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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Apr 2012
  Dull To Decent Start For ´HateStory´ & ´Vicky Donor´ ; ´Housefull 2´ Is Rock Steady!
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As was expected, the two new releases of the week, `Hate Story` and `Vicky Donor`, belonging to different genres and aimed at different segments of the audiences, did not cut into each others business. As per the initial reports, it’s Vivek Agnihotri’s erotic thriller `Hate Story` which is doing decent business, especially at the single screens of West Bengal, CI followed by U.P., Maharashtra and Gujarat, while South is quite ordinary. The multiplexes are quite ordinary. The other release, Shoojit Sircar’s `Vicky Donor` has opened with dull to decent numbers at the multiplexes while the single screens are weak. The best performance comes from South, East Punjab and Delhi city.

 Chhodo Kal Ki Batein  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Sai Prasad Media`s `Chhodo Kal Ki Batein` is one of the biggest disasters of 2012.


 Bittoo Boss  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Supavitra Babul  Producer: Kumar Mangat Pathak; Abhishek Pathak
 Music: Raghav Sachar  Lyrics: Kumaar, Luv Ranjan; Aseem Ahmed Abbasi
 Starring: Pulkit Samrat; Amita Pathak
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Wide Frame Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures` `Bittoo Boss` has been rejected by the audience as `Housefull 2` remained the first choice.

 Housefull 2  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 63 crore ; UK£ 132,000 ; US$ 287,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 63 crore ; UK£801,500 ; US$ 1,339,400
 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
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sajid Khan directed `Housefull 2` saw a great first week, despite strong opposition from IPL and the two regional films in East Punjab and Nizam .Given the rock-steady second week of around 30 crore (to be validated), the Akshay-John starrer is a super-hit. `Housefull 2` has also done good business in the Overseas and may well turn out to be the biggest hit of 2012.

 Blood Money  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9 crore
Meanwhile Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Vishesh Films` `Blood Money` crashed badly in the second week.

 Kahaani  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore ; US$18,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 57.50 crore ; UK£217,300 ; US$1,018,000
 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 once again with Sujoy Ghosh’s Vidya Balan starrer, `Kahaani`, the film has been hit hard by `Housefull 2` but still managed decent numbers. `Kahaani` has also done good business in the Overseas, given the cost and cast.

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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