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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Oct 2012
  ´Aiyyaa´ Scores Over ´Bhoot´ & ´Makkhi´ ; Sridevi´s ´English Vinglish´ Scores ; ´OMG!´ Is A Superhit!
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Though the trade and media were of the view that Ram Gopal Varma’s 3D horror flick, `Bhoot Returns`, would mark a triumphant comeback for the once maverick director, but 3 D is no guarantee for success, and the film has to have merits as well to succeed. And so, the next edition of RGV’s highly successful `Bhoot` (2003), saw collections hovering around the 10-15 percent mark. The film did see encouraging collections at some cinemas of Delhi-NCR (over 30 percent). Unfortunately, the feedback for the film is poor and so no perceptible pick up was observed in the latter shows. The other major release, SS Rajamouli’s `Makkhi`, the dubbed version of his blockbuster hit `Eega`, was just a shade better than `Bhoot Returns`, and could not emulate it’s phenomenal success down South. In fact, it was Rani Mukerji’s `Aiyyaa` that saw a decent opening of 25-30 percent on an average with Mumbai circuit faring the best.

 English Vinglish  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India 20 crore ; UK£167,000 ; US$745,500  Total Earnings: India 20 crore ; UK£167,000 ; US$745,500
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Gauri Shinde  Producer: R. Balki
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Last Friday’s Sridevi starrer, `English Vinglish`, witnessed a phenomenal pick up on Saturday and Sunday as compared to the opening day and it saw stable though low end collections during the weekdays, and after netting an impressive 12.50 crore during the opening weekend, the film ended the first week with around 20 crore (including regional dubbed versions). The best collections came from the Mysore circuit followed by Hyderabad-Nizam . The film is phenomenal in the Overseas, especially in US and UAE. The Gauri Shinde directed venture would have fared much better had it not been for the magical performance of the week old but still hot, `OMG Oh My God!`.


 OMG Oh My God!  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 23 crore ; UK£57,000 ; US$ 245,250  Total Earnings: India Rs. 59 crore ; UK£285,000 ; US$683,000
Meanwhile Akshay Kumar’s Paresh Rawal starrer, `OMG Oh My God!`, continued it’s inspired run, even during the second week. The film is already a super hit and has a lot of firepower left to go a notch higher. `OMG Oh My God!` has also done very well in the Overseas.

 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore
After a poor start Priyadarshan’s `Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal(with a very heavy price tag of nearly 30 crore!), could not show any improvement and is disaster.

 Heroine  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 35 crore ; UK£304,000 ; US$593,500
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Madhur Bhandarkar  Producer: Ronnie Screvwala, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar
 Music: Salim Sulaiman  Lyrics: Various Artists
 Starring: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami, Divya Dutta, Lilette Dubey
 Genre: Social, Drama  Recommended Audience: Adult
Moving on, after a decent opening week Madhur Bhandarkar’s 32 crore (all inclusive cost) crashed by 85-90 percent in the coming weeks. The film can at best be termed a below average fare. The Kareena Kapoor starrer, though has done decently (good in US) in the Overseas.

 Barfi!  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore ; UK £33,000 ; US$163,250  Total Earnings: India Rs. 104.50 crore ; UK £683,500 ; US$ 2,692,200
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Basu  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapoor
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire, Sayeed Quadri, Neelesh Mishra, Ashish Pandit
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D Cruz, Rupa Ganguly
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with Anurag Basu’s `Barfi!`, the Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer continues its dream run, and is the first century maker for the Kapoor scion. `Barfi!` is also superhit (Blockbuster in US) in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
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