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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Dec 2011
  New Releases Disappoint ; ´Ladies VS Ricky Bahl´ Is Ordinary ; ´The Dirty Picture´ Rules!
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This week`s two new releases, `Jo Hum Chahein` and `Pappu Can`t Dance Saala`, failed to impress obtaining low level collections. With `The Dirty Picture` still holding sway at the single screens and `Don-The King Is Back` next week, there not much hope for `Jo Hum Chahein` and `Pappu Can`t Dance Saala`.

 Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: UK£75,000 ; US$ 222,000  Total Earnings: UK£75,000 ; US$ 222,000
 Director: Maneesh Sharma  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
It was expected that Yash Raj Films’ `Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl` would continue the success of the team’s last venture, `Band Baaja Baaraat` but that was not to be. After an ordinary first day the Ranveer, Anushka and Dipannita starrer saw marginal pick ups on Saturday and Sunday netting 16 crores during the opening weekend. While the 25 crore (all inclusive release cost) `Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl` will be a profitable venture for the makers and worldwide distributors (Yash Raj Films), thanks to the non-theatrical earnings, it is unlikely to be termed as a clear success. The film has also disappointed in the Overseas.


 Lanka  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the week, Maqbool Khan’s, `Lanka`, failed to cut much ice with the audience and has little or no chances of survival.

 The Dirty Picture  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 50 crore ; UK£20,000 ; US$128,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50 crore ; UK£93,500 ; US$462,000
 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
The Milan Luthria directed Naseer, Vidya, Emraan and Tusshar starrer `The Dirty Picture` is moving from strength to strength. After a superb weekend the film was rock steady during the weekdays as well. The dubbed Tamil & Telugu versions have yielded an additional 2.50 crores. `The Dirty Picture` though is ordinary in the Overseas(better in US).

 I Am Singh  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore
The performance of `I Am Singh` was quite on the expected lines with the audience failing to connect with it and as result it is a washout.

 Desi Boyz  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore ; UK£27,000 ; US$43,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 47 crore ; UK£;£ 548,500 ; US$1,066,200
 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
Meanwhile the collections of Rohit Dhawan’s Akshay, John, Deepika and Chitrangda starrer, `Desi Boyz`, crashed in the second week but the film is already a profitable venture, thanks to the 27 crore satellite rights, 6-7 crore audio rights and 15-16 crore UK subsidy (to be received later this month). The film has also done very well in the Overseas.

 Rockstar  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 69.50 crore ; £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
In the end it is Imtiaz Ali’s Ranbir-Nargis starrer, `Rockstar`, which is ending it’s successful Indian run. `Rockstar` has also done well in the Overseas, especially US.

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