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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 Nov 2011
  Good To Dull Start For The ´Desi Boyz´ ; ´Rockstar´ Falls!
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Given the fact that `Desi Boyz` combined the winning `Garam Masala` duo of Akshay Kumar and John Abraham and also the live publicity blitzkrieg by the lead stars and the popularity of the title track , the film expected to embark upon a good start. However the opening day saw collections in 50-70 percent range and upto 90 percent in the north belt. `Desi Boyz` was also hit hard in parts of Maharashtra due to a ‘bandh’ call. The film did show a growth in the latter shows though a really big jump was missing. But the positive thing is that the WOM is , its leaning towards the positive, especially amongst the core audience, the youths, it and should benefit the film during the weekend.

 Shakal Pe Mat Ja  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Linc Entertainment and Ipix Movies’ `Shakal Pe Mat Ja` meets with a disastrous fate!


 Na Jaane Kabse  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Na Jaane Kabse` is worse and is in fact a washout at the ticket window.

 Rockstar  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 49 crore ; UK£53,750 ; US$ 196,200  Total Earnings: India Rs. 49 crore ; UK£321,200 ; US$911,064
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Dhillin Mehta
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
After a wonderful weekend of 34-35 crore (and a stable Monday) the collections of Imtiaz Ali’s Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri starrer `Rockstar` fell Tuesday onwards but the film still managed a good first week. The 62 crore `Rockstar` (all inclusive cost) has also done well in the Overseas (good in US, ordinary in UK.

 The Adventures Of Tin Tin  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore
`The Adventures Of Tin Tin` and it`s dubbed Hindi version (`Tin Tin Karnamey Kamal Ke`) managed decent business in India.

 Ra.One  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crore ; UK£14,500 ; US$ 33,750  Total Earnings: India Rs. 116.50 crore ; UK £1,420,250 ; US $2,496,825
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Anubhav Sinha  Producer: Gauri Khan
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Atahar Panchi, Vishal Dadlani and Kumaar
 Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding this week’s box office report with `RA.One`, the collections of Shah Rukh Khan’s Anubhav Sinha directed film have hit rock bottom in the third week, although the film was into the profit zone just after the first extended week. `RA.One` fails to improve its status but is still a semi-hit for it’s worldwide distributor EROS International. The film has also crashed in the Overseas grossing but is still Bollywood’s biggest hit of 2011 in that circuit.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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