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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Jul 2012
  Stupendous Start For ´Cocktail´ ; Good Haul For ´Bol Bachchan´
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The opening of Homi Adajania’s Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty starrer, `Cocktail`, was expected to be good, but it has surpassed the expectations. The start has been bumper to very good! Even at good cinemas of mid-sized towns `Cocktail` has embarked on a good start. The single screens are obviously not on the same level, but nevertheless quite decent.

 Bol Bachchan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£161,100 ; US$562,000  Total Earnings: UK£161,100 ; US$562,000
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Dhilin Mehta; Ajay Devgn
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya; Ajay-Atul (Guest Composer))  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire; Shabbir Ahmed; Farhad-Sajid
 Starring: Ajay devgn; Abhishek Bachchan; Asin; Prachi Desai; Asrani; Archana Puran Singh;
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
Last Friday saw the release of Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and Asin starrer, `Bol Bachchan`. Though the film started on a good to decent note, it picked up pace as the weekend progressed, and continued the good run even during the weekdays. The film is all set to be hit `Bol Bachchan` has also done quite well in the Overseas, especially US.


 Maximum  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore
After quite an ordinary start Kabeer Kaushik’s Naseer-Sonu starrer, `Maximum`, went from bad to worse as the days progressed.

 Teri Meri Kahaani  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28 crore ; UK£421,000 ; US$750,000
 Director: Kunal Kohli  Producer: Sajid Nadiawala
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
After an ordinary opening week of 23 crore, Kunal Kohli’s Shahid-Priyanka starrer, `Teri Meri Kahaan`, crashed badly in the second week. The film though has done very well in the Overseas.

 Gangs of Wasseypur  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25 crore
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra
 Music: Sneha Khanwalkar  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra and Varun Grover
 Starring: Jaideep Ahlawat, Manoj Bajpai, Richa Chada, Piyush Mishra, Reema Sen, Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Jameel Khan, Pankaj Tripathi
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Adult
After a decent first week (17.50 crore), Anurag Kashyap’s `Gangs Of Wasseypur` saw a quite a stable second week.

 Ferrari Ki Sawari  Verdict: Failure
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29 crore ; UK£138,000 ; US$ 420,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajesh Mapuskar  Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
 Music: Pritam Chakraborty  Lyrics: Guru Thakur
 Starring: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ritwik Sahore, Paresh Rawal
 Genre: Comedy, Emotional, Family  Recommended Audience: General
Though Vidhu Vinod Chopra`s `Ferrari Ki Sawaari` has had a creditable run for a Sharman Joshi, but due to the high price at which it was sold to the global distributor, it is a commercial failure. The film has done well in the overseas and the collections are quite good in the US.

 Shanghai  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.10 crore
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Dibakar Banerjee  Producer: Ajay Bijli, Dibakar Banerjee, Priya Shreedharan & Sanjeev K Bijli
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee, Anvita Dutt, Kumaar, Neelesh Mishra, & Vishal Dadlani
 Starring: Abhay Deol, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Dibaker Banerjee’s Abhay, Emraan, Kalki and Pitobash starrer, `Shanghai`, is ending it’s decent run.

 Rowdy Rathore  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 134 crore ; UK£441,000 ; US$777,500
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Prabhudheva  Producer: Ronnie Screwwala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan, Faiz Anwar
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a stupendous run Prabhu Dheva’s Akshay-Sonakshi starrer, `Rowdy Rathore`, is now concluding its blockbuster run. The film may not have done as well as expected in the Overseas (for an Akshay Kumar starrer) but has pulled up its socks in the final count.

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 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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