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Box Office Report for the Week - 27 Aug 2011
  Audience Awaits ´Bodyguard´ Maintaining ´Dooriyan´ From New Releases!
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It has mostly been seen that just before a big release, audience keeps away from even well made smaller releases. And the phenomenon has been witnessed yet again as all the new releases of this week- `Shabri`, `Chitkabrey-Shades of Grey,`Rizaaz`, `Yeh Dooriyan` and `Stand By` have managed poor collections, with all awaiting the `Eid`release (31st August), Salman Khan`s `Bodyguard`. Given the extended weekend and the hype, `Bodyguard` is expected to set new records!

 Recent Releases  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
All the releases of last week, RGV’s `Not A Love Story`, Ajay Chandhok’s `Chatur Singh Two Star` and the Pravin Dabas directed `Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bandey` failed to achieve anything significant. Comparatively speaking `Not A Love Story` fared the best and may be saved due to its small budget. The other two releases have no chance of survival.


 Aarakshan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 32 crore ; UK£25,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32 crore ; UK£144,000 ; US$440,800
 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
After facing a ban in three states (U.P., Punjab and Andhra Pradesh) on the first day `Aarakshan` got some relief on the second day as the ban was lifted in Punjab and Andhra. Despite the setbacks the film saw a good run in the opening week. However, the Amitabh, Manoj, Saif and Deepika starrer faces a tough battle at the ticket window, given the way the film has progressed in the second weekend. `Aarakshan` has under-performed in the Overseas.

 Phhir  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore
Vikram Bhatt’s `Phhir` could not make much of an impression after a dull start and has failed.

 Singham  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 92.50 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:
Meanwhile Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgn starrer `Singham` continues the amazing Mumbai circuit run. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas

 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.25 crore ; US$36,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 88 crore ; UK£880,000 ; US$3,056,046
 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
Concluding with Zoya Akhtar’s Hrithik-Katrina starrer, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, the film is still generating good shares from the multiplexes. `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` is an Overseas blockbuster, with amazing collections from the US.

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 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
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