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Box Office Report for the Week - 11 Mar 2012
  Big Pick UP For ´Kahaani´ ; ´CDKC´ Doesn´t Improve ; ´Paan Singh Tomar´ Is A Winner!
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With the two week old `Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya` and last week’s `Paan Singh Tomar` still doing well, the new releases, `Kahaani` and `Chaar Din Ki Chandni`, were not expected to embark on a big start. All the same, the dull opening of the two ventures was rather disappointing. Thankfully, the Vidya Balan starrer `Kahaani` saw a big pick up on Saturday while `Chaar Din Ki Chandni` hardly saw any growth.

 Paan Singh Tomar  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: UKŁ7,500 ; US$20,600  Total Earnings: UKŁ7,500 ; US$20,600
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Abhishek Ray  Lyrics:
 Starring: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a dull to poor opening day, the extremely positive word of mouth for the Irrfan Khan starrer, `Paan Singh Tomar`, saw a miraculous turn around in it’s fortunes and the very next day witnessed an astonishing 80 percent pick up (over Friday) leading to a healthy first week of nearly 8 crores (to be validated).


 London Paris New York  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UKŁ32,538 ; US$52,602  Total Earnings: UKŁ32,538 ; US$52,602
 Director: Anu Menon  Producer: Goldie Behl; Shrishti Arya
 Music: Ali Zafar  Lyrics: Ali Zafar
 Starring: Ali Zafar; Aditi Rao Hydari
 Genre: Comedy, Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other release of the week, Ali Zafar’s `London Paris New York`, saw only a marginal pick up during the weekend and the film saw an ordinary first week. The film fared much better than `PST` in the Overseas due to Ali Zafar`s popularity.

 Will You Marry Me?  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The third release of the week, `Will You Marry Me?` was dead on arrival and has been rejected.

 Jodi Breakers  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.8.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.8.25 crore ; UKŁ23,175 ; US$53,000
 Director: Ashwini Chaudhary  Producer: Prasar Visions Pvt Ltd
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: R.Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Dipannita Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Moving on, after a so-so start the Madhavan-Bipasha starrer, `Jodi Breakers`, saw a poor run during the weekdays and has failed. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya  Verdict: Above average.
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crore ; UK Ł155,000 ; US Ł155,000
 Director: Mandeep Kumar  Producer: Kumar Taurani
 Music: Sachin-Jigar  Lyrics: Priya Panchal and Mayur Puri
 Starring: Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Dsouza, Om Puri, Tinu Anand, Smita Jaykar, Veena Malik
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
After a good pick up during the opening weekend, the Ritesh-Genelia starrer `Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya`, maintained quite well during the weekdays. The film has also maintained quite well in the second week (nearly Rs. 5.75 crore). In the Overseas too `TNLG` has done well for it`s cost and cast!

 Ek Deewana Tha  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.75 crore ; UKŁ38,300 ; US$21,000
 Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon  Producer: Gautham Menon, Reshma Ghatala, Venkat Somasundaram
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Prateik babbar, Amy Jackson, Manu Rishi
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile the Prateik-Amy starrer `Ekk Deewaana Tha` went from bad (first week) to worse (second week)and is a washout. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39 crore ; UKŁ585,900 ; US$ 1,150,130
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Shakun Batra  Producer: Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ram Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Karan Johar’s Shakun Batra directed `Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu` is ending its run. The Kareena-Imran starrer has also done very well (especially US) in the Overseas.

 Agneepath (2012)  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 123.50 crore ; UKŁ740,250 ; US$1,986,748
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Karan Malhotra  Producer: Karan Johar
 Music: Ajay-Atul  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Adult
Concluding yet again with the Hrithik-Priyanka starrer `Agneepath`, the film adds more to its kitty. The film is also an Overseas blockbuster.

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