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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Sep 2011
  Good Start For ´Mere Brother Ki Dulhan´ ; ´Bodyguard´ Resets The Records!
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Yash Raj Films’ frothy rom-com, the 25 crore `Mere Brother Ki Dulhan` embarked on a good start. The metros were higher at 80-90 percent and in some cases around 100 percent (Ahmedabad). The collections though were a bit lower at around 70-75 percent at mass oriented centers like C.P. Berar and CI and at around 50 percent single screens. The Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar starrer is expected to sail through into the profit zone quite soon.

 Bodyguard  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: UK£840,000 ; US$1,051,132  Total Earnings: UK£840,000 ; US$1,051,132
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Siddique  Producer: Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri, Reliance Entertainment
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam (Guest)  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed and Neelesh Misra
 Starring: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar, Raj Babbar, Hazel Keech, Aditya Pancholi, Rajat Rawail
 Genre: Action, Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out Salman Khan`s Eid-Ganesh Chaturthi blockbuster, `Bodyguard`, after an astonishing 100 crore during the first seven days, the film added another 10-11 crore during the remaining three days of the week. But that comes as no surprise as the film had already reached out to most of it’s prospective viewers during the extended five day weekend itself, thanks to the huge release and the high number of shows. `Bodyguard` is also doing superbly in the Overseas and will be Salman`s biggest hit there.


 Bol  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Shoaib Mansoor  Producer: Shoman Production
 Music: Shoaib Mansoor Atif Aslam,Sarmad Ghafoor, Sajjad Ali  Lyrics: Shoaib Mansoor, Imran Raza, Ayub Khawar, Sajjad Ali, Ali Moeen
 Starring: Atif Aslam,Iman Ali, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Shoaib Mansoor`s well made `Bol` that released along with `Bodyguard`, paid the price and so had embarassingly low numbers to show.

 That Girl In Yellow Boots  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other film that comitted hara-kiri by releasing in the same week (two days later) as `Bodyguard` was Anurag Kashyap`s `That Girl In Yellow Boots` and needless to add faced rejection.

 Aarakshan  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 44 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
The collections of Prakash Jha’s Amitabh, Manoj, Saif and Deepika starrer `Aarakshan` crashed further. But after accounting for the non-theatrical rights the film may be considered as a below average fare. The film has been rejected in the Overseas (better in US).

 Singham  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 97.50 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` saw the first major fall in the Mumbai circuit. But the film is already one of the biggest hits of the year. `Singham` though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 91 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 perhaps for the last time with Zoya Akhtar’s Hrithik-Katrina starrer, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, the film is ending a remarkable run. The film is an Overseas blockbuster.

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