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Box Office Report for the Week - 15 Oct 2011
  Lull Before The Storm As ´Azaan´ Does Not Echo & No Takers For ´Rascals´ Pranks!
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This week’s new releases, the lavishly mounted thriller `Azaan`, Yash Raj’s `Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge`(fares best but with just 20 percent collections), Nagesh Kukunoor’s `Mod`, `Lo Dooba So Paar- It`s Love In Bihar` and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s `My Friend Pinto` have ordinary collections to show. It seems that the dull pre-diwali phase has really set as after `Mausan` and `Force` even `Rascals` has disappointed commercially.

 Rascals  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£118,000 ; US$168,000  Total Earnings: UK£118,000 ; US$168,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: David Dhawan  Producer: Sanjay Dutt Productions Pvt. Ltd, M/s Rupali Aum Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt and Irshaad Kamil
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Rampal, Kangna Ranaut, Lisa Haydon
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Last week’s major release, David Dhawan’s Dutt-Ajay starrer, `Rascals`, did see a good response on the opening day (Thursday- Dussehra) netting in excess of 7.50 crores, but the collections started sliding from the second day (6 crores) onwards. The 4-day extended weekend settled at around 23 crores and Monday onwards the collections fell heavily. Given the big budget `Rascals` will find the going tough. The film has been rejected in the Overseas.


 Love Breakups Zindagi  Verdict: -
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Saahil Saangha  Producer: Sahara Motion Pictures
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza, Cyrus Saahukar, Tisca Chopra
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Zayed-Diya’s `Love Breakups Zindagi` was appreciated at some cinemas but the same could not translate into collections

 Soundtrack  Verdict: -
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Neerav Ghosh  Producer: Aditya Shastri
 Music: Midivial Punditz, Karsh kale, Vishal Vaid, Kailash Kher, Ankur Tewari  Lyrics: Gaurav Raina, Ankur Tewari , Anand Bakshi, Vishal Vaid etc
 Starring: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Mohan Kapoor,, Yatin Karyekar, Ankur Tewari, Anurag Kashyap
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
The last release of last week, Rajeev Khandelwal’s `Soundtrack` had to be content with just the critical acclaim.

 Force  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 23 crores ; UK£14,200  Total Earnings: India 23 crores ; UK£124,000 ; US$105,000
 Director: Nishikant Kamat  Producer: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
 Music: Harris Jayaraj, Lalit Pandit  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: John Abraham, Genelia Dsouza, Raj Babbar & Mohnish Behl
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Meanwhile Vipul Shah’s John-Genelia starrer `Force` did quite well during the opening weekend but collections dropped heavily after that. The film will struggle to cover costs even after accounting for non-theatrical rights. `Force` has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores
Moving on, `Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster` fared quite well and after accounting for non-theatrical rights the film will be a plus fare.

 Mausam  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore ; UK£17,000 ; US$28,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32 crores ; UK£364,000 ; US$712,826
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pankaj Kapoor  Producer: Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Sunil Lulla
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor,Anupam Kher,Supriya Pathak
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The collections of Pankaj Kapur’s Shahid-Sonam starrer, `Mausam`, crashed badly in the second week as all hopes of even a recovery via non-theatrical rights faded. `Mausam` has done very well in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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