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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Mar 2012
  Good First Day For ´Agent Vinod´ ; ´Kahaani´ Is Super Hit!
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The opening of Sriram Raghavan’s Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer, `Agent Vinod`, was more or less on the expected lines. Most multiplexes of major urban centers recorded good to decent collections. The single screens were never expected to be on the same level, and nor were they, but the film managed fair to decent start (40-50 percent) at mid sized towns, while smaller centers saw an ordinary start of around 20-30 percent.

The first day has seen `Agent Vinod` netting just short of 10 crores (betters Saif`s best solo starrer by about 2 crores!) With the word of mouth being mixed, leaning more towards positive, due to the high number of prints in circulation, the stylish spy thriller is expected to have a bountiful weekend.

 New Releases  Verdict: Disasters
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
All the releases of last week- `Zindagi Tere Naam`, `Say Yes To Love`, `Anjunaa Beach` and `Akkad Bakkad Bam Be Bo`- faced rejection from the first show itself and the reason is obvious!


 Kahaani  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 23.75 crore ; UK£ 46,200 ; US$255,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.75 crore ; UK£157,200 ; US$616,500
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sujoy Ghosh  Producer: Sujoy Ghosh, Kushal Gada
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt, Sandeep Srivastava Srivastava
 Starring: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saswata Chatterjee
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile Vidya Balan’s `Kahaani` saw a rock-steady second week (after a 23.75 crore first) with minimal fall. As per early estimates the Sujoy Ghosh directed film has netted around 41-42 crore (to be validated), and is already a super hit. The film has also triumphed in the Overseas, especially US.

 Chaar Din Ki Chandni  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore
The other release of the same week, Samir Karnik’s `Chaar Din Ki Chandni`, could not quite achieve the success it deserved due to the `Kahaani` onslaught and has failed.

 London Paris New York  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.65 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.65 crore ; UK£58,500 ; 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
Ali Zafar’s `London Paris New York` hascrashed in the second week and will have to rely on non-theatrical rights for recovery. The film has also disappointed in the Overseas.

 Paan Singh Tomar  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crore ; UK£16,000 ; US$40,000
 Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Abhishek Ray  Lyrics:
 Starring: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s `Paan Singh Tomar` continues its great run. The film though has disappointed in the Overseas.

 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK£184,500 ; US$177,500
 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
Concluding with `Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya`, the film continues it’s successful run. The Riteish-Genelia starrer has done very well in the Overseas given the cost and cast.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Aamir-Hirani´s ´PK´ Is Bumper At Multiplexes ; Ajay-Prabhudheva´s ´Action Jackson´ Flops
 • ´The Shaukeens´ Disappoints ; ´Happy New Year´ Is A Superhit
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
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