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Box Office Report for the Week - 20 Aug 2011
  New Releases Flounder ; ´Aarakshan´ Does Well Given The Odds!
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All the new releases of this week, Ramgopal Varma`s `Not A Love Story`, Ajay Chandhok`s `Chatur Singh Two Star` and the Pravin Dabas directed `Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande` failed to impress at the ticket window.

 Aarakshan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£76,000 ; US$343,000  Total Earnings: UK£76,000 ; US$343,000
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Prakash Jha  Producer: Prakash Jha, Firoz A. Nadiadwala
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Deepika Padukone Prateik Babbar, Tanvi Azmi
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
The road to release for `Aarakshan` was paved with perils and the first day saw a ban in three states- U.P., Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. Thankfully the ban was lifted in Andhra and Punjab from the second day. However, despite that the Amitabh, Manoj, Saif and Deepika starrer performed very well netting 32-33 crore during the week. With the ban lifted in U.P. too the film is expected to do well there as well. `Aarakshan` though has disappointed in the Overseas.


 Recent releases  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
None of the recent releases like `Chala Mussaddi- Office Office`, `I Am Kalam` and `Aagah The Warning` could make any impact barring to an extent `I Am Kalam` at select cinemas due to school patronage.

 Singham  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 86 crore ; UK£135,000 ; US$288,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 403 unique users): 5.19
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Reliance Entertainment
 Music: Ajay-Atul  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgn starrer `Singham` continues to rule the Mumbai circuit, with over half the collections coming from there. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore ; UK£ 15,000; US$ 72,000  Total Earnings: India Rs.84.75 crore ; UK£862,500 ; US$2,988,000
 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
Meanwhile Zoya Akhtar’s Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, continues to the first choice for the multiplexes. The film is an Overseas blockbuster.

 Murder 2  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs, 48.70 crore
 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
Meanwhile Mohit Suri`s Emraan starrer `Murder 2` has more or less ended it`s blockbuster run.

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