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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Jan 2012
  New releases Fail ; ´Players´ Disappoint ; ´Don 2´ Scores A Hit!
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With an open week at the box-office, all eyes are naturally on Karan Johar’s Independence Day release, the Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer, `Agneepath`, which is expected be the first major success of 2012.

 Ghost  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Puja Jatinder Bedi  Producer: Bharat Shah
 Music: Sharib-Toshi  Lyrics: Kumaar, A.M. Turaz, Sandeep Nath
 Starring: Shiney Ahuja, Sayali Bhagat, Tej Sapru, Deepraj Rana, Julia Bliss, Gulshan Rana
 Genre: Horror  Recommended Audience: General
From the bunched releases of last week, it was just Shiney Ahuja`s `Ghost`, that fared the best, but only comparatively.


 Chaalis Chauraasi  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Apart from `Ghost` it was `Chaalis Chauraasi` that managed some half decent collections.

 Sadda Adda  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The third release of the same week, `Sadda Adda`, has been totally rejected by the audience.

 Players  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 22.50 crore ; UK£34,500 ; US$ 51,250  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22.50 crore ; UK£193,000 ; US$310,112
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abbas-Mustan  Producer: Abbas-Mustan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Ashish Pandit
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Omi Vaidya, Sikandar Kher, Johnny Lever, Vinod Khanna
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience:
Moving on, Abbas-Mustan’s Abhishek, Bipasha, Bobby, Sonam and Neil starrer, `Players`, could not quite improve on it’s dull opening week during the second weekend and will find it difficult to even get to coverage. `Players` has also disappointed in the Overseas.

 Don 2  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore ; UK£ 18,725 ; US$ 37,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 105.75 crore ; UK£1,424,000 ; US$3,651,700
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Farhan Akhtar  Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Shahrukh Khan
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Boman Irani, Om Puri
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Farhan Akhtar’s Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer, `Don : The King Is Back`, saw a huge fall for the first time since its release, but that during the third week and after two good weeks. In India the film will technically be called a hit, but in reality it is a superhit (worldwide) for Reliance Big Entertainment, who paid Rs. 80 crore (excluding print & publicity cost) for the global rights, out of which 36 crore have already been recovered from satellite rights and 9 crores from audio rights. The Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer, `Don 2`, is an Overseas blockbuster, grossing nearly $11.75 million so far.

 The Dirty Picture  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 80.50 crore ; UK£131,500 ; 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
Ending this week`s report with Milan Luthria`s `The Dirty Picture`, the film is ending its blockbuster run in India. The Naseer, Vidya, Emraan and Tusshar starrer though has not fared well in the Overseas(better in US).

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
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