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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Jul 2011
  Super Opening For ´Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara´ ; ´Murder 2´ Strikes Gold ; ´Delhi Belly´ Falls!
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It was always expected that Zoya Akhtar’s `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` would take a good start, more so at the multiplexes, but the Hrithik Roshan starrer surpassed the expectations and has embarked on a good to fantastic start at the multiplexes! The opening varied from 70-80 and even 90 percent in some cases. The collections improved further as the day progressed. The single screens were expectedly lower at 35-50 percent but that is immaterial as the major revenue comes from the multiplexes. The first day is second only to the biggest of the year `Ready`!

 Murder 2  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£42,000  Total Earnings: UK£42,000
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Harshit Saxena, Mithooon, Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Mithoon, Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prashant Narayanan, Sudhanshu Pandey, Sandeep Sikand
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The super opening of the 13 crore (inclusive of all costs) Emraan Hashmi starrer `Murder 2` took one and all by surprise as apparently there seemed no real hype for the film or its music. However, as always the audience had different plans and patronized the film in a big way with weekend netting in excess of 22 crores! The film is sure to end as a super hit, with the first week expected to be in the region of 36.75 crore. The film though has not found favour with the Overseas audience.


 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11.75 crore ; UK£16,000 ; US$55,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.75 crore ; UK£88,000 ; US$291,000
After a dull first day, Puri Jagannadh’s Amitabh Bachchan starrer `Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap` showed a good pick up during the weekend and was also quite stable during the weekdays too. Given the good recovery from the non-theatrical rights the film is already profitable for the makers. The film though has under-performed in The Overseas (better in US).

 Delhi Belly  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 36.50 crore ; UK£104,000 ; US$ 375,225  Total Earnings: India Rs. 36.50 crore ; UK£366,000 ; US$1,232,610
 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
After a good weekend haul of 21.50 crore, Aamir Khan’s `Delhi Belly` continued to show good numbers during the weekdays too. However the 32 crore (inclusive of print and publicity) film fell heavily during the second week due to the `Murder 2` onslaught, though it hardly makes a difference as it will end as at least a hit plus or even higher! The film is also done very well in the Overseas (excellent in US).

 Double Dhamaal  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore ; UK£21,000 ; US$ 18,200  Total Earnings: India Rs. 45 crore ; UK£269,000 ; US$ 530,000
 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
Meanwhile Indra Kumar’s `Double Dhamaal` crashed during the second week but has already done enough to be termed a good success. The film has also done quite well in the Overseas (given the cast).

 Ready  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 120.35 crore ; UK£624,000 ; 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 once again with Anees Bazmee’s `Ready`, the Salman-Aseen starrer is a blockbuster hit that has also done good business in the Overseas.

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