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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 May 2012
  ´Department´ Is Dull; Good Haul For ´Ishaqzaade´!
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Given RGV’s track record, especially after `Company` (barring a `Sarkar`), his latest venture, the Big B, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati starrer,`Department`, was never expected to embark on a great start. But the 15-25 percent opening (better in Maharashtra, South and single screens of UP & Bihar) was quite disappointing.

A section of the audience and media feels that `Department` was touted as a Amitabh-Dutt face-off, but quite contrary to expectations, it’s Rana Daggubati who has the most prominent role followed by Sanjay Dutt, with Big B being relegated to a glorious extra. And that will take it’s toll on the box-office outcome of the film, unless and until it shows a remarkable pick up.

 Ishaqzaade  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Habib Faisal  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Kausar Munir
 Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: General
After a good weekend (15.50 crore), last Friday’s `Ishaqzaade` saw falling collections (though not alarmingly) during the weekdays. The opening week saw the Arjun-Parineeti starrer netting 25 crore (to be validated) . The 20-21 crore film from the YRF stable will have to show good legs in the second week to be termed a clean hit, and not just a highly profitable venture. What works in favour of `Ishaqzaade` is that about 60 percent of it’s investment has already been recovered by the makers who are also it’s world wide distributors.

 Dangerous Ishq  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Reliance Entertainment
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Samir Anjaan and Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Karisma Kapoor, Rajneesh Duggal, Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta, Arya Babbar, Gracy Singh, Ravi Kissen, Ruslan Mumtaz
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
The other release of the same week, the Vikram Bhatt directed Karisma starrer, `Dangerous Ishhq`, barely netted 7 crore (to be validated) during the first week and is a debacle.

 Jannat 2  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India 35 crore  Total Earnings: India 35 crore ; UK£87,000 ; US$60,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Kunal Deshmukh  Producer: Mahesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Sanjay Masoomm, Mayur Puri
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Meanwhile, Kunal Deshmukh’s 12 crore (all inclusive cost) Emraan, Randeep and Eesha starrer, `Jannat 2`, could not maintain the same tempo (as the weekend) during the weekdays, but still managed good shares. For the producer the film is a gold mine because they have already made a profit of 15-16 crore, while the distributors, Fox Star Studios, will earn good commission over their investment. The film though has failed in the Overseas.

 Tezz  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16 crore ; UK £111,034 ; US$226,000
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Ratan Jain
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Kangna Ranaut, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani, Mohanlal (Cameo), Sameera Reddy
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Moving on, Priyadarshan’s Anil, Ajay and Kangna starrer, TEZZ, went from bad to worse in the second week. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Vicky Donor  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32.50 crore ; UK£96,500 ; US$492,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Shoojit Sircar  Producer: John Abraham
 Music: Abhishek-Akshay, Donn & Bann, Rochak Kohli, Ayushmann  Lyrics: Akshay, Juhi, Kusum, Swanand, Vijay, Ayushmann
 Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
The rock steady run of Shoojit Sircar’s Ayushman Khurana starrer , `Vicky Donor`, continues even in the third week. The John Abraham venture has also done wonderfully in the Overseas, especially US.

 Housefull 2  Verdict: Super duper hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 111.75 crore ; UK£987,000 ; US$1,590,000
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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
Concluding with Sajid Khan’s `Housefull 2`, the film sees another good week. The film is also the biggest overseas grosser of 2012.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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