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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Jul 2011
  Great Start For ´Murder 2´ ; Good Haul For ´Delhi Belly´ ; ´BHTB´ Has A Steady Run!
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Though the usual buzz and hype associated with an Emraan-Bhatt venture apparently seemed missing (even musically!), and the week old `Delhi Belly` was expected to be more than a formidable opponent, the great start of the below 10 crore `Murder 2` took the trade and media by surprise. The other release of the same week, `Chillar Party`, despite appearances by Salman and Ranbir, is a washout, and may not complete even a week at some cinemas.

 Delhi Belly  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: UK£154,000 ; US$582,000  Total Earnings: UK£154,000 ; US$582,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abhinay Deo  Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Ram Sampath  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Munna Dhiman, Akshat Varma
 Starring: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Shenaz Treasurywala
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Adult
From the older releases, `Delhi Belly` has managed a good first week netting 36.50 crore (to be validated) from India which makes it the third best week of the year after `Ready` (70 crore) and `Double Dhamaal` (37 crore).


 Bbuddah ... Hoga Terra Baap  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: UK£43,000 ; US$161,000  Total Earnings: UK£43,000 ; US$161,000
Even Amitabh Bachchan’s `Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap` has managed a reasonable first week of around 11 crores plus (to be validated), which is quite creditable given the `Delhi Belly` wave and a rather dull to weak first day. The film has also under scored in the Overseas, especially UK.

 Double Dhamaal  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 37 Crore ; UK32,000 ; US$86,278  Total Earnings: India Rs. 37 Crore ; UK£228,000 ; US$478,000
 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
Moving on, Indra Kumar’s `Double Dhamaal` did very well during the opening weekend after which it dropped quite a bit. Nevertheless, it managed good shares in the first week. The film has also done well in the Overseas (with no Overseas savvy stars.

 Bheja Fry 2  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9.35 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 `Bheja Fry 2` has crashed and is now hanging on the lower side and will have to rely on non-theatrical rights for recovery.

 Shaitan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.85 crore
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 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
Checking out Anurag Kashyap’s `Shaitan`, the film could not make much headway and has failed.

 Ready  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 119.50 crore ; UK£622,500 ; 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 saw the first major fall since it’s release but still managed reasonable shares. The Salman-Asin starrer has also done good business in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´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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