, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
The performance of Y-Films’ `Luv Ka The End` was quite disappointing. The film will have to rely on the non-theatrical rights for safety.

 Chalo Dilli  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.35 crore
Moving on, Lara Dutta’s `Chalo Dilli` maintained decently (with low end collections) in the second week and is a clean success.

 Shor In The City  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crore
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Raj Nidimoru Krishna D.K.  Producer: Ekta Kapoor Shobha Kapoor
 Music: Sachin-Jigar, Harpreet  Lyrics: Sameer and Priya Panchal
 Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Preeti Desai, Pitabash Tripathy Nikhil Dwivedi, Radhika Apte, Sundeep Kishan, Girija Oak, Zakir Hussain
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
The collections of `Shor In The City` fell heavily in the second week (barring Bombay city). The film will just about touch a below average to average status, after accounting for the non-theatrical rights.

 Dum Maaro Dum  Verdict: Average to below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore ; US $ 11,500  Total Earnings: India Rs.31.75 crore ; UK £210,000 ; US $551,500
 Director: Rohan Sippy  Producer: Ramesh Sippy
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Jaidep Sahni
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar, Bipasha Basu Aditya Pancholi Monty Munford
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile, the collections of Rohan Sippy’s `Dum Maaro Dum` continue to fall hard. The Abhishek Bachchan starrer has failed in the Overseas (better in the US).

 Thank You  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 47.15 crore ; UK£457,000 ; US$463,000
Concluding yet again with Anees Bazmee’s `Thank You`, the film adds 40 lakhs more with collections predominantly coming from Gujarat, Delhi-U.P. and East Punjab. The Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty , Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Rimi Sen starrer though has under-performed in the Overseas (better in the UK),

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 • ´The Shaukeens´ Disappoints ; ´Happy New Year´ Is A Superhit
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´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!
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