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Box Office Report for the Week - 28 Jan 2012
  ´Agneepath´ Sets The Box-Office On Fire ; ´Ghost´ Surprises!
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Karan Malhotra`s Rishi, Dutt, Hrithik and Priyanka starrer, `Agneepath`, was all set for a bumper start. But the opening actually turned out to be earth-shattering! The film has already smashed Bodyguard`s first day record of 21 ccore and narrowly missed RA.One’s best ever single day figure of 23 crore by netting just over 22 crores. `Agneepath` has cost producer Karan Johar 75 crore to make and release (half of which has already been recovered from sattelite and audio rights) and is sure to be a clean hit and reaffirms Hrithik Roshan’s never in doubt star power!

 Chaalis Chauraasi  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crore
Meanwhile Hriday Shetty’s `Chaalis Chauraasi` could not do justice to the reputed cast


 Ghost  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore
 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
Though initially it appeared that Shiney Ahuja’s `Ghost` had not done well but when the collections from big cities (non metros) and the interiors were disclosed it was quite a reasonable performance.

 Players  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore ; UK£12,500 ; US$10,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28 crore ; UK£221,000 ; US$ 339,000
 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`, saw a crash in the second week, and will have to rely on non-theatrical revenues even for recovery. `Players` has also disappointed in the overseas

 Don 2  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crore ; UK£ 6,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 107.50 crore ; UK£1,439,500 ; 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
Checking out Farhan Akhtar’s, `Don : The King Is Back`, the film managed to add another significant amount to its kitty. The film is a superhit worldwide (hit plus in India) for the global distributor, Reliance Big Pictures, who paid Rs. 80 crore (excluding print & publicity cost) for the global rights of `Don 2` (already recovered 36 crore from satellite rights and 9 crores from audio), with the dubbed (Tamil & Telugu) version(s) adding another 3.50 crores. The Shah Rukh Khan–Priyanka Chopra starrer, `Don 2`, is an Overseas blockbuster grossing $ 11.75 million.

 The Dirty Picture  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 81 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
Concluding yet again with Milan Luthria’s Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor starrer, the 30 crore `The Dirty Picture, the film is ending it`s blockbuster run.

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