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Box Office Report for the Week - 3 Sep 2011
  ´Bodyguard´ Sets New Records ; Other New Releases Fail To Excite!
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After a huge first day, Salman Khan`s `Bodyguard`, continues its amazing run at the box-office, netting about 52 crores in three days from India. Wednesday saw the best ever day for Bollywood with 20.50 crores (Beating 18.50 crore by`Dabangg`), Thursday had 17.50 crores, and Friday netted around 14 crores. The Salman-Kareena starrer looks set for an 80-85 crore total during the extended five day weekend! The film is also doing superbly in most of the the Overseas. The other releases of the week, Shoaib Mansoor`s `Bol`, the English and dubbed film `Mummy Punjabi` and Anurag Kashyap`s `That Girl In Yellow Boots`(that released on Friday), are struggling, with `Bol` faring the best.

 Recent Releases  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
All the releases of last Friday, namely `Shabri`, `Chitkabrey- Shades of Grey`, `Yeh Dooriyaan`, `Rivaaz` and `Stand By`, have managed poor collections. And despite some of them being well made pay the price of releasing very close to a huge festival release, `Bodyguard`!


 Not A Love Story  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.3.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.3.60 crore
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Sunil Bohra Shailesh R. Singh Kiran Kumar Koneru
 Music: Sandeep Chowta  Lyrics:
 Starring: Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal, Ajay Gehi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Despite all the buzz and hype in the media Ramgopal Varma`s `Not A Love Story` could not turn out to be a success story and has been rejected.

 Chatur Singh Two Star  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crore
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ajay Chandok  Producer: Mohamed Aslam
 Music: Sajid Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel, Suresh Menon, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Murli Sharma, Gulshan Grover, Ganesh Yadav, Snehal Dhabi, Arun Varma, Shashi Kiran, Mushtaq Khan, Sunil Nagar, Daman Maan, Sheru, Mohd Aslam, Shakti Kapoor
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Sanjay Dutt’s `Chatur Singh Two Star` fared miserably in the first week and has flopped.

 Aarakshan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40.50 crore ; UK£170,000 ; 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
Moving on, the collections of `Aarakshan` crashed in the second week and so the film may not be able to tide over. The Amitabh, Manoj, Saif and Deepika starrer has also failed in the Overseas.

 Singham  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 96.25 crores ; 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` had another productive week (pre domininantly in Mumbai circuit). The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore ; UK£ 8,500, US$ 9,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 90 crore ; UK£890,800 ; US$3,076,226
 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 once again with Zoya Akhtar’s Hrithik-Katrina starrer, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, the film had its last substantial week. The film is also an Overseas blockbuster.

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