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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Jun 2011
  Audience Still Not ´Ready´ For ´Bheja Fry´ By A ´Shaitan´!
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It is once again Anees Bazmee`s `Ready` which remains the first choice of the audience, despite five new films - `Bheja Fry 2`, `Always Kabhi Kabhi`, `Bin Bulaye Baraati`, `Bhindi Bazaar Inc` and `Cycle Kick`. All the mentioned releases opened to a dull response with `Bheja Fry 2` leading at select multiplexes and `Bin Bulaye Baraati` at single screens.

 Shaitan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 402 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Bejoy Nambiar  Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra
 Music: Prashant Pillai, Amar Mohile, Ranjit Barot, Anupam Roy  Lyrics: K. S. Krishnan, Sanjeev Sharma, Colin Terence, Abhishek, and Shradha
 Starring: Rajit Kapoor, Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Pawan Malhotra, Shiv Pandit, Gulshan Devaiya, Neil Bhoopalam, Kirti Kulhari
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anurag Kashyap`s Bijoy Nambiar directed `Shaitan` got the critics excited but not the audience.


 Love Express  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Mukta Arts` `Love Express` is a washout.

 Ready  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India 69.50 crore ; UK£115,000 ; US$190,000  Total Earnings: India 69.50 crore ; UK£493,000 ; US$781,855
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anees Bazmee  Producer: Sohail Khan, Bhushan Kumar, Kishan Kumar, Rajat Rawail, Nitin Manmohan
 Music: Pritam, Devi Sri Prasad  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ashish Pandit, Neelesh Misra and Kumaar
 Starring: Salman Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Manoj Joshi
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The month of June started with a bang as Anees Bazmee’s `Ready` saw a very steady weekday run after a huge weekend. Even the second week has been quite bountiful (30 crore plus) and the Salman-Asin starrer is a sureshot blockbuster. In the Overseas, `Ready` is not on the same level as India but has managed a very steady performance

 Pyar Ka Punchnama  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10.50 crore
 Director: Luv Ranjan  Producer: Abhishek Pathak
 Music: Clinton Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik, Luv Ranjan, Ad Boys  Lyrics: Luv Ranjan
 Starring: Kartikeya Tiwari, Rayo Bhakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Sonalli Sehgal, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile `Pyaar Ka Punchnama` has managed a praiseworthy performance in the wake of the `Ready` tornado

 Haunted 3D  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.
 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
Concluding with Vikram Bhatt’s `Haunted`, the film manages to add another 30 lakhs. The film is a clean hit for Mahakshay, and the biggest Bollywood horror grosser!

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´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´
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