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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Dec 2011
  ´Don 2´ Bumper At Multiplexes & Overseas, Average At Single Cinemas!
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As was expected, Farhan Akhtar’s Shah Rukh Khan-Priyanka Chopra starrer, `Don 2`, has embarked on a bumper start at the multiplexes across the country. Be it Delhi-UP, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Orissa or Mysore circuit, the multiplexes have recorded 80-90 percent and above attendance.

Coming to the single screens, the occupancies are lower (especially in Bihar and parts of CI) but at an all India level single screens too have notched up almost 60-70 percent collections. Given the outstanding first day and the advance booking trends, the film may well end up netting anything from 45-50 crore during the three day weekend.

Initial reports from the Overseas circuit are also superb (US, Middle East & Australia) and `Don 2` may surpass the final tally of year’s best, `RA.One`.

 Jo Hum Chahein  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Jo Hum Chahein` May have sounded good on paper but the audience have rejected it.


 Pappu Can`t Dance Saala  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
For the pseudo intellectual critics Vinay Pathak may be star but not for the audience as `Pappu Can`t Dance Saala` is a wasout.

 Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore ; UK£ 28,0000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore ; UK£143,500 ; 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
After an average start, the performance of Yash Raj Films’ `Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl` remained steady, but on the lower side. The film has not fared well in the overseas

 The Dirty Picture  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18 crore ; UK£13,200  Total Earnings: India Rs. 68 crore ; UK£121,000 ; 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
Moving on to to `The Dirty Picture` the Milan Luthria directed Naseer, Vidya, Emraan and Tusshar starrer continues its dream run (even in the second week. The film though has not done well (decent in US) in the Overseas.

 Desi Boyz  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore ; UK£ 13,472  Total Earnings: India Rs. 48 crore ; UK£577,000 ; US$1,080,000
 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
In the meantime Rohit Dhawan’s `Desi Boyz` adds more to its kitty. The Akshay-John starrer has also done quite well in the Oversas.

 Rockstar  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 45-50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 70 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
Concluding with Imtiaz Ali’s Ranbir-Nargis starrer, `Rockstar`, the film has ended its Indian and Overseas run on a successful note.

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