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Box Office Report for the Week - 2 Jul 2011
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As expected due to the popularity of “D.K. Bose” and Aamir’s innovative publicity, `Delhi Belly` scored over `Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap`. And that is exactly what has happened. The 32 crore `Delhi Belly` opened to a 50-70 percent start at city multiplexes and even 75-85 percent at high end metro multiplexes. The single screens though are lower at 35-45 percent. The other release, Amitabh Bachchan`s 20-21 crore `Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap` started on a sedate note of 20-30 percent at the multiplexes. The single screens were higher with 50-60 percent and in some cases even 70 percent (in the Hindi belt). The collections did show an up tick during the latter shows.

 Double Dhamaal  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: UK£118,000 ; US$302,000  Total Earnings: UK£118,000 ; US$302,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Indra Kumar  Producer: Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria
 Music: Anand Raj Anand  Lyrics: Anand Raj Anand, Mayur Puri
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Mallika Sherawat, Kangna Ranaut, Ashish Chowdhry, Javed Jafferi, Satish Kaushik and others
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Last week saw the release of Indra Kumar’s `Double Dhamaal`, the sequel to his 2007 success, `Dhamaal`. The film embarked on a good start and improved with each passing day, during the weekend, netting a good 25.62 crores! Given the good start the film is hopefully all set to be a plus fare for many of its distributors! The film has also done very well in the Overseas (given the cast).


 Always Kabhi Kabhi  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Roshan Abbas  Producer: Gauri Khan
 Music: Ashish Rego, Shree D, Pritam Chakraborty  Lyrics: Roshan Abbas, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Prashant Pandey, Irfan Siddique
 Starring: Ali Fazal, Giselle Monteiro, Zoa Morani, Satyajeet Dubey
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
EROS International and Red Chillies Entertainment’s `Always Kabhi Kabhi` proves to be a nightmare for all concerned.

 Bheja Fry 2  Verdict: Below Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 405 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sagar Ballary  Producer: Mukul Deora
 Music: Ishq Bector, Sneha Khanwalkar, Sagar Desai  Lyrics: Shree D, Sonny Ravan, Shakeel Azmi
 Starring: Vinay Pathak, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Suresh Menon, Amole Gupte
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Watchtower Pictures’ `Bheja Fry 2` encashed on it’s brand value during the first three days but found very little appreciation after that.

 Bhindi Baazaar Inc.  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ankush Bhatt  Producer: Karan Arora
 Music: Sandeep – Surya  Lyrics: Ghalib Asad Bhopali
 Starring: Kay Kay Menon, Prashant Narayanan, Pawan Malhotra, Piyush Mishra, Deepti Naval, Shilpa Shukla, Vedita Pratap Singh, Caterina Lopez and introducing Gautam and Shweta Verma
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Bhindi Baazaar Inc.` turns out to be a horrific disaster.

 Bin Bulaaye Baraati  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore
While `Bin Bulaye Baraati` did fair business in single screen cinemas it’s performance in multiplexes was horrific.

 Shaitan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.70 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore
 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
From the older releases, Anurag Kashyap’s `Shaitan` is ordinary. In it’s second week, the film dropped badly at many places but did well at select multiplexes.

 Ready  Verdict:
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.13.25 crore ; UK£12,000  Total Earnings: India Rs.115.25 crore ; UK£ 616,500 ; US$935,000
 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
Concluding with Anees Bazmee’s `Ready`, the film is a one horse race. The Salman-Asin starrer is moving towards an all time blockbuster status and has also done good business in the Overseas

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