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Box Office Report for the Week - 14 Apr 2012
  Dull Start For ´Bittoo Boss´ ; ´Housefull 2´ Is A Big Success, Globally!
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This week’s major release, Wide Frame Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures`, `Bittoo Boss`, was never expected to open big, but the start was still way below expectations. The start is somewhat better in CP Berar and CI and the single screens of the Hindi belt. Though film may see an improvement during the weekend but the still quite strong `Housefull 2` will mar it’s chances further.

 Housefull 2  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£396,500 ; US$ 847,000  Total Earnings: UK£396,500 ; US$ 847,000
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zarine Khan Shreyas Talpade, Shazahn Padamsee
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile last week’s Sajid Khan directed `Housefull 2` consolidated it’s bumper 42-43 crore weekend by having a very steady weekdays run. The 72 crore (all inclusive cost) is estimated to have netted a big 63-64 crore (to be validated) during the opening week, the best ever opening week for an Akshay Kumar starrer, beating the previous record of `Tees Maar Khan` by 13-14 crore! The film is also having a dream run in the Overseas, even after the superb Easter weekend ($2.8 million). The film is sure to cross the hit mark, given the quite strong second weekend.


 Blood Money  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore
After a slowish start, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Vishesh Films’ `Blood Money` maintained reasonably during the weekdays. The 9 crore (all inclusive cost) `Blood Money` will still sail to safety, thanks to the already recovered non-theatrical rights.

 Bumboo  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore
The other release of the same week, RCL Motion Pictures and TF1 International, France’s `Bumboo` saw a miserable run and is atrade disaster.

 Agent Vinod  Verdict: Failure
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore ; UK£ 8,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 45 crore ; UK£314,00 ; US $632,500
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sriram Raghavan  Producer: Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Nilesh Mishra
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Ravi Kissen, Ram Kapoor, Anee Lee Roberts, Malika Haydon
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Moving on, the collections of the Saif-Kareena starrer, `Agent Vinod`, crashed in the second week as the film. The film will struggle for recovery, even after accounting for the non-theatrical rights. The Sriram Raghavan directed `Agent Vinod` has also performed below expectations in the Overseas, especially UK.

 Kahaani  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore ; US$36,300  Total Earnings: india Rs. 56 crore ; UK£ 215,500 ; US$ 991,500
 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
Concluding with Sujoy Ghosh’s Vidaya Balan starrer `Kahaani`, the film continues to rake in the moolah. `Kahaani` has also done great business in the Overseas, especially in the US.

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