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Box Office Report for the Week - 30 Jul 2011
  New Releases Disappoint ; ´Singham´ Scores ; ´ZNMD´ Consolidates!
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This Friday’s three releases - `Khap`, `Gandhi To Hitler` and `Bubble Gum`, saw poor starts of 5-10 percent and have little or no chance of getting successful as `Singham` is still the preferred film, predominantly at single screens and the two week old, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` is staying put at city multiplexes.

 Singham  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£ 55,000 ; US$161,000  Total Earnings: UK£ 55,000 ; US$161,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Reliance Entertainment
 Music: Ajay-Atul  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Checking out Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgan starrer `Singham`, the film had a super start at single screens and was somewhat lower at the multiplexes. But as we had predicted the film picked up more and more as the weekend progressed, improving even at the multiplexes, thanks to the hype and positive feedback. `Singham` saw the second best week (post `Ready`) of 2011, netting in excess of 50 crores(to be validated)! The film is a sureshot hit, given the rock steady weekdays. However, `Singham` has been rejected in the Overseas.


 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 45.75 crore ; UK£140,000 ; US$ 670,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 45.75 crore ; UK£567,000 ; US$ 2,004,000
 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
After a good opening weekend Zoya Akhtar’s `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` had a very steady run during the weekdays too. Though the single screens were lower it was more than compensated for by the superb multiplex run. The film is rock steady during the second week. The Hrithik Roshan starrer, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, is already a superhit in the Overseas.

 Murder 2  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 9.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 45.50 crore ; UK£101,000
 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
Moving on, the collections of `Murder 2` crashed in the second week (though single screens were steady). But given the all inclusive 13 crore price, the superhit Emraan Hashmi starrer is on way to be the second blockbuster of 2011 after `Ready`. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Chillar Party  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.45 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
Meanwhile `Chillar Party` managed some more numbers (especially from Bombay, but it was not enough.

 Delhi Belly  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore ; UK£ 10,279; US$36,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 54.50 crore ; UK£466,000 ; US$ 1,502,000
 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` crashed, though the film is already a superhit. The film has also done great in the Overseas, especially US.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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´
 • 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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