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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Nov 2012
  Double Diwali Blast But ´Jab Tak Hai Jaan´ Leads ´Son Of Sardaar´ Globally!
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The much awaited clash between Ajay Devgn’s `Son Of Sardaar` and Shah Rukh Khan’s `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` went the expected way! Both the films embarked on a good start with `Son Of Sardaar` leading in Bihar, Rajasthan, CP Berar and East Punjab and `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` dominating Mumbai circuit, Delhi–UP, Mysore, West Bengal, Hyderabad–Nizam and TNK. After four days, `Son Of Sardaar` has netted 44-45 crore and `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` 57-58 crore from India. What must be kept in mind is the fact SOS has a total cost of 80-85 crore (all inclusive) and JTHJ 60 crore (all inclusive, sans SRK’s fee), and so both the films have to last more than the extended 6-day weekend, to be declared a hit. In the overseas `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` is the clear winner, having grossed $4.65m in just four days (having released in some markets on the third day!), and is expected to reset many old records!

 Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana  Verdict: Below Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore
Moving on, Anurag Kashyap`s Kunal-Huma starrer, `Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana`, could not make a mark despite good critical acclaim.


 1920 - Evil Returns  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23 crore
 Director: Bhushan Patel  Producer: Vikram Bhatt
 Music: Chirantan Bhatt  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi , Junaid Wasi , Manoj Yadav
 Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpai, Sagar Saikia, Vidya Malvade
 Genre: Horror  Recommended Audience: Adult
Checking out Vikram Bhatt’s Aftab and Tia starrer, `!920 - Evil Returns`, the film turns out to be a surprise success during the dull pre-Diwali phase.

 Student Of The Year  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 64 crore ; UK£321,200 ; US$ 670,000
 Director: Karan Johar  Producer: Hiroo Johar; Gauri Khan
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dadlani
 Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Kajol, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
In the meantime Karan Johar’s `Student Of The Year` is still managing to earn for the makers. The film has also done well in the Overseas (Better in US).

 English Vinglish  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39.25 crore ; UK£457,000 ; US$1,829,500
 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
Meanwhile Sridevi’s `English Vinglish` has ended its creditable as well as globally (especially US) successful run.

 OMG Oh My God!  Verdict: Super Duper Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 82 crore ; UK£370,000 ; US$920,000
Concluding with Akshay Kumar’s Paresh Rawal starrer, `OMG Oh My God!`, the film is also ending its superb run. `OMG Oh My God!` has also done well in the Overseas and is much better in the US.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´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
 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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