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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Dec 2011
  Dull Start For ´Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl´ ; ´The Dirty Picture´ Is A Huge Hit!
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Yash Raj Film’s Maneesh Sharma directed `Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl` was never expected to embark on an earth shattering start, though a good to decent opening was very much on the cards. But the start is lower than the predictions. The film is doing better in the North and Gujarat, but is below par in Mumbai. The other release of the week, Maqbool Khan’s `Lanka` failed to make an impression, except for a handful of cinemas in Uttar Pradesh.

 The Dirty Picture  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: UK£44,000 ; US$268,000  Total Earnings: UK£44,000 ; US$268,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Milan Luthria  Producer: Shobha Kapoor Ekta Kapoor
 Music: Vishal Shekhar  Lyrics: Rajat Aroraa
 Starring: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Saksham Malhotra, Tusshar Kapoor
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Adult
Moving on Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment’s `The Dirty Picture` is a clean hit. The film has netted nearly 52.50 crore (including dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions). Given the satisfactory second Friday (9th December) it will not be a surprise if the Milan Luthria directed film manages a superhit to blockbuster status.


 Desi Boyz  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 38.50 crore ; UK£98,000 ; US$ 268,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 38.50 crore ; UK£480,000; US$985,000
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rohit Dhawan  Producer: Krishika Lulla, Vijay Ahuja, Jyoti Deshpande
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar, Irshad Kamil, Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Chitrangda Singh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Moving on, Rohit Dhawan’s `Desi Boyz` saw diminishing collections during the weekdays. Thanks to the 27 crore satellite rights, 6-7 crore audio rights and 15-16 crore UK subsidy ( to be received later this month), `Desi Boyz` will be rated as an above average fare. The film has also done very well in the Overseas especially US.

 Dam 999  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.65 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.65 crore
Meanwhile `Dam 999` could not achieve anything significant and is a trade disaster.

 Rockstar  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 68.25 crore ; UK£365,000 ; US$986,000
 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
Checking out Imtiaz Ali’s Ranbir-Nargis starrer, `Rockstar`, the film saw a heavy fall during the third week. The film has also done very well in the Overseas, especially US.

 Ra.One  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: UK£1000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 117 crore ; UK£1,430,000 ; US$2,512,000
 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 for the last time with Shah Rukh Khan’s Anubhav Sinha directed `RA.One`, the film has ended it`s run in India. `RA.One` is the biggest Overseas hit of 2011.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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