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Box Office Report for the Week - 23 Jul 2011
  ´Singham´ Rocks The Single Screens ; ´ZNMD´ Conquers The Multiplexes; ´Murder 2´ Crashes!
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Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn combo is back! Their latest venture, `Singham`, has set the single screens on fire with collections in the region of 60-70 and even 90 percent. The multiplexes though are much lower at around 40-50 and in some cases 60 percent. (Ahmedabad is much higher). The best opening comes from Mumbai-Maharashtra, Gujarat and single screens of UP. Given the good buzz and positive feedback the film is expected to pick up further during the weekend.

 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£255,000 ; US$961,000  Total Earnings: UK£255,000 ; US$961,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Zoya Akhtar  Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Ariadna Cabrol, Naseruddin Shah
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Zoya Akhtar’s Hrithik Roshan starrer `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` posted huge numbers at the multiplexes and remained rock steady during the weekdays too. The single screens were lower but improved during the weekend. The film is expected to have netted an impressive 45-46 crore (to be validated) during the opening week. `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` has also impressed in Overseas, especially US and managed the best Bollywood performance of the year!


 Murder 2  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 36 crore ; UK£8,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 36 crore ; UK£88,500
 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 opening of `Murder 2` surprised one an all and the film maintained very well during the weekdays also. The film did crash during the second week at the multiplexes, but the 13 crore (all inclusive) Emraan Hashmi film is a blockbuster given the estimated 45 crore (to be validated) in two weeks. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Chillar Party  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Salman Khan
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Nitesh Tiwari, Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Vikas Bahl
 Starring: Irrfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover, Naman Jain,Aarav Khanna, Vishesh Tiwari, Chinmai Chandranshuh, Vedant Desai, Divji Handa, Sherya Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor
 Genre: Emotional  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out `Chillar Party`, the film did showed an up tick on Saturday at select cinemas of Mumbai circuit. But it was not enough!

 Delhi Belly  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14.50 crore ; UK£24,500 ; US$107,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 51 crore ; UK£442,000 ; US$1,428,000
 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
The collections of Aamir Khan’s `Delhi Belly` fell heavily during the second week due to the `Murder 2` onslaught and came in lower than Saturday estimations. But that makes no difference as the film is already a huge success. The film has also done good business in the Overseas, especially US.

 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15.25 crore ; UK£98,000 ; US$291,000
Checking out `Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap`, the collections crashed during the second week, ending all hopes of a turnaround. Fortunately the makers have already mopped up 13 crores via non-theatrical rights. The film has disappointed in the Overseas (better in US)

 Double Dhamaal  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 46.25 crore ; UK£275,000 ; 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
Concluding with Indra Kumar’s `Double Dhamaal`, the film crashed further, but once again the the film has already achieved a success tag in the second week itself! The film has done well in Overseas despite no Overseas savvy stars.

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